Tiffany Sunday Concert Series

Bones East Trombone Ensemble

When:  Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 2 pm

Where: Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson Street, Auburn, NY  13021

Launch your holiday celebrations with us at Willard Chapel for a fabulous holiday brass concert with Bones East!  This trombone ensemble, formed in the 1980s by Howard Kelley, includes some of Central New York’s finest professional, amateur and student trombonists.  The unique tones and wide range of the trombone’s voice makes it not just versatile, but one of the best “like instrument” ensembles for harmonizing, energizing and making merry in a musical way!


Bones East consists of between 12 and 20 players performing with Standard Tenor Trombones, Symphonic “large” Tenor Trombones and even larger Bass Trombones.  This group can rumble with a tuba’s depth and ring with a trumpet’s sass!  The music arrangements are in 4 part harmony and feature up to 12 individual parts, approaching the complexity of a full concert band.


There will be a brief intermission for refreshments midway through the show.

A fully accessible entrance to the chapel is located off Seymour Street on the chapel’s north side.

Tickets for this concert are $10 and available at the door.  Proceeds benefit the Willard Memorial Chapel.



Warmth of the Holidays Weekend:  Christmas House Tour and Willard Chapel Holiday Open House

Sponsored by the Community Preservation Committee of Auburn, NY


Christmas House Tour

When:  1pm  to 5pm on Saturday, December 13, 2014

Where: Three homes in Auburn, NY, decked in Christmas finery at

107 South Street, 109 S. Herman Avenue, and 11 Melrose Road

Tickets are $10 in advance at the Willard Chapel, $15 at the door at the house sites. 

Call (315) 252-0339 with questions.




Willard Chapel Holiday Open House:  Reading with Santa, and Christmas Carols at the Chapel

When:  Noon to 5pm on Sunday, December 14, 2014

Where:  Willard Chapel, 17 Nelson Street, Auburn NY  13021

Free and Open to the Public, especially children and their families!


An American December is a celebratory time of light and warmth during the darkest month of the year.  Enjoying special activities with friends and family tops many a holiday wish list.  We can help your wishes come true with our Christmas House Tour on Saturday, and our Willard Chapel Holiday Open House on Sunday.


If you can’t stuff another ornament on your own Christmas tree, enjoy the creativity of others on a tour of three festive Auburn homes on Saturday, December 13 from 1pm to 5pm.  Purchase your $10 tickets in advance at the Willard Chapel office, 17 Nelson Street, Auburn, NY  13021 Tuesdays through Fridays, 10am-4pm.  If you wait till the day of the tour, tickets cost $15 at the house sites.


On Sunday, December 14 from noon to five, bring your children and grandchildren to the Willard Chapel for some holiday magic at our Annual Holiday Open House!  The Willard Chapel, always beautiful with its Tiffany designed interior of stained glass, mosaics and stenciling, also will be decorated for an old-fashioned Christmas.  The fun begins promptly at noon as Santa and his helpers read ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore. As a special surprise, Santa gives children in the audience a book to take home!  Santa’s annual visit is sponsored by the Literacy Volunteers of America.




For information on any of the above events contact
Willard Memorial Chapel office at (315)252-0339

Annual Chapel events include:

• Amateur Chefs’ Night (February)

The chapel is available for weddings, concerts and other events.

You may inquire in the Community Preservation Committee office (315) 252-0339 for an events schedule as well as information on rental of the facility or email: