Under the supervision of our Music Director Naum Shulman, five students performed at the Church of the Intercession during the musical prelude at the Church's 109th annual holiday candlelight reading of Clement Clarke Moore's "Twas the Night Before Christmas" (A Visit from Saint Nicholas).
Performed by Iolanta Mamatkazina
Performed by Iliana and Isabelle
Give Love on Christmas
Performed by Wani Miguel
Performed on the piano by Joel Martinez Pinzon
The reading, which was given this year by WPIX11 News Anchor Kaity Tong.
Following the reading, audience members joined in a lantern procession and wreath-laying ceremony at Clement Moore's mausoleum at Trinity Church, across from the church. This is a tradition that began in 1911. The performances and reading are always free and open to the public.
The event was taped by WPIX-11 and aired as a one hour Christmas special at 11 PM on Christmas Eve and at 3 PM on Christmas Day.