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Hudson Choral 2011

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Welcome to the website of the Hudson Chorale. We are an 90-voice chorus, beginning our fifth 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!


SPRING CONCERT

"American Voices - Part II "
Saturday, May 9, 2015
Irvington Middle/High School
40 North Broadway/Rt. 9
Irvington, NY
Michael Conley, Conductor

6:45 – Pre-concert talk*
7:30 – Concert


Program:
Americana - Randall Thompson/American Mercury Magazine
Four Pastorales - Cecil Effinger/Thomas Hornsby Ferril
Alleluia - Paul Basler
This Bequest of Wings - Michael Conley/Emily Dickinson

*Concert Bonus - come early!

A highlight of this spring's program will be a pre-concert talk at 6:45 p.m. by an American composer and an American actress featuring the work of one of the most iconic of all American poets.  This presentation by Hudson Chorale conductor and music director, Michael Conley, and Chorale alto, Barbara Dana, will focus on the life and work of Emily Dickinson, whose poems comprise the text of Bequest of Wings. Conley, the composer of Bequest, dedicated his new work to Dana, an award-winning actress who played Dickinson in the one-woman play, Belle of Amherst.  She is also the author of two books about Dickinson, A Voice of Her Own:  Becoming Emily Dickinson, and Meditations on the Healing Power of Emily Dickinson.  Dana will be speaking about the life and poetry of Dickinson, reading some of the poems featured in Bequest, and Conley will be discussing how these poems inspired the gossamer lyricism of his music.  Hudson Chorale is proud to present our composer/conductor/music director Michael Conley alongside Chorale alto/actress/author Barbara Dana in this very special pre-concert presentation, bringing to our audience a new understanding of and appreciation for Emily Dickinson, one of America’s greatest and most enduring “voices.”  Don’t miss this concert bonus!  The concert, itself, follows at 7:30.


GIANT TAG SALE

Support the arts……find a treasure!!!!!

Bargain hunters keep coming back year after year for their favorite event! A Giant Tag Sale to benefit the Hudson Chorale will be held on Friday and Saturday, May 15 & 16, 2015, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Rain or shine. This is NOT your typical neighborhood tag sale of used toys and children’s clothing. We receive donated items in a wide variety of categories: used and antique furniture, collectibles, jewelry, appliances, housewares, CD’s, DVD’s, books, toys, sports equipment, good used clothing and accessories, bed & bath, decorative art, etc. Location: 107 Bedford Road, Pleasantville (corner of Manville Rd/Route 117. To donate tax-deductible items, call (914) 769-9309. Early Bird from 8:00 am – 9:00 am for $10.

All proceeds will benefit Hudson Chorale, the area’s largest not-for-profit community chorus.  Weekly rehearsals are held at the Pleasantville Presbyterian Church, and singers come from throughout Westchester and surrounding counties.  The chorus performs a wide range of music featuring both traditional and contemporary composers. The chorus’ next concert is on May 9, 2015. 

 

Flying Book
He danced along the dingy days,
And this bequest of wings
Was but a book.  What liberty
A loosened spirit brings!
   - Emily Dickinson


American Voices Part II 

Saturday, May 9, 2015
Irvington High School
40 North Broadway/Rt. 9
Irvington, NY

6:45 – Pre-concert talk
7:30 – Concert

 

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Tag Sale Benefit
Friday and Saturday,
May 15 & 16
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
(Early Bird 8:00 am –
9:00 am for $10)

107 Bedford Road, Pleasantville, NY

     

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