Buffalo, New York – Divine Divas Mary Terese Murphy and Margie DiPaolo, together with the Corpus Christi Church Combo, will perform a variety of jazz and standard vocal selections on Saturday, August 22 at 6:30 p.m. This light-hearted performance will be held outdoors under the tent at Corpus Christi Church, located at 199 Clark Street, just one block east of the Broadway Market. This event is free and open to the public.
Margie DiPaolo has appeared in numerous community theatrical productions and has performed with cabaret groups in Atlanta and Rochester. She is a cantor at the Church of the Transfiguration in Pittsford, New York and is thrilled to be joining the Divine Divas in her hometown of Buffalo!
Mary Teresa Murphy is the lead vocalist of the Cold Blues Band in Buffalo. She sings for various churches in Western New York including St. Andrew’s and St. Paul’s in Kenmore, along with St. Joseph’s University Parish in Buffalo. Ms. Murphy has a theatre degree from Towson State University in Maryland and has sung in numerous bands locally and in Maryland. While living in New York City she worked on the soap operas All My Children and Another World.
This concert promises to be a fun-filled evening of beautiful music.
The Divine Divas’ performance is just one of the many activities that will take place during Corpus Christi’s 30th annual Dozynki (pronounced Do-ZHIN-kee) Polish Harvest Festival on August 22 and 23. This joyful commemoration, which dates to the Middle Ages, is the Polish equivalent of America’s Thanksgiving holiday. The heart of the Polish Harvest Festival is to bring people together in a spirit of gratitude and appreciation to God for all of life’s blessings. The event is also a celebration of Polish food, music and culture. This year the parish has a special reason to give thanks as it celebrates the 100th anniversary of the church’s dedication.
A complete listing of the Polish Harvest Festival events can be found on the church website at corpuschristibuffalo.org.