Melodies of Christmas Celebrates Its 34th Season


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Melodies of Christmas Celebrates Its 34th Season

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December 12, 2013 - Albany , NY

ALBANY, N.Y., Dec. 12, 2013 - The Melodies of Christmas, a staple of the holiday season in this region, will present four concerts this week, beginning this evening at Proctors Theatre in Schenectady.

Now in its 34th season, Melodies of Christmas benefits the  Melodies Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Albany Medical Center, the region's only pediatric cancer center.

Presented by the Freihofer Baking Company, Price Chopper and CBS 6, the event features the Empire State Youth Orchestra and Chorale under the direction of conductor Helen Cha-Pyo.  The concert also includes dancers, singers and a variety of storybook characters and is capped by a heartwarming rendition of Silent Night sung by Melodies Center patients.

Show times are Thursday Dec. 12 to Saturday Dec. 14 at 7 p.m., with a 3 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Dec. 15. Tickets are available at the Proctors Theatre box office or by calling 518-346-6204.

CBS 6 produces a one-hour Melodies of Christmas special which can be seen on Christmas Eve at 5:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. and Christmas Day at 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. The show will also air on Time Warner Cable Ch. 1895 (CBS 6.2) at 6:30 p.m. Christmas Eve, and CW 15 (Time Warner Cable Ch.15) on Christmas Day at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

Albany Medical Center, northeastern New York's only academic health sciences center, is one of the largest private employers in the Capital Region. It incorporates the 734-bed Albany Medical Center Hospital, which offers the widest range of medical and surgical services in the region, and the Albany Medical College, which trains the next generation of doctors, scientists and other healthcare professionals, and also includes a biomedical research enterprise and the region's largest physicians practice with nearly 400 doctors. Albany Medical Center works with dozens of community partners to improve the region's health and quality of life. For more information: or


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Sue  Ford

(518) 262 - 3421

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