Asbury-Crestwood United Methodist Church
has a long history of outstanding music programs and a record of community service. Asbury Church and its music directors have presented choral and organ concerts to the public over many years and have enjoyed longstanding partnerships with Sarah Lawrence College, Concordia College, and the Yonkers Council of Churches. The Asbury Summer Theatre group operated for 32 years, presenting over 30 sold-out shows to thousands of delighted audience members.
Music at Asbury was launched in November of 2014 by Lu Gmoser, founding producer of Asbury Summer Theatre, and Dr. Earl F. Groner, a nationally recognized music educator and then Chair of Asbury's Music & Worship Committee. As a program under the auspices of Asbury-Crestwood United Methodist Church, Music at Asbury was designed as a social service to the community, offering free admission to the general public for all of its concerts and reaching out to local agencies and facilities that serve the elderly, young people, and lower income families and adults.
Music at Asbury is proud to feature a wide variety of engaging, appealing, and top quality performances to entertain and educate our audiences. The series is made possible by contributions from audience members and the Asbury church community, by the local business and civic community through program advertising, and through the support of Arts Westchester’s Arts Alive grant program. The level of broad-based support we have received confirms that the greater Yonkers-Tuckahoe area is eager for high-quality, diverse musical programs that are accessible to all residents.