Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Wednesday - Fun Under the Frescoes at St. Alphonsus!!

Good Morning Everybody!

Going to be a little self indulgent today :)

If you're doing one thing this evening you should head on out to St. Alphonsus Church (2025 Constance) in the Irish Channel for Fun Under the Frescoes premier concert!! The concert begins at 6:00 pm with the amazing Paul Sanchez (who was an altar boy at the church). Admission is $10 and includes three complimentary beverages and a $25 membership (per person) gets you a free pass to the entire concert series! (see below)

  • The outrageous Becky Allen and Chris Wecklein join Harry Mayronne for a once in a lifetime holiday show on December 14.
  • The dynamic and vivacious Margie Perez helps us kick off the new year on January 11.
  • Celebrating the rich history of St. Alphonsus, the series culminates on March 14 with an Irish extravaganza featuring the Crescent City Celtic Band and the McTeggart Irish Dancers.
In addition, beverages will be provided by sponsors including Gordon Biersch, Nacho Mama’s and the Boondock Saint.

**St. Alphonsus Catholic Church was built in 1855 to serve the needs of the Irish Catholic immigrants who began settling in the neighborhood in the 1840s. In 1979, the church was closed. After a continuing fall into decline, FOSA was formed in 1990; in 1996, the building was declared a National Historic Landmark. With glorious, yet deteriorating, ceiling frescoes and stained glass windows over a century old, the building is breathtakingly beautiful and has been featured in Treme and several movies… and the acoustics rock!

Enjoy fabulous music with your friends and support one of New Orleans’ cultural treasures, the 155 year-old Saint Alphonsus Church. We will see you this season for Fun Under the Frescoes!

Have a wonderful Wednesday and for more fun shows and events going on click on the WWOZ Livewire -!

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