Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea

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Dear Friends of The Orchestra, As many of you know, The Cecelia Foundation is the charitable arm of the Orchestra, enabling us to grant scholarships, and in some cases new, professional-quality instruments to students who have displayed academic excellence, talent, and an intention to make music an integral part of their lives.

In the past, our recordings and private donations were our backbone. Eight years ago our first cookbook, I Canzoni became a fantastic success, Now, we are pleased to present FATHER ALPOHNSE’S FOOD FOR THE SOUL, an international collection of over 200 recipes compiled by me and my cousin Antoinette Scillieri. We’ve tried, tweaked, and patiently measured and proportioned each one of them during this past summer, and I’m happy to tell you they’re all wonderful! From American favorites, to Dutch (Yes, Dutch!) cuisines, to Jewish staples to the little known Italian selections, the book promises to be a joy to use!

This season, we are delighted to bring you our newest recording CHRISTMAS BY THE SEA featuring the vocalists you hear at this performance. Victoria’s AVE MARIA is absolutely thrilling, Chris’s rendition of Marvin Hamlisch’s ONE SONG is exactly what the composer had hoped for, and Randy’s OUR FATHER will have you pressing the repeat button over and over again! OUR SWINGING BY THE SEA is a collection of 1940’s favorites performed The Orchestra’s BIG BAND. The combination of the Cookbook and the Christmas Recording is available for $30, and the recordings are $15 when sold separately. These all make great gifts while helping the Cecelia Foundation put a musical instrument into a young person’s hands!

Looking forward to seeing you throughout our Christmas Tour,

Father Alphonse


Orchestra Concerts

Sunday, Nov 27, 3:00 PM

Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, 111 South Street, New Providence, NJ 07974 


Friday, Dec 2, 8:00 PM

Monmouth University, 400 Cedar Ave, West Long Branch, NJ 07764


Saturday, Dec 3, 8:00 PM

Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving St, Rahway, NJ 07065 

Sunday, Dec 4, 3:00 PM

Dominican College, 495 Western Highway, Orangeburg, NY 10962


Tuesday, Dec 6, 7:30 PM

Corpus Christi RC Church, 234 Southern Blvd, Chatham, NJ 07928

973-635-0070 x 710 

Friday, Dec 9, 7:30 PM

St. Dominic's RC Church , 250 Old Squan Road, Brick, NJ 08724


Saturday, Dec 10, 7:30 PM

St. Vincent de Paul Church, 249 Bebout Avenue, Stirling, NJ 07980


Sunday, Dec 11, 3:00 PM

Immaculate Conception Church, 316 Old Allerton Road, Annandale, NJ 08801


Sunday, Dec 11, 7:30 PM

Our Lady of the Valley Church, 630 Valley Road, Wayne, NJ 07470


Wednesday, Dec 14, 7:30 PM

St. Theresa RC Church, 541 Washington Ave, Kenilworth NJ 07033


Friday, Dec 16, 7:30 PM

St Mary of the Pines Church, 100 Bishop Lane, Manahawkin, NJ 08005


Saturday. Dec 17, 7:00 PM

The Landmark Loew's Jersey Theatre, 54 Journal Square Plaza, Jersey City, NJ 07306 

Sunday, Dec 18, 2:00 PM

Somerset County Vocational School, Vogt Drive, Bridgewater, NJ 08807

908-725-1008 x 104 

Sunday, Dec 18, 7:30 PM

Notre Dame Church, 359 Central Ave, North Caldwell, NJ 07006


Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea - can be reached at 732-775-0820

Jim McIlvain - jim_mcilvain@yahoo.com.