Lone Star College-Montgomery’s Holiday Choir Concert Benefits Interfaith’s Food Pantry

Published on: December 14, 2009

Dr. Austin Lane, president of Lone Star College-Montgomery, Mary Jo O’Neal, development director of Interfaith, Dr. Ann Snyder, CEO and president of Interfaith, Dominick DiOrio, director of Choirs LSC-Montgomery and Dr. Earl Holt, chair of the performing arts at LSC-Montgomery.On Friday, December 4, Lone Star College-Montgomery choirs performed a benefit concert for Interfaith of The Woodlands. Despite the snow and cold weather, ticket proceeds and contributions from the concert totaled approximately $1,000 with 100percent of the proceeds going to Interfaith of The Woodlands, a faith-based organization that brings people together to build a more loving and caring community through service.

This is the fourth year that the holiday concert has benefited a local non-profit organization. Dominick DiOrio, director of choirs stated, “We are delighted to raise money for Interfaith and such a worthy cause. Our students enjoyed providing beautiful music for the community and helping to contribute to the needy in our area."

The concert featured the LSC-Montgomery Concert Choir and Chamber Singers, performers from Divisi Strings, and Houston-based harpist, Yinuo Mu.

“Interfaith of the Woodlands is delighted and honored to be the recipient of the proceeds from the holiday choir concert,” said Dr. Ann Snyder, CEO and president of Interfaith of The Woodlands. “We are appreciative of the support shown to our community by LSC-Montgomery as we can continue to serve our families in need this holiday season.”

According to Snyder, Interfaith of the Woodlands is an “incubator” for the community’s social services and congregations, serving as a resource hub for the entire community. The organization works with member congregations, corporations, local businesses, individuals, nonprofits and community organizations to make a difference in as many lives as possible.

Interfaith of the Woodlands helps individuals in crisis through financial assistance for rent, mortgage, utilities, gasoline, prescription drug assistance, emergency shelter, food, clothing, senior programs and offers family and individual counseling, job training, and child care.

For more information about LSC-Montgomery music department visit www.LoneStar.edu/Music-Montgomery and for more information about Interfaith of the Woodlands, visit http://www.woodlandsinterfaith.org/.

LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call (936) 273-7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.
 
Lone Star College System consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Center, LSC-University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. With more than 58,000 students in credit classes this fall, LSCS is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and third largest community college system in Texas. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.