Monday, November 30, 2009

Sunday in the Cemetery

Forest Lawn Adds Winter Series to Sunday in the Cemetery Programs

Forest Lawn Cemetery has just announced the addition of a winter concert and lecture series as a part of its 13 years of successful Sunday in the Cemetery tours. Taking place at 2:00 p.m. on the second Sunday of the Month from January through April in Forest Lawn's historic Chapel, the series will be as follows:

January 10
The History of Music in Buffalo

Presenter: Raya Lee, retired Music Department Librarian of the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library

Organist Bruce Woody, talented and animated Organist and Choir Director Corpus Christi Church, Buffalo, NY

February 14
The Entertainers and Writers of Forest Lawn

Presenter: Forest Lawn Researcher, Patrick Kavanaugh

Musical presentation: Romantic tunes performed by renowned Buffalo musicians, Billy Mc Ewen and Joe Head

March 14 Review of The Larkin Soap Company – A Man and His Products

Presenter: Jerry Puma – Larkin Enthusiast

Musical presentation: The Decenko Brothers performing a duet of Irish tunes

April 11
Smokestacks & Skyscrapers: A Lighthearted History of Buffalo

Presenter: Author of Buffalo Gal, Laura Pederson

Musical presentation: Villa Maria Music Department Student

Joseph P. Dispenza, Forest Lawn President commented: "Over the years, there has been so much enthusiasm for our summer tours, we began to receive requests for different but related programs during the winter. Our historic chapel is acoustically magnificent with its vaulted ceilings and flagstone floors, and it seats up to 150 guests. That makes it the perfect place for lectures as well as musical performances. We've decided to keep the tickets reasonably priced at $15, but people can save $8.00 buy purchasing a ticket for all four performances for just $52. We're delighted to be able to have both the facilities as well as the historic resources to make Forest Lawn Cemetery a year-round destination."

Tickets are available at the front desk of Forest Lawn at the corner of Delaware and Delavan Avenues, or by calling 885-1600 ext. 302.

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