New artistic director for Battenkill Chorale


CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. — Noah Palmer has been named the new artistic director of the Battenkill Chorale, following the recent retirement of Janet McGhee. Founded 25 years ago by McGhee, the Chorale is recognized as one of the premier amateur choruses in New York's Capitol Region.

Palmer, a conductor and pianist, is one of the Capital Region's most in-demand collaborators. In addition to his new role with the Battenkill Chorale, he is assistant director and accompanist for Albany Pro Musica and as-sistant conductor of the Broad Street Chorale and Orchestra in Kinder-hook, New York. In 2019, he founded the Palmer Quartet, a piano quar-tet based in New York's Hudson Valley. Palmer has served on the music staff the Skidmore College Opera Workshop, the Midwest Institute of Opera, the Merola Opera Program, Sarasota Opera, and Opera North. In April he debuted with the Battenkill Chorale as their guest conductor.

For the 25th anniversary concert Palmer has chosen a program that features Handel's Coronation Anthems and Mozart's Coronation Mass. The concert will be performed on Sunday, January 19 at 3:00 pm at the Zankel Music Center at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York.

The Battenkill Chorale is based in Cambridge, N.Y. For more information visit:



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