Sunday, October 28, 2007

Two Free Concerts at Historic Church Compound in Brooklyn


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BROOKLYN - "Abracadabra", a spirited program of Halloween and film favorites, is one of two musical programs announced by the Friends of Historic New Utrecht to be performed as part of its continuing free concert series in the Parish House of the New Utrecht Reformed Church in Bensonhurst on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 7:30 p.m. The second will be "Holiday with the Pops" on Saturday, Dec. 15, also at 7:30 p.m.

"Abracadabra" will be presented by the ISO Symphonic Band, Brian P. Worsdale, founder and conductor. "Holiday with the Pops" features the North Shore Pops Concert Band, Eric Albinder, conductor.

At both concerts, light refreshments will be served. Parking is available in the lot of the historic church compound at 18th Ave. and 84th St. in Bensonhurst. Bus and subway lines are nearby.
The Parish House is next to the New Utrecht Reformed Church main building which is undergoing a $2 million restoration and repair. Both the Parish House and main church building are known for their magnificent stained-glass windows. Architecturally, both also are historically significant structures in Brooklyn.

The church, within the mainline Reformed Church in America (RCA), was founded in New Utrecht in 1677 and on Oct. 28 celebrated its 330th anniversary with a worship service and dinner. The main speaker was the RCA's general secretary, Wesley Granberg-Michaelson. The worship service was conducted by the Rev. Terry Troia, pastor.

The Friends of Historic New Utrecht Concert Series is supported, in part, by public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, NYC Department of Youth and Community Development and the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

Additional information on the continuing concert series is available at 718-256-7173. The Friends historic organization offers more information on its cultural and educational activites at and

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