The annual Philly POPS fundraising concert drew an ample crowd Oct. 7, including Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., and Father Michael Wallack, priest secretary to the Bishop, all in the name of care for patients and residents of St. Lawrence Rehabilitation Center and Morris Hall, Lawrenceville.
Broadway’s greatest hits were performed at the Patriots Theater at the Trenton War Memorial, and guest conductor Nicholas Muller, a student in Notre Dame High School, Lawrenceville, was selected to conduct one song with the orchestra.
Muller’s experience was part of a school program in which the Philly POPS brass quintet performs in three area schools per year. Through sponsors, many of those students also were able to attend the concert.
“We were very pleased with the concert featuring the orchestra, three Broadway performers and the Voices of the POPS,” said Darlene Hanley, president and CEO of St. Lawrence Rehabilitation Center. “They received a standing ovation, and everyone enjoyed the evening.”
The Foundation of Morris Hall/ St. Lawrence Inc. is a nonprofit foundation sponsored by the Diocese of Trenton that helps provide charity care for both patients and residents of St. Lawrence Rehabilitation Center and Morris Hall.