Resolution J4804-2013

Honoring Ralph and Sandra Zecchino upon the occasion of their retirement after 44 years of distinguished service to the Greece Choral Society

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  • May 6, 2014: ADOPTED
  • May 6, 2014: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • May 1, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Ralph and Sandra Zecchino upon the occa-
sion  of their retirement after 44 years of distinguished service to the
Greece Choral Society

WHEREAS, It is the sense of  this  Legislative  Body  to  recognize  and
commend  those  individuals  whose  commitment and creative talents have
contributed to the education, entertainment and cultural  enrichment  of
their community and enhanced the stature of the State of New York; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body  is  justly  proud  to  honor
Ralph and Sandra Zecchino upon the occasion of their retirement after 44
years of distinguished service to the Greece Choral Society; and
  WHEREAS, For the past 44 years, Ralph and Sandra "Sandy" Zecchino have
rendered  faithful,  conscientious  and  valuable  service to the Greece
Choral Society, enlivening their community  of  Greece,  New  York,  and
beyond with beautiful choir music; and
  WHEREAS,  Ralph  Zecchino,  a  well-known  and  highly respected music
educator, organized the founding of the Greece Choral Society  in  1970,
as  part  of  the  Greece Central School District's Continuing Education
Program; he has served continuously as the group's director ever  since;
and
  WHEREAS, Three years later, Sandy Zecchino assumed the duties of piano
accompanist,  a  role in which she would perform admirably over the next
four decades; and
  WHEREAS, Under the direction of this  remarkable  couple,  the  Greece
Choral Society has convened every Monday night for 44 years; the society
is  made  up  of more than 100 singers who join together to practice for
the five concerts they perform each year; and
  WHEREAS, A member of the  Greater  Rochester  Choral  Consortium,  the
Greece  Choral  Society  performs  major classical works, folk music and
spirituals, as well as  Broadway  show  tunes;  the  majority  of  their
concerts are held at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Rochester, New York;
and
  WHEREAS,  Under  Ralph  and  Sandy  Zecchino's luminous direction, the
Greece Choral Society has had the opportunity  to  perform  at  numerous
important functions such as the 50th Anniversary observation marking the
end of World War II in Normandy, France; it also performed at Notre Dame
Cathedral  in  Paris, in Ireland and at St. Matthew's Cathedral in Wash-
ington, D.C.; and
  WHEREAS, Sincerely loved and greatly respected by all  of  those  with
whom  they  have worked, Ralph and Sandy Zecchino will be remembered for
their excellent musicianship and outstanding commitment  to  bringing  a
wide variety of choral music to their community; and
  WHEREAS,  It  is the practice of this Legislative Body that when indi-
viduals of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our atten-
tion, they should be celebrated and recognized by all  the  citizens  of
the great State of New York; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Ralph and Sandra Zecchino, and to wish them continued  success  in
all their future endeavors; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Ralph and Sandra Zecchino.

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