Arts & Culture Event Notices

Join NEMPAC for the 4th Annual Messiah Concert December 12

The North End Music & Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) and The Boston Landmarks Orchestra present their 4th annual Messiah Concert on Wednesday, December 12 at 7 p.m. The concert will be held at St. Leonard’s Church at 320 Hanover Street, North End, and is free and open to the public.

The concert will be directed by music director Christopher Wilkins and will feature the Boston Landmarks Orchestra, One City Choir, NEMPAC Youth Choir, and Professional Soloists including Teresa Wakim, Soprano; Emily Marvosh, Contralto; Ethan DePuy, Tenorand Junhan Choi, Bass.

The NEMPAC Youth Choir, conducted by music director Alexandra Dietrich, will perform a special prelude to the concert. The youth choir includes singers from the St John School Honor’s Choir, The Eliot K-8 School Choir, and the NEMPAC Winter Concert Choir.

This concert is sponsored by Lucia Ristorante and the Frattaroli Family in Loving Memory of Mark F. Frattaroli.

Seating may be limited and it is recommended that attendees RSVP online via eventbrite if they are planning to attend at The church is handicap accessible.

If you are interested in participating as a sponsor of this event or to purchase a program ad, please contact Sherri Snow at If you are a member of the NEMPAC Leadership Circle, no reservation is required for this concert, seating will be reserved for you!

For tickets and/or general information, please contact:

Sarah Vandewalle
NEMPAC Concert Manager

To support your local 501(c)(3) North End Music & Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC), please consider making a donation to the NEMPAC Annual Holiday Campaign here. Donations fund future programming including free concerts, educational music programs for all ages and abilities, and the production of professional performance events.

Note about St. Leonard’s Church & Fundraising Campaign:
Through the generosity of a great benefactor, Saint Leonard Parish has received a pledge to match any donations made to the parish restoration fund up to $1 million dollars. This unique “Matching Donation” Program will last until December 25, 2018. $355,000.00 has already been matched, but there is a vast expense to the maintenance of the two church buildings. Sacred Heart Church is in need of urgent repairs to the façade, as well as a great deal of interior restoration. There have also been many requests regarding the repair and restoration of the organ, choir loft, and original bells at Saint Leonard Church. The success of this program would allow to begin this additional work. St. Leonard’s Church community appeals to those who have not yet been able to extend their contribution and to their cherished visitors, to help reach the additional $645,000.00. Opportunities, such as bricks to be placed in the Peace Garden, stained glass windows, and Stations of the Cross for memorialization of your family and loved ones. Please contact the Parish Office for more details (617)523-2110 and