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“A Glorious Christmas Concert” at the Assumption on Friday evening

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Mario Tacca and Mary Mancini

For the 29th year, internationally acclaimed vocal artist Mary Mancini, and world renowned accordionist Mario Tacca will hold “A Glorious Christmas Concert” at the Church of the Assumption this Friday, December 15th from 7:00-9:00 pm.  Joining them for this year’s performance will be The Hudson Valley Accordion Ensemble. Meet the performers after the concert and enjoy light refreshments in the Fr. Wilson Social Hall, located on the lower level. Adult tickets cost $20 and for those 15 years and under the price is $15 per ticket. Tickets can be purchased at the Assumption Rectory, 131 Union Avenue, Peekskill, NY. 914-737-2071. 

Local vocal artist Mary Mancini has been featured in various newspapers and has performed in a variety of venues around the world. Mary has headlined numerous concert halls and festivals throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and twice in the People’s Republic of China. She is able to sing in eight different languages, drawing from a deep repertory reservoir.  She is adept at pop, show tunes, operatic arias, and sacred music and has received worldwide acclaim.  

Accordionist aficionado, Mario Tacca has been playing the accordion since he was 12 years old when his father took him to his first accordion teacher. Mario has had concerts in Italy, France, Germany, England, across the US, Europe and China.

Together, Mary and Mario who are married, have been making music together for 41 years, recording ten CDs. They are proud to call the Church of the Assumption in Peekskill ‘Home’.


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As a Peekskill native, Dave is thrilled to be working with the Peekskill Herald showcasing featured calendar events. A 1999 graduate of PHS, he remembers reading and enjoying the original weekly print edition of the Peekskill Herald every Thursday. He especially liked the political stories, local features and sports coverage when it was written by Peekskill Runner columnist Jack Burns who always managed to weave history into the running times. An avid hiker, he enjoys exploring the local trails as well as the concrete ones in his job as a conductor for Metro North Railroad. He’s a former teacher and co-founder of the Friends of the Peekskill Dog Park, where he frequently can be found with his Koda. He’s happy to be part of the Herald’s growth as the source of local news for Peekskill and looks forward to highlighting a few of many of the events and happenings in Peekskill and the surrounding communities. Reach Dave at [email protected]