Advent/Christmas concert at Dunwoodie

Yes, holiday concerts are coming.

For example…the 23rd Annual Advent-Christmas Concert of Sacred Music at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Yonkers will be held on Saturday, Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 5 at 3 p.m.

According to a release: “Conducting the choir will be Dr. Jennifer Pascual, professor of music at Dunwoodie.  She is the current holder of the Monsignor Richard B. Curtin and Reverend Anthony D. Sorgie Chair in Sacred Music and Art, an endowed academic chair in place at the seminary.  In addition, she is director of music at the Cathedral of St. Patrick.”

Among selections that will be performed are “ Midnight Mass for Christmas” by Marc–Antoine Charpentier.

Tickets are $30 — which includes a reserved seat and a post-concert reception. Tickets should be available at the door.

For information, call the Seminary Music Office at 914-968-6200, ext. 8308 or email: SeminaryConcertTickets@gmail.com.

Gary Stern

Gary Stern covered education in the Lower Hudson Valley for several years during the early 1990s. Now's he back on the beat. He believes that schools are one of the main reasons that people live around here and that educational issues -- from curriculum to financing -- are among the most challenging things that journalists can write about. He continues to be amazed by the complexity of educational jargon. Gary got his B.A. at SUNY Buffalo and his M.A. from the University of Missouri Journalism School (where his master's thesis was about the best ways to cover education). He lives in White Plains with his wife and two sons, who attend public schools.