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PSAA Expresses Love of Polish Kolendy

NEW YORK – What better way can choruses of the Polish Singers Alliance of America express their love and appreciation of Polish Kolendy and Pastoralki than to sing their hearts out in song?

That’s exactly what the member choruses of the Seventh District did this past January 10th, in the New Year 2016 as they gathered in Ridgewood’s magnificent Church of St. Aloysius thanks to the cooperation of its Pastor, Father Jerzy Poltorak.

Participating in their yearly Christmas mini-convention were the POLONIA-PADEREWSKI CHORUS #287 from New Britain, Connecticut; the MARCELLA KOCHANSKA SEMBRICH FEMALE CHORUS #321 of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; the CHOPIN SINGING SOCIETY #182 of Passaic, New Jersey; a representative group of ARIA #303 of Wallington, New Jersey; as well as OGINSKI #283 of Hempstead, Long Island; HEJNAL #323 of Greenpoint and JUTRZENKA female chorus #226 of South Brooklyn, New York.

All choruses presented their three favorite Christmas pieces which were appreciated by the audience.

The gathering of choruses from near and far proved there is hope for District 7 evidenced by the teamwork displayed by members of the local choruses, their delegates, members and choral directors making this year’s Christmas Celebration one to be cherished with fond memories. The choruses were grateful to congregation who came to the 3:00 pm Holy Mass and stayed for the Concert. All gathered in the church hall for refreshments and went home delighted the weather was cooperative … temperatures reaching 60 degrees!

The choruses are lucky and proud to have Yaga Chudy, their new District President take an pro-active role in reaching out and organizing such an enjoyable afternoon.

In this world of stress and uncertainty, the singers reach out to all lovers of choral music and invite individuals with sweet voices to come and join them so they may continue their mission of fostering Polish Culture through Song. For further information, please call the District President Yaga Chudy at 201-681-7980. To learn more about the PSAA visit: polishsingersalliance.org.

submitted by Barbara Blyskal