Spring Concert at St. Charles Borromeo May 21

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St. Charles Borromeo Church is holding it’s Spring Concert on Saturday May 21st at 7:00pm

Music Director Sergio Sandi and Tenor Ulises Solano will be performing. The Performance will include sonates by Beethoven and vocal works by Charles Griffes.

All are welcomed and Admission is $10.00 at the door.

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  • AL

    Last year, I went to what was advertised as a concert at St. Charles. Turned out, there was a full mass lasting more than a hour, a collection, then a break before the concert began, for which there was a 2nd collection. Never again! I would have thought the church had heard about truth in advertising.

  • http://www.stcharlesbklyn.org C

    @AL: Thanks for attending our last concert. We fully disclosed on our website http://www.stcharlesbklyn.org/2010/08/cantores-minores-warsaw-mens-choir/ that the visiting church choir was going to be part of our regularly scheduled 7 PM Sunday evening mass followed by additional performances. There was no admission fee: donations were entirely voluntary and went toward defraying the travel costs of the choir group from Poland. We’re sorry that there was this misunderstanding and hope you will be able to join us again.

  • Knight

    Dear C: thanks for the factual clarification. I am a member of your neighboring Catholic parish, Assumption on Cranberry Street. I was going to point out to AL that the “collections” were totally voluntary but I resisted. Your post said more than I possibly could have. A guy named Mickey recently criticized a local Unitarian church for charging $30 for admission to their concert.The $10 admission fee to the concert at St. Charles should make him happy, too!

  • AL

    C Thanks for clarification. I had not gone to cited website. Why would I? I relied on the information in the notices I saw, which did not warn me that I’d have to sit through a mass – or go an hour+ after the posted start. Why not make all this clear in all notices? I don’t go to websites for further information if I believe I’ve already been provided with all the info I need.

    I had assumed by saying “collection” in my post, people would understand it was voluntary. I gave $20, thinking that was it for the night. (BTW, I thought $30 was very reasonable to see Janice Ian recently at Unitarian Church and think $10 for upcoming St. Charles concert reasonable as well. ) However, if an event, esp. one at a church, is advertised as FREE, I don’t like it when collections are then taken. Why not mention that fact in all notices?