Community Struts Stuff at Christmas Talent Show

9 December 2011 • On-Campus Event

The Jewish Klezmer ensemble, with Master of Ceremonies Dr. Peter Bouteneff on bass fiddle.The Jewish Klezmer ensemble, with Master of Ceremonies Dr. Peter Bouteneff on bass fiddle.They sang "Jingle Bells" en français, recited poetry—both classic and post-modern—told jokes, and even played Jewish Klezmer music. Displaying a multitude of artistic gifts, various members of our campus community came together this past weekend for our traditional Christmas Talent Show, to take a breather just prior to final exam week, to discover each other's hidden talents, and to break the monotony of the short, dark winter days.

Dr. Peter C. Bouteneff, associate professor Systematic Theology here at St. Vladimir's—who plays bass fiddle, piano, and guitar—acted as Master of Ceremonies for the occasion, as young and old(er) alike tried to rival Broadway.

Watch a musical collage of our 2011 Christmas Talent Show, with the background music "45 Minutes from Broadway," a 1906 recording sung by Bill Murray. This popular song is from one of George M. Cohan's many patriotic musicals, and it speaks about the difference between New York City and New Rochelle, New York.
To see the slideshow of the Christmas Talent Show, click here.