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Up With People performs for Pope Francis

2015-12-05

A special invite from the Pope, and their performance was the musical backdrop for his arrival. This musical and service group, Up With People, won't forget the experience anytime soon.

WUO T. KORTO
UP WITH PEOPLE participant
"I'm blessed...I feel inspired right now, by meeting the Pope in person and having the opportunity to shake his hand. It's a blessing, a cool one.” 

Up With People believes in bringing the world together through service and music. The participants come from every corner of the globe. All together, the group does over 1,000 hours of volunteer work.

ANGEL CANCINO
UP WITH PEOPLE representative 
"We had our original music that brings this message to the people, so that we can understand each other better and have a much better understanding of diversity.” 

While in Rome, Up with People will be celebrating their 50th anniversary.  The group is no stranger to the Vatican, having performed 15 times for different Popes. Two more concerts are scheduled in Rome before the experience comes to an end. 


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