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Taconic Opera Celebrates its 20th Anniversary with the World Premiere of a New Opera!

A comedy about the crazy world of opera plus the trials and tribulations of running an opera company – straight from the horse’s mouth!

Taconic Opera is excited to announce that it will open its 20th season with the premiere of a new opera buffa, In bocca al lupo, with libretto and music by the company’s General and Artistic Director, Dan Montez.  Loosely translated as the opera equivalent of Break a leg!, it is the highly amusing story of a buffoon trying…

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Added by Angela Usobiaga on October 8, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

Taconic Opera Celebrates its 20th Anniversary with an Extraordinary Gala!

Taconic Opera - now in its 20th season!!! - and past recipient of the Arts Organization of the Year Award in Westchester County, will hold its annual fundraiser Gala on Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at 7:00 pm at the C.V. Rich Mansion, 305 Ridgeway, White Plains, NY.  All Gala proceeds support Taconic Opera’s exciting 2017-2018 season of events, which will include the world premiere of an opera “buffa” composed by the company’s own General and Artistic…

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Added by Angela Usobiaga on August 30, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

Hudson Chorale (Rehearsals in Pleasantville, NY): New Members Welcomed in September for the Upcoming Season

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…

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Added by Angela Usobiaga on August 27, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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…

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Added by Angela Usobiaga on August 15, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Hudson Chorale Welcomes New Music Director and New Members for its Upcoming Season

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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Added by Angela Usobiaga on August 11, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Rossini: Feminist Crusader

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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Added by Angela Usobiaga on May 15, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Hudson Chorale (Westchester, NY): John Knowles Paine's Mass in D

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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Added by Angela Usobiaga on April 20, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Taconic Opera Announces its 14th Season in Westchester County, NY

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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Added by Angela Usobiaga on June 14, 2011 at 8:25pm — No Comments

Choral Singers Invited to Sing Nabucco (Westchester Co., NY)

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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Added by Angela Usobiaga on May 1, 2011 at 11:27pm — No Comments

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Melbourne International Singers Festival 2018 at Federation Square & other venues in Melbourne CBD

June 7, 2018 to June 11, 2018
Proudly presented by the School of Hard KnocksFeaturing RICHARD GILL AOJune 7-11 2018(Queen’s Birthday Weekend) Now in its 9th consecutive year, Melbourne International Singers Festival will be led by Guest Conductor RICHARD GILL AO and Australia’s finest conductors, musicians and singers including: The Song Company, Choir of Hard Knocks, MEN ALOUD!, XL Arts, Warren Wills, Claire Patti and Dr Jonathon Welch AM. BE CHALLENGED, INSPIRED & ENTERTAINED!Book Now! Earlybird registrations apply if…See More
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The Song of Ruth

This performance is by the versatile vocalist, Matthew Curtis (www.choraltracks.com). Music © Copyright 2018 by Ione Press, Inc., a division of ECS Publishing Group. www.ecspublishing.com All rights reserved. Used by permission. Words Ruth…
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Melbourne International Singers Festival 2018 led by Richard Gill AO. Earlybird registrations open NOW!

School of Hard Knocks proudly presents Melbourne International Singers Festival, June 7-11 2018Now in its 9th consecutive year, the 2018 Melbourne International Singers Festival will be led by one of Australia's finest, and funniest music educators, Richard Gill AO as our Guest Festival Conductor & Presenter over the festival weekend.  Join us to work with Australia’s finest conductors, musicians and singers including: The Song Company, Choir of Hard Knocks, MEN ALOUD!, XL Arts, Warren…See More
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Collegium Singers Concert - Jesu Meine Freude at Church of St Michael and All Angels, St Michael’s Hill, Milverton, Taunton, Somerset, TA4 1JS

June 23, 2018 from 7:30pm to 9:15pm
A programme exploring musical expressions of faith through the ages, from Benedictine abbess Hildegarde of Bingen to the African American composer Moses Hogan, via J S Bach, Francis Poulenc, and Michael Tippett among others.  In this concert Collegium Singers will be exploring a wide range of idioms, from medieval chant, high baroque and negro spirituals to progressive 20thcentury composition.ProgrammeO Virtus Sapientiae– Hildegard von BingenAve Verum Corpus – Francis PoulencSalut, Dame Sainte…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

Here's a great video on working with singers from I… Continue

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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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