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Music at Asbury Presents “God Bless Us, Everyone”

Music at Asbury Celebrates 250th Anniversary of Asbury Church

“God Bless Us, Everyone”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

MUSIC AT ASBURY FREE CONCERT SERIES

GOD BLESS US, EVERYONE

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2021 AT 4 P.M.

Tuckahoe, NY – Asbury-Crestwood United Methodist Church will celebrate its 250th Anniversary with a free holiday program, “God Bless Us, Everyone,” presented by Music at Asbury. The show is a staged reading of Dickens’ classic holiday story, A Christmas Carol, complemented with songs by Alan Menken and Lynn Ahrens, Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard, and a selection of familiar Christmas carols for the audience to sing along. This is a 70-minute program with no intermission.

Directed and conceived by Mauro Contrastano, with Mary Thombs as music director, “God Bless Us, Everyone” stars Miguel Acevedo, Mauro Contrastano, Laura Leopard, and Julia Breanetta Simpson. Jonathan Riss will serve as the organist, with soloists Joseph Diaz, tenor and Caitlin Adler, soprano, the Asbury UMC Choir, members of Asbury Summer Theatre, and a special appearance by the Westchester Children’s Chorus.

Covid-19 Protocols: Proof of vaccination or negative test required; additional information about Covid-19 protocols available on our website. Masks must be worn at all times.

Reservations are strongly suggested.  Reservations can be made online at http://www.musicatasbury.com/UpcomingEvents.html or by calling the church office 914-779-3722 and leaving a message with name, phone number, email address, and number in your party. All reservations will be confirmed by email or phone.

Music at Asbury was launched in November of 2014 by Lu Gmoser, founding producer of Asbury Summer Theatre, and Dr. Earl F. Groner.  As a program of Asbury-Crestwood United Methodist Church, Music at Asbury is designed to serve as a social service to the community, offering free performances by some of New York City and the Hudson Valley’s finest musical artists.

Program is made possible in part by a 2021 Arts Alive Grant from ArtsWestchester and an Art$Westchester Challenge Grant.

Asbury Church was founded December 10, 1771 and has worshiped as a congregation continuously in Tuckahoe for 250 years. The Rev. Jason Radmacher is pastor of Asbury Church and Mary Thombs is Minister of Music and Chair of Music at Asbury.

For more information, contact:

Mary Thombs, Chair, Music at Asbury

[email protected]; 917-533-5747

 

About Music at Asbury UMC

Asbury-Crestwood United Methodist Church has a long history of outstanding music programs and a record of community service. Asbury Church and its music directors have presented choral and organ concerts to the public over many years and the Asbury Summer Theatre group operated for 32 years, presenting over 30 sold-out shows to thousands of delighted audience members. In the fall of 2014, we introduced a new three-concert series, Music at Asbury. As a program under the auspices of Asbury-Crestwood United Methodist Church, Music at Asbury has been designed to serve as a social service to the community, offering free admission to the general public for all of its concerts and reaching out to local agencies and facilities that serve the elderly, young people, Veterans, and lower income families and adults. Music at Asbury is proud to feature a wide variety of engaging, appealing, and top quality performances to entertain and educate our audiences. The series is made possible by contributions from audience members and the Asbury church community, by the local business and civic community through program advertising, and through the support of Arts Westchester’s Arts Alive grant program.