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Taconic Opera (Westchester, NY) Now at SUNY-Purchase

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Taconic Opera (NY) is now at SUNY Purchase! Quick on the heels of being named Westchester County’s Arts Organization of the Year, Taconic Opera begins its fifteenth anniversary season by expanding to…Continue

 

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HUDSON CHORALE – Mendelssohn’s Magnificent ELIJAH in Irvington, NY at Irvington Middle/High School

May 14, 2016 from 7:30pm to 9:15pm
Hudson Chorale, Westchester’s largest chorus, will conclude its 6th season on May 14, 2016 by performing Felix Mendelssohn’s stirring oratorio, Elijah, based on the story of the prophet in the Old Testament.  Complete with outstanding professional soloists and a full 35-piece orchestra, this monumental work will be performed in English so that the audience can fully appreciate the composer’s musical interpretation of the prose which runs the gamut of scenarios and emotions.  Elijah has all the…See More
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Taconic Opera’s First Chamber Concert – PRODIGIES: Schubert, Mendelssohn and Mozart, with Maestro Jun Nakabayashi at Presbyterian Church of Mt. Kisco, NY

April 30, 2016 from 4pm to 5:30pm
Currently in its 18th season and past recipient of the ArtsWestchester Arts Organization of the Year Award, Taconic Opera will be hosting its first chamber concert in April:  Prodigies:  Schubert, Mendelssohn and Mozart.  For the first time, Jun Nakabayashi, Taconic Opera’s Conductor and Music Director, will emerge from the orchestra pit to conduct the concert which features the Taconic Opera Orchestra.  The program will consist of Schubert’s Symphony No. 5, Mendelssohn’s Sinfonia No. 4 (String…See More
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Choral Singers: Elijah's Coming!! Hudson Chorale at Pleasantville Presbyterian Church

January 25, 2016 from 6pm to 7:30pm
Hudson Chorale, now rehearsing in Pleasantville, welcomes new members in January for Elijah Few things in life are as satisfying as joining a group of talented, enthusiastic singers and making beautiful music together every week.  Since 2010, Hudson Chorale, Westchester’s largest chorus, has been performing in venues throughout the County, bringing the best in choral singing to the Hudson Valley.  Concerts have included traditional choral pieces such as the Brahms Requiem, lesser known works…See More
Jan 8
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HUDSON CHORALE – CATHEDRAL CLASSICS Sacred Music by French Composers - with Organ: C’est Magnifique! at White Plains Presbyterian Church

January 24, 2016 from 3pm to 4:30pm
Hudson Chorale, Westchester’s largest chorus, will begin its 6th season on January 24, 2016 with a program that will musically transport its audience to the great cathedrals of France and to the temple in the Jewish Quarter of Paris.  All this without having to endure airport traffic and tourists with smart phones and selfie sticks.The program consists of 20th century works by French composers who have all achieved international recognition: Requiem by Maurice Duruflé, Four Motets by Francis…See More
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CHORAL SINGERS INVITED TO PERFORM NEW ORATORIO at Cortlandt School of Performing Arts

November 7, 2015 from 6:45pm to 7pm
Be part of a world premiere of a major new work by a local composer Taconic Opera invites choral singers to participate in the world premiere performance and professional recording of the oratorio JOB by the company’s General and Artistic Director, Dan Montez, on March 19, 2016 in Ossining and March 20, 2016 in White Plains. Taconic Opera chorus, professional lead singers and full orchestra.  Performances will be conducted under the baton of Dan Montez himself who is delighted to debut the…See More
Oct 28, 2015
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Taconic Opera unique tragi-comedy double bill: Pagliacci and Trial by Jury at Yorktown Stage

October 17, 2015 from 8pm to 9:45pm
Taconic Opera is excited to announce that it will open its 18th season with a two-opera event that is sure to please opera lovers over a wide spectrum of tastes.  Pagliacci, a dramatic opera by Ruggero Leoncavallo, is one of the most recognizable and beloved operas in history.  Trial by Jury, by Gilbert and Sullivan, is an outrageous comedy with distinctively British wit and charm.  Audiences will probably never again be given the opportunity to see such vastly different yet complementary works…See More
Oct 6, 2015
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2015 TACONIC OPERA GALA: OPERA GOES INSANE at ArtsWestchester Gallery

September 17, 2015 from 7pm to 9:45pm
Taconic Opera, now in its 18th season in Westchester, will present another unusual fundraiser on Thursday, September 17, 2015, in White Plains at the ArtsWestchester Gallery at 31 Mamaroneck Ave.  The Gala’s theme, Opera Goes Insane, will feature the company’s lead professional singers performing “mad scenes” from famous operas while guests dine in total serenity.  This event is an entertaining, upbeat, and unique way to support the continuation of live, professional opera in Westchester…See More
Aug 24, 2015
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Hudson Chorale, now rehearsing in Pleasantville, welcomes new members in September at Pleasantville Presbyterian Church

September 14, 2015 at 6pm to September 21, 2015 at 7:30pm
Since 2010, Hudson Chorale, Westchester’s largest chorus, has been performing in venues throughout Westchester, bringing the best in choral singing to the Hudson Valley. The chorus now enjoys a region-wide reputation among both singers and audience members for its outstanding programming, superb artistry and interesting repertoire that ranges from the great masterpieces of the past to engaging contemporary compositions.   The Chorale is welcoming new members in all voice parts (SATB) beginning…See More
Aug 14, 2015
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Hudson Chorale Welcomes New Music Director and New Members for its Upcoming Season

Ira Spaulding, Interim Music DirectorHudson Chorale is pleased to announce the appointment of Conductor Ira Spaulding as its new Interim Music Director. Spaulding will be replacing Music Director Michael Conley, who has accepted a post as Director of Music Ministries at Calvary Presbyterian Church in Pacific Heights, California. …See More
Aug 11, 2015
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Taconic Opera Inviting Choral Singers for a double bill: Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci and Gilbert & Sullivan’s Trial by Jury at Cortlandt School of Performing Arts

June 10, 2015 at 9am to June 30, 2015 at 7pm
Please note: this is an on-going invitation effective immediately until June 30, 2015.  There is no specific date and time to join; if an audition is required, it will be arranged to suit the applicant’s schedule.For choral singers who are interested in a new, unique and exciting experience, Taconic Opera invites you to participate in the company’s fall double-bill production, a first-time-ever drama/comedy combination that will make you both cry and laugh: Ruggero Leoncavallo’s tearful…See More
Jun 9, 2015
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Hudson Choral - American Voices: American composers inspired by American writers at Irvington High School

May 9, 2015 from 7:30pm to 9pm
Hudson Chorale, Westchester’s largest chorus, will conclude its 5th season on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at the Irvington Middle/High School Auditorium at 7:30 pm with the second of a three-part series – American Voices - featuring American composers who found their inspiration in American writers, with accompaniment by a full orchestra.  The composers range from Randall Thompson, considered by many to be the best of the 20th century, to still-living artists who are capturing positive critical…See More
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Taconic Opera 2014 Gala: Opera Goes to Hell, with Special Guest Renata Scotto at CV Rich Mansion, 305 Ridgeway, White Plains, NY

September 18, 2014 from 7pm to 9:45pm
Taconic Opera, now in its seventeenth season in Westchester, will present an unusual fundraiser on Thursday, September 18, 2014, in White Plains at the CV Rich Mansion, 305 Ridgeway.  The Gala’s theme, Opera Goes to Hell, will take you on an infernal journey into perdition. The event includes a sumptuous meal and an opportunity to meet Taconic Opera’s top operatic artists who will take you on a thrilling musical voyage into the Netherworld of some of the world’s most famous operas. The special…See More
Aug 19, 2014

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Hudson Chorale Welcomes New Music Director and New Members for its Upcoming Season

Posted on August 11, 2015 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

Ira Spaulding, Interim Music Director

Hudson Chorale is pleased to announce the appointment of Conductor Ira Spaulding as its new Interim Music Director. Spaulding will be replacing Music Director Michael Conley, who has accepted a post as Director of Music Ministries at Calvary Presbyterian…

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Rossini: Feminist Crusader

Posted on May 15, 2012 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

Taconic Opera will be presenting a fully orchestrated mass in June by the famed composer, Gioacchino Rossini, widely known for his comedic operas like The Barber of Seville and, of course, the universally recognizable overture from his opera William Tell.  However, this is not just any Mass: it has a very remarkable historical component that would be of interest to both music historians and women everywhere.  The Petite Messe Solennelle…

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Hudson Chorale (Westchester, NY): John Knowles Paine's Mass in D

Posted on April 20, 2012 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

For over two centuries, European composers were given preferential treatment over Americans, but that trend has finally turned itself around. Music lovers will be given a rare opportunity to hear America’s first large-scale choral and orchestral work: the Mass in D by the US composer John Knowles Paine. On Saturday, May 5, 2012, at 8:00 pm, Hudson Chorale will be bringing this Civil War-era masterpiece to the Irvington High School Auditorium…

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Taconic Opera Announces its 14th Season in Westchester County, NY

Posted on June 14, 2011 at 8:25pm 0 Comments

As Westchester County’s premiere source for opera, Taconic Opera continues to forge ahead when other arts organizations are struggling.  When asked how they are navigating these difficult times, General Director, Dan Montez answers, “We make sure all the money goes to the artists, where it belongs.  Many of us who administrate the arts have taken the hit so the artists don’t have to.”  This philosophy has helped the company continue to grow while others are closing their doors. 

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Costa Brava Music Festival 2017 at Spain

April 27, 2017 to May 1, 2017
6th International choir and orchestra festival in Lloret de Mar on the Costa Brava (Spain)27.04. - 01.05.2017COSTA BRAVA – a true bathing paradiseLong beaches covered with fine sand. Villages with white houses by the ocean. Crystal-clear sea. Underwater paradises and nature parks with untouched landscapes in all shades of green in small bays between rocks. As the cradle and inspiration of the artist Salvador Dalí the region is known for its impressive historic and cultural heritage. The…See More
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Fabulous performances at the inaugural Brisbane International Singers Festival 2016

Proudly presented by the School of Hard Knocks…..June 3-5, 2016Open to all community and school choirs and individual singers with amazing opportunities….--------------------Friday 3rd June 2016, 8pmBeyond Hard Knocks Documentary ScreeningFollowing on from the original ‘Choir of Hard Knocks’ documentaryAll tickets $10The Edge, State Library of Queensland,Stanley Place South Bank -------------------- Saturday 4th June, 2.30pmSaturday sessions for conductors, teachers and singers  Join us during…See More
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Mira Costa High School Bands and Orchestras at Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall

May 29, 2016 from 8:30pm to 10pm
Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 8:30 PMStern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie HallMira Costa High School Bands and OrchestrasJoel Carlson, ConductorPeter Park, Conductor Under the direction of Mr. Joel Carlson, the Grammy Award-winning music program for the wind ensembles, vocal ensembles and symphony at Mira Costa High School (MCHS) in Manhattan Beach, California is rooted in a tradition and commitment to comprehensive music education through performance. Tickets $20-$100Visit Carnegiehall.org Call…See More
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New York City Master Chorale Auditions at By Appointment Only

September 7, 2016 from 6pm to 9:30pm
The New York City Master Chorale, a 75-member classical chorus, is holding open auditions for singers with significant choral experience and strong sight-reading skills. Auditions for the 2016 - 2017 season will be held on Wednesday September 7 and 14 by appointment. Rehearsals are held Wednesday evenings in Manhattan at the Turtle Bay Music School. This season includes an October performance of Orff’s Carmina Burana, a December performance of Rutter Magnificat and Lauridsen Lux Aeterna, an…See More
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Conan Features a Choir on His Show

Conan features the Scala and Kolacny Brothers choir on his TV show.

 

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In Conversations with Joseph Flummerfelt: Thoughts on Conducting, Music, and Musicians, Donald Nally presents a window into the mind and heart of one of America's most celebrated and distinguished choral…
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