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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 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
Nov 14, 2013
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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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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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Paris Music Festival 2016 at France

August 17, 2016 to August 21, 2016
6th International festival of choirs and orchestras in Paris (France)17.08. - 21.08.2016PARIS - city of love, dreams and sensesNobody can think of Paris without various associations and a multitude of pictures crossing their mind: the river Seine, the Hunchback of Notre-Dame, Napoleon, the Arc de Triumphe, the Champs-Elysees. No other city exalts the imagination like this metropolis, which is also particularly popular for its musical events. As of late these also include the Paris Music…See More
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Philly POPS Holds Auditions for Festival Chorus at Philadelphia

September 29, 2015 from 6pm to 9pm
The Philly POPS Festival Chorus is holding auditions for the upcoming 2015-16 season. The Festival Chorus, a 125-voice ensemble, will be performing with the Philly POPS Orchestra in two series: the popular Christmas Spectacular series, December 4-22, under the direction of David Charles Abell, and Broadway’s Greatest Hits, April 15-17, under the direction of Music Director Michael Krajewski in the Kimmel Center’s Verizon Hall. Auditions will be held on Tuesday, September 29 from 6:00PM to…See More
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Messiah...Refreshed! at Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall

November 29, 2015 from 2pm to 4pm
Jonathan Griffith, DCINY Artistic Director and Principal ConductorHandel: MessiahThomas Beecham/ Eugene Goossens' 1959 Re-Orchestration for full symphony orchestra Featuring Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International Christopher Job, Bass Baritone Soloist John McVeigh, Tenor SolosistClaudia Chapa, Mezzo-Soprano SoloistPenelope Shumate, Soprano Soloist DCINY proudly ushers in the holiday season at Carnegie Hall with the fifth annual performance of Thomas…See More
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Street Requiem: for those who have died on the street - California premieres

Welcome Ministry, a communal response to poverty, presents the California premieres ofStreet Requiem: for those who have died on the streetby Kathleen McGuire, Andy Payne & Jonathon Welch AMwith additional orchestrations by Steven Couch Saturday, Aug 29 - 7pmOld First Presbyterian Church1751 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA 94109 Sunday, Aug 30 – 2pmCongregational Church of San Mateo225 Tilton Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94401 Dr Kathleen McGuire, conductorFrederica von Stade,…See More
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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
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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
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New York City Master Chorale Auditions at Turtle Bay Music School

September 2, 2015 from 6pm to 10pm
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 2015 - 2016 season will be held on September 9 by appointment. Rehearsals are held Wednesday evenings in Manhattan at the Turtle Bay Music School.This season includes a December concert entitled “The Star of Bethlehem”, and a 10th Anniversary Concert at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center featuring Bernstein’s…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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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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