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Weekly Rec: Winter Chorale Concert, Messiah at Grace Church, Rivertown Film Screens Documentary Initiated by Jonathan Demme

Two chorale concerts in Nyack on Sunday and the screening of a documentary initiated by Jonathan Demme on Wednesday at Rivertown Film

Rockland County Choral Society Winter Concert

The Rockland County Choral Society Winter Concert will be held on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2023 @5pm at the First Reformed Church, 18 S. Broadway, Nyack.

The concert features “Glorious Glorias”: Vivaldi’s Gloria in D Major with string quartet, trumpet & oboe and other contemporary Glorias including Musica Gloria, Jazz Gloria Deo & South African Gloria. 

Admission: $20/General, $15/Seniors & Students, 12 yrs & under Free.

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51st annual Messiah Sing at Grace Church

GraceMusic presents its 51st annual Messiah Sing on Sunday, December 10, 4:30 PM, at Grace Church, 130 First Ave, Nyack, NY. Admission: $10; children under 12 free.

Scores will be available to borrow at the door.

Professional soloists will sing the arias, and the public will sing the choruses, conducted by Brian Burns.

Our soloists will be Hannah Jackson (soprano); Juli Borst (alto); Christian Zebek (tenor); Brian Murray (bass); and Stephen Rapp (organ).

Not a singer? Not a problem — listeners are most welcome to kick off the holiday season.

Rivertown Film presents Guardians of the Flame

On Wednesday, December 13, 8:00pm, Rivertown Film will screen Guardians of the Flame, a documentary initiated 17 years ago by Oscar-winning filmmaker Jonathan Demme that explores three generations of the Harrison family, celebrated activists, artists and educators from New Orleans.

The project was completed by Director Daniel Wolf, edited by Martha Rizi and produced by Bonnie Elder Yassky and Jonathan’s son Brooklyn Demme.

Undeterred by decades of prejudice, post-Katrina neglect, and ongoing appropriation of their traditions, three generations of the extraordinary, multi-talented Harrison family guard their legacy and define what Black masking culture means in New Orleans today.

Visit for information or to purchase tickets: General admission: $13, Seniors: $11, Members of Rivertown Film: $9

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