Christmas Songs and “Toys for Tots” Drive at Kilkenny House, Dec. 17

Cranford High Madrigal Choir will perform, along with collection of unwrapped toys for local kids.

Kilkenny House will host its third annual Caroling for Cranford fundraiser featuring the Cranford Madrigal Choir on Mon, Dec. 17, from 5p.m. to 10p.m. 

Cranford High School students will serenade diners during three seatings at 5p.m., 6:30p.m. and 8p.m., in an effort to encourage the community to donate to Cranford Family Care’s “Toys for Tots” collection that will benefit local children.  The event will also help raise funds for the Cranford High School music program. Kilkenny House will donate 10 percent of the evening’s proceeds to the school's music program.

“The Toys for Tots drive targets children who might not otherwise receive any gifts at Christmas,” said Barry O’Donovan, owner of The Kilkenny House.  “Music education is important to our young people, and I am pleased again host this popular fundraiser to support Cranford's high school program.  Having survived Hurricane Sandy relatively unscathed, I consider myself fortunate to be in a position to help.”

The Madrigal Choir prepares dozens of holiday songs and carols annually.  The choir performs in a variety of community events that began with the Cranford Tree Lighting on November 23th and will continue with performances through the first week of January. 

“The choir's dedication to musical service and their excitement for caroling inspires me every single year,” said Anthony Rafaniello, Cranford High School Choral Director.  “We're so glad to be part of this event at the Kilkenny House again this year and we hope everyone will support the Toys for Tots drive.”

“Any funds raised for the performing arts department will go directly to enhance the educational experience for our students.  In the spring they hope to bring in several guest artists and conductors to work directly with their vocal students,” added Rafaniello.  "We look forward to seeing everyone on December 17th at Kilkenny House."


Caroling for Cranford

Monday, December 17 (Caroling during dinner seatings at 5, 6:30 and 8 pm)

Cranford Madrigal Choir at Kilkenny House

112 South Avenue East

Cranford, NJ07016

(908) 276-3414




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