A church music, choral reading session will take place at rehearsal room 134, McCarthy Arts Center at St. Michael’s College in Colchester on Sept. 25 at 3 p.m. The program is free and open to the public.

Dr. William Tortolano, professor emeritus at St. Michael’s, will direct the music of ecumenical diversity. A free packet of 20 compositions is published by GIA and WL Publications of Chicago. Music will include a Mass setting and a wide range of Roman Catholic and Protestant styles.

After a hiatus due to the pandemic, this will be an opportunity to energize choirs and to reemerge them to their worship leadership.

Tortolano’s career has included 50 years teaching at St. Michael’s; six published books; more than 75 editions of music; concerts in the United States, Canada, Italy, Scotland, England, The Netherlands and France. He received the papal honor, Pro Ecclesia Et Pontifice, for his worldwide leadership in Gregorian Chant.

For more information, contact Tortolano by phone at 802-899-3564 or email, wtortolano@smcvt.edu. (Please include your phone number.)