Choral Society holds spring concert

 

HUDSON–The Hudson Valley Choral Society will perform their Spring Concert, conducted by Gretchen Rueckheim, Saturday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m. at the First Reformed Church on Green Street in Hudson, and Sunday, April 29, at 3:30 p.m. at the First Reformed Church on Kinderhook Street in Chatham.

The concert includes Gabriel Faure’s Requiem and Cantique de Jean Racine as well as with selections from Handel’s Messiah.

Vocal soloists Amanda Boyd, soprano; Mary Deyerle Hack, mezzo-soprano; John Davey, tenor; and Steve Dahlin, bass-baritone, will join the choir in arias and choruses from the Easter portion of the Messiah.

The choir will be accompanied by an organ and chamber orchestra. The guest instrumentalists are organist Charles Jones, violinists Elizabeth Silver and Holly Larson, violists Christine Orio and Elizabeth Bonta Moll, cellist Helene Annas, French hornist Patrice Malatestinic, and harpist Carol Emanuel.

 

Conductor Gretchen Rueckheim is the choir director and organist at the First Reformed Church in Chatham. She teaches piano and instrumental music at the Little Falls School of Music in Kinderhook, and performs as a member of the Cantilena Chamber Choir in western Massachusetts.

A reception will follow each performance.

Tickets are available at the door or by calling 518 794-9831 or 828-3698. Admission is $10, $8 for seniors, and students 18 and under free.

Performances by the Hudson Valley Choral Society are supported by advertisers, friends, audience, and a 2012 grant of public funds from the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts, administered by the Columbia County Council on the Arts through the Twin Counties Cultural Fund.

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