The Youngstown Area Community Concert Band and Stambaugh Chorus’ 7th Annual Holiday Concert of Giving, held on Sunday, December 17, at Stambaugh Auditorium raised $5,077 to feed our friends and neighbors this holiday season, as part of 21 WFMJ’s Feed Our Valley campaign.
"In seven years, the concert has raised $26,287.93, which has enabled the Food Bank to provide 131,440 meals,” said Michael Iberis, executive director, Second Harvest Food Bank. “We are grateful to Mr. Pellegrini, Dr. Lee and the members of the Band and the Chorus for their continued support of our mission.”
"The Stambaugh Chorus and I feel honored to be part of this special Holiday Concert for the benefit of the Second Harvest Food Bank,” said Dr. Hae-Jong Lee, director of Stambaugh Chorus. “We are so glad to be able to continue this wonderful tradition of sharing our music with this Valley's audience for 7 years and counting. We are so grateful to have such great financial support from our audience. This concert is a highlight and conclusion of the Stambaugh Chorus' fall season. We hope to continue this tradition for many years to come."
"It is such a pleasure to perform with the Stambaugh Chorus and Dr. Lee in such a spectacular venue,” said Joseph Pellegrini, conductor, YACCB. The Holiday Concert of Giving means so much to me and the Youngstown Area Community Concert Band. It's the season of giving and in 3 ways the concert accomplishes this: The two volunteer groups give of their time and talents to provide the audience with wonderful holiday music; the members of the audience give so generously to the Second Harvest; and they in turn provide meals for the needy of our Valley. We thank you all for your generosity."