Sing him a new song

The March 1st issue of the London Tablet has a review of a dvdabout an orphanage choir in South Africa. The choir is composed of children whose parents died of AIDS. According to the reviewer, "It is the sheer joy of choral singing that comes across most strongly from the film." One of the people associated with it says this: "Its a healing thing. You cant all speak at once, but you can all sing at once." You can get more information and listen to a couple of pieces of music at

Rev. Joseph A. Komonchak, professor emeritus of the School of Theology and Religious Studies at the Catholic University of America, is a retired priest of the Archdiocese of New York.

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