December 3, 2019

Saint Augustine Catholic Church Presents “Something Wonderful,” a Christmas Concert

Saint Augustine Roman Catholic Church is proud to present “Something Wonderful,” a Christmas Concert. The evening will feature the Saint Augustine Parish Chamber and Filipino Choirs.

Friday, December 6, 2019
7:30 p.m.
Saint Augustine Roman Catholic Church
250 North 4th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Under the direction of the Parish Music Director, Mr. Kim Barroso, the choirs will perform classical, contemporary, multi-cultural, and jazz pieces.  The concert is free and open to the public.

Following the conclusion of the concert, a reception will be held in Reverend Matthew Carr Hall.

About Saint Augustine Catholic Church

Saint Augustine Roman Catholic Church, located at 4th and Vine Streets in Old City Philadelphia, is the City’s fourth-oldest Catholic Church. It has a rich history with deep roots in the Philadelphia community.

Shortly after the parish’s inception, it became a center of musical activity, a tradition that remains firmly rooted today. Both Handel’s Messiah and Haydn’s Creation were performed at the church, and some historians believe that Rossini’s Solemn Mass had its world premiere in the church on Christmas Day 1871. Henry Gordon Thunder, Jr., a musical director at Saint Augustine, organized the Choral Society of Philadelphia and its instrumental accompanists – parish musicians who, by 1900, evolved into the legendary Philadelphia Orchestra.

The parish recently embarked on a Capital Campaign in order to preserve its historic buildings and to build an enduring future for the Augustinian Friars, parishioners, and neighbors throughout Philadelphia.


Editor’s Note: Founded in 1796, Saint Augustine Parish presently has 620 registered families and 1,160 registered parishioners. The Church serves as an important anchor in the community, and provides space and support for a number of groups and services including; Women of Hope – an assisted living facility for women in need, Veterans Multi-Service Center for Women Programs, weekly 12-step programs, and more.

For more information about the Parish’s Filipino Community and the Sinulog, please visit

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Alaina N. Longo
Deputy Communications Officer
215-587-3747 (office)