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>Christmas Concert At Bethleham Lutheran Church

>Christmas Concert At Bethleham Lutheran Church

The members of Bethlehem Lutheran Church invite everyone to a Christmas concert on Sunday, November 28 at 3:00PM. Please join us for this free concert at in our sanctuary located at 155 Linwood Ave. in Ridgewood, NJ. What better place than Bethlehem to start off the Christmas season!

The concert will feature classic and contemporary Christmas songs and instrumentals plus a carol sing along. Greg Caldarone and The New Jersey Brass Quintet will perform a free concert “Christmas: The Joy and Spirit 2010”. Come celebrate this joyous time of year with old classics and contemporary Christmas favorites. The NJ Brass Quintet is a fabulous ensemble that will immediately give you that warm wonderful feeling of an old fashioned Christmas.

Greg Calderone will feature some classic Christmas songs as well as some newer ones. Greg Caldarone, award winning singer/recording artist, has been sharing his vocal talents in our local churches and establishments for several years. He will feature Christmas classics such as “O Holy Night” and “Gesu Bambino” as well as more recent songs such as Mark Lowry’s “Mary Did You Know” and of course Michael Card’s ” Joseph’s Song’ ( a signature for him). Greg will also feature David Freidman’s “ We Can Be Kind” . In light of recent tragic events in our country, this song simply states “what can we do when there’s nothing we can do… We can be kind”.

The New Jersey Brass Quintet will be performing a special holiday concert featuring music from their CD “Christmas; The Joy and Spirit” They will perform Christmas; The Joy and Spirit, Ceremonial Music for Brass and Organ arr. by S. Drummond Wolff along with other holiday pieces. There will also be a sing along to get us all in the spirit of Christmas. The sing along will include O Come All Ye Faithful, What Child Is This, Angels We Have Heard on High, Hark the Herald Angels and Joy to the World. The New Jersey Brass Quintet is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the cultural enrichment of the community in which it serves. The musical ensemble’s programs include educationally oriented children’s concerts, park concerts in a “Village Brass Band” setting, and special concerts for various occasions in addition to traditional chamber music concerts. Its repertoire ranges from earliest madrigals to the most contemporary compositions available. The dedicated professional musicians that compose the NJBQ bring a high degree of talent and creativity to the ensemble. Each member of the quintet is an experienced educator as well as an accomplished performer. Greg Caldarone is a singer/entertainer/ recording artist, specializing in popular standards and Italian favorites, recipient of the Universal Jazz Coalitions “Dakota Staton Award”. Also a professional song leader. Greg will include Michael Card’s ” Joseph’s Song”, A song that is frequently requested of him at Christmas. He has been a song leader in music ministries in our community for 20 years. For more about Greg Caldarone go to We truly hope to see you and wish everyone a joyous holiday season and a beautiful finish for 2010. Admission is free, however a free will offering will be welcome. CDs by both Greg Caldarone and The NJ Brass Quintet will be available at the concert.

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