Salve Mater Fons Amoris

Salve Mater Fons Amoris
Easter concert at St Joesph’s to benefit refugees from Ukraine

Translation of the article printed in Kanadai/Amerikai MAGYARSÁG about the performance

Easter concert at St. Joseph’s Church, New York
Support for refugees fleeing war
By virtue of a performance of musical gems, assistance was sent to those in need
At the invitation of St. Stephen’s Catholic community, the Libero Canto Music School gave an Easter concert at St. Joseph’s Church, Yorkville.
St. Joseph’s Legion of Mary was hugely helpful in making the necessary arrangements which led to the successful outcome of the concert. The organizers are sending the proceeds totaling about $1,000 to aid those who have fled the war in the Ukraine and sought refuge in Hungary.
After Fr. Boniface Ramsay, pastor of St. Joseph’s Church, welcomed the audience, Oksana Krovytska, who had been invited to sing by the Hungarian community, performed Ukrainian folk songs.
Singers from the Libero Canto School of Singing, Kinga Cserjési and Deborah Carmichael,  together with members of the American Classical Orchestra, namely, Jessica Park (violin), Karl Kawahara (violin), Maureen Murchie (viola), David Bakamjian (cello), Tom Crawford (portative organ), and Caroline Giassi (oboe) gave inspired performances of works appropriate for Eastertime, namely, Alessandro Scarlatti’s Salve Regina, Tomaso Albinoni’s Oboe concerto in B flat Major, and Giovanni Battista Pergolesi’s famed Stabat Mater.
Audiences have had the wonderful opportunity to attend musical performances of a very high caliber at St. Joseph’s Church in Yorkville since the pastor, Fr. Boniface Ramsey, is an enthusiastic supporter of musical events at the church.