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Singing groups from 5 schools to participate in choral festival

Singing groups from five high schools, including St. Francis and Homestead, are scheduled to participate in the inaugural Schola Cantorum Invitational Choral Festival 8 p.m. Saturday in Palo Alto.

Choral groups from Palo Alto, Carlmont and Monta Vista are scheduled to perform as well. There will be approximately 240 singers in all.

Saturday morning, the singers are expected to attend a workshop with Kirke Mechem and learn two pieces of the composer's music, which have been purchased by Schola Cantorum.

That evening, each school group will perform a 15-minute program.

The concert will conclude with Schola Cantorum music director Gregory Wait conducting the massed choir in the two Mechem pieces.

The concert will be held at the First Congregational Church, 1985 Louis Road. Tickets are $8-$15.

For advanced tickets and more information, visit www.scholacantorum.org.

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