The Concert of Thanksgiving Returns! Please join us for this year’s Concert of Thanksgiving on Sunday, October 20th at 3pm at the First Reformed Church of Schenectady, 8 North Church St, Schenectady. We will be taking donations in the form of free will offerings and nonperishable items for the Emergency Food Pantry while hearing light classical repertory from Ticheli, Holst, Bruch, Strauss, and Herold.

The event will include a free will offering to support SiCM and attendees are asked to bring a nonperishable food item for SiCM’s food pantry. Celebrating 52 years, SiCM is a partnership of 50 congregations for ministries of social service and social justice. With financial support and volunteers from its members and others, SiCM serves thousands of high-need people each year. SiCM addresses public health needs such as food insecurity and nutrition education, racism and diversity concerns, and summer recreation through community collaborations and exceptional services and programs.

The Music Company Orchestra is a 60-piece all volunteer community orchestra in its 45th season, conducted by Dr. Gerald Lanoue. Their mission is to bring live orchestral music to audiences throughout the Capital District, with light classical & pops repertory. You can visit their website www.mcomusic.org for more information and “like” them on Facebook. You can learn more about the event here.