Welcome to the website of Hudson Chorale. We are an 80-voice chorus, beginning our fourth season on the concert stages of Westchester. We are a collegial group of men and women of all ages and musical backgrounds, and our repertoire includes a wide range of choral literature. Whether performing the great masterpieces or newly commissioned works, our goal is to provide both audience members and singers with the best possible experience in choral singing.
Our Music Director, Michael Conley, enjoys a multi-faceted career as 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 famed West Village Chorale, and of Judson Memorial Church in Manhattan. You can find his full biography on our “Artists” page.
Please explore our site to learn more about us, our history, mission, artists, and our upcoming concerts and events. And then, come hear us – and join us!
In 1798, when the world did not know what Napoleon's growing power meant for the future, Franz Joseph Haydn composed the soaring Missa in Angustiis (Mass in Times of Anguish), sometimes referred to as the Nelsonmesse (Lord Nelson Mass).
In 1936, over one hundred years later, with the world facing another great war, Ralph Vaughan Williams premiered his cantata, Dona Nobis Pacem (Grant Us Peace). a heart-wrenching plea for peace, featuring the stirring Civil War poetry of Walt Whitman.
On May 17 2014, seventy eight years after the Vaughan Williams premiere, with many nations of the world still torn by conflict, the Hudson Chorale will present these two great choral works side-by-side: a deeply moving tribute to all those who suffer the ravages of war, and a tribute to those who continue to strive for peace.
Please join us for this very special - and timely - concert.
"War and Peace"
Missa in Angustiis – Franz Joseph Haydn
Dona Nobis Pacem – Ralph Vaughan Williams
Saturday, May 17, 7:30 PM
Irvington Middle/High School