December 06, 2016
NEWBURGH, N.Y. -
Mount Saint Mary College will present a joyful afternoon of
music by the Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra and festive
readings from local community leaders on Sunday, December 11 with
the Celebration of the Season Holiday Concert.
The concert will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. in Aquinas Hall
Theatre on the Mount campus, 330 Powell Ave., Newburgh, N.Y. The
doors will open at 12:30 p.m. Admission is free but space is
limited. Please RSVP to Janice Stankus, Office of College
Advancement, at 845-569-3286.
Featured presenters of Christmas and Hanukkah poems include
Barry Lewis, the executive editor of the Times Herald-Record,
reading “Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus” by Francis
Pharcellus Church; Dr. David Kennett, president of Mount Saint Mary
College, reading “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day” by American
poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; and more.
Following the performance, there will be light refreshments in
the Kaplan Family Mathematics, Science and Technology Center
Atrium, right outside the theatre, in Aquinas Hall.
In addition, the U.S. Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots will be
collecting new, unwrapped toys at the concert that will be
distributed as gifts to needy children in our community.