Students from St. Joseph’s School in Auburn will present a choral concert of American Christmas music at 7 p.m. Dec. 15 at St. Alphonsus Church, 89 E. Genesee, St., Auburn.
The concert is free and open to the public. Anyone who cannot attend the concert is invited to attend a 40-minute preview performance at the same location at 1 p.m. Dec. 14.
During the concert, students in first through fifth grades will sing traditional American carols and African-American spiritual songs. They will be accompanied on the piano by Tom Techman, organist at Holy Family Parish in Auburn. The concert will also feature poetry, Scripture readings and compositions by Irving Berlin, Pietro Yon, Harry Simeone, James Pierpont, Douglas Wagner and Benjamin Russell Hanby. Karen A. Hindenlang, music director at the school, organized the concert, which will be her ninth Christmas program at the school.
“A privilege and joy of teaching music in a Catholic school is the ability to explore all the glorious songs of Christmas. And this year, our concert’s focus on American music gives the children a special opportunity to explore our national heritage,” Hindenlang said.
For more information, contact St. Joseph’s School at 315/253-8327 or visit the school’s Web site at