Patricia Brady-Danzig


Lois Buesser


Luis Emilio Cabrera


Schola Cantorum on Hudson

Artistic Director and Founder ,
Dr. Deborah Simpkin King

PEL Piano Trio with Guest Cellist, Allegra Whiting

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Patricia Brady-Danzig

The New York Times called Patricia, "an earnest and knowledgeable musician whose voice soared with sweetness and purity of sound." Cinco Dias newspaper, Madrid wrote, "She fulfilled the intentions of varied styles; excellent technique; intelligent musicality; beautiful coloring; perfect diction." In Sicily, she was hailed by La Sicilia newspaper as, providing a "…great musical experience of baroque and contemporary music."

As an Irish-American, Patricia Brady-Danzig is known in her beloved Ireland as “Patricia Brady, The Irish Nightingale”. She is the daughter of Irish parents, Joseph Michael Brady of Scariff, County Clare and Elizabeth D'arcy Brady (a descendent of the poet, Edmund Burke) of Maryborough, County Laos. Patricia's extraordinary musical gifts were discovered early by her Irish parents who said she could sing a complete melody by age 2! She was educated at the College of St. Rose, Albany, NY, earning a master's degree in music, and later, was granted an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters by her alma mater, the first Music graduate to be so honored. 

New Jersey's Star Ledger selected Patricia Brady-Danzig as "Woman of Distinction" in 1999, and Irish America Magazine listed her as one of "100 Top Irish Americans of 2000".

Patricia’s devotion to art and to the teaching of young artists led her to form PBD Associates, Inc., her foundation dedicated to creating opportunities for young performers, such as scholarships, concerts, and foreign exchange programs. Luis Emilio Cabrera was the recipient of a PBD Associates, Inc. scholarship.

As a frequent guest on national and international TV and radio, Patricia has spoken about her musical career and charitable work on Good Day, New York; ABC Good Morning, Iowa; TV 12 New Jersey’s Talking; Channel 2 Bucharest, Romania; TodayFM, Dublin, Ireland; Cesar Lantigua, Radio Vision, NJ; Adrian Flannelly Program, NY; WNJN, State of the Arts program, and National Public Radio WXEL, Florida; the NBC Morning Show, Des Moines, Iowa; ABC-TV, West Des Moines; and Channel 12 TV, Good Morning Show, Edison, NJ, among others.

Patricia Brady-Danzig has six CDs: Sharing; Irish Jubilee; A Woman's Life in Love; Christmas Magic; From Romania With Love, sung in Romanian and English; and, Ojos Verdes (Green Eyes), a collection of traditional Spanish Dance Rhythms and Song Classics sung in Spanish and English. She is currently working on a seventh recording, “Believe”, a collection of Patricia’s favorite church music, expected next year.

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Lois Beusser, Accompanist

Beusser graduated Summa Cum Laude from Oklahoma City University, Piano Performance major, Vocal minor. She has performed as piano soloist, accompanist, vocalist and band keyboardist in Branson, MO; Greensboro, NC and the New York area. She entertained troops in Europe and Asia with the USO/DOD, and has shared a stage with Bob Hope, Bill Cosby and Barry Manilow. Lois has been Music Director for The Enchanted Players, Ridge Light Opera of NJ, and Trilogy Repertory Company. Her concerts “Lois Buesser - A Musical Extravaganza!” have been presented in several states to delighted audiences. Lois teaches piano and Kindermusik, arranges music for cabarets, directs a women’s chorus, and is organist of St. Mark’s Church in Basking Ridge.

Luis Emilio Cabrera, Tenor

A Cuban born tenor, studied at the Boston Conservatory of Music and graduated from the Mason Gross School of Fine Arts at Rutgers University. He has sung such roles as Tamino in “The Magic Flute, Camille in “The Merry Widow” and Don Ottavio in “Don Giovanni”. He has sung concerts in the Great Auditorium of Ocean Grove and Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center to name a few.

Luis has collaborated with Metropolitan Opera stars Licia Albanese, Aprile Millo and Martina Arroyo. In 2006, Luis was one of the “Three Young Tenors” who performed with soprano, Patricia Brady-Danzig at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York City.


Schola Cantorum on Hudson


was formed as an independent choral ensemble in the fall of 1995. Its members have been drawn together by a shared love of great choral music and by a dedication to the highest standard of performance of that repertoire. Since then, the group has become devoted to the powerful experience of making music, and the belief that creating great music can also create a positive effect in the world.

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Founder and Artistic Director, Dr. Deborah Simpkin King

Dr. King is a choral and vocal performer and educator, working primarily in the northern New Jersey/NYC area. As Founding Artistic Director of the forty-voice choral ensemble Schola Cantorum on Hudson, her choral work is favorably reviewed. She is Director of Music at The First Presbyterian Church (Ramsey, NJ), and owns an independent voice studio in Essex County. She frequently guest-conducts and provides choral workshop sessions, focusing on vocal production, sight reading, and other matters of the choral art.

Dr. King holds a Ph.D. in Musicology from the University of North Texas; a Master of Music in Music Education from North Texas State University; and a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Texas Christian University. Dr. King is also a published editor and writer. Her edition of full anthems by Baroque composer John Blow, published by Oxford University Press, has been very favorably reviewed, and her dissertation, The Full Anthems and Services of John Blow and the Question of an English Stile Antico, was honored with the 1990 University of North Texas Graduate Dean’s Dissertation Award for Scholarly Communication. Dr. King is an active member of Chorus America, Classical Singer Society, American Choral Directors’ Association, the National Association for Teachers of Singing, and the Conductors’ Guild. She is privileged to have served on the NJ-ACDA Board of Directors since 1991.



PEL Piano Trio

The Pel Trio consists of Patricia Brady-Danzig, piano; Nancie Lederer, violin and Liz Cabrera, cello.
For the June 5th concert, Liz Cabrera will not perform. In her place, guest cellist Allegra Whiting will perform.


Nancie Lederer, violinist, is a graduate of Manhattan School of Music where she was a scholarship student of  Glenn Dicterow.  As an orchestral and chamber musician, she has given concerts throughout Europe, China, the Caribbean and the United States, and has performed at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Radio City Music Hall, New Jersey Performing Arts Center and the Hollywood Bowl.  Ms. Lederer has been a string coach at chamber music festivals in NY, PA, and Vermont and was a co-founder of the 4 Strings! Summer Chamber Music Academy. Ms. Lederer maintains a private teaching studio in West Caldwell, NJ.

Allegra Whiting, cellist (daughter to violinist, Nancie Lederer) is 12 years old, a seventh grader at Grover Cleveland Middle School in Caldwell, NJ, began studying cello with Mamie Kaller at the age of 5. In the winter of '09, she was selected to play in a master class for the British cellist Steven Isserlis and participated in a workshop and performance of the Bach Goldberg Variations with American cellist Matt Haimovitz. Allegra will be giving her second performance at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall this spring, as a two-time winner of the National Young Musicians Showcase Competition. She was also the winner of the String Division of the Florence Boughton Competition for Young Artists, sponsored by the MacDowell Club of Mountain Lakes. In addition, she was named a winner of the Frank and Lydia Bergen Scholarship Concerto Auditions. She is currently in her third year as a member of the New Jersey Youth Symphony. She was accepted into the 2010 Regions 1 Orchestra as well as the NJ All State Orchestra. Allegra loves playing chamber music and has participated in the Stirling Chamber Workshop. For the last two summers, Allegra attended Kinhaven Music Camp in Vermont. She is active in her school's music department. In addition to playing in the orchestra, Allegra plays flute in the band and sings in the chorus. She is a Cadet Girl Scout, enjoys skiing and traveling, and plays on her school's Lacrosse team.

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