Blauvelt, NY – A beloved Dominican University tradition resumes on Sunday, December 4, 2022, with the return of the annual Christmas Concert featuring the Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea and guest vocalists. The concert will be held at 3 p.m. in the Hennessy Center at 495 Western Highway in Blauvelt, NY. The event was canceled for the past two years because of COVID.
The Reverend Alphonse Stephenson, the orchestra’s music director and conductor, is a Catholic priest who founded the 45-member ensemble in 1986 after conducting nearly 3,000 performances of the smash hit A Chorus Line at Broadway’s Shubert Theater. “The orchestra is made up of all professional, card-carrying, union musicians,” said Father Alphonse. “No other season of the year is so closely associated with music. To perform the familiar carols and Christmas standards with rich and colorful orchestrations make our concerts particularly joyful.”
The annual Christmas Concert is the most popular community event held at Dominican University, with about 500 people attending each year. Tickets for the concert are priced at $35 for general admission, $30 for seniors and veterans, and $20 for students under age 22 with a school ID. Concert tickets include a post-performance dessert reception. In addition, a holiday buffet will be held in the Granito Center at 1 p.m. before the concert, at a cost of $25 per person.
To purchase tickets, visit https://www.duny.edu/events/christmasconcert2022/ ,
e-mail email@example.com or call 845-848-7406.