choral http://wamc.org en Saratoga Choral Festival http://wamc.org/post/saratoga-choral-festival-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The fourteenth annual <a href="http://www.saratogachoralfest.org">Saratoga Choral Festival</a> will feature the choral music of Aaron Copland, including the rarely heard complete Old American Songs for chorus and full orchestra. Also on the program is the music from Bernstein's A Wonderful Town and selections from Candide.</p><p>Andrea Goodman joins us now to tell us more.</p><p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 95063 at http://wamc.org Saratoga Choral Festival Albany Pro Musica "Pops Goes The Chorus" Concerts 6/6 And 6/7 http://wamc.org/post/albany-pro-musica-pops-goes-chorus-concerts-66-and-67 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>On Friday June 6th and Saturday June 7th – Albany Pro Musica will present “Pops Goes the Chorus” – two concerts of show tunes and popular songs at the Shaker Meeting House in Albany, NY.</p><p>The cabaret-style evening showcases APM’s individual and ensemble talents.</p><p>Local choir director and teaching artist Frank Leavitt will direct and emcee the Pro-Musica Pops shows and he joins us now to tell us more.</p><p> Tue, 20 May 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 90853 at http://wamc.org Albany Pro Musica "Pops Goes The Chorus" Concerts 6/6 And 6/7 The Octavo Singers' May 3rd Concert At First Reformed Church in Schenectady, NY http://wamc.org/post/octavo-singers-may-3rd-concert-first-reformed-church-schenectady-ny <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.octavosingers.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">The Octavo Singers</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of Schenectady is a more than 80-year-old community chorus of about 100 singers. The group was founded by the Schenectady Recreation Department with </span>WPA<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> funds during The Great Depression.</span></p><p>They perform large sacred works and present their concerts in big urban churches and synagogues.</p><p>The Octavo Singers will perform Mozart’s 3 Regina Coeli &amp; Karl Jenkins’ Stabat Mater at the <a href="http://www.1streformed.com/">First Reformed Church</a> in Schenectady, NY on Saturday, May 3rd at 7:30pm.</p><p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 89173 at http://wamc.org The Octavo Singers' May 3rd Concert At First Reformed Church in Schenectady, NY Albany Symphony Orchestra and Albany Pro Musica Present Dvorak's Stabat Mater http://wamc.org/post/albany-symphony-orchestra-and-albany-pro-musica-present-dvoraks-stabat-mater <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Albany Symphony Orchestra will present a special performance of Dvorak's monumental choral masterpiece, Stabat Mater, with Albany Pro Musica and four brilliant vocal soloists on April 5 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany, NY.</p><p>Our friend, Maestro David Alan Miller, joins us to tell us more.</p><p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 87355 at http://wamc.org Albany Symphony Orchestra and Albany Pro Musica Present Dvorak's Stabat Mater The Octavo Singers December 15th Concert At Union College Memorial Chapel http://wamc.org/post/octavo-singers-december-15th-concert-union-college-memorial-chapel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Octavo Singers of Schenectady is an 80-year-old community chorus of about 100 singers. They generally perform large sacred works and present their concerts almost exclusively in big urban churches and synagogues.</span></p><p>This Sunday, December 15th at 3pm, The Octavo Singers will present Handel’s Messiah at the Union College Memorial Chapel. The Octavo Singers’ Artistic Director and Conductor, Curtis Funk, joins us.</p><p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Ray Graf 79510 at http://wamc.org The Octavo Singers http://wamc.org/post/octavo-singers-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Octavo Singers of Schenectady is an 80-year-old community chorus of about 100 singers. The group was founded by the Schenectady Recreation Department with WPA funds during The Great Depression.</p><p> Wed, 01 May 2013 14:40:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 63612 at http://wamc.org The Octavo Singers The Octavo Singers http://wamc.org/post/octavo-singers <p>The Octavo Singers of Schenectady is an 80-year-old community chorus of about 100 singers. They generally perform large sacred works and present their concerts almost exclusively in big urban churches and synagogues.</p><p>This Sunday, December 16th at 3pm, <a href="http://www.octavosingers.com/Octavo_Singers/Welcome.html">The Octavo Singers</a> will present Handel’s <em>Messiah</em> at the Union College Memorial Chapel. The Octavo Singers’ Artistic Director and Conductor, Curtis Funk, joins us.</p> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 53609 at http://wamc.org Saratoga Choral Festival 2012 http://wamc.org/post/saratoga-choral-festival-2012 <p>The 12th annual <a href="http://www.saratogachoralfest.org/">Saratoga Choral Festival</a> concert takes place Friday night at July 27th at 8pm at the Spa Little Theatre in Saratoga Springs. Directing the Choir will be Dr. Andrea Goodman who currently serves as the director of the Cantilena Chamber Choir and the Northern Berkshire Chorale in Western Massachusetts.</p> Tue, 24 Jul 2012 14:35:12 +0000 Joe Donahue 43864 at http://wamc.org