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Albany Pro Musica to help St. Joseph’s celebrate 150 years

Mark Reilly sits in the choir loft of St. Joseph’s Church on State Street in Schenectady He has been the organist since 1973.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
Mark Reilly sits in the choir loft of St. Joseph’s Church on State Street in Schenectady He has been the organist since 1973.
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After 150 years, St. Joseph’s Church continues to thrive. “We have a close-knit community,” said Mark Reilly, the church’s organist and music director since 1973. “There’s tremendous loyalty of the families who initially founded the church and the generations of those families. There are also those who attended the school when it was in session [the last classes graduated in the 1960s] and they remember the parish and come back and check us out and ...

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