The annual Maryknoll Christmas Concert of religious and traditional music will welcome the beginning of the Christmas season to the Lower Hudson Valley on Friday, December 10, at 8 p.m. The concert also will include a preview of music composed specifically for a new Mass that will celebrate the centennial of Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers during 2011. Led by a choir composed of Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, Maryknoll Sisters, Maryknoll Lay Missioners, along with friends and neighbors, plus a separate childrens choir, the concert will be held at Our Lady Queen of Apostles Chapel, 55 Ryder Road in Ossining. Admission is free and neighbors of all faiths are welcome. Reservations are not required. The choir is under the direction of Lucille Naughton, director of music at Maryknoll. Music will be provided by local artists -- organist/accompanist Lana Kolath, trumpeter Jerry Lucadamo and guitarist Matt Hickey. The audience will be encouraged to participate in the joy of the Christmas season. The choir will present Christmas and Advent music from as long ago as the 13th century along with contemporary standards. Religious music will include Veni, Veni Emmanuel from the 13th century and I Saw Three Ships from the 16th century. Seasonal music will feature Do You Hear What I Hear and Star Child. The childrens choir of five to 11-year-olds also will sing a variety of holiday songs that include The Little Drummer Boy and We Wish You a Merry Christmas. Light refreshments will be served after the concert and Santa Claus will greet the children. Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers is the overseas mission outreach of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States that serves the poor and others in need in 27 countries.. The theme of the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers 2011 Centennial -- The Gift of Mission The Maryknoll Journey -- will celebrate the missionary organization as it continues to share Gods love combating poverty, providing healthcare, building communities and promoting human rights.