21. October 2011 · Comments Off · Categories: Announcements

I just received this message, which I’m simply cutting & pasting, via email today. Perhaps some of you in the NYC area will want to attend or donate.

URGENT MEDIA ALERT

THE SHOW MUST GO ON DESPITE CONSTRUCTION WORKER TRAGEDY AT NYC’S CHURCH OF ST. PAUL THE APOSTLE

HUDSON VALLEY SINGERS COLLECT FUNDS FOR THE FAMILY OF JANUSZ ZDYBEL WHILE QUICKLY MANAGING TO RELOCATE VENUE FOR NEXT SATURDAY

SATURDAY, OCT 29TH 8PM

– CHURCH OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT

152 WEST 71ST STREET (BET BROADWAY AND COLUMBUS)

DVORAK’S STABAT MATER

PRESENTED BY HUDSON VALLEY SINGERS IN A JOINT VENTURE
WITH HÉT CONCERTKOOR FROM THE NETHERLANDS AND THE
NEW YORK METAMORPHOSES ORCHESTRA, CONDUCTED BY
EUGENE SIROTKINE

NEW YORK, NY- The Hudson Valley Singers of Westchester were determined to perform the beautiful and universally recognized masterpiece, Dvorak’s Stabat Mater, next Saturday night along with a visiting chorus from the Netherlands, Hét Concertkoor. They never realized realized that “the roof would literally cave in on them.” That is exactly what happened earlier this week when they found out that the venue for the performance, The Church of St. Paul The Apostle near Lincoln Center, was being temporarily closed due to a fatal accident. A father-to-be construction worker, Janusz Zdybel, plunged 12 stories to his death while installing a safety net under the ceiling of the Church.

The Hudson Valley Singers were horrified and immediately took up a collection for the widow during their rehearsals. Anyone interested in contributing is urged to call Lois Whitman’s contact above. To read more about the sad details of the accident click here: articles.nydailynews.com/2011-10-13/local/30293932_1_nyc-s-church-ladder-catholic-church

The Hudson Valley Singers formed two committees, one to handle the collection and the other to find a new venue. Both were successful even though the Hudson Valley Singers along with the Netherland chorus, Hét Concertkoor, will be “singing their hearts out” for Janusz Zdybel. The new venue is the Church of the Blessed Sacrament, 152 West 71st Street, between Broadway and Columbus. The performance will start at 8:30PM.

The Hudson Valley Singers, hailed by The New York Times as one of Westchester’s “most ambitious choruses” celebrate their 60th anniversary this year. Recent performances include major oratorios of Handel, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, Orff, and Honegger.

SUMMARY HIGHLIGHTS:

Stabat Mater by Antonin Dvorak, an oratorio

Hudson Valley Singers, Hét Concertkoor, New York Metamorphoses Orchestra, Natalya Kraevsky, soprano; Rebecca Ringle, mezzo-soprano; Alex Vermuelen, tenor; Eric Keller, bass; Eugene Sirotkine, conductor

Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door

Call 914-674-2865 or email [email protected].

Links/Info: www.hudsonvalleysingers.org

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