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Back Due to Popular Demand: Winery's 'Concert of the Century' Encore Performance is June 13

The special encore performance, which will accommodate those who were unable to get tickets, will be held on Wednesday, June 13 at 7 p.m.

Due to popular demand, will host an encore 'Concert of the Century' performance on June 13 at 7 p.m. to .

The performance, which will feature music from every decade of the century from 1912 to 2012, will accommodate those who were not able to get tickets to the May 22 performance. Tickest are selling fast even for the encore performance. 

Owner Tom DeChiaro purchased the building in August 2005 to open an upscale winery and he has since transformed the old stone church into an ellegant and beautiful place, which customers praise for its ambience. 

The Winery , when DeChiaro announced the release of Yorktown's first locally produced wine. The first limited edition wine, the Centennial Blend, was custom blend selected by DeChiaro and his brother John.

An there are no signs of things slowing down at the Winery.

DeChiaro's plans include offering more wines by the glass, new tapas menu options, wine pairing dinners and locally grown grapes (specifically for producing wines). The Winery has been regularly hosting Wednesday night live music events, which have become so popular that they now have to take reservations well in advance. 

Last month, a play called " written by with D.D. Rice premiered at the Winery for a limited edition. DeChiaro said an art exhibit will also open in the fall.

The Old Stone Church was designed in French Norman Style architecture and completed in May 1912. Aimee La Farge-Heins commissioned the construction of the St. George Chapel in memory of her husband George Leis Heins and her brother John La Farge. Shortly after the building was completed, she donated it to the Archdiocese of New York. 

In 1963, the chapel was renamed Blessed Elizabeth Ann Seton in honor of the first American beautified by the Vatican. In 1975, Elizabeth Ann Seton was canonized and the chapel was renamed . As the congregation grew, the parish moved to its present location in Shrub Oak.

The Archdiocese of New York sold the church in 1984 to Mr. and Mrs. Jack Nathan of New York City. The building sat idle for 20 years before it was purchased by Michael Palmietto in 2000, who planned to open a restaurant at the location. Pamietto passed away in January, 2009.

The Winery's owner has proposed to , that would also be used by the town for educational purposes. Town board members are expected to vote on that proposal during their June 5 meeting. 

The All Star performances on June 13 are by:

  • The Steve Alper Band: (Roy Williams, Michael Goetz, Adam Weber, and guest Matt Beck)
  • Sarah Knapp
  • Porter Carroll Jr.
  • Dolores Beck & The Top Brass French Horn Chior
  • The Lifesize Gorgeous Cocktails 
  • Sal Lagonia
  • Dean Friedman
  • Melodie Wolford
  • Michael Vegas
  • Michaele Michaels
  • Ayumi Nezu

The show time is 7 p.m., doors open at 5:30 p.m. 

For tickets and more information about the Winery, visit their website www.thewineryatstgeorge.com.

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