Mount to host Celebration of the Season GNSO concert

December 06, 2016


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.