7pm on December 20 in Wellsville
By Sandy Rigas
The annual Immaculate Conception School Christmas Concert will be held Tuesday, December 20 at 7 p.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, Maple Avenue in Wellsville. Scheduled to have taken place December 15, the concert was re-scheduled due to inclement weather.
Under the direction of J.D. Struckman, ICS music teacher, the concert will feature traditional Christmas Carols and readings from the Gospels. The ICS String Orchestra will also perform, under the direction of David Peralta.
A world-renowned violinist, Peralta was a member of the Venezuela National Symphony and has traveled the globe performing. The String Orchestra will be joined by Peralta’s daughter, Valentina, a student at Wellsville High School, and ICS 2022 graduate Eva Sherwood. Peralta’s son, Sebastian, a 4th grader, is a member of the String Orchestra. An added delight to the concert will be Peralta playing solo, and on some selections, accompanied by Struckman on piano. The concert is open to the public and admission is free.
Another annual ICS tradition is the “Bizarre Bazaar” open to the public Monday from 4-6 p.m.
During the school day, students can Christmas shop for their families. The ICS Home & School Association has been instrumental this year in organizing the Bazaar and have volunteers coming in to help during the event. Sometime between 4 and 6 p.m. there will be a surprise “bag sale.” Those coming to hunt for bargains and to finish up their Christmas shopping will find lots of items from which to choose. Items are priced as low as 25 cents! The Bazaar is being held upstairs in the school gym and shoppers are asked to use the BACK door of the school, 24 Maple Avenue, Wellsville.