READING - Local residents are cordially invited to attend a celebration of music, song, and dance celebrating the 375th anniversary of Reading. A Concert for Reading will take place on Saturday, June 1 at 3:00 at the William E. Endslow Performing Arts Center at Reading Memorial High School. produced and hosted by William E. Endslow, the concert features

the Reading Community Singers under the direction of Beth Mosier

the Reading Symphony Orchestra under the direction of George Orgata

RMHS and Syracuse University graduate and New York City Performer Stephen Gordon

RHMS and Salem State University Dance Major Graduate Lyndsey McGovern

Brother and sister folk-pop-Irish act Caitlin and Patrick Beckman

An amazing band representing the BeatHeart Foundation

William Endslow says, “It was such an honor to be asked to coordinate the Concert For Reading as a part of the 375th celebration. The town has been a huge part of my life after teaching here for 31 years and continuing each summer with my Five Star Theater program. Reading has so much talent and so many wonderful organizations that support the Arts. This concert is a wonderful opportunity to share some of that amazing talent with the citizens of Reading.”

This concert promises to be the musical event of the year. Tickets are free, but a ticket is necessary for entrance to the concert. Tickets are available at RCTV Studios at 557 Main Street (open Tues – Thurs 10 – 9; Fri 10 – 6; Sat 10 – 12).

Reading 375 is a non-profit, volunteer driven organization whose goal is to bring our community together to celebrate Reading’s 375th anniversary in 2019. Events will occur over a two-week period, from May 31 – June 15, and will include local artists and musicians, architecture unique to Reading, and fun community gatherings. The Reading 375 Steering Committee hopes to create a town-wide celebration of Reading’s rich history and exciting future. Commemorative anniversary t-shirts are available at Reading Trophy and Shirt and RCTV Studios. Limited edition Reading375 pins are available at Whitelam Books, Reading Cooperative Bank, The Town Clerk’s Office at Town Hall, and RCTV Studios for $3.75. To learn more and stay informed, like and follow Reading 375 on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/reading375/) and check out reading375.com.

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