A Celtic Christmas Vespers Will Be At The Met for Friday evening December 11th (balcony tickets still remain)

http://metmuseum.org/events/programs/met-live-arts/apollos-fire?eid=82985


Music From Around The World For Advent and Christmas as presented by Vox In Roma – the premier choir of Holy Innocents – NYC –                         Saturday December 19th at 2:00pm – Color Flyer in the link below 

Vox In Roma -Advent and Christmas Music From Around The World


The Pipes of Christmas concert will be within the walls of the Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church on Saturday December 19th @ 2pm and 7pm and at the Central Presbyterian Church in Summit NJ on Sunday the 20th @ 2pm and 7pm

http://www.pipesofchristmas.com/


Not coincidentally, this was the Pipes band behind the armies of William Wallace when he led the Scottish Catholics against the English intent on taking away their freedom, this just 150 years before Mary our Catholic Queen of Scots (otherwise known as Mary Stuart) had her head cut off by her cousin Elizabeth I

The speech on the battlefield by William Wallace (Mel Gibson) on never relenting in fighting for Truth and Freedom as the troops of their unrecognized King (of England) poured onto the battlefield across from them in the Braveheart 5 minute video – 


For the stay at home music lovers –

One of the best online Catholic Opera’s is the full story (to orchestra) of ‘Mary Stuart’ – by Donizetti One of the few in English with English subtitles   If interested in seeing it for free over the festivities, without purchasing the DVD  it can be accessed in 12 parts – in 10 to 12 minute increments especially effective for those that are good with You Tube and play lists and can combine all 12 into a stream

It was performed several years ago at the English National Opera, their Coliseum, to which the English Catholics gave it’s conclusion a standing ovation following Mary Stuart’s execution – The many period costumes are pretty amazing in their beauty

Here are the first 3 of 12, to start you off – ..using the same syntax while changing the number to 4 then 5 then 6 etc….will bring up the rest


At Saint Patrick’s Cathedral- The  36th Annual Christmas Concert, “A City Singing at Christmas” will take place on the evening of Thursday December 17th _ The concert is free – freewill offering as always – (within the same link is embedded video of Dr. Jennifer Pascual the Organist and Music Director of the Cathedral)

http://saintpatrickscathedral.org/concert-schedule

Holiday Organ Recital at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral Sunday December 6th @ 4:30pm with award winning Mark Pacoe

http://saintpatrickscathedral.org/events/mark-pacoe


Full Schedule Of Events For Advent And Christmas At The Church Of Holy Innocents NYC at the below link

Schedule Of Events For Advent And Christmas At The Church Of Holy Innocents -NY


Saint Anthony of Padua West Orange, NJ  – Events and Masses Listing

Saint Anthony of Padua West Orange Bulletin Of Events and Masses -11-29-2015


For the Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary …….

And she conceived by the Holy Ghost


Our Mother With Child