[November 22, 2013 ~ St. Petersburg, Fla.] The acclaimed St. Petersburg College Madrigalians, who have appeared at New York City’s Carnegie Hall as well as other prestigious venues, will present a concert of holiday music on Saturday, December 7, 2013, beginning at 2 p.m. in the auditorium at the St. Petersburg Main Library, 3745 Ninth Avenue North. All Friends of the Library programs are free and open to the public. No reservations are required.
Each year, the non-profit Friends of the Main Library group sponsors a free holiday concert for the general public.The Madrigalians have become the most popular group to perform at these events.
On December 7, Dr. Vernon Taranto, Director of Choral Activites at the St. Petersburg College Gibbs Campus, will lead the Madrigalians in songs reflecting holiday traditions from around the world.
Founded over 50 years ago, Friends of the Library is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is advocacy and financial support for public libraries. Annual dues help pay for all Friends’ activities and purchases on behalf of the Library, including children’s summer reading projects and free public programs throughout the year featuring topics, authors, and musical performances for people of all ages. Each year the Friends group provides resources for equipment and furnishings to update the Library so that patrons’ needs can be met comfortably and completely. Individual memberships are $15 per year and family memberships are $25. For an application, go to http://www.splibraries.org/FOL_Main.htm