“Prior to this Thursday 5th June is a day of Prayer and Fasting for our own personnel and prayer supporters.
“Sixty two NEO personnel are involved, flying out on Sunday 22 June. After one morning rehearsal we will be performing in eight Recreatio events in the Pantheon, two on Mon 23rd and three each on the remaining two days.
“Most significantly, Archbishop Arthur Roche, Head of Divine Worship for the worldwide Catholic Church, has agreed, alongside Monsignor Daniele Micheletti, priest of the Pantheon, to join us in prototyping a slightly elongated event to give a clear opportunity for people to respond to Christ and receive prayer.
“Pray that many from the hundreds of people we meet in this major tourist attraction each day, will turn to Jesus.
“Pray too for the weather to be warm and dry, for safety in travel, good health, and the security of the €3,000 worth of hired instruments we will be using there!
“In Salzburg we will premiere a new Mass composed by Nigel, Salzburger Festmesse II, at the significant High Mass in the Dom at 10 am on 27th July, at the outset of the Festival.
“We will perform two events in the wonderful Residenz Palace, an afternoon and evening in the Franciscan Church, and an evening at St Michael’s Mondsee.
“Pray for a spiritual harvest and for the 130 or so people involved; especially for singers on both tours as they rehearse/learn around 40 pieces of repertoire!”
Nigel is Director of the NEO, Julie is the Central Administrator and PA to the Director. For more information visit the NEO website.