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Taconic Opera (Westchester, NY) - An invitation to choral singers: Verdi Requiem in 2019

Taconic Opera invites experienced choral singers to collaborate on an upcoming performance of the VERDI REQUIEM with the Taconic Opera chorus and orchestra. Applications will be accepted during the months of November and December 2018.  Those who have performed this masterpiece before don’t need to be told how powerful an experience it is; those who haven’t won’t want to miss the opportunity.  The program will be conducted by the…

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Added by Angela Usobiaga on November 16, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Hudson Chorale (Rehearsals in Pleasantville, NY) Welcomes New Members in September in Preparation for an Exciting 2018-2019 Season

Pleasantville, NY (August 2018)

Come sing with Westchester’s highly acclaimed community chorus, Hudson Chorale. The group is welcoming new members in all voice parts (SATB) to join them for an exciting concert season that will appeal to choral singers of a wide range of musical preferences. Singer-friendly auditions will begin on Monday, September 10, 2018, by appointment, from 6:00 – 7:00 pm prior to the first rehearsal. …

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Added by Angela Usobiaga on August 27, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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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Lux et Amor: The Music of Dan Forrest and Ola Gjeilo at Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall

February 18, 2019 from 7pm to 9pm
DCINY conductor James Meaders leads the Distinguished Concerts Orchestra in Dan Forrest’s LUX: The Dawn from On High. DCINY guest conductor Gary Weidenaar leads the choir and orchestra in Ola Gjeilo’s music with Gjeilo, DCINY’s composer-in-residence, on piano. Doug Martin directs the Langley Band of Nevada.Performers: James M. Meaders, Conductor Gary Weidenaar, Conductor Ola Gjeilo, Piano Langley High School Band Doug Martin, Director Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts…See More
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Lea Singers Christmas Carol Concert - FestiveLea at Harpenden Public Hall

December 23, 2018 from 7:30pm to 9:15pm
A festive evening of uplifting singing, popular carols, mulled wine and mince pies, and a charity Christmas raffle in time for Christmas in support of The SamaritansProgramme details:Carol of the bells - Mykola Leontovich Wassail Song - Ralph Vaughan Williams God rest ye merry gentlemen - Audience, Traditional Arr. David WillcocksThe Permanence of the Young Man - Peter FoggittAdam lay bounden - Boris OrdDing, Dong! Merrily on High - French Traditional Arr. Charles WoodO magnum mysterium -…See More
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Taconic Opera (Westchester, NY) - An invitation to choral singers: Verdi Requiem in 2019

Taconic Opera invites experienced choral singers to collaborate on an upcoming performance of the VERDI REQUIEM with the Taconic Opera chorus and orchestra. Applications will be accepted during the months of November and December 2018.  Those who have performed this masterpiece before don’t need to be told how powerful an experience it is; those who haven’t won’t want to miss the opportunity.  The program will be conducted by the company’s General Director, Dan Montez, an experienced conductor…See More
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A Dragon for Christmas! A banquet of Christmas treats at Church of St John the Baptist

December 17, 2018 from 7:30pm to 9:15pm
A Dragon for Christmas! A banquet of Christmas treats, including Rutter’s The Reluctant Dragon Collegium SingersMusical Director – Tomos WatkinsProgramme:Out of your sleep – Richard Rodney BennettBethlehem Down – Peter WarlockA spotless Rose – Herbert HowellsSpotless Rose- Ola GjeiloThere is no rose – Richard Rodney BennettEs ist ein Ros entsprungen – Jan SandströmLe sommeil de l’enfant Jésus -  François-Auguste GevaertQuem pastores laudavere – arr. John RutterQuem vidistis pastores dicite –…See More
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Taconic Opera (Westchester, NY) - An invitation to choral singers: Verdi Requiem in 2019 at Cortlandt School of Performing Arts

November 15, 2018 at 7pm to December 31, 2018 at 9pm
Taconic Opera invites experienced choral singers to collaborate on an upcoming performance of the VERDI REQUIEM with the Taconic Opera chorus and orchestra. Applications will be accepted during the months of November and December 2018.  Those who have performed this masterpiece before don’t need to be told how powerful an experience it is; those who haven’t won’t want to miss the opportunity.  The program will be conducted by the company’s General Director, Dan Montez, an experienced conductor…See More
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Joyful! Joyful! A spectacular Christmas fundraising concert in support of Choir of Hard Knocks. at Deakin Edge, Federation Square

December 1, 2018 from 3pm to 5:30pm
Presented by Play It Forward – Inclusive Arts Programs for all AustraliansUnder the direction of multi award winning conductor Dr Jonathon Welch AM.The star studded cast includes Choir of Hard Knocks and Liane Keegan. Featuring: Footscray-Yarraville City Band conducted by Phillipa Edwards, XL Arts, THECHO!R, Adam Przewlocki, Latrobe Valley Community Choir, Voices of Casey, Choir of Opportunity, All Together Choir,…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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