Candlelight Service of Lessons & Carols


The Round Hill Community Church will have a Candlelight service of lessons and carols beginning at 9:30 pm.The music will feature violinist Maria Conti and oboist Mark Snyder, along with soloist quartet and choir.

A graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, Ms. Conti is currently the Assistant Concertmaster of the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra, a position she obtained in 2004. She has served as acting Concertmaster for the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra, the Greater Bridgeport Symphony, the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra and the Hudson Valley Philharmonic. She subs regularly on Broadway in the Lion King. The Times Herald Record called Ms. Conti’s rendition of Havanaise by Saint-Saëns “ . . . a tour-de-force performance . . . the soloist exhibited consummate control …”


Mark Snyder presented his New York Recital Debut to critical acclaim in March 2002 at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall as a prizewinner of the Artists International Competition. Active as a freelance artist, he has toured throughout the U.S. and Asia performing with various orchestras as a member of the oboe section and as a soloist. He has performed with the Glimmerglass Opera Orchestra, Key West Symphony, Delaware Symphony, New England Symphonic Ensemble, Moscow Chamber Orchestra and Manhattan Chamber.