Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea

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From Our Conductor

Dear Friends of the Orchestra,

Hoping that these months of summer have been peaceful and grace-filled for each of you, I write to share some wonderful plans for the upcoming season. We’re already preparing our Christmas Tour of fifteen concerts throughout the Metro area. The Spring of 2018 will bring a uniquely staged presentation of Puccini’s beloved opera, MADAME BUTTERFLY! In a joint venture with The Algonquin Theater and our Festival of the Atlantic, Soprano Victoria Cannizzo will bring to life the most endearing character of all Puccini opera on the stage of the Algonquin in Manasquan on April 29, 2917. Complete with lighting, costumes and full orchestra, this is a performance you will NOT want to miss!

Father Alphonse

Christmas Concerts

Sunday, November 26, 3:00 PM - Sacred Heart Church, 149 South Plainfield Ave. South Plainfield, NJ 07080 (908)-756-0633

Friday, December 1, 8:00 PM - Monmouth University, 400 Cedar Ave. West Long Branch, NJ 07764 - (732)-571-6889

Saturday, December 2, 8:00 PM - Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving Street, Rahway, NJ 07765 - (732)-499-8226

Sunday, December 3, 3:00 PM - Dominican College, 495 Western Highway, Orangeburg, NY 10962 (845)-848-7406

Tuesday, December 5, 7:30 PM - Corpus Christi RC Church, 234 Southern Blvd, Chatham, NJ 07928 (973)-635-0070 ex 710

Friday, December 8, 7:30 PM - St. Dominic's RC Church, 250 Old Squan Road, Brick, NJ 08724 (732)-840-1410

Saturday, December 9, 7:00 PM - St. Raphael Church, 346 East Mount Pleasant Ave., Livingston, NJ 07039 (973)-992-9490

Sunday, December 10, 3:00 PM - Immaculate Conception Church, 316 Old Allerton Road, Annandale, NJ 088801 (908)-735-7319

Thursday, December 14, 7:30 PM - Church of the Immaculate Conception, 540 Chestnut Avenue, Trenton, NJ 08611 (609)-586-3705 ex 135

Friday, December 15, 7:30 PM - St. Mary of the Pines Church, 100 Bishop Lane, Manahawkin, NJ 08005 (609)-698-4242

Saturday, December 16, 7:00 PM - The Landmark Loew's Jersey Theater, 54 Journal Square Plaza, Jersey City, NJ 07306

Sunday, December 17, 2:00 PM - Somerset County Vocational School, 14 Vogt Drive, Bridgewater, NJ 08807 (908)-725-1008 ex 104

Sunday, December 17, 7:30 PM - Notre Dame Church, 359 Central Avenue, North Caldwell, NJ 07006 (973)-226-0979

Algonquin Theater

Sunday, January 7, 2918 - 3 PM

The Holiday Season is not complete until Father Alphonse Stephenson and The Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea celebrate the New Year. The tradition continues with an afternoon of waltzes and other music by Austrian composers as well as some surprises.

tickets: call 732-528-9211

Sunday April 29, 2018 - 3 PM

The grandeur of opera returns to the Algonquin stage! Witness Puccini's score in an engaging and educational setting, as Father Alphonse shares his insight on key moments. Led by international opera director Marc Verzatt, a cast of accomplished singers present this exciting and innovative staged concert.

Cio Cio San: Victoria Cannizzo

Sharpless: Seung-Hyeon Baek

Goro: Brett Colby

Director: Marc Verzatt

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Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea - can be reached at 732-775-0820

Jim McIlvain - jim_mcilvain@yahoo.com.