World Renowned Opera Singer James Valenti to Perform

at Lights of Love Ceremony at Hunterdon Medical Center

To watch the recorded event CLICK HERE.

The Hunterdon Healthcare Auxiliary is hosting its first Virtual LIGHTS OF LOVE Tree Lighting Ceremony which gathers family and friends and brightens the holiday sky with lights, music and love. 

This year has been filled with challenges for many as we’ve been apart from each other during COVID. We invite you to join us as we host our first virtual live streaming LIGHTS OF LOVE ceremony, Wednesday, December 9, 2020 from 4:30 pm to 5:15 pm. The ceremony and entertainment will be available by visiting or visit

World renowned opera singer James Valenti will perform at the ceremony. James is known for his role as Rodolfo in the production of La boheme, as well as performances at La Scala, Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera House, Paris Opera and other global appearances. Additional

performances will include LBC Talents’ Star Maker School’s Pro Kids Vocal Troupe and Crossroads Trio. Musical Director is soprano opera star Diana DiMarzio

For 33 years, the LIGHTS OF LOVE ceremony has been a time-honored tradition.  Each year, in early December, an evergreen tree on the campus of Hunterdon Medical Center, is illuminated with thousands of shining white lights. These lights represent gifts received from donors all over the country to honor or memorialize people who have touched their lives in a special way. 

The ceremony will also honor the many individuals who’ve been so dedicated during the pandemic

A Holiday Market sale will take place from Wednesday, November 25 to December 2, 2020 with 20 % of all proceeds benefitting a variety of programs to support patients and the community. To learn more and participate, visit

Please join us as we once again take time to think about the people who mean the most to us.  If you’d like to dedicate your own light and celebrate this special tradition with a “light of love” placed on the tree to shine brightly in tribute, please call the Hunterdon Healthcare Foundation at (908) 788-6141 or visit online at Tree lights available are Individual lights – $20, Starlight $100, Candlelight $250, Shooting Star $500 and Circle of Love $1,000.  

Special thanks to the LIGHTS OF LOVE lead sponsor Wright & Ford Family Funeral Home.

For more information and to RSVP to attend the ceremony, please contact the Foundation office at (908) 788-6141 or email  

About James Valenti:

James Valenti is an American operatic tenor with an active international career specializing in leading roles in the Italian and French repertoire. Born in New Jersey and was raised in Clinton, he developed an interest in performing as a student at North Hunterdon High School. He has performed as as Rodolfo in the Franco Zeffirelli production La bohème at the Rome Opera. He went on to perform in many of the world’s major opera houses, including La Scala, Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera House, Paris Opera, Sydney Opera House, Opernhaus Zürich and Teatro Colón.

About Hunterdon Healthcare Auxiliary

The Hunterdon Healthcare Auxiliary is a philanthropic partner of the Hunterdon Healthcare Foundation.  The Auxiliary is an all volunteer organization, founded to provide financial support for the Hunterdon Healthcare system and helps enable them to further their commitment to provide quality healthcare for the community.