Hudson Chorale: New Season, New Members Welcomed
Few things in life are as satisfying as joining a group of talented, enthusiastic singers and making beautiful music together every week. Since 2010, Hudson Chorale, Westchester’s largest chorus, has been performing in venues throughout the County, bringing the best in choral singing to the Hudson Valley. As membership has grown, so has audience size, and the chorus now enjoys a region-wide reputation for outstanding programming and superb artistry. The Chorale’s goal is to provide both audience members and singers with the best possible experience in choral singing, offering exciting programs that include the entire choral repertoire - from the great masterpieces of the past to engaging contemporary compositions. Singers looking for a new or additional choral family are encouraged to consider the Hudson Chorale.
After a rousing all-Beethoven program in May, the Chorale is welcoming new members in all voice parts (SATB) in September for its 2013-2014 season. Rehearsals will begin for a January 25 and 26, 2014 concert that will honor the music of American composers including Randall Thompson (Frostiana, Alleluia, The Last Words of David) and others, including a newly-commissioned work by the chorus’ own Michael Conley. For its June 7 & 8, 2014 concert performances, the chorus will be joined by the West Village Chorale for a program featuring Ralph Vaughan Williams’ powerful and moving Dona Nobis Pacem based on the Civil War poetry of Walt Whitman, with full orchestral accompaniment. This concert promises to stir the emotions of both singers and audience alike and clearly falls into the not-to-be-missed category.
Rehearsals for the upcoming season will begin on Monday, September 23, 2013 from 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm and will take place on subsequent Monday evenings at the Scarborough Presbyterian Church, 655 Scarborough Rd (Route 9), Scarborough, NY. “Singer-friendly” auditions will take place Monday, September 16 by appointment and on subsequent Mondays prior to rehearsal. Concerts venues are in central Westchester with the exception of one June 2014 performance in NYC.
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 the website at www.HudsonChorale.org.