October 24, 2015 – Doo-Wop Concert for World Youth Day

Saint Anselm Parishioners and our many friends came together in Meletia Hall on Saturday evening, October 24th for a wonderful trip down memory lane.  The nearly two hundred guests enjoyed the sounds of great music from the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s, as well as tasty snacks and delicious foods, the gifts of many local restaurants and food providers. 

The event was a fundraiser to send two young St. Anselm parishioners, John Foppiani and Philip Apilan to World Youth Day, being held at the end of July 2016 in Krakow, Poland. Dozens of gift baskets and a 50/50 raffle also helped raise money for this worthwhile cause.

Guests enjoyed the sweet stylings of John Kruse & the Excellents performing Brooklyn’s own Doo-Wop anthem “Coney Island Baby”, “Since I Don’t Have You”, “Woman, Woman (Have You Got Cheating on Your Mind?)”, “Gloria!”, and other hits, as well as the fabulous duet performance by Vinnie Medugno and Charlie Poveromo singing “Mack the Knife”, “Ain’t that a Kick in the Head? (How Lucky Can One Guy Be)”, “Why Must I Be a Teenager in Love?”, “Volare”, and many more! The audience demonstrated their enthusiasm with loud applause.  The evening concluded with a rousing rendition of the Neil Diamond classic (and NY Mets favorite), “Sweet Caroline”.

The concert was a resounding success thanks to the talented performers, as well as the great support of the many guests and numerous donors who helped the Parish toward its goal of supporting World Youth Day.

A heartfelt thank you to the committee, chaired by Jeanine Condon, the evening’s many volunteers, Fr. Saffron, the moderator of the event, the fabulous audience, and the businesses and parishioners whose gifts made for more than a trip down memory lane; but, a new and wonderful memory for all!


All the Best,

The St. Anselm Publicity Committee

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