CHAPTER 657

HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 32

CONGRATULATING NEWARK MEZZO SOPRANO KATHERINE E. (KATHY) CIESINSKI FOR FINISHING SECOND IN THE RENOWNED METROPOLITAN OPERA NATIONAL FINAL AUDITIONS.

WHEREAS, sweet music literally has come to the ears of the members of the 127th General Assembly with the announcement that Katherine E. Ciesinski of Newark, a mezzo soprano, attained second place honors in the Metropolitan Opera National Final Auditions held Sunday, March 24, 1974, in New York City; and

WHEREAS, 23-year old Kathy Ciesinski, daughter of the popular former Newark High School athletic director and coach, Roman (Ray) and Mrs. Ciesinski, won a total of $6,000 in scholarships for the purpose of continuing her musical education with her superb singing renditions during the competition; and

WHEREAS, Kathy Ciesinski, a 1958 graduate of Newark High School and a cum laude graduate of Temple University, in 1971 studied on a scholarship at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, and currently is studying at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia, and has had the opportunity to sing with the Philadelphia Orchestra; and

WHEREAS, Kathy Ciesinski while thrilling the audience at the "Met" sang Air des Lettres from Werther by Massenet and Sequidilla from Bizets' Carmen.

NOW THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the 127th General Assembly, the Senate concurring therein, that Katherine E. Ciesinski be warmly congratulated for her outstanding feat of finishing second in the Metropolitan Opera National Final Auditions.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that ten copies of this resolution be forward to Kathy and her parents at 1218 Valley Road, Newark, one copy sent to Dr. George V. Kirk, Superintendent of the Newark School District, and one copy to Mr. H. Nelson Freidly, Jr., Principal of Newark High School.

Approved March 29, 1974