This conducting recital led by Wm. Blake Bruchhaus celebrates the ministries of Saint Francis of Assisi and His Holiness, Pope Francis. The program begins and ends with Psalm settings of praise bringing to mind the now famous line used by both St. Francis and Pope Francis, "Laudato si', mi' Signore." Two musical settings of prayers attributed to St. Francis will be performed acknowledging both men's vocation to bring peace in times of trouble and light in times of darkness. The recital will culminate with Schubert's Mass in G.