Harness Racing Museum Holiday Concert Returns

Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame
Published: November 23, 2022 02:16 pm EST

Great music and fun are the traditions of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame’s annual Holiday Concert. Celebrating its 46th year, this community event is sure to put you in the holiday spirit, so mark your calendars for Thursday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. 

Goshen High School’s Varsity Choir and Jazz Voices Ensemble return for their 21st appearance. The Varsity Choir is a performance-oriented group of singers, comprised of students from all four high school grades. The Jazz Voices perform various styles of jazz music from the older classics to selections written by the latest jazz composers.

Returning to the concert’s musical lineup are the Yuletide Carolers, an authentically-costumed Victorian vocal quartet from New York City. The Carolers will greet guests entering the Museum with their festive songs and will also appear later in the program. Robert Boni of Northwood Bloodstock and Mitchel Skolnick of Bluestone Farms will sponsor this annual event in memory of John A. Cashman Jr.

The evening’s concert will end with the traditional audience participation number, “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” Refreshments will be served in the Carriage Room for all to enjoy. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Arrive early and tour the Museum and its festive halls and stalls. Don’t forget to visit the Winner’s Circle Gift Shop for a little holiday shopping. Concert goers enjoy a 10 per cent discount.

Admission is $3 per person and is waived for Museum members. Non-members who bring a new unwrapped toy for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s “Toys for Tots” program receive a $1 admission discount. This program distributes toys as gifts to needy children in the community. If you are unable to attend the concert but wish to join the Marine Corps’ efforts, the Museum invites you to drop off new unwrapped toys in the its main lobby by Dec. 8, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

If you have not booked your business holiday party, there are a few dates still available at the Museum. Call Victoria Lascari for details about this unique setting for special occasions at 845-294-6330.

The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, located at 240 Main Street in Goshen, New York, is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Non-member admission is $10 (12 years and up) and for children ages three to 11 years admission is $5. For further information on the holiday festivities and the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, its services to the sport and the local community, please call 845-294-6330 or visit harnessmuseum.com.

(Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame)