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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 Presents a Timeless Classic: Faust by Charles Gounod at Yorktown Stage

October 22, 2016 from 8pm to 10:45pm
Taconic Opera is excited to announce that it will open its 19th season with one of the most performed operas of all times, Charles Gounod’s Faust.  Based on a piece of literature that has been studied for over two centuries, Johann von Goëthe’s Faust, this opera tell the universally-recognizable tale of the good man who sells his soul to the devil for a few moments of earthly pleasure.  Taconic Opera will present a fully-staged version it in its original French, with professional soloists and…See More
Sep 23
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Hudson Chorale (Westchester, NY): New Members Welcomed in September for the Upcoming Season

COME AND EXPERIENCE WHAT ALL THE CHORAL EXCITEMENT IS ALL ABOUT.Hudson Chorale, the area’s largest mixed voice chorus, is welcoming new members in all voice parts (SATB) to join them for an exciting 2016-2017 season that will appeal to choral singers of a wide range of musical preferences. This is the Chorale's first full season under the artistic direction of Ira Spaulding who joined Hudson Chorale last fall as Interim Music Director.  He was asked to continue as Music Director in February…See More
Aug 15
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Hudson Chorale: New Members Welcomed in September for the Upcoming Season at St. John's Episcopal Church

September 12, 2016 from 6pm to 7:30pm
Hudson Chorale, the area’s largest mixed voice chorus, is welcoming new members in all voice parts (SATB) to join them for an exciting 2016-2017 season that will appeal to choral singers of a wide range of musical preferences. Singer-friendly auditions will begin on Monday, September 12, 2016, by appointment, prior to the first rehearsal.  Rehearsals take place on Monday evenings from 7:30 - 10:00 p.m. at the Pleasantville Presbyterian Church, 400 Bedford Rd, Pleasantville, NY.  To receive…See More
Jul 31
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Taconic Opera presents New York’s very own La Stupenda (The Great One), Francesca Mondanaro, in Concert Fundraiser at Music Conservatory of Westchester

September 25, 2016 from 3pm to 4:30pm
Currently entering its 19th season and past recipient of the ArtsWestchester Arts Organization of the Year Award, Taconic Opera will be hosting a concert fundraiser featuring one of the most well-received sopranos to ever have performed with the company over its prior 18 year history: soprano Francesca Mondanaro.  General Director Dan Montez remembers, “When she first sang for me, it took me a few minutes to realize I was listening to something astounding…I had never heard anything like it in…See More
Jul 28
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2016 TACONIC OPERA GALA - OPERA HAS A BABY – TO HONOR LOCAL ARTS HEROES at C.V. Rich Mansion

September 15, 2016 from 7pm to 9pm
Great food, gorgeous arias about children, and a tribute to honorees for their contributions to the arts in their communities. Taconic Opera, now in its 19th season and past recipient of the Arts Organization of the Year Award in Westchester County, will hold its annual creative and highly entertaining fundraiser on Thursday, September 15, 2016, at 7:00 pm at the C.V. Rich Mansion, 305 Ridgeway, White Plains, NY.  The Gala’s theme, Opera Has a Baby, will feature visiting artists who will…See More
Jul 26
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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
Apr 17
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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
Jan 3
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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 Chorale (Westchester, NY): New Members Welcomed in September for the Upcoming Season

Posted on August 15, 2016 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

COME AND EXPERIENCE WHAT ALL THE CHORAL EXCITEMENT IS ALL ABOUT.

Hudson Chorale, the area’s largest mixed voice chorus, is welcoming new members in all voice parts (SATB) to join them for an exciting 2016-2017 season that will appeal to choral singers of a wide range of musical preferences. This is the Chorale's first full season under the artistic direction of Ira Spaulding who joined Hudson Chorale last fall as Interim Music Director.  He was asked to continue as Music Director in…

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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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Somerset Chamber Choir Concert - A Musical Epiphany at King' College Chapel

January 7, 2017 from 7pm to 9pm
Beautiful seasonal music performed by Candlelight Music by:Palestrina, Parsons, H. Praetorius, Dering, Scheidt, Byrd, Sweelinck, Weelkes, Cornelius, Warlock, Howells, Poulenc, Edmundson, Mathias, Bennett,Will Todd & Ola Gjeilo Our New Year concert will be held on the day following the Feast of the Epiphany  - that time of year which marks the visit of the Three Wise Men (or Magi, or Kings) to honour the baby Jesus in the stable at Bethlehem. Instead of gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh,…See More
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Taconic Opera Presents a Timeless Classic: Faust by Charles Gounod at Yorktown Stage

October 22, 2016 from 8pm to 10:45pm
Taconic Opera is excited to announce that it will open its 19th season with one of the most performed operas of all times, Charles Gounod’s Faust.  Based on a piece of literature that has been studied for over two centuries, Johann von Goëthe’s Faust, this opera tell the universally-recognizable tale of the good man who sells his soul to the devil for a few moments of earthly pleasure.  Taconic Opera will present a fully-staged version it in its original French, with professional soloists and…See More
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Lea Singers Concert featuring the Faure Requiem at St Lawrence Church, Bovingdon, Herts

October 8, 2016 from 7:30pm to 9pm
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GOSPEL WEEKEND BARCELONA (SPAIN) at Mataró (Barcelona) - Spain

October 14, 2016 at 5pm to October 16, 2016 at 7pm
Conplete info and tickets at www.gospelweeekend.comJoin us in this unique experience with three of the best European gospel choir conductors, a weekend full of music, feelings and rythm with international singers!Learn polyphonic Gospel Songs and work your voice technique with renowned conductors in three masterclasses of 4 hours each, and a final session of rehearsal all togethern in order to perform a concert with them on Sunday evening!This is once…See More
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Choir of Hard Knocks at QPAC on their 10th Anniversary ‘Hope and Inspiration’ Tour at Queensland Performing Arts Centre

October 7, 2016 from 7pm to 9pm
Choir of Hard Knocks10th Anniversary ‘Hope and Inspiration’ Tour Melbourne Street Choir Inc presentsChoir of Hard KnocksWith Founding Artistic Director Dr Jonathon Welch AM Still Inspiring The World … 10 Years On! Now celebrating their 10th Anniversary year, the ARIA, Logie and Helpmann award winning choir that inspired the nation on the ABC smash hit TV series, Choir of Hard Knocks, has embarked on their first national ‘Hope & Inspiration’ tour and will perform at QPAC for the first…See More
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Ingenium Academy International Summer School for Music at Winchester College

June 23, 2017 to August 13, 2017
The Ingenium Academy International Summer School for Music is looking for talented 14-18 year old singers to join our prestigious summer music program.• Spend three weeks in the beautiful, historic town of Winchester, England• Share your passion for music with other young musicians from across the globe• Benefit from expert tuition – with faculty from the Royal Academy of Music, the City of London Sinfonia, the World Youth Choir, the National Youth Choir of Great Britain and multi-grammy award…See More
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Concert by Collegium Singers - The Grand Tour - A European Voyage through music at Museum of Somerset

October 22, 2016 from 7pm to 9:15pm
A musical voyage through Europe’s leading capitals of seventeenth and eighteenth-century culture, with music ranging from Monteverdi to Mozart.Pre-Concert talk by Peter Leech, Musical Director at 7pm - concert starts at 7.30pmOn line tickets at -https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/boxoffice/select/IqNPtxPJGCBFSee More
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STREET REQUIEM for those who have died on the street at Old South Church

September 20, 2016 from 7pm to 9pm
Sing The World and The Old South Church present the Boston premiere ofSTREET REQUIEM for those who have died on the streetby Kathleen McGuire, Andy Payne and Jonathon Welch Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 7pmOld South ChurchCorner of Boylston and Dartmouth Street, at the Copley T stop Featuring….Sing the World ChoirDr Jonathon Welch AM, conductorwithThe old South Choir, Soloists & Instrumental EnsembleHarry Lyn Huff, conductor Free admission – an offering will be taken to support homeless…See More
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