The annual Christmas in the Neighborhood concert was held on December 4, 2022 in the First Presbyterian Church. This year’s theme was “A Merry Little Christmas.”
Steve Hicks, Alumni Foundation President, welcomed the more than 125 attendees to the annual event. He thanked event organizers Gary Simboli, Mike and Sue Thaine and Sue Starkweather Miller for coordinating the event. He also thanked the many sponsors who helped to make the event such a success.
Gold Level Sponsors:
Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes;
RFG Associates, Mark Paganelli
Silver Level Sponsors:
John & Debby Batchellor
Eric & Margy Brown
Doug & Sue Miller
Gary & Laura Simboli
Mike & Sue Thaine
Steve & Rachel Hicks
Gary & Annette Mannella
Weedman, Ken Beiber
Barre Stone Products/ Keeler Construction Co.
Bronze Level Sponsors:
JPM of WNY, LLC
Alex & Kathy Sherman
Every year the concert coordinators reach out to Albion Alumni performers. This year many new performers came home to participate in the concert. It was great to see so many new faces sharing their talents. They were:
Travis Klossner (08′) played trumpet to “O, Holy Night.”
Janet Miller Klossner (05′) sang “Breath of Heaven.”
Marlene Seielstad (85′) performed “Love Has Come.”
Gary Simboli (81′) sang “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” and “Jingle Bells.”
Joe Condoluci (12′), Susan Boring (81′) and Mike Thaine (86′) performed “O Christmas Tree” as the Christmas Bones Trombone Trio.
The Albion High School Clarinet Choir performed “Jesu Bambino”
Mike Thaine performed “Silent Night” on the euphonium.
Hannah Brewer (20′) sang “Man with the Bag.”
Jason Pahura (08′) performed “Christmas Time is Here” on his guitar.
Albion High School Chorus, led by Connor Doran, performed “Sure on This Shining Star.”
Alec Sherman (68′) led a Christmas Sing-Along.
Karen Kenney Conn (86′) sang “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.”
Jennifer Trupo sang “Jesus Born on This Day.”
The Albion Presbyterian Church Choir, led by Pastor Sue Thaine (86′), performed “All You Are” and “Gonna Sing About a Baby.”
Ethan Ferchen (21′) sang “12 Days of Christmas.”
The Albion Community Choir closed the show with the “Hallelujah Chorus” from Messiah.
The concert proceeds go to the First Presbyterian Church and scholarships for Albion graduates. The Alumni Foundation awards over $130,000 in scholarships annually during Class Night. For more information on our scholarships, go to our “Scholarships Tab.”