December 08, 2015
NEWBURGH, N.Y. -
Mount Saint Mary College presented a service of lessons and
carols at the annual Christmas Vespers program on Sunday, December
The Mount Saint Mary College choir was joined by members of the
St. Philip’s Church Choir from Garrison, N.Y. Professor Durward
Entrekin, arts and letters, directs both groups. He received a
doctorate in musical arts from Yale School of Music.
The singers lifted their voices to the heavens in the Chapel of
the Most Holy Rosary in the Dominican Center.
The first Vespers at the Mount took place in 1974. Nicholas
Valentine of Broadway Tailors in Newburgh was in the audience, and
observed that the choir could benefit from classic tuxedos. He has
been providing that service since 1975.