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Local Musicians Set for Bosco Holiday Concert

Mahwah resident Patricia Lazzara and Kristy Chmura are putting on a flute-harp holiday concert this Friday

Flutist and Mahwah resident Patricia Lazzara will be joined by harpist Kristy Chmura for a holiday concert on Friday, Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Mary Help of Christians Chapel at Don Bosco Prep.   

The chapel has been used to host Chapel Concerts since 2006.  

“The space, with its intimacy and marvelous acoustics, provides a beautiful setting for musical events,” Toni Bilotti Cecere, Director of Chapel Concerts, said. “We try to showcase a cross-section of world-class, young, and local talent, while providing cultural opportunities for the Don Bosco Prep and local communities. This concert, with local musicians, will provide a welcome a respite from the frenzy of the season.”

Patricia Lazzara has distinguished herself as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician. She is a three time winner of the Artists International competition in New York City and gave her critically acclaimed New York recital debut at Cami Hall. She has performed as soloist for the National Flute Association Professional Flute Choir and won first prize in the North Jersey Philharmonic Concerto Competition.

Lazzara is a Miyazawa Flute Artist, is the 2007 Winner of the Florida Flute Association Performers Grant for Advanced Study presently studying with Keith Underwood and is a Twinz Records Recording Artist. She is a 2004 Winner of the National Flute Association Convention Performers Competition. She has released two CDs featuring music for flute and harp, Celestial Sounds of Christmas and Enchanted Love.  

Kristy Chmura is harpist for the couture rock group double-breasteda group that marries classical music with popular music styles.

Other concerts in the 2012-2012 season of Chapel Concert include a Collegiate A Cappella Concert with Marist’s Lovely Sirens and Time-Check on February 9; and the Don Bosco Prep Young Artists’ Scholarship Competition on April 20, for high school students who excel in the arts.

Tickets for concerts are $15 and may be purchased by downloading the ticket order form. For more information, call (201) 327-8003 x188.

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The above was submitted by Don Bosco Prep.

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