Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea

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THE ORCHESTRA OF ST. PETER BY THE SEA conducted by Father Alphonse Stephenson. The Jersey Shore's favorite orchestral ensemble is back by the most popular of demand. It's another season of absolutely entertaining concerts, conducted by the "must-see Maestro," Father Alphonse Stephenson.

Responding to the great need to foster serious study among young, promising music students, The Cecelia Foundation, Inc. was established in 1987 as a not-for-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization.  Over the years, the Foundation has gifted hopeful musicians with new, professional-quality instruments and monetary scholarships throughout the tri-state area.  Funded through the sale of recordings by The Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea, The Paul F. Zito, M.D. Foundation and individual music enthusiasts, The Cecelia Foundation continues to touch the lives of talented, young artists.

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Algonquin Arts Theater Orchestra Series
By The Sea
Father Alphonse Conducts
A Cecelia Foundation Benefit
Sunday, May 29 3pm
Premium: $51 (Adults), $48 (Seniors), $41 (Students)
Regular: $43 (Adults), $40 (Seniors), $33 (Students)
Groups of 12 or more: $35 (Adults/Seniors), $25 (Students)

Father Alphonse Stephenson conducts the Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea in a sea-themed concert in a benefit for his Cecelia Foundation. 'By the Sea' will feature Washington, D.C., artist Stephan Silipigni's paintings of water scenes as part of the multi-media show. The Orchestra will play great arrangements of 'water music' such as 'Under the Sea,' 'Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay,' and 'By the Sleepy Lagoon' in addition to Handel's 'Water Music,' Strauss' 'Blue Danube' and Smetana's 'Moldau.' Select students will be chosen to play with the orchestra. This concert is a benefit for Father Alphonse's Cecelia Foundation, which gives scholarships and professional instruments to deserving music students throughout New Jersey.

Runtime: Approximately 2 hours


Summer Concert Series


Sunday, June 26, 3:30 PM

St. Catherine Church

215 Essex Ave.

Spring Lake, NJ 07762


St. Catherine's Classics presents: The Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea, conducted by Father Alphonse Stephenson, on Sunday, June 26th, at 3:30 p.m. Price: $45, which includes a wine and cheese reception after the concert.


Make checks payable to: St. Catherine's Church and send to: Colleen Foley, 49 Dogwood Drive, Spring Lake Heights, NJ 07762. Please include e-mail, as tickets will be e-mailed. If no e-mail, tickets will be mailed on or about 6/12/16. No one will be admitted without a ticket.


Seating is limited. For further information, call Colleen Foley at 201-838-4808

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

Jim McIlvain - jim_mcilvain@yahoo.com.