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GCU Chamber Ensemble to Perform with Atlantic Pops on Dec. 7

GCU Group Joins Pops for Third Annual Atlantic Pops Toy Concert

Lakewood, N.J., Dec. 2, 2011—On Wednesday, December 7, join the Georgian Court University Chamber Ensemble and the Atlantic Pops Community Band for the Annual Atlantic Pops Toy Concert in Egg Harbor Township. The evening of music will put everyone in the Christmas spirit and share that spirit with needy area families. In lieu of admission to the 7:00 p.m. concert, attendees are asked to bring a new unwrapped toy or article of clothing, which will then be distributed by the Atlantic City Rescue Mission.

This year, the GCU Chamber Ensemble will join the Pops as they perform James Curnow’s “Christmas Troika” and Irving Berlin’s classic “White Christmas.” Both groups are under the direction of Mark Kadetsky, GCU lecturer in music. The Pops’ vocalist and emcee for the evening will be Toni Ann Gisondi-Pugliese, who starred as the orphan Molly alongside Carol Burnett in the 1980 movie Annie.

“The annual Pops concert draws hundreds every year to celebrate the season and brighten up the holidays for those families at the mission,” says Mr. Kadetsky.

Established in 1997, the Pops are currently in their third year as an ensemble-in-residence at the Cygnus Creative Arts Centre at 5045 English Creek Road in Egg Harbor Township, where the concert will take place. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the 7:00 p.m. concert.

Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts core and a special concern for women. A forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, Georgian Court serves more than 2,500 students of all faiths and backgrounds in a residential Women's College and a coeducational University College with undergraduate and graduate programs. Georgian Court's main campus is located at 900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, N.J., on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, now named a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court also offers classes at its site at One Woodbridge Center in Woodbridge, at Coastal Communiversity in Wall, and at Cumberland County College in Vineland.

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