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'A Westchester Christmas' to Feature Famed Pianist Ann Schein

The free-admission concert will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at The School of the Holy Child, located at 2225 Westchester Avenue East in Rye.

Ann Schein with husband, violinist Earl Carlyss (contributed photo)
Ann Schein with husband, violinist Earl Carlyss (contributed photo)
This article was written by Michael Dinan

A popular holiday benefit concert that draws more than 400 people from Westchester and beyond will feature an internationally acclaimed pianist.

Sunday’s “A Westchester Christmas” at School of the Holy Child in Rye will feature Ann Schein.

The Rev. Craig Chapman, senior associate pastor at Trinity Presbyterian Church, which presents the annual benefit concert, touted the talent of this year’s lineup.

“We are fortunate and excited that pianist Ann Schein, a famed musician who has traveled the world during her long musical career, will perform a solo for us,” he said in a press release.

There’s no admission fee for the concert and childcare for toddlers, as well as a craft program for school-aged children, will be provided.

Schein herself said in the press release that Trinity Presbyterian is a “unique church with members who are musicians of high caliber and full of a great variety of music.”

“There is a purpose for music in our lives and I hope that I am able to provide a positive message through my performance this Christmas season,” she said.

In addition to Schein’s solo, the concert program includes jazz, pop, classical and traditional Christmas music, the press release said.

“Additionally, a string orchestra will be featured and the event will include congregational singing of carols,” it said. “This year the remarkable variety and caliber of music will also highlight world-renowned multi-Grammy award-winning jazz bassist John Patitucci, a Westchester resident and Trinity Church elder.”

For more information about Schein, see her website or the embedded YouTube video (from the 2012 Aspen Music Festival). For more information about Trinity, visit its website here or call 914-967-6247.

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