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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 (Rehearsals in Pleasantville, NY): New Members Welcomed in September for the Upcoming Season at Pleasantville Presbyterian Church

September 11, 2017 from 6pm to 7pm
Hudson Chorale, the area’s largest mixed voice chorus, is welcoming new members in all voice parts (SATB) to join them for an exciting 2017-2018 season that will appeal to choral singers of a wide range of musical preferences. Singer-friendly auditions will begin on Monday, September 11, 2018, by appointment, from 6:00 – 7:00 pm prior to the first rehearsal.  Rehearsals take place on Monday evenings from 7:15 – 9:45 p.m. at the Pleasantville Presbyterian Church, 400 Bedford Rd, Pleasantville,…See More
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Taconic Opera: DIE FLEDERMAUS in White Plains! Come and be a part of it! at Music Conservatory of Westchester

June 4, 2017 from 2:30pm to 4pm
After four years of success with audience sing-alongs for sold-out crowds, Taconic Opera returns once again with a debut performance of Johann Strauss’ Die Fledermaus in the same format.  Because this experiment in music and theatre has been so popular, with sold-out sing-alongs of La Fille de Regiment, Lucia, La Traviata and Carmen, audiences will again be given the opportunity to experience it for themselves at the Music Conservatory of Westchester, 216 Central Avenue, White Plains, NY for a…See More
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CHORAL SINGERS: Hudson Chorale, now rehearsing in Pleasantville, NY, welcomes new members in January at Pleasantvillle Presbyterian Church

January 30, 2017 from 6pm to 7:30pm
Hudson Chorale, the area’s largest semi-professional community chorus, is welcoming new members in all voice parts (SATB) when rehearsals begin at the Pleasantville Presbyterian Church for a concert program to be presented in June 2017.  “Singer-friendly” auditions by appointment will take place on Monday evening, January 30, 2017.  Few things in life are as satisfying as joining a group of talented, enthusiastic singers and making beautiful music together every week.  Turn your wishes into…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
Sep 23, 2016
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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, 2016
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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, 2016
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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, 2016
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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, 2016
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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, 2016
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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
Apr 5, 2016
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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, 2016
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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, 2016
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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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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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Hudson Chorale (Rehearsals in Pleasantville, NY): New Members Welcomed in September for the Upcoming Season at Pleasantville Presbyterian Church

September 11, 2017 from 6pm to 7pm
Hudson Chorale, the area’s largest mixed voice chorus, is welcoming new members in all voice parts (SATB) to join them for an exciting 2017-2018 season that will appeal to choral singers of a wide range of musical preferences. Singer-friendly auditions will begin on Monday, September 11, 2018, by appointment, from 6:00 – 7:00 pm prior to the first rehearsal.  Rehearsals take place on Monday evenings from 7:15 – 9:45 p.m. at the Pleasantville Presbyterian Church, 400 Bedford Rd, Pleasantville,…See More
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New York City Master Chorale Auditions at Turtle Bay Music School

September 7, 2017 from 6pm to 9pm
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 season will be held in early September by appointment. Rehearsals are held Wednesday evenings in Manhattan at the Turtle Bay Music School. This season includes 3 concerts featuring music from Bach, Vivaldi, Paulus and Copland at St. Jean Baptiste Church and Symphony Space. In addition, the Chorale holds…See More
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New York City Master Chorale Auditions at Turtle Bay Music School

September 7, 2017 from 6pm to 9pm
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 season will be held in early September by appointment. Rehearsals are held Wednesday evenings in Manhattan at the Turtle Bay Music School. This season includes 3 concerts featuring music from Bach, Vivaldi, Paulus and Copland at St. Jean Baptiste Church and Symphony Space. In addition, the Chorale holds…See More
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Melbourne International Singers Festival 2018 at Federation Square & other venues in Melbourne CBD

June 8, 2018 at 9am to June 11, 2018 at 7pm
Proudly presented by School of Hard KnocksQueen's Birthday WeekendJune 8 - 11 2018Federation Square#MISF18An unforgettable experience, not just a Festival.  The 2017 Melbourne International Singers Festival was a huge success, with four fabulous days of challenging, inspiring and entertaining workshops, rehearsals and amazing concerts!  We continued our tradition of supporting new Australian works with the World premiere of Andy Payne's 'Acquired Taste', Craigh Wilson's book launch of…See More
Jul 31
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Choral Workshop 2018 in Italy at Lake Garda/Italy

October 17, 2018 to October 21, 2018
International Oratorio ChoirGioacchino Rossini - Stabat Mater Who is the International Oratorio Choir? International Oratorio Choir (artistic director Peter Laskowski) is a great international choir participating in music projects, with which you may again perform the oratorios you know in an international lineup.Who can take part in the project?- groups of at least 10 personsWhat are the terms and conditions for singers?- own choral scores (published by Kalmus Music) of Stabat Mater (G.…See More
Jul 25
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DCINY Names Dr. Craig Jessop Recipient of the DCINY Educator Laureate Award

DISTINGUISHED CONCERTS INTERNATIONAL NEW YORK NAMESDR. CRAIG JESSOPRecipient of the DCINY Educator Laureate Award For Immediate Release, May 13, 2017 New York, NY …. Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) is pleased to announce that conductor Dr. Craig Jessop will be the recipient of the DCINY Educator Laureate Award. Celebrated as a conductor and educator worldwide, Jessop will receive the award on Sunday, June 11, at the DCINY performance of…See More
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Sensational Concert Program launched @ Melbourne International Singers Festival 2017 at Federation Square

June 9, 2017 to June 12, 2017
The School of Hard Knocks is thrilled to present the Melbourne International Singers Festival, from 9 to 12 June 2017.Now celebrating its 8th year, the annual Melbourne International Singers Festival showcases world renowned artists, performers and educators in the magnificent venues in Melbourne's art precinct. Our concert program for 2017 has just been launched, featuring a wonderful mix of fantastic concerts and events, including at the Melbourne Recital Centre, on Sunday 11th June…See More
Jun 5
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Fantastic Festival Concerts at Melbourne International Singers Festival 2017

Melbourne International Singers Festival is proud to present a series of fantastic concerts, featuring a selection of guest choirs and artists! An unforgettable experience, not just a Festival #MISF17  These concerts will warm your heart!!! Friday 9th June, from 7pm - Intuitive followed by Acquired Taste, Fed SquareSaturday 10th June, from 8pm - Tobias and the Angel by Jonathan Dove, Fed SquareSunday 11th June, from 5pm - GALA Festival Concerts, Melbourne Recital Centre- 'Flow My Tears' with …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?

 





The all female choir performs…

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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:



Jeffrey remarks:


"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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Presentation Mini Master Class





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Working With Singers

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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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