The Armed Forces Association at SJC to Hold Benefit Concert

PATCHOGUE, NY – MARCH 3, 2011 – The Armed Forces Association at St. Joseph’s College and Since You Went Away, a benevolent association supporting the mothers of U.S. troops serving our country both at home and overseas, will hold a benefit concert featuring world-renowned Irish Tenor Anthony Kearns on Friday, March 18 at 7 p.m. in the D’Ecclesiis Auditorium located on the College’s Long Island Campus.

A soloist and founding member of the Irish Tenors, Anthony Kearns tours several times a year in both Ireland and the U.S.; he tours at least twice annually with The Irish Tenors, during which time he performs in some of the most prestigious venues around country, including Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, Boston's Fleet Pavilion and The Hollywood Bowl, to name a few. Considered Ireland’s leading tenor, he has produced numerous highly successful CDs with The Irish Tenors, which have sold millions of copies over the past decade.

“The Armed Forces Association is proud to help out Since You Went Away, admires their service, and looks forward to assisting them with future events,” said Edward Lilley, president of The Armed Forces Association Club at St. Joseph’s College.

Founded in September 2010, Since You Went Away is a benevolent organization that was formed by eight friends with the goal of reaching out to mothers of U.S. troops serving our country both at home and overseas. Its mission is to be an encouragement to military mothers by performing random acts of kindness including, but not limited to, remembering their children’s service, reminding them someone cares and reverencing their spirit.

This event is open to the public with tickets priced ranging from $30-$40. Limited space is available. To purchase tickets, call 1.800.595.4TIX or visit

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