Battenkill Chorale invites new singers for winter concert

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CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. — The Battenkill Chorale is now accepting experienced choral singers for their winter concert. The program features Handel's Coronation Anthems and Mozart's Coronation Mass.

Rehearsals begin on Sept. 19, and are held on Thursdays from 7:30 to 9:45 p.m. at Hubbard Hall in Cambridge. The concert will be performed at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 19 at the Zankel Music Center at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York.

The Battenkill Chorale is an un-auditioned chorus with singers from six counties in New York, Massachusetts and Vermont. It was founded 25 years ago by Janet McGhee and is recognized as one of the premier amateur choruses in New York's Capitol Region. McGhee retired last year and her legacy continues with the chorale's new artistic director, Noah Palmer.

Palmer, a conductor and pianist, is one of the Capital Region's most in demand collaborators. In addition to being artistic director of the Battenkill Chorale he is assistant director and accompanist for Albany Pro Musica and assistant 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. In April he debuted with the Battenkill Chorale as guest conductor.

There is a $35 membership fee per concert program, plus the cost of music. To pre-register, call 518-677-3544 or email battenkillchorale402@gmail.com. For more information visit battenkillchorale.org.

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