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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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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
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Hudson Chorale Welcoming New Members in September for Exciting 2014-2014 Season at Pleasantville Presbyterian Church

September 8, 2014 at 6pm to September 22, 2014 at 7:30pm
Hudson Chorale, the areas largest mixed-voice chorus, has been performing in venues throughout Westchester County since 2010.  The chorus brings the best in choral singing to music lovers in the southern Hudson Valley and has earned a region-wide reputation for both outstanding programming and superb artistry over the last four years, offering exciting programs that include the entire choral repertoire.  New members are welcome in the month of September, and singers who already belong to a…See More
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Taconic Opera: Special Performance of Lucia di Lammermoor at Music Conservatory of Westchester, White Plains

November 24, 2013 from 3pm to 7:15pm
Taconic Opera invites the public to take part in their unique November production of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor.  One performance only of the famous Scottish story will be performed at the Music Conservatory of Westchester, 216 Central Avenue, White Plains on Sunday, November 24th at 3:00 pm.  The lead singers will be fully staged and in costume.  Audience members are invited to “sing along” with the Taconic Opera chorus right from their seats, or they can simply listen to the masterful…See More
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2013 Gala: Taconic Opera Takes a Walk on the Yellow Brick Road at CV Rich Mansion

September 12, 2013 from 7pm to 10pm
Taconic Opera, now in its sixteenth Season in Westchester, will present an unusual fundraiser in White Plains.  Not only will the presentation be unique, but so will the venue and location.  After having expanded its performances to White Plains a few years ago, the company is ready to move its annual fundraiser into Westchester’s central city.  The company will hold its annual gala at the CV Rich Mansion right in downtown White Plains. The gala’s theme is “The Yellow Brick Road.”  Will the…See More
Aug 14, 2013
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Taconic Opera Invites Choral Singers for Bellini's Norma at Cortlandt School of Performing Arts

June 20, 2013 at 2pm to July 13, 2013 at 7pm
For choral singers who are interested in a new, unique and exciting experience, Taconic Opera invites you to participate in the company’s fall production of Vincenzo Bellini’s Norma, to be performed on Oct. 17, 20 and 26, 2013.  This opera was written at the peak of Bellini’s career, is a classic example of bel canto singing, and the lead role has been coveted by the great superstars of opera.  Norma contains just the right amount of choral sections to make it appealing to choristers without…See More
Jun 20, 2013
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Hudson Chorale (Westchester, NY) presents...Beethoven! at Irvington High School

May 11, 2013 from 7:30pm to 9:15pm
Not to be missed: Hudson Chorale to celebrate...Beethoven! Hudson Chorale, Westchester’s largest mixed chorus, will close its 2012-2013 season on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 7:30 pm at the Irvington Middle/High School with an exhilarating concert of choral works by Ludwig von Beethoven with professional soloists and full orchestra.  Hailed by music scholars, critics, and musicians as one of the greatest musical giants of all time, Beethoven wrote extraordinary choruses in addition to his most…See More
Apr 30, 2013
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Hudson Chorale (Westchester Co, NY) Welcoming New Members in January at Scarborough Presbyterian Church

January 28, 2013 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Hudson Chorale is welcoming new members in January in preparation for the second concert of its 2012-2013 season.  Singers in all voice parts (SATB) are invited to join Westchester’s largest mixed-voice choral group for an exciting All-Beethoven concert with full orchestra that will take place on May 11, 2013.  Featured pieces by the beloved composer include the Mass in C, Choral Fantasy, excerpts from Fidelio and other works. The chorus’ goal is to provide both audience members and singers…See More
Jan 16, 2013
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Hudson Chorale - On Strings of Song: From Mozart to Sondheim at Scarborough Presbyterian Church

January 26, 2013 from 3pm to 4:45pm
Hudson Chorale, Westchester’s largest mixed chorus, will launch its 2012-2013 season on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 3:00 pm at Scarborough Presbyterian Church, Scarborough Manor, with an exhilarating concert designed to appeal to all musical tastes – from the Classical – to the Modern – to the Great White Way.  Entitled, On Strings of Song, the program features an eclectic mix of inspiring works: Mozart’s Missa Brevis in D Minor; Mendelssohn’s Jesu, Meine Freude; tender, jewel-like Five…See More
Jan 7, 2013
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Taconic Opera Invites Choristers to Sing a New Oratorio at Church of Just Christ of Latter Day Saints

November 14, 2012 at 7pm to November 28, 2012 at 9pm
Taconic Opera invites choral singers to participate in the world premiere performance and professional recording of the oratorio Enoch by the company’s General and Artistic Director, Dan Montez.  The work will feature the 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 second of his oratorical compositions in Westchester County.  The work will be sung in English and its…See More
Nov 12, 2012

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Do you sing in a chorus or choir?
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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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Choral Singers Invited to Sing Nabucco (Westchester Co., NY)

Posted on May 1, 2011 at 11:27pm 0 Comments

If you’ve always wanted the opportunity to perform in an opera, here it is.  This is an open invitation for all voice parts to join Taconic Opera’s chorus for the 2011 fall performances of Verdi's Nabucco!  This will be a FULLY STAGED production with full union orchestra and sets/costumes, in Italian with English supertitles above the stage.  All lead singers and orchestra members are experienced professionals.  Performances will be at the Yorktown Stage in…

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Usdan Center - 12/14 Open House; Full Choral, Vocal Programs at Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts

December 14, 2014 from 11am to 2pm
Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, the nationally renowned summer arts day camp, announces a free Open House for its 48th, 2015 season.  Usdan features, on its 200-acre woodland campus on Long Island, a full program of pop and classical individual and choral singing.  Usdan Center is annually attended by more than 1600 young people ages 6 to 18 from New York City and throughout the Tri-State New York area.  No audition is needed for most programs.  Among the alumni singers are…See More
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Holiday Sing with Orchestra of St. Luke's at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music

December 17, 2014 from 7:30pm to 9pm
Orchestra of St. Luke’s popular Holiday Sing returns, bringing voices of the community together in a celebration of the season. Surround yourself with the sounds and spirit of the holidays, and sing your favorite songs and carols accompanied by OSL. Stay for a reception with hot chocolate and other holiday treats!FREE; reservations required. RSVP: http://oslmusic.org/rsvpSee More
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The Peacemakers: The Music of Karl Jenkins at Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall

January 19, 2015 all day
Monday, January 19, 2015 7:00 pm The Peacemakers: The Music of Karl Jenkins Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall Jenkins: The Peacemakers Jenkins: The Healer (US Premiere) Jenkins: Llareggub (US Premiere) Jonathan Griffith, DCINY Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Karl Jenkins, Composer-in-Residence Featuring Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, DCINY teams up with Welsh composer Karl…See More
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Prague Summer Nights Young Artists Music Festival at Prague, Czech Republic

June 7, 2015 at 6pm to July 6, 2015 at 7pm
Join the “Prague Summer Nights Young Artists Music Festival” this summer in the beautiful and historic city of Prague for concerts and opera performances, including fully staged performances of Mozart’s Don Giovanni under the stage direction of opera legend Sherrill Milnes. These performances, using the famous 1991 production, sets and costumes of the Czech National Theatre, will  be given in the Estates Theatre in Prague, where Don Giovanni was premiered under Mozart’s baton in 1787.…See More
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Beyond Hard Knocks - Australian TV premiere on Sat 15th Nov at 2.15 pm

The long awaited, where are they now documentary, on the extraordinary journey of the original Choir of Hard Knocks members and Founding Director Jonathon Welch AM….8 years on.Beyond Hard Knocks documentary will have its Australian TV premiere on GEM at 2.15pm (AEDT) Saturday 15th Nov. This will be at 1.45pm (ACDT) in Adelaide.You can also purchase your own, signed copy of the DVD at www.jonathonwelch.comSee More
Nov 11
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Misatango: A Tango Mass from Argentina at Carnegie Hall

January 18, 2015 from 2pm to 4pm
Sunday, January 18, 20152:00 pm - Martin Luther King Jr. WeekendStern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall Misatango: A Tango Mass from ArgentinaMartin Palmeri: Misa A Buenos Aires (Misatango) (Carnegie Hall Premiere)Pablo Di Mario, DirectorMartin Palmeri, Visiting Composer FlutopiaJennifer Lapple, Director DCINY presents an international evening of world music and entertainment suitable for all ages. In the spirit of peace, acceptance, and inclusion for this Martin Luther King Jr. weekend,…See More
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New York City Master Chorale: A Ceremony of Carols at Church of St. Mary the Virgin

December 19, 2014 from 8pm to 10pm
On Friday, December 19 at 8:00 pm, under the direction of Artistic Director Thea Kano, the New York City Master Chorale (www.nycmasterchorale.org) will kick off its ninth season with a holiday concert titled A Ceremony of Carols. The Chorale will perform Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols, and a variety of holiday pieces, both a cappella and with harp accompaniment, including Eric Whitacre’s Lux Aurumuque, Morten Lauridsen’s O Magnum Mysterium,…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.

 

What's next? Are we getting some culture on TV?

 





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The Christian West and Its Singers

Here's a review of a great new book "The Christian West and Its Singers" by Jeffery Tucker:



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"So rather than a review, I say to you, this book exists. Perhaps it has opened a new chapter in history of the study of Christian…
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Conversations with Joseph Flummerfelt

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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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