is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to bring free classical music concerts and events of exceptionally high caliber to the South Amboy ­community and its surrounding neighbors.  Operating under the auspices of Saint Mary Roman Catholic Church, MASM seeks to broaden the artistic and cultural experiences of community members through its diverse recitals and concerts.  Pre-concert lectures and post-concert “Meet-the-Artists” receptions add to both the edifying and pleasurable aspects of the series.

The series is run by its Executive Director, Christopher M. C. Deibert, and by the governing Board of Directors who see to the general management of the series.  Under their guidance and expertise, the community benefits from 12 to 14 different and unique musical experiences ranging from solo performances to small ensembles to full-blown orchestral productions.  A highlight of series is the annual Young Artists Recital for exceptionally talented New Jersey musicians under the age of 18.  Many of these young musicians have also been featured on NPR’s From the Top and in other national venues.


is a 25 member symphonic organization whose mission is to serve the Central New Jersey community through high-caliber performances of baroque music and other works from the early classical period.  Its membership is comprised entirely of New ­Jerseyans, most from Middlesex County.  The SMCO presents Handel's Messiah annually in conjunction with the Saint Mary Choral Society every December, and other presentations throughout the year complete each season.  A highlight of 2008 will be an all-Mozart concert featuring Symphonies #40 (G Minor) and #41 (The Jupiter Symphony) and Eine Kleine Nachtmusik.  Pianist-in-Residence Jeannette Fang will join the SMCO at this concert and ­perform Mozart's famous D Minor Piano Concerto.

The SMCO is led under the baton of Maestro Christopher M. C. Deibert, ­executive director of MASM.  Born, raised and currently a resident of Middlesex County, he received his training in early music at the Eastman School of Music.  Deibert competently steers the SMCO to historically accurate and exciting ­performances for the audience.  Ms. Pauline Bradshaw serves as SMCO's ­concertmaster.



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All of the concerts of this year’s series are made possible by the generous donations collected at each of the performances, and especially by the gracious Friends who support this series. Although a suggested donation may be listed for a particular event, offerings in any amount are gratefully and happily accepted for admission.
The Friends of Music at Saint Mary’s are the Benefactors, Patrons, Sponsors and Donors who form the essential core of the Music at St.Mary's concerts and who make the concerts possible. They enjoy regular and special mailings, have reserved seats and receive recognition in our programs. Please click the membership button provided below to join our widening circle of Friends and be in good company with good music!

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York Street Project


The MOC recently joined forces with Music at Saint Mary's of South Amboy, NJ, in order to do a construction project for a women and children's shelter in Jersey City, NJ, called the York Street Project.  The YSP's affiliated secondary school, Kenmare High School, began a community garden project last year at an industrial location, the use of which was and continues to be donated by the owners of the site.  The primary purpose of this garden is to teach the students of Kenmare, mostly women in their late teens and 20s, about healthier eating and living.

Due to the industrial nature of the site, a shelter was desperately needed to provide the women of Kenmare protection from the sun and other elements whilst working in the garden.  It was decided that a deck and pergola should be constructed.

The overall scope of the project was coordinated by Donna Barbara Turso-Dembowski, MOC, and yours truly.  Funds for the construction materials were provided by MASM and 3 anonymous , and the labor was donated by members of both organizations.  Construction of the deck and pergola took a total of 6 days.

Many sincere thanks go to all who made this project possible!

Mr. Bill Humphreys - construction volunteer from YSP;
Mr. Stephen McCarthy - construction volunteer from MASM;
Donna Barbara Turso-Dembowski, MOC - construction volunteer from MOC;
The maintenance crew of the Lackawanna Center:
    Larry, Larry, Mark, Eric, and Mary;
The faculty & students of Kenmare HS who assisted in carrying lumber at the site;
Mr. Wayne O'Connor for supplying the lattice;
Mrs. Marleen O'Connor, Kenmare HS Principal, for her unswerving and constantly enthusiastic support.

A ceremony of blessing and dedication will be scheduled for sometime later this summer. 


For more info call: (732) 721-0179

Grant funding has been provided by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders Through a grant award from the Middlesex County Cultural and Arts Trust Fund.

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