Mount hosts holiday GNSO concert
December 12, 2016
NEWBURGH, N.Y. -
Playing for the GNSO were Alison Chance, Laura Greco, and
Sydney Jessup on violin; Ryan Hall on viola; Greg Phillips and
Janet Muscat on cello; and Rick McCurdy on string bass.
members of the local community enjoyed an afternoon of music by the
Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra and festive readings from local
community leaders on Sunday, December 11 at Mount Saint Mary
College’s Celebration of the Season Holiday Concert.
- Dr. David Kennett, president of Mount Saint Mary College,
presented “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day” by American poet
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
- Barry Lewis, the executive editor of the Times Herald-Record,
read “Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus” by Francis P.
- Marie Pierre Mfuamba Mukendi ’19, a freshman student at the
Mount, read “Amazing Peace: A Christmas Poem” by Maya Angelou. (at
- Gerald Jacobowitz, senior partner of the firm Jacobowitz and
Gubits, LLP, presented “The Feast of Lights” by Emma Lazarus.
The concert featured holiday favorites such as “Carol of the
Bells,” “Chanukah Happening,” “White Christmas,” and “Angels We
Have Heard on High.”
Sr. Peggy Murphy, OP, religious studies professor, closed out
concert by leading the audience in “Deck the Halls.”
Barry Lewis, the executive editor of the Times
Herald-Record, read “Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus” by
Francis P. Church.