Elizabethtown parish will host a concert to benefit the poor

St. James Church in Elizabethtown, Ky., will host a concert for the poor and “in sacred remembrance of those who have passed away in the last year” on Nov. 6 at 7 p.m., a news release from the parish said.

The concert will feature the St. James’ parish choir, and will also include singers from the parish’s youth music ministry program. Local soloists will also be featured. The program will be led by Dr. Stephen Black, the new director of music ministry at St. James.

Black has worked in music ministry in Connecticut, New York City and Los Angeles. He is an organist and conductor and has performed more than 100 concerts, primarily in New York City and Los Angeles. Black, who is a native of Kentucky and a graduate of East Hardin High School, holds graduate degrees from Yale University and the University of Southern California.

The concert is free and open to the public. A free-will offering will be collected to benefit the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, which provides outreach to the poor in Hardin County, the release said.

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