Sunday, January 15, 2017

Damn! Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey Circus to close

“Damn everything but the circus! ...damn everything that is grim, dull, motionless, unrisking, inward turning, damn everything that won't get into the circle, that won't enjoy. That won't throw it's heart into the tension, surprise, fear and delight of the circus, the round world, the full existence...”

- e.e. cummings

Friday, January 13, 2017

Archdiocese of New York Got Talent!

Director/Cantor Brenda Ortiz from Blessed Sacrament parish in the Bronx will be The Hudson Valley Singers guest soloist.  She will perform three selections in Yiddish with a little choral reinforcement from HVS.  She will also duet with our singing maestro, Eugene Sirotkine, on two bossa nova numbers.

Brenda, Eu and the singers will be backed by an instrumental ensemble including harp, violin, cello, French horn, sax, flute, accordion, upright and electric bass and keyboards.

Enjoy a cozy cabaret on a cold winter's night.  Come see what an archdiocesan musician can do when she descends from the loft and sings front and center!

Date: Saturday, January 14th, 2017
Place: Captain Lawrence Brewery, Elmsford, NY
Time:  7:00 PM - Doors open or mingling with the performers and sampling Captain Lawrence's wares in the Tasting Room.
8:00 PM - Concert begins.

Monday, December 19, 2016


For the Holy Spirit to descend upon the Electoral College

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

And now Mose Allison joins Leon and Leonard

RIP Mose Allison

NY Times obit:  "Mose Allison, a Fount of Jazz and Blues, dies at 89"

It is surprising that we did not hear more of this song during election season.  Hit it, Mose...

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Thursday, November 10, 2016