Nearly 800 people attended the performance of the noted Military Police Choir and Symphonic Musical Band at the Sao Paulo Brazil Ipiranga Stake center recently.
The choir and the band, under the direction of Maestro Robert Vendramini, performed in commemoration of the 168th anniversary of Brazil's independence and 406 years of the existence of the historical Iprianga district of this South American country.The concert was sponsored by the Iprianga Commission that, for the sixth consecutive year, selected the stake meetinghouse for the symphonic performances. The building is large enough to accommodate nearly 1,000 people. Bishop Luiz Carlos Perrupato of the Ipiranga Ward serves on the commission.
In addition to the printed program, the Church received publicity in local newspapers and radio stations. About a third of those who attended the concert were not members of the Church, reported Demar Staniscia, area public communications director.