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The Cathedral in Covington was filled with the sound of beautiful music when voices from across Northern Kentucky joined together at the first Diocesan High School Choir Festival.

The night of music featured the St. Henry District High School Chamber Choir as well as other choirs from the Diocesan high schools, the Diocesan Choir, and the Bishop’s Choir.

The Festival of voices was coordinated by Matt Spencer, a 2013 SHDHS graduate. In addition to organizing the event, Matt, as well as Katie Barton, and Dr. Greg Schaffer directed the choirs in the evening of music.

Matt is the Director of the Chapel Choir at Thomas More College and the Director of Music Ministry at Nativity Parish in Cincinnati. He is also the Coordinator of the music festival.

Mrs. Katie Barton is the director of the Diocesan Choir, as well as the Director of Liturgy and Music at St. Mary in Hyde Park. She is also the Assistant Director of Choral Studies at Northern Kentucky University.

Dr. Greg Schaffer is the Organist and Choirmaster at St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption in Covington. He also directs the Cathedral Concert Series.