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Peekskill Concert Pays Homage To 'Charlie Brown Christmas'

Jazz pianist David Benoit and vocalist Jane Monheit.
Jazz pianist David Benoit and vocalist Jane Monheit. Photo Credit: Contributed

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. --Jazz pianist David Benoit and his musicians, vocalist Jane Monheit, and the Hudson Valley All-Star Chorus will present “David Benoit’s Christmas Tribute to Charlie Brown," Thursday, Dec. 3 at the Paramount Hudson Valley Theater in Peekskill.

David Benoit, with 25 albums under his belt, has been recognized for his Billboard Top Contemporary Jazz Albums. He has performed at The White House for three Presidents and has musical directed and/or performed with Kenny Loggins, Faith Hill, David Sanborn, Lanie Kazan, Ann-Margaret and Connie Stevens.

After the death of Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz, Benoit released a memorial album, "Here's To You, Charlie Brown: 50 Great Years." He also provided music for "Peanuts" in later specials.

Vocalist Jane Monheit has performed on movie soundtracks and television ("Christmas at the White House," the "Capitol Fourth of July Celebration," and "The National Memorial Day Celebration," and many others.)

Peekskill High School’s choral director, a Grammy nominee, Larry DelCasale will be the evening’s choral conductor. The Hudson Valley All-Star Chorus are 60 singers from Peekskill Middle School, where DelCasale is a music teacher, The Haldane School District in Garrison and The Cortlandt School of Performing Arts, a music school in Croton.

Carol Arrucci is a Broadway children’s vocal conductor and producer of last year’s “String Pulse” concert at the Paramount. She is the choral assistant to DelCasale.

Click here for tickets, call (914)-739-0039 or visit the box office at 1008 Brown St. in Peekskill. The box office is open Tuesdays through Fridays and Sundays, 1 to 6 p.m. and Saturdays, noon to 6 p.m.

The Dec. 3 concert will begin at 7 p.m.

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