OLG Concert: Lovelight Christmas


A fantastic Christmas Concert this Sunday, December 13th at 5pm – Our Lady of Grace Church (4th and Willow)!


Our Lady of Grace Church Presents Holiday Concert

“Lovelight: Christmas”

Our Lady of Grace R.C. Church will present “Lovelight: Christmas,” an enchanting holiday season concert, on Sunday, December 13, 2009 at 5:00 p.m. One of the leading choruses in New York City, the Young New Yorkers Chorus will perform an inspiring program in one of New Jersey’s most stunning sacred spaces.

For this special program, Our Lady of Grace Church is proud to announce the completion of a new organ console and restored chancel organ as part of its celebration of the 100th anniversary of their historic pipe organ, one of New Jersey’s largest. The program will feature Christmas music both new and old, including some of the most cherished holiday melodies.

For ticket reservations to “LOVELIGHT: CHRISTMAS,” call the Music Office of Our Lady of Grace Church, 201-659-0369.

Tickets to the performance are $10.00 for individual, $15.00 for two, and family packages for $25.00.

Read all about the artists – after the jump!!!

(Lovelight: Christmas, continued…)

About the Artists …

The Young New Yorkers’ Chorus
Since spring, 2001, the Young New Yorkers’ Chorus has brought together the finest choral musicians from the thousands of young people who flock to this city for its excitement and artistic life. Under the leadership of Music Director Michael Kerschner, the choir performs works by classical greats such as Brahms, Durufle and Bernstein, and debuts original works through the annual Competition for Young Composers. YNYC also provides a close-knit fellowship for talented singers in their twenties and early thirties.

For more information, visit www.ynyc.org

About Michael Kerschner
Michael Kerschner has developed a national reputation for choral excellence. Michael is the Artistic Director of the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra Chorale, which has performed at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. He received a B.S. in Music Education from Duquesne University and his Master of Music in Choral Conducting from the University of North Texas. While at UNT he served as Assistant to the Director of Choral Studies, and was assistant conductor of the A Cappella Choir, Baroque Orchestra and Collegium Singers. As a choral singer he has performed in nine European countries and at regional and national conferences. He has taught at the NYSSSA choral studies program and at the National High School Music Institute at Northwestern University as choral director and Music Education specialist. Choirs under his direction have performed the Command Performance at the Nevada All -State Conference, the Western Division ACDA Student Symposium, and with the Las Vegas Philharmonic and Long Island Pops Orchestra. Michael was the director of choirs at Durango High School in Las Vegas, Nevada, where his choirs consistently received the highest possible ratings at local and national festivals. He currently is Director of Choral Activities at North Shore High School, and his ensembles there have received gold with distinction honors at NYSSMA festivals, and completed a performance tour through Italy.

About Andrew Cyr
Organist and conductor Andrew Cyr is a leader in the rapidly growing contemporary classical music scene. His work as conductor has been described by Esa-Pekka Salonen as “…precise, rhythmically incisive and fluid. He made complex new pieces sound natural and organic. What a pleasure it is to hear new music played with the same kind of panache and bravura we usually experience only in performances of standard repertoire.” Cyr is a native of Fort Kent, Maine, and has holds degrees from Bates College, the French National Conservatory (Etudes Superieures), and Westminster Choir College. His primary musical mentors include Dr. Joseph Flummerfelt, Kenneth Kiesler, Pierre Grandmaison, and Kynan Johns. Cyr has performed at such prestigious venues as Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, and, in 2008, conducted The Rite of Spring for a live audience of 10,000 in New York City. He has held the post of Titular Organist and Music Director at Our Lady of Grace Church in Hoboken, New Jersey since 2003.

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