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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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Stretch 2018 – Vocal Workshops in Brisbane at The Edge Auditorium, State Library of Queensland

July 21, 2018 from 10am to 5pm
Presented by the School of Hard Knocks, work with our Founding Artistic Director – Dr Jonathon Welch AM, and our special guest – Warren Wills, at a day of fun singing with fabulous workshops in vocal technique.Saturday 21 July 10am – 5pmThe Edge Auditorium State Library of Queensland, Stanley Place, South Brisbane.The School of Hard Knocks is presenting a new series of one day workshops to help choral singers, performers and conductors STRETCH their skills and vocal knowledge.STRETCH yourself…See More
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Monteverdi and Bartok at the Hungarian House NYC at Hungarian House

July 1, 2018 from 5pm to 8pm
On Sunday, July 1 at 5:00 pm, singers Deborah Carmichael, Kinga Cserjési, Marisa Michelson and Sara Serpa perform music by Monteverdi and Bartok. Members of the Choral Society of the Hamptons will make a special guest appearance.This unique program weaves together works by the 17th century Italian and the 20th century Hungarian, demonstrating the common ground of the musical worlds of these two revolutionary composers.All four singers practice the Libero…See More
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The 9th World Peace Choral Festival - Gala Concert at Golden Hall of Musikverein at Golden Hall of Musikverein

July 29, 2018 from 11am to 9:30pm
"Coming together to sing, singing for a better future", the World Peace Choral Festival is organized annually in Vienna in the 2nd half of July, supported by the Austrian federal government authorities, the city government of Vienna, the Vienna Boys Choir, the United Nations Headquarters in Vienna, NGOs, enterprises and a series of personalities. Since its premiere in August 2010, choirs from Europe, Asia, North America and Africa have participated at the festival and brought the beautiful…See More
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Monteverdi & Bartok at the Hungarian House NYC at Hungarian House

July 1, 2018 from 5pm to 8pm
On Sunday, July 1 at 5:00 pm, singers Deborah Carmichael, Kinga Cserjési, Marisa Michelson and Sara Serpa perform music by Monteverdi and Bartok. Members of the Choral Society of the Hamptons will make a special guest appearance.This unique program weaves together works by the 17th century Italian and the 20th century Hungarian, demonstrating the common ground of the musical worlds of these two revolutionary composers.All four singers practice the Libero…See More
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Melbourne International Singers Festival 2018 welcomes Antony Pitts, from The Song Company

In the lead up to our 9th annual Melbourne International Singers Festival, we unfortunately have to advise that due to ill health, Richard Gill AO has to withdraw.Richard very much regrets not being able to proceed and wishes all participants a rewarding and enjoyable Festival.  Of course, we all wish Richard a speedy recovery and we are hoping that he will be able to join us as our Guest Conductor at the Melbourne International Singers Festival in future.We are delighted to announce, however,…See More
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Somerset Chamber Choir Concert - Paradesi Gloria at Wells Cathedral

July 28, 2018 from 7pm to 9pm
Programme Details - Paradisi Gloria!Stabat Mater - Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1787)Salve Regina In F minor - Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725)Trumpet Concerto – Giuseppi Tartini (1692-1770)Gloria in D RV589 - Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (1678-1741) The early eighteenth century was a golden age for music in the courts and cathedrals of Rome, Naples and Venice, which would never again be equaled. Venice, in particular, was a hotbed of creativity. This was the city where Vivaldiand Scarlatti lived close by…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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