St. Joseph’s kicked off the holiday season on Sunday, December 2, 2012, with a festive afternoon of Christmas cheer at our Annual Christmas Concert. Presented by Staples Advantage, the Christmas Concert was held for the first time at William Paterson University’s Shea Center. More than 400 guests were serenaded with holiday favorites by the Newark Boys Chorus followed by a performance from the Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey led by conductor Dr. Robert Butts. Children from the audience were invited to join the orchestra on stage for an enthusiastic rendition of “Toy Symphony.”
Prior to the concert, 150 guests including leadership, volunteers, donors and their families joined together for a private Pre-Reception Brunch at the University’s Ballroom in recognition of their commitment to St. Joseph’s over the past year. With Santa Claus and his helpers, face-painting and crafts, the brunch was a fun-filled afternoon for families and a wonderful way to start the Christmas season.