St. Louis Park Community Notes
BSM choirs, bands and orchestras in concert
For the first time, Benilde-St. Margaret’s is hosting a combined Christmas concert of choir, band and orchestra students.
The concert at the school’s theater, 2501 Hwy. 100 S. in St. Louis Park, will feature traditional Christmas music as well as other arrangements and a sing-along. The concert is Monday, Dec. 17, with junior high performers beginning 6 p.m. and senior high groups following at 7:30 p.m.
In March, the three musical groups participated in a cooperative concert as a tribute to injured student Jack Jablonski. The directors have decided to replicate the format for Christmas, with songs featuring each separate group as well as combinations of the groups. About 440 students will perform, with nearly 300 of those being singers.
BSM’s band director is Paul Keefe, Kristina Lantz directs the orchestra, and Nancy Stockhaus and Jere Lantz lead the choirs.
STEP hosts Holiday Toy Distribution activity
A Holiday Toy Distribution benefiting the St. Louis Park Emergency Program is planned 3-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, at Knollwood SuperTarget, 8900 Hwy. 7 in St. Louis Park.
Participants may purchase toys to donate to STEP’s annual toy distribution. STEP volunteers and staff will be available at the Starbucks inside SuperTarget. Staff will provide toy ideas and lists to participants, who may purchase the items and return it to the STEP staff members.
Info: email@example.com or 952-925-4899, Ext. 11.