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“O Sanctissima”

premiere performance

A newly arranged setting of  “O Sanctissima”  by composer                                     Celeste Lederer will be debuted on Sunday, February 22, 2015                          as a post-communion meditation at St. Margaret Mary Church                         during the 10 a.m. Mass.  The choir will be conducted by the composer.

Sunday, February 22, 2015     10:00 am

St. Margaret Mary RC Church                                                                                                   560 Lincoln Avenue                                                                                                                        Staten Island, NY  10306

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“I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes”                                                  Psalm 121

Celeste Lederer’s setting of Psalm 121 “I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes”                       will be performed during the Good Friday Liturgy Service                                     at St. Mark’s Church.

“Good Friday Blues 2014”                                                                                               Friday, April 18, 2014      12 noon – 3 pm

St. Mark’s Church in-the-B0wery                                                                                        131 East 10th Street                                                                                                                       New York, NY 10003                                                                 www.stmarksbowery.org                                                                                                   212 -674-6377                                                                                                                                  Jahneen Otis, Director of Music   www.jahneen.com

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“The Many Moods of Ragtime”                                           

by composer/pianist Celeste Lederer 

Featuring works of three women composers in celebration of                     Women’s History Month.  

Rags by Lederer, Zaimont, Aufterheide, Joplin, and others.

Sunday, March 9, 2014     3:30 pm – 4:30 pm                                                  Admission Free

St. Mark’s Church in-the-B0wery                                                                                        131 East 10th Street                                                                                                                     New York, NY  10003                                                                     www.stmarksbowery.org                                                                                                     212-674-6377

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“Ask and He Will Give”                                                       “Save Me!”  (Psalm 69)                                  

Under the direction of composer Celeste Lederer,                                                Faith United Methodist Church choir sings “Ask and He Will Give”           with words and music by Ms. Lederer.   

“Save Me!” a setting of Psalm 69 with words and music by Celeste Lederer, will be sung by soloist Marilyn Damon with Ms. Lederer accompanying on the piano.

“Rejoice in Faith”  — 116th Anniversary Celebration featuring choirs and liturgical dancers from various churches and community groups.                    

Sunday, October 20, 2013 — 3:00  p.m.                                                              Admission Free                                                 

Faith United Methodist Church                                                                                              221 Heberton Ave.  – MAP                                                                                                             Staten Island, NY 10302                                                                                                       FUMC on Facebook.com                                                                                                          718-273-9666

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“Meet & Greet”                                                                Teacher Concert

Staten Island composer and piano instructor                                                      Celeste Lederer performing a concert with commentary. 

Piano Lessons & Theory for Singers                                         

Sat.  September 21, 2013     2:00 – 2:40 pm                                                                        Admission Free                                                                                                                        Meet the Artist Reception

St. Matthew’ s Lutheran Church
  96 Alter Avenue, Dongan Hills – MAP
  Staten Island, NY  10304
 www.StMatthews-StatenIsland.com                                                                            718-351-0866

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“Praise the Lord!”                                                              Psalm 147

In celebration of Rev. Carmen Margarita Ortiz’s first anniversary year            as pastor at Woodrow United Methodist Church, the choir will sing       “Praise the Lord!”, a setting of Psalm 147 with words and music by           Island composer Celeste Lederer, liturgical musician and pianist accompanying the service. 

Woodrow UMC is the oldest church on Staten Island and the third oldest Methodist Church in the United States.

Sunday, July 7, 2013 — 10:30 a.m.

Woodrow United Methodist Church                                                                               1075 Woodrow Rd.                                                                                                               Staten Island, NY 10312                                                                                 http://www.woodrow-umc.weebly.com                                                                             718-984-0148

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“I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes”                                              Psalm 121  

Celeste Lederer’s setting of Psalm 121 “I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes”                     will be performed during the Good Friday Liturgy Service at                           St. Mark’s Church.                                           

“Good Friday Blues 2013”                                                                                                  Friday, March 29, 2013    12 noon – 3 pm

St. Mark’s Church in-the-B0wery                                                                                        131 East 10th Street                                                                                                                     New York, NY  10003                                                                     www.stmarksbowery.org                                                                                                     212-674-6377                                                                                                                            Jahneen Otis, Director of Music  www.jahneen.com

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On Stage with Staten Island Ballet’s                           Signatures   A Memorial Day Tribute

Celeste Lederer, composer/pianist, performing her original composition “Memories:  A Metaphorical Rag-time Waltz”                                      for Ellen Tharp’s “The Memory Keeper” 

Sat.   May 26, 2012   at 8:00 pm                                                                                                 Sun.  May 27, 2012   at 3:00 pm

Tickets:  $20 / FREE (children 12 and under)                                                              Ballet Box Office:  718-980-0500

The College of Staten Island/CUNY                                                                                Center for the Arts                                                                                                                       2800 Victory Blvd. – MAP      Free Parking                                                     www.siballet.org  

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“Classic Classical Music”

  Sat.  May 12, 2012  at 2:30 pm                                                                                             Sat.  May 19, 2012  at 2:30 pm                                                                               Admission Free

St. Matthew’ s Lutheran Church
96 Alter Avenue, Dongan Hills – MAP
Staten Island, NY  10304
www.StMatthews-StatenIsland.com
718-351-0866

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“Rags by the Dozen”

Saturday,  March 3  and  March 10,  2012  at 2:30 pm – Admission Free
St. Matthew’ s Lutheran Church
96 Alter Avenue, Dongan Hills – MAP
Staten Island, NY  10304
www.StMatthews-StatenIsland.com
718-351-0866

“Rag-time from A – Z”

Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 2:30 pmAdmission Free
St. Matthew’ s Lutheran Church
96 Alter Avenue, Dongan Hills – MAP
Staten Island, NY  10304
www.StMatthews-StatenIsland.com
718-351-0866

Saturday, November 12, 2011 at 2:30 pm Admission Free
NY Public Library, Dongan Hills
1617 Richmond Road – MAP
Staten Island, NY 10304
www.NYPL.org
718-351-1444

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“CELEBRATING RAGTIME PAST AND PRESENT”

“Memories:  A Metaphorical Rag-time Waltz”         premiere performance

“Generic Rag”

The New York Public Library presents Celeste Lederer performing her program “Celebrating Ragtime Past and Present” as part of their yearlong program of events, and by special invitation from the Port Richmond and Richmondtown branches.

Ms. Lederer will be performing her composition “Memories:                                  A Metaphorical Rag-time Waltz” written in commemoration of the        350th Anniversary Celebration of Staten Island.  Also included on the program of ragtime music is her “Generic Rag”, along with works by Joplin, Lamb, Hampton, Aufderheide, Gershwin, Hindemith, Zaimont and others.

Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 2:30 pm – Admission Free
NY Public Library, Port Richmond
75 Bennett StreetMAP
Staten Island, NY  10302
www.NYPL.org
718-442-0158

Saturday, July 23, 2011 at 2:30 pm – Admission Free
NY Public Library, Richmondtown
200 Clarke Avenue – MAP
Staten Island, NY 10306
www.NYPL.org
718-668-0413

Saturday, June 18, 2011 at 2:30 pm – Admission Free
NY Public Library, Richmondtown

200 Clarke Avenue – MAP
Staten Island, NY 10306
www.NYPL.org
718-668-0413

Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 2:30 pm – Admission Free
St. Matthew’ s Lutheran Church
96 Alter Avenue, Dongan Hills – MAP
Staten Island, NY  10304
www.StMatthews-StatenIsland.com
718-351-0866

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SOUTH STREET SEAPORT

“REMEMBERING FULTON FISH MARKET”               100th Anniversary Celebration

“Good Ol’ Ragtime”                                                          concert with  commentary

“Generic Rag”                                                                     “Auld Lang Syne Rag”

In a wide ranging program of ragtime music with commentary,                       Celeste Lederer performs her “Generic Rag” and “Auld Lang Syne” rags,     as well as rags by Joplin, Debussy, Hampton, Aufderheide, Lamb and others, at an art exhibition by noted artist Naima Rauam.

South Street Seaport Museum’s family-oriented activities commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Fulton Fish Market’s landmark Tin Building and the Seaport’s fleet ships Tug Pegasus and Lightship Ambrose.

Saturday, November 10, 2007 at 4:00 pm

Seaport Arts Space                                                                                                                       207A Front Street (at Beekman St.)                                                                                           New York, NY

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“Celestial Concert”

Psalms in Reading and Song                                              A full concert of works by Celeste Lederer

by invitation of                                                                                                  St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

“I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes”  Psalm 121                                                premiere performance

Celeste Lederer  Composer/Piano                                                                               Anthony Turner  Baritone                                                                                               Marilyn Damon  Soprano                                                                                           Elizabeth Stile  Soprano                                                                                                           Dan Barrett  Violoncello                                                                                                      Ben Jacobs  Reader                                                                                                                        St. Mark’s Church Choir

“Ask, and He Will Give”                                                                                                      Marilyn Damon, Anthony Turner, Celeste Lederer

“The Lord is My Light and Salvation”  (Psalm 27)                                                        Marilyn Damon, Anthony Turner, Celeste Lederer

“Make a Joyful Noise”  (Psalm 100)                                                                                        St. Mark’s Church Choir

“Hear My Cry, O God”  (Psalm 61)                                                                                               St. Mark’s Church Choir

“Praise the Lord!”  (Psalm 147)                                                                                                    St. Mark’s Church Choir, Celeste Lederer

“I Love the Lord For He Has Heard My Voice”  (Ps. 116)                                               Marilyn Damon, Celeste Lederer

“The Lord Hears Me in My Time of Trouble”  (Psalm 20)                                     Anthony Turner, Celeste Lederer

“I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes”  (Psalm 121)                                                                      Elizabeth Stile

Celtic Suite  (3 movements)                                                                                             “Deep Peace”     Anthony Turner, Celeste Lederer                                                                         “Vocalise”          Anthony Turner, Dan Barrett                                                                               “May Those That Love Us”     Anthony Turner, Celeste Lederer

“Save Me”  (Psalm 69)                                                                                                               Marilyn Damon, Celeste Lederer

“The Lord’s Prayer”                                                                                                            Anthony Turner, Celeste Lederer

“The Lord Is My Shepherd”  (Psalm 23)                                                                            Marilyn Damon, Anthony Turner, Celeste Lederer                                                                    Dan Barrett, St. Mark’s Church Choir

Sunday, November 26, 2006     2:00 pm 

St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery                                                                                          131 East 10th Street (at Second Avenue)                                                                                    New York, NY

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“Celestial Concert”

Psalms in Reading and Song                                              A full concert of works by Celeste Lederer

Brighton Heights Reformed Church  

“Save Me” Psalm 69                                                                                          premiere performance

Celeste Lederer Composer/Piano                                                                              Anthony Turner Baritone                                                                                                  Marilyn Damon Soprano                                                                                                  Vincent Moncado Violoncello                                                                                                      Ben Jacobs Reader

“Ask, and He Will Give”                                                                                                      Marilyn Damon, Anthony Turner, Celeste Lederer

“The Lord is My Light and Salvation” (Psalm 27)                                                 Marilyn Damon, Anthony Turner, Celeste Lederer

“The Lord Hears Me in My Time of Trouble” (Psalm 20)                                      Anthony Turner, Celeste Lederer

“I Love the Lord For He Has Heard My Voice” (Ps 116)                                         Marilyn Damon, Celeste Lederer

Celtic Suite (3 movements)                                                                                                 “Deep Peace” Anthony Turner, Celeste Lederer                                                         “Vocalise” Anthony Turner, Vincent Moncada                                                                           “May Those That Love Us” Anthony Turner, Celeste Lederer

“Praise the Lord!” (Psalm 147)                                                                                          Marilyn Damon, Anthony Turner, Celeste Lederer

“Save Me” (Psalm 69)                                                                                                              Marilyn Damon, Celeste Lederer

“The Lord’s Prayer”                                                                                                             Anthony Turner, Celeste Lederer

“The Lord Is My Shepherd” (Psalm 23)                                                                         Marilyn Damon, Anthony Turner, Celeste Lederer

Saturday, September 30, 2006    2:30 pm

Brighton Heights Reformed Church                                                                                       320 St. Marks Place                                                                                                                   Staten Island, NY

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“The Lord Hears Me in My Time of  Trouble”   Psalm 20

premiere performance

The debut of Celeste Lederer’s setting of Ps. 20 “The Lord Hears Me                  in My Time of Trouble”, with original words and music by the composer,        will be performed by Anthony Turner at Faith United Methodist Church during the 11 a.m. worship service.

The piano accompanist for the composition will be the composer.

Sunday, February 20, 2005 at 11:00 am

Faith United Methodist Church                                                                                                221 Heberton Avenue                                                                                                                      Staten Island, NY  10302

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“Ask, and He Will Give”                                              premiere performance

“I Love the Lord for He has Heard                                     My Voice”  Psalm 116

The debut of composer Celeste Lederer’s “Ask, and He Will Give”,                with original words and music by the composer, will be performed by Anthony Turner at Faith United Methodist Church during the 11 a.m. worship service.

Celeste Lederer’s original setting of Ps. 116 “I Love the Lord for He has Heard My Voice”, with words and music by the composer, will also be performed by the soloist.

The accompanist for both compositions will be the composer.

Sunday, January 9, 2005 at 11:00 am

Faith United Methodist Church                                                                                          221 Heberton Avenue                                                                                                              Staten Island, NY  10302                                                                                                       718-273-9666

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“The Lord’s Prayer”

“I Love the Lord for He has Heard My Voice”   Psalm 116

Celeste Lederer’s original settings of “The Lord’s Prayer” and                             “I Love the Lord for He has Heard My Voice” Ps. 116, with original                   words and music by the composer, will be performed during the                         3 p.m. worship service of Faith United Methodist Church’s             “Celebrating Faith’s 38th Anniversary”, and in dedication of the                 new grand piano in memory of Mrs. Eunice Potenza.

Both settings will be sung by Anthony Turner, accompanied on the                    piano by the composer.

Sunday, October 17, 2004 at 3:00 pm

Faith United Methodist Church                                                                                               221 Heberton Avenue                                                                                                                Staten Island, NY  10302

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“Celtic Suite”

premiere performance

Celeste Lederer’s three movement “Celtic Suite” will be debuted                            at the Serenade Concert Series at Christ Episcopal Church                                New Brighton.

“Deep Peace”   (based on an Irish blessing)  voice, piano                        “Vocalise”   baritone, cello                                                                                                        “May Those that Love Us”   (based on an Irish saying)  voice, piano

 Performers:   Anthony Turner, baritone                                                                                                        Jean Anderson Collier, piano                                                                                                  Madeleine Casparie, cello                                      

Sunday, June 6, 2004 at 3:00 pm

Christ Episcopal Church                                                                                                         76 Franklin Avenue                                                                                                                            Staten Island, NY  10301                                                                                                              718-727-6100

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“The Death and Life of Emmett Till”

“Save Me!”                                                                                Psalm 69

“Hear My Cry, O God!”                                                         Psalm 61

Staten Island OutLOUD and the NAACP will present “The Death and Life of Emmett Till” on Saturday, March 24, 2004 at the Brighton Heights Reformed Church.  The program will include an original narrative, other sources and will feature music by Island composer Celeste Lederer.

Celeste Lederer’s “Save Me!” Ps. 69 will be performed by soloist Marilyn Damon, with the composer as accompanist.  “Hear My Cry, O God!” Ps. 61 will be sung as an a cappella responsorial psalm with audience participation and under the direction of the composer.

Saturday, March 24, 2004     8:00 pm

Brighton Heights Reformed Church                                                                                   320 Saint Marks Place                                                                                                                        Staten Island, NY  10301

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“The Lord is My Light and                                                My Salvation”   Psalm 27

premiere performance

Celeste Lederer’s original setting for Psalm 27 “The Lord is My Light and My Salvation”, with words and music by the composer, will be debuted by the St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church choir under the direction of the composer during the 11 a.m. worship service.

Also to be performed will be the composer’s original settings of Psalm 116     “I Love the Lord for He Has Heard My Voice” and Psalm 23 “The Lord is My Shepherd”, both settings with words and music by the composer.

Sunday, June 15, 2003 at 10:00 am

St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church                                                                                              96 Alter Avenue                                                                                                                              Staten Island, NY  10304

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“Praise the Lord!”                                                                  Psalm 147

Celeste Lederer’s original setting of Ps. 147 “Praise the Lord!”,            with original words and music by the composer, will be performed                    by the Sanctuary Choir of Our Lady Queen of Peace at the                          Thanksgiving Eve Mass at 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 27, 2002 at 7:30 p.m.

Our Lady Queen of Peace Church                                                                                         90 Third St., New Dorp                                                                                                               Staten Island, NY  10306

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“The Lord is My Shepherd”                                                     Psalm 23

“Praise the Lord!”                                                                     Psalm 147

Celeste Lederer’s original settings for Ps. 23 “The Lord is My Shepherd”    and Ps. 147 “Praise the Lord!”, both with original words and music by the composer, will be performed by the Sanctuary Choir of Our Lady Queen of Peace during the Sunday Mass at noon.

Sunday, November 24, 2002 at 12:00 noon

Our Lady Queen of Peace                                                                                                       90 Third St., New Dorp                                                                                                              Staten Island, NY 10306

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“The Lord is My Shepherd”                                            Psalm 23

“Praise the Lord!”                                                                 Psalm 147

Celeste Lederer’s original settings for Ps. 23 “The Lord is My Shepherd”     and Ps. 147 “Praise the Lord!”, both with original words and music by the composer, will be performed by Our Lady Queen of Peace Choristers       during the 10:00 a.m. Sunday Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes Chapel,                   New Dorp Beach.

Sunday, November 24, 2002 at 10:00 am

Our Lady of  Lourdes Chapel                                                                                                  125 Cedar Grove Avenue                                                                                                                  Staten Island, NY  10306

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“Praise the Lord!”                                                         Psalm 147

premiere performance

Celeste Lederer’s setting of Ps. 147 “Praise the Lord!”,                                        with words and music by the composer, will be debuted                                            by the Brighton Heights Reformed Church choir under                                              the direction of the composer during the 10:45 a.m.                                                 worship service.

Sunday, June 30, 2002 at 10:45 am

Brighton Heights Reformed Church                                                                                   320 Saint Marks Place                                                                                                           Staten Island, NY  10301                                                                                                     718-448-0165

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“The Lord is My Shepherd”                                                     Psalm 23

Memorial Mass & Rosary for the                           World Trade Center Victims

Celeste Lederer’s setting for Ps. 23 “The Lord is My Shepherd”,                           with original words and music by the composer, will be performed                   by Our Lady Queen of Peace Church choir during the evening             Memorial Mass & Rosary for the World Trade Center Victims.

The choir will perform the setting of Ps. 23 “The Lord is My Shepherd”            as a post-communion meditation hymn.

Wednesday, January 30, 2002 at 7:00 pm

Our Lady Queen of Peace Church                                                                                            90 Third St., New Dorp                                                                                                          Staten Island, NY  10306

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“Straight from the Arts”                                                           World Trade Center Benefit Concert

 “Deep Peace”                                                                                 soprano, piano                                                                      “The Lord is My Shepherd”                                           Ecumenical Chorus                                                                 Adagio cantabile Op 13 Beethoven                                   Celeste Lederer

“Straight from the Arts”:  A collective response by the Staten Island arts community to the events of September 11, 2001, and to benefit the Staten Island children and families of the World Trade Center tragedy through a series of performances and events.

Celeste Lederer, composer/pianist, presents her original composition         “Deep Peace” (an Irish Blessing) with the composer as accompanist.

The Ecumenical Chorus, formed by the composer, performs Celeste Lederer’s original setting of Ps. 23 “The Lord is My Shepherd”.

Celeste Lederer performs the Adagio cantabile movement of Beethoven’s         Op 13 piano sonata.

Saturday, November 24, 2001      3:00 pm

The College of Staten Island/CUNY                                                                                      Center for the Arts                                                                                                                  2800 Victory Blvd.                                                                                                                           Staten Island, NY  10314

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“I Love the Lord for He has Heard                                     My Voice”  Psalm 116

premiere performance

Celeste Lederer’s setting of Ps. 116 “I Love the Lord for He has                         Heard My Voice”, with original words and music by the composer,                will be debuted by the St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church choir under                the direction of the composer during the 11 a.m. worship service.

Sunday, November 11, 2001 at 11:00 am

St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church                                                                                             96 Alter Avenue, Dongan Hills                                                                                                    Staten Island, NY  10304                                                                                                         718-351-0866

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“The Lord’s Prayer”

premiere performance

A newly composed setting of “The Lord’s Prayer” by Celeste Lederer               will be debuted at Brighton Heights Reformed Church in St. George            during the 10:45 a.m. worship service.

The prayer will be sung by tenor Nick Solimondo, accompanied by                   Ms. Lederer on the piano.

Sunday, September 22, 2001 at 10:45 am

Brighton Heights Reformed Church                                                                                      320 St. Marks Place                                                                                                                          Staten Island, NY  10301

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“Amazing Grace”                                                             “Softly and Tenderly”                                                            “Precious Lord”

a cappella medley arrangement

premiere performance

Celeste Lederer’s 3 hymn medley will be debuted by the Men’s Choir of Brighton Heights Reformed Church and is comprised of “Amazing Grace”, “Softly and Tenderly” and “Precious Lord, Take My Hand”.

The composer’s original medley arrangement will be performed by the Men’s Choir during the 10:45 a.m. worship service.

Sunday, May 13, 2001 at 10:45 am

Brighton Heights Reformed Church                                                                                      320 Saint Marks Place                                                                                                                  Staten Island, NY  10301

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“Creating Sound for Silent Film”                                     publication

Composer Celeste Lederer describes her process of creating a notated/improvised piano score for the silent film “Pandora’s Box” in her article “Creating Sound for Silent Film” published in StatenIslandArts March/April 2001 Vol. 12 No. 2.

The 2 hour piano score was commissioned by The Staten Island Film Society to accompany the silent film classic “Pandora’s Box”, and was debuted at the March 14, 2001 film performance held at the Veterans Memorial Hall at Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island.

http://www.StatenIslandArts.org

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“PANDORA’S BOX”

original silent film score

Celeste Lederer, composer/pianist, debuts her original 2 hour piano score commissioned by The Staten Island Film Society to accompany the silent film classic “Pandora’s Box”.

March 14, 2001    7:30 pm

Snug Harbor Cultural Center                                                                                                      Veterans Memorial Hall                                                                                                            1000 Richmond Terrace                                                                                                                    Staten Island, NY  10301

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“Hear My Cry, O God!”                                                  Psalm 61

“The Lord is My Shepherd”                                              Psalm 23

premiere performances

Celeste Lederer’s settings for Psalm 61 “Hear My Cry, O God!” and           Psalm 23 “The Lord is My Shepherd”, both with original words and music     by the composer, will be debuted by the Faith United Methodist Church     choir under the direction of the composer during the 11 a.m. worship service.

Sunday, June 25, 2000 at 11:00 am

Faith United Methodist Church                                                                                              221 Heberton Avenue                                                                                                              Staten Island, NY  10302

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“Deep Peace”                                                                      premiere performance

The St. Cecilia Annual Gala Concert                               “Evening of Music”

Celeste Lederer’s “Deep Peace”, An Irish Blessing,  for soprano                                and piano will be performed during The St. Cecilia Annual Gala Concert        “Evening of Music” at Veterans’ Memorial Hall, Snug Harbor.

“Deep Peace” is dedicated to Vanig “Turk Van Lake” Hovsepian.

Wednesday, May 10, 2000 at 7:30 pm

Veterans’ Memorial Hall at Snug Harbor                                                                Cultural Center                                                                                                                            1000 Richmond Terrace                                                                                                                   Staten Island, NY  10304

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