Ossining Concert and Sing Along

The Concert and Sing Along on November 19 at Trinity Church Ossining was a big success.

The following is a press release:

The Concert and Sing Along on Nov. 19 at Trinity Church Ossining was successful and a lot of fun. We raised just about $800 and three "harvest" tables full of canned food for the benefit of the Ossining Food Pantry.
Participating Performers were:

  • Dale Bonenberger, organist and music director, Trinity Church Ossining The "Ethicals" from Ethical Society of Northern Westchester group, organized by saxophonist Heike Schneider.
  • Bob Berson, the leader of ESNW, who read the poetry.
  • Kol Ha Shalom: Laura Copel and Carol Merle-Fishman, Temple Israel of Northern Westchester.
  • Old Mill Singers:  Gary Bratt, conductor
  • St. Paul’s on the Hill Choir, joined by young performers from St. Paul's grant-funded free Youth Music Program for Ossining kids and soloist Dan Visconti.  The choir director and Youth Music Program director is Carolyn Black Hightower

The event was organized by Ann Gulian, Carolyn Black and Lisa Rosenbloom from St. Paul's on the Hill, with a lot of help from friends and family.

Carolyn Black November 23, 2011 at 06:07 PM
Great story! Wonderful events really make Ossining a special place.
Lisa Rosenbloom November 23, 2011 at 10:13 PM
The Ossining Food Pantry helps over 200 families per week. To contribute visit www.ossiningfoodpantry.org Clients can include single people, couples, parents with children, senior citizens struggling to get by on Social Security, the newly unemployed, or under-employed, individuals returning to society after incarceration, veterans, the sick who cannot work and the well who cannot make ends meet under current circumstances. They can be men, women or children, young or old, new to Ossining or Briarcliff or long-time residents. But all are hungry. The Ossining Food Pantry is open to residents of the greater Ossining community.
Lisa Rosenbloom November 23, 2011 at 10:18 PM
To learn about the free Youth Music Program at St. Paul's-on-the-Hill, Ossining, call 914-941-6627. The goal of the new school-year program is to help Ossining students achieve cultural arts goals. The program is targeted for young people ages 11-17, but can also accommodate younger children. Carolyn Black, a retired Ossining High School vocal music teacher, former head of the OHS theater program and Music Director at St. Paul’s, and her husband Art Hightower, a profession drummer designed a program that provides lessons in singing, rudimental and hand drumming, and beginning and advanced guitar, as well as instruction in how to practice, how to audition and etiquette for various performance venues. The Program meets two days per week after school. Students may take the school bus from AMD Middle School.


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