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Briarcliff Manor, NY — Hudson Chorale is welcoming new members in preparation for the second concert of its 2011-2012 performing season.
Singers in all voice parts (S, A, T, B) are invited to join Westchester’s largest mixed-voice choral group for an exciting May 5, 2012 concert. It will feature the Westchester premiere of the Mass in D by John Knowles Paine. This stunning and rarely performed Civil War-era masterpiece dates from 1867, and is considered America’s first large-scale work for chorus and orchestra. The chorus’s goal is to provide both audience members and singers with the best possible experience in choral singing; its repertoire will range from the great masterpieces to contemporary compositions. Singers looking for a new or additional choral family are encouraged to consider the Hudson Chorale.
Michael Conley is the music director of the Hudson Chorale. Mr. Conley enjoys a multi-faceted career as a conductor, composer, pianist, organist and singer. In addition to serving as music director of the Hudson Chorale, Mr. Conley is the music director of the West Village Chorale and Judson Memorial Church in Manhattan, and is the director of the High School Chorus at the Dalton School in New York City.
Rehearsals for the upcoming season will begin on Monday, January 9, 2012 from 7:30 pm to 10 p.m. and will take place on subsequent Monday evenings at the (655 Scarborough Rd/Route 9 in Briarcliff Manor).
“Singer-friendly” auditions will be held on Monday, January 9, 2012, prior to rehearsal by appointment. To receive additional information and/or to schedule a time for an audition, contact Jeanne Wygant at JeanneWygant@optonline.net or call (914) 478-0074. To learn more about the chorus, visit its website.