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Eleventh Annual High School Student Art Exhibition to Open January 6 at OSilas Gallery PDF Print Email

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By Elizabeth Vranka, Executive Director, OSilas Gallery, Concordia College 


Jan. 4, 2017:  OSilas Gallery announces the opening reception of its 11th annual StArt regional high school student art exhibition and awards presentation on Friday, January 6, at 6:00 pm in the gallery, which is on the campus of Concordia College in the Donald A. Krenz Academic Center on the second level of Scheele Memorial Library. 

Last year, OSilas Gallery had submissions from 90 student artists from 30 regional public and private high schools across Westchester, Fairfield, Rockland, and Orange Counties, as well as the Bronx. 

Bronxville, Tuckahoe, and Eastchester high schools will be among the approximately 30 schools participating in this year's StArt Exhibition.  

The StArt Exhibition gives high school art students an opportunity to showcase their work in a professional gallery and build their credentials and portfolios for college. Regional high schools are invited to submit up to three pieces of student artwork selected by its art faculty. The art can be any medium. StArt 2016 featured works ranging from photography to ceramics to paintings.

OSilas Gallery is also pleased to announce that this year StArt is sponsored by The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation, which supports organizations that bring enriching arts experiences to youth . . . because ART changes lives.

The student artwork will be on display through January 17.

All exhibitions at OSilas Gallery are free and open to the public. For gallery hours, please visit www.osilasgallery.org or call Executive Director Elizabeth Vranka at 914-337-9300, ext. 2173, for more information.

Pictured here:  OSilas Gallery.

Photo courtesy OSilas Gallery

 
Annual Holiday Handbell Concert at Reformed Church Sunday, December 18 PDF Print Email

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By Lee Corbett, Director of Handbells, The Reformed Church of Bronxville


Dec. 14, 2016: The annual Christmas Handbell Concert will be held at The Reformed Church of Bronxville on Sunday, December 18. The performance will begin at 4:00 pm. Admission is free.

Held in the main sanctuary of the church, three handbell choirs--the Concert Ringers (adults), the Kirk Ringers (eighth to twelfth grades), and the Whitechapel Ringers (seventh grade)--will combine to lead a beautiful handbell processional down the center and side aisles of the sanctuary, ringing in the beginning of the annual Christmas Handbell Concert. 

Director Lee J. Corbett stated that this marks the thirtieth year the Concert Ringers have been performing. "During the year," she added, "we perform at nursing homes throughout Westchester and the Bronx, hopefully bringing enjoyment to the lives of those who might be shut in." 

Pictured here: Members of the Concert Ringers adult handbell choir.

Photo by N. Bower

 
Community Invited to 'Messiah' Sing at The Reformed Church on Saturday, December 10 PDF Print Email

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By Dr. Sándor Szabó, Minister of Music and Organist, The Reformed Church of Bronxville


Dec. 7, 2016:  On Saturday, December 10, at 4:00 pm, The Reformed Church of Bronxville will host its annual Messiah-sing accompanied by professional soloists and a string quartet and conducted by Dr. Sándor Szabó.

During the concert, the community is invited to join the professional soloists and string quartet to sing Handel's great oratorio and be a part of this family tradition of fellowship and music. 

Scores will be provided. A reception will following the performance.

For more information, call 914-337-6776.

Pictured here: Detail of a stained-glass window in St. John the Baptist's Anglican Church, Ashfield, New South Wales.

Photo by Toby Hudson / Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/legalcode)

 
Caroline Doctorow to Give Holiday Concert at Bronxville Library Saturday, December 10 PDF Print Email

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By Pippa Colvin, Member, Board of Trustees, Friends of the Bronxville Public Library


Dec. 7, 2016:  Join one of America's finest champions of folk music, Caroline Doctorow, daughter of renowned author E.L. Doctorow, on December 10 at 3:00 pm at the Bronxville Public Library for "An American Holiday in Song," an uplifting acoustic music holiday concert that people of all ages will enjoy. 

The program includes standards such as "Winter Wonderland," "Frosty the Snowman," "Dreidel Song," "Let It Snow," and "Deck the Halls," as well as Caroline's original holiday songs and several instrumental works, all delivered in her unique Americana/folk style. Audience participation is encouraged.

The concert is free and will be followed by a reception.

Pictured here:  Caroline Doctorow.

Photo courtesy Caroline Doctorow


 
Concordia Conservatory's 17th Annual Holiday Musical Written by BHS Grad Chris Landy December 2, 3, and 4 PDF Print Email

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By Kathleen Suss, Executive Director, Concordia Conservatory


Nov. 30, 2016: Concordia Conservatory presents its 17th annual holiday community musical, Santa's Year Off! with five shows at the Schoenfeld Center on the campus of Concordia College on Friday, December 2 (7:00 pm), Saturday, December 3 (4:30 pm and 7:00 pm), and Sunday, December 4 (1:00 pm and 3:30 pm).

The book, music, and lyrics of Santa's Year Off! were written by Concordia Conservatory alumnus and Bronxville High School graduate Christopher Landy '14, a junior currently a composition and film major at Northwestern University. This is the first holiday community musical created and composed by a Conservatory graduate.

The members of the cast of children and young adults from ages 8 to18 hail from Westchester and Fairfield Counties. The members of the cast are Sarah Angevine, Julia Obnibene, Katie Suss, Maya Madhavan, Renee Ai, Catie Burnell, Colleen DeGennaro, George Cooney, Gabby Adams, Robert McGinness, Jacoby Goodson, Renz Toledo, Lyndsie Schultz, Jeffrey Rohr, Paul Hodulik, Caleigh McCrink, Peter Keller, Anthony Gjelaj, Olivia Damasco, Anthony Evangelista, Joshua Gleason, Caroline Richardson, Maya Engenheiro, Alexis Pinto, Elizabeth Caminiti, Chloe Simonte, Maddy Smith, Kyle Smith, Elina Cummings, Amelia Bornmann, Alana McGinness, Jenna Velez, Elizabeth Cioffi, Joanne Arana, Renee Arana, Julia Arditi, Natalie Beit, Ines DosSantos, Quinn Benedikt, Surriah Sheronick, Katarina Seuffert, Sydnei McKnight, Sofia Adams, Olivia Arditi, Luke Szczepenski, Nora Podoll, Rihanna Samson, Caryn Cummings, Max Shearon, Joshua Nonfleuyus, Rye Adkins, Kailee Fino, Kimberly Palomino, Kaden Cummings, Lily Bonnem, Ingrid Krawiec, and Emily Share.

The members of the production team are Greg Suss, stage director, Jon Klibonoff, music director, and Audry Ginsburg, choreographer. The producers for the production are Marcy Damasco, Kim Smith, Michele Simonte, Sharon Shearon, and Eleanor Evangelista.

Since 1999, Concordia Conservatory has produced an annual holiday musical as a tuition-free community outreach program funded by private contributions from donors throughout Westchester County.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for seniors and children and are available by phone at 914-395-4507 or online at www.concordiaconservatory.org.

Pictured here:  Postcard advertising Concordia's musical this year.

Photo courtesy Kathleen Suss, Executive Director, Concordia Conservatory 

 
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