To the Editor:
Once again, outstanding talent was displayed in our fair city. This time, the host was the parish of St. Michael/St. Joseph at the Farewell Concert for their cantor, Gilberto Gomez, who has moved on to Mexico to pursue his career. God’s speed, you will be missed.
Among those who shared the limelight along with Gilberto were Meg Zervoulis, Jose Candelaria, Schola Cantorium on the Hudson Choir; and the Angel Tones (the children’s choir who are the pride and joy of our pastor, Fr. Jerry Lombardi). These youngsters (ranging from 5 to 12 years young) were molded under the wing of Gilberto and prayer of Fr. Jerry, who is a staunch believer in music ministry. It’s a feather in the cap of Mr. Gomez that the Angel Tones are such professionals and stage “hams,” as well.
We urge you to continue supporting these wonderful concerts, to inform others, and, when possible, bring the children. Tickets to concerts make great gifts. The cost is less than a fraction of N.Y.C. theater tickets. The time, transportation and parking alone far exceeds the cost of our local concerts.
The parish of St. Andrew is planning a September concert and as the late Vince Cook would say, “It will be a class act!” Don’t miss it.
We also look forward to Bayonne High School’s “Peter Pan” production in July.
See you there!
The parish family St. Michael/St. Joseph