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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 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
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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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Do you sing in a chorus or choir?
Yes
Are you a solo singer?
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What types of music do you like to sing?
Classical
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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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Boombox - world premiere at Melbourne International Singers Festival 2015

Melbourne International Singers Festival presentsThe Australian VoicesWorld Premiere BoomboxSaturday 6 June 7.30PMDeakin Edge Theatre, Federation Square, Melbourne NO ROBES.  NO RULES.  NO WORRIES.An old-school boombox sits on stage; a choir enters, presses play, and a travesty of choral music ensues. The ensemble plays with toy instruments, stand-up comedy, rap-battles, sporting commentary, mime, beatboxing, recordings from our unruly parliament and – frankly – whatever else we can get away…See More
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Concert by Somerset Chamber Choir - "In Paradisum" - Fauré Requiem at Wells Cathedral

July 25, 2015 from 7pm to 9:30pm
Full details of the concert are shown on our web site but Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem, one of the landmark choral works of the late 19th century, will feature in the second half with a treble, James Gooding singing the Pie Jesu solo.The programme also includes music by Bach, Dupré, Poulenc, Messiaen and Whitacre together with an exciting new Mass setting by David Briggs, the British organ virtuoso and composer.Finally the choir is proud to be giving the première of a work with poignant local…See More
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Dr Kirby Shaw – presents a Professional Development Day (Melbourne, 4 June 2015) at Deakin Edge, Federation Square

June 4, 2015 from 9:30am to 3:30pm
School of Hard Knocks & Melbourne International Singers Festival present:TEACHER’S PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAYDr Kirby Shaw, Presenter Thursday June 4, 20159:30 am – 3:30pm, Deakin Edge, Federation Square Kirby Shaw from the United States is a world-renowned expert in choral music education. In this inaugural visit to the East Coast of Australia, Dr Shaw will present an intimate, special day of professional development geared to anyone in the business of educating singers. Dr Shaw will…See More
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Best of British - Queen’s Birthday Concert at Melbourne International Singers Festival 2015

Melbourne International Singers Festival 2015 presentsBest of British - Queen’s Birthday ConcertMonday June 8 2015, 2.30pmDeakin Edge Theatre, Federation Square Come and celebrate with a right-royal musical romp and all your favourite Best of British music – including the Beatles, John Rutter’s ‘Gloria’, Rule Britannia, Jerusalem and Land of Hope and Glory! Celebrating Queen Elizabeth II's milestone as the longest reigning British monarch!! FeaturingKirby Shaw, Kathleen McGuire & Jonathon…See More
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Melodia! Festival In Cuba at Havana, Cuba

March 12, 2016 to March 19, 2016
Classical Movements proudly announces Melodia! In Cuba, open to choirs across the globe. With esteemed guest conductors Dr. Joshua Habermann and Dr. Digna Guerra leading workshops, individual choir performances in outstanding venues throughout the breathtaking city of Havana, experience in Cuban music and dance workshops and local cultural out reach. This is a rare and wonderful opportunity you won’t want to miss! For more information please contact (703) 683-6040 or sara@classicalmovements.com…See More
Apr 28
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Only Women Aloud - women’s project choir, led by Dr Kathleen McGuire

Only Women Aloud  - women’s project choir The School of Hard Knocks is excited to launch the 2015 Melbourne International Singers Festival season of Only Women Aloud, starting Sunday 3rd May.Only Women Aloud is an un-auditioned women's project choir, which will be led by the brilliant Dr Kathleen McGuire.   Kathleen has selected an exciting new selection of songs for this project. Only Women Aloud will be performing at the festival as an individual choir, and will also be joining with the…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

Here's a preview of an new book about Joseph Flummerfelt





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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