Hudson Chorale, now rehearsing in Pleasantville, welcomes new members in September

 

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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 on Monday, September 14, 2015, when rehearsals will begin for a January 24, 2016, concert. The program, Cathedral Classics, will feature the Duruflé Requiem along with works by Poulenc, Ravel and Messiaen that will be performed with organ. The second concert of the 2015-2016 season will be dedicated exclusively to Mendellsohn’s Elijah, on May 14, 2016 with full orchestral accompaniment. Interested singers can participate in one or both concerts.

“Singer-friendly” auditions will begin on Monday, September 14, 2015, by appointment, prior to the first rehearsal. Subsequent rehearsals will take place on Monday evenings at the Pleasantville Presbyterian Church, 400 Bedford Rd, Pleasantville, NY. To receive additional information and/or to schedule a time for an audition, contact Jeanne Wygant at [email protected] or call (914) 478-0074. To learn more about the chorus or hear music samples, visit the website at www.HudsonChorale.org.

 

Location : Pleasantville Presbyterian Church
Contact : Jeanne Wygant
Five years after his leadership in merging the former Choral Arts Society and the Westchester Concert Singers into the current Hudson Chorale, Music Director Michael Conley is leaving the chorus to take a prestigious position on the West Coast. We are pleased to announce that his shoes will be more than capably filled by choral and orchestral conductor, singer, and choral master class instructor Ira Spaulding whose career spans 35 years and 60 countries. Maestro Spaulding currently holds the position of Professor of Vocal and Choral Music at City College of New York, is the Artistic Director of the Park Slope Singers in Brooklyn, and continues to perform and conduct concerts in Europe when possible.