Central Hudson Valley Chapter, AGO

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Items in RED are Central Hudson Valley AGO Chapter events.
Names listed in bold italics are chapter members.
See also our Links page for lists of colleges and churches where recitals may be held.
Sunday, December 17, 2017
12:30 PM
Organ Concert by Chase Castle
Chase Castle is an organist from Cleveland, Ohio. The concert will feature Buxtehude, Bach, Mendelssohn, Vierne, Hindemith, and Langlais. Old Dutch Church, 272 Wall Street, Kingston, NY. Free. Info: 845-338-6759.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
through
Saturday, December 23, 2017
Music at the Mall
Once again the New York Theatre Organ Society will present holiday music on the travelling Allen GW319EX organ in the Poughkeepsie Galleria Mall on Route 9 just south of Poughkeepsie. For two weeks, Tuesday through Saturday, several artists will will rotate in three-hour shifts starting at 11:30 AM and going until 8:30 PM. The excellent roster of artists, all "heavyweights" in the Theatre Organ World, will include:
Juan Cardona Jr.
Nathan Avakian
Claire Avakian (Nathan's Sister, an accomplished vocalist)
John Baratta
Carl Hackert
our own John Gagliardi
and several other very competent performers. If you would like to give it a try, just stop by, or contact John Vanderlee at 914-475-0444.
Come and enjoy the sounds of the season and other favorites played on an exciting theatre organ. Mall hours are from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM. Info: 914-475-0444.
Sunday, December 3, 2017
3:30 PM
Cadet Chapel Organ Concert - 59th Annual Handel’s Messiah
Featuring the Cadet Choir, Combined Choirs and Orchestra. Cadet Chapel, US Military Academy, West Point, NY. Free admission. All Cadet Chapel organ recitals and concerts are free to the general public. Please allow extra travel time for the 100% vehicle and photo I.D. inspection at Stony Lonesome and Thayer gates. Due to changing security requirements at West Point, please check www.westpoint.edu/special before leaving for the recital. Info: contact Craig Williams at 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu.
Thursday, November 30, 2017
8:00 PM
Choral Ensemble Concert
The SUNY New Paltz Choral Ensembles present great oratorio choruses from Handel's Messiah, Haydn's Creation, and the Brahms Requiem. Julien J. Studley Theatre, School of Fine and Performing Arts, 1 Hawk Drive, New Paltz, NY. $8 general admission, $6 Senior (2+) and New Paltz faculty/staff, 43 student. Tickets available at the door beginning one hour prior to performance. Info: 845-257-2700
Sunday, November 19, 2017
3:00 PM
Cadet Chapel Concert by Craig Williams
Craig Williams is Organist and Choirmaster at the Cadet Chapel, USMA, West Point. Cadet Chapel, US Military Academy, West Point, NY. Free admission. All Cadet Chapel organ recitals and concerts are free to the general public. Please allow extra travel time for the 100% vehicle and photo I.D. inspection at Stony Lonesome and Thayer gates. Due to changing security requirements at West Point, please check www.westpoint.edu/special before leaving for the recital. Info: contact Craig Williams at 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu.
Sunday, November 12, 2017
3:30 PM
Music at Zion: Piano Recital by Peter Muir
Peter Muir, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized pianist, educator, musicologist, and conductor. Parish Hall, Zion Episcopal Church, 12 Satterlee Place, Wappingers Falls, NY. Suggested Donation: $10.00. Info: Contact Gregory Citarella for more information at: 845-297-7693.
Sunday, November 12, 2017
3:00 PM
Cadet Chapel Organ Concert by Ryan Kennedy
Ryan Kennedy is a student at The Juilliard School. Cadet Chapel, US Military Academy, West Point, NY. Free admission. All Cadet Chapel organ recitals and concerts are free to the general public. Please allow extra travel time for the 100% vehicle and photo I.D. inspection at Stony Lonesome and Thayer gates. Due to changing security requirements at West Point, please check www.westpoint.edu/special before leaving for the recital. Info: contact Craig Williams at 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu.
Sunday, November 12, 2017
3:00 PM
Rejoice! - 42nd Annual Interfaith Music Festival
Sponsored by the Dutchess County Interfaith Council. Featuring "Day by Day" by the English composer Martin How and directed by Maris Kristapsons; an interfaith anthem "What God Hears" composed and directed by Kevin Becker; and a dynamic Gospel song called "Rejoice!" directed by Tamara Bond Williams, of "All Souls United." The occasion will honor Gretchen Gould for her many years as choir director, composer, and arranger of pieces for the Interfaith Music Festival. Poughkeepsie United Methodist Church, 2381 New Hackensack Road, Poughkeepsie, NY.
Sunday, November 12, 2017
3:00 PM
Kairos: A Consort of Singers Presents "Now and Then"
Kairos: A Consort of Singers, under the direction of Edward Lundergan, opens its 2017-2018 season with a program titled “Now and Then,” a concert of a cappella (unaccompanied) choral music based on old and new settings of the same texts. Dr. Lundergan’s program selections explore the many different means by which composers have interpreted the same texts in unique and fascinating ways.

There are settings of treasured texts by Anton Bruckner, Giuseppe Verdi, and Sergei Rachmaninoff. There are madrigals and motets from Renaissance Spain and by the beloved 20th-century Spanish cellist Pablo Casals; from contemporary Norway and by the great Norwegian Edvard Grieg, one of the leading composers of the Romantic Era. Kairos will sing music from Tudor England, from Victorian England, and from present-day Finland. The program includes a festive contemporary motet by Jonathan Dobin (an early-music specialist and performing member of Kairos) and a madrigal by P.D.Q. Bach, the twenty-first of J.S. Bach’s twenty-one children, who was discovered (or, as some would have it, invented) in the mid 20th century by Prof. Peter Schickele.

The texts and the settings represent every century from the sixteenth to the twenty-first, and are in English, Latin, and Old Church Slavonic—the liturgical language used in the Eastern Orthodox church.

Holy Cross Monastery, 1615 Route 9W (or Broadway), West Park, NY. Tickets to the concert are $20 for general admission, $15 for seniors, and $5 for students and youths. Tickets may be purchased online at the Kairos website. Info: 845-256-9114.

Saturday, November 11, 2017
7:30 PM
Kairos: A Consort of Singers Presents "Now and Then"
Kairos: A Consort of Singers, under the direction of Edward Lundergan, opens its 2017-2018 season with a program titled “Now and Then,” a concert of a cappella (unaccompanied) choral music based on old and new settings of the same texts. Dr. Lundergan’s program selections explore the many different means by which composers have interpreted the same texts in unique and fascinating ways.

There are settings of treasured texts by Anton Bruckner, Giuseppe Verdi, and Sergei Rachmaninoff. There are madrigals and motets from Renaissance Spain and by the beloved 20th-century Spanish cellist Pablo Casals; from contemporary Norway and by the great Norwegian Edvard Grieg, one of the leading composers of the Romantic Era. Kairos will sing music from Tudor England, from Victorian England, and from present-day Finland. The program includes a festive contemporary motet by Jonathan Dobin (an early-music specialist and performing member of Kairos) and a madrigal by P.D.Q. Bach, the twenty-first of J.S. Bach’s twenty-one children, who was discovered (or, as some would have it, invented) in the mid 20th century by Prof. Peter Schickele.

The texts and the settings represent every century from the sixteenth to the twenty-first, and are in English, Latin, and Old Church Slavonic—the liturgical language used in the Eastern Orthodox church.

Grace Episcopal Church, 58 North Street, Middletown, NY. Tickets to the concert are $20 for general admission, $15 for seniors, and $5 for students and youths. Tickets may be purchased online at the Kairos website. Info: 845-256-9114.

Saturday, November 11, 2017
3:00 PM
Visit to an Amazing Home Organ
Dale Ziegenfelder has realized his dream of having a working pipe organ in his home, and we are invited to visit! You can read about Dale's journey and see photos of his pipe dream come true in this article. John Vanderlee is coordinating the trip, and it's important to RSVP to him at jovanderlee@vassar.edu or at 914-475-0444 ahead of time if you are thinking of going so that car pools can be arranged. Dale Ziegenfelder's home is in Glenford, NY, 45 minutes from Poughkeepsie going North on Route 28 out of Kingston, a bit before Woodstock. The exact street address is 85 High Rocks Road, Glenford, NY. But if you go by a GPS use Woodstock. It should be a pleasant afternoon spent getting a tour and/or playing this amazing house organ!
Sunday, November 5, 2017
3:00 PM
Cadet Chapel Organ Concert by Marko Pranic
Marko Pranic is currently Associate Director of Music and Organist at St. John of Rochester (Fairport, NY). Cadet Chapel, US Military Academy, West Point, NY. Free admission. All Cadet Chapel organ recitals and concerts are free to the general public. Please allow extra travel time for the 100% vehicle and photo I.D. inspection at Stony Lonesome and Thayer gates. Due to changing security requirements at West Point, please check www.westpoint.edu/special before leaving for the recital. Info: contact Craig Williams at 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu.
Saturday, November 4, 2017
3:30 PM
Organ Concert by Thomas Sheehan
With deep roots in the Hudson Valley, Thomas Sheehan is Associate University Organist and Choirmaster at the Memorial Church at Harvard University. Reformed Church, 70 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie. Free-will offering. (suggested donation $15). Info: towerseries@hvc.rr.com or call The Reformed Church at 845-452-8110.
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Panel discussion at 3:00 PM
Concert at 4:30 PM
500th Anniversary of the Reformation: Panel Discussion & Concert
Join panelists Bishop Robert Alan Rimbo, Bishop of the Metropolitan New York Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ (Sisters of St. Joseph), Distinguished Professor of Theology at Fordham University, with Rev. Samuel Speers, Vassar’s Director of Religious & Spiritual Life, moderating a discussion on the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The Concert performance will include J.S. Bach’s Reformation Cantata Ein feste Burg, and "Reconciliation Cantata" a commissioned work by James Fitzwilliam. Sponsored by the Vassar College Music Department, the Office of Religious & Spiritual Life, Bruderhof Communities, St. John’s Evangelical Church, Central Hudson Valley Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, and Cappella Festiva. Vassar Chapel, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY. Open to the community free of charge. Info: 845-437-5550.
Sunday, October 29, 2017
3:00 PM
Cadet Chapel Organ Concert by Katherine Meloan
Katherine Meloan is Chapel Organist and Director of the Kings Point Glee Club and Mariner Chapel Choir, United States Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, NY. Cadet Chapel, US Military Academy, West Point, NY. Free admission. All Cadet Chapel organ recitals and concerts are free to the general public. Please allow extra travel time for the 100% vehicle and photo I.D. inspection at Stony Lonesome and Thayer gates. Due to changing security requirements at West Point, please check www.westpoint.edu/special before leaving for the recital. Info: contact Craig Williams at 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu.
Sunday, October 22, 2017
4:00 PM
Music at Zion: Choral Evensong Celebrating 500 Years of the Reformation
Zion Episcopal Church, 12 Satterlee Place, Wappingers Falls, NY. Free will offering. Info: Contact Gregory Citarella for more information at: 845-297-7693.
Sunday, October 22, 2017
3:00 PM
Cadet Chapel Organ Concert - Observing the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation
Cadet Chapel, US Military Academy, West Point, NY. Free admission. All Cadet Chapel organ recitals and concerts are free to the general public. Please allow extra travel time for the 100% vehicle and photo I.D. inspection at Stony Lonesome and Thayer gates. Due to changing security requirements at West Point, please check www.westpoint.edu/special before leaving for the recital. Info: contact Craig Williams at 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu.
Saturday, October 21, 2017
5:00 PM Concert: 6:30 PM Dinner
A Concert of Early American Music
St. John's Recorder Ensemble and friends present a concert of period music and an expertly prepared authentic period dinner. St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 161 Mansion Street, Poughkeepsie. Click here for a printable flyer. Admission: Adults - $20; Seniors - $15; children 5-12 - $8; children under 5 - Free. Reservations recommended. Info and reservations: 845-452-8440.
Sunday, October 15, 2017
4:00 PM
Music at Zion: Organ Concert by Eun Ha Chung
Eun Ha Chung is the former Music Activity Director and Organist, Post Chapel, West Point, NY. Zion Episcopal Church, 12 Satterlee Place, Wappingers Falls, NY. Suggested donation: $10.00. Info: Contact Gregory Citarella for more information at: 845-297-7693
Sunday, October 15, 2017
3:00 PM
Organ Recital by Boyd Herforth, celebrating the 500th anniversary of The Reformation
Program: Toccata by Schroeder; Magnificat primi toni by Buxtehude; Sonata #4 (B flat major) by Mendelssohn; and Fantasy on “Ein feste Burg” by J. S. Bach; plus a Lutheran Hymn tour of the church year, including several Hymn Preludes. St. John's Lutheran Church, 391 Mount Hope Road, Middletown, NY 10940. Donations to help with the purchase of a new piano. Info: 845-342-1963.
Sunday, October 15, 2017
3:00 PM
Cadet Chapel Organ Concert by Bruce and Reilly Xu
Twin brothers Bruce and Reilly Xu have been recent winners in several regional AGO competitions. Cadet Chapel, US Military Academy, West Point, NY. Free admission. All Cadet Chapel organ recitals and concerts are free to the general public. Please allow extra travel time for the 100% vehicle and photo I.D. inspection at Stony Lonesome and Thayer gates. Due to changing security requirements at West Point, please check www.westpoint.edu/special before leaving for the recital. Info: contact Craig Williams at 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu.
Sunday, October 15, 2017
3:00 PM
Presentation of Accordion, Samplestra, and Video
Accordionist Rocco Anthony Jerry will perform works with samplestra (pre-recorded elements) and video by Gene Pritsker and Conrad Kehn. He will also perform Yuji Takahashi's musical setting of Diane di Prima's poetry.
Morton Memorial Library and Community House, 82 Kelly Street, Rhinecliff, NY. Free Admission. Info: 845-876-2903.
Sunday, October 15, 2017
3:00 PM
Newburgh Chamber Music Concert
Newburgh Chamber Music will present a rare combined performance of The American String Quartet and The Aeolus String Quartet. The program will feature the Shostakovich Quartet no. 7, the Brahms G Major Sextet, and the Mendelssohn Octet. St. George’s Church, 105 Grand Street, Newburgh, NY. St. George’s is handicapped accessible with parking across the street. Tickets are available at the door or online at www.newburghchambermusic.org. Adults: $25, Students $5. The concert is followed by a reception with the artists. Info: 845-534-2864.
Sunday, October 8, 2017
3:00 PM
Cadet Chapel Organ Concert by Justan Foster
Justan Foster, currently organist at the Greenbush Reformed Church, has formerly served as Organist, Music Director, and Artist in Residence at a number of churches including Old Dutch Reformed Church in Kingston, First Reformed Church in Scotia, and Trinity United Methodist Church in Albany. Cadet Chapel, US Military Academy, West Point, NY. Free admission. All Cadet Chapel organ recitals and concerts are free to the general public. Please allow extra travel time for the 100% vehicle and photo I.D. inspection at Stony Lonesome and Thayer gates. Due to changing security requirements at West Point, please check www.westpoint.edu/special before leaving for the recital. Info: contact Craig Williams at 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu.
Sunday, October 8, 2017
3:00 PM
Theatre Organ Concert by Mark Herman
Performing on the 4/26 Wurlitzer at former Brooklyn Paramount at Long Island University Brooklyn, this is the last chance to hear the organ in the BEST acoustics it has ever had before the Paramount Theatre is renovated back to a performance center. The theatre will be closed for 2 years during the construction.

Born in 1987, Mark Herman is one of America’s busiest young theatre organists, performing over 30 concerts and silent film presentations each year across the US and abroad. In July of 2012, he was named the American Theatre Organ Society’s Organist of the Year and is the youngest person ever to receive the prestigious honor.

Tickets available online and at the door: $15 general admission; $10 for NYTOS members, students, and seniors. 1 University Plaza, Brooklyn, NY.
Directions to Long Island University

Saturday, October 7, 2017
7:30 PM
"Bach to Broadway" Organ Concert
Back by popular demand! Come and be dazzled by a Duo Organ Concert featuring Nathan Avakian on the NYTOS Traveling Theatre Organ, and James Fitzwilliam on the Gress-Miles Pipe Organ. Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie. Tickets at the door. Info: 845-452-8220.
Sunday, October 1, 2017
3:30 PM
Music at Zion: Celtic Harps
Candace Coates is a well-known local harpist. Parish Hall, Zion Episcopal Church, 12 Satterlee Place, Wappingers Falls, NY. Suggested Donation: $10.00 (Family of 4 $20.00). Info: Contact Gregory Citarella for more information at: 297-7693
Sunday, October 1, 2017
3:00 PM
Cadet Chapel Organ Concert by Eun Ha Chung
Eun Ha Chung is the former organist at the West Point Post Chapel. Cadet Chapel, US Military Academy, West Point, NY. Free admission. All Cadet Chapel organ recitals and concerts are free to the general public. Please allow extra travel time for the 100% vehicle and photo I.D. inspection at Stony Lonesome and Thayer gates. Due to changing security requirements at West Point, please check www.westpoint.edu/special before leaving for the recital. Info: contact Craig Williams at 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu.
Sunday, October 1, 2017
3:00 PM
Kairos: A Consort of Singers - Bach Cantata Series
Kairos: A Consort of Singers, under the direction of Dr. Edward Lundergan, presents Bach's Cantata No. 95, "Christus, der ist mein Leben." Holy Cross Monastery, 1615 Route 9W, West Park, N.Y. 12493. Open to the public with a $10 suggested donation. It is suggested that audience members arrive at the venue at least 20 minutes before the performance for optimal seating. Info: 845-256-9114.

Friday, September 29, 2017
7:30 PM
Choral Evensong
Choral Evensong Service: Feast of St. Michael and All Angels. Anthems, Canticles, Hymns, and Readings. Collaboration between CHVAGO, Zion Episcopal Church in Wappingers Falls and Christ Episcopal Church in Poughkeepsie. Click here for a printable flyer. If you are interested in singing in the choir, please call Laura Russell at: 845-485-1648 as soon as possible for rehearsal information. Location:
Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. Free and open to the public. Info: 845-452-8220.
Sunday, September 24, 2017
3:00 PM
Cadet Chapel Organ Concert by Craig Williams
Craig Williams is Organist and Choirmaster at the Cadet Chapel, USMA, West Point. Cadet Chapel, US Military Academy, West Point, NY. Free admission. All Cadet Chapel organ recitals and concerts are free to the general public. Please allow extra travel time for the 100% vehicle and photo I.D. inspection at Stony Lonesome and Thayer gates. Due to changing security requirements at West Point, please check www.westpoint.edu/special before leaving for the recital. Info: contact Craig Williams at 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu.
Saturday, September 23, 2017
4:00 PM
A Recital of Works for Flute and Piano
Carl Gutowski, flute, and Akiki Sasaki, piano. Works by J. S. Bach, Aaron Copland, Richard Wilson, and a world premiere by Debra Kaye. St. Andrew's Church, 17 South Avenue, Beacon, NY. Admission by donation. Wheelchair accessible. Ample parking behind the church.
Sunday, September 17, 2017
3:00 PM
Music at Zion: St. John’s Recorder Ensemble
The Recorder Ensemble is directed by Maris Kristapsons and plays once a month during the church service at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Poughkeepsie. Parish Hall, Zion Episcopal Church, 12 Satterlee Place, Wappingers Falls, NY. Suggested donation: $10. Info: Contact Gregory Citarella for more information at: 297-7693
Sunday, September 17, 2017
3:00 PM
Organ Recital by Gail Archer
Gail Archer, international concert organist, presents a recital featuring works by Max Reger on the Gress-Miles organ in Vassar Chapel. Vassar College, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY. Info: 845-437-7400.
Sunday, September 17, 2017
1:30 PM
Young Person's Introduction to the Organ - Pipes, Pedals, and Piano
If you know of a young person – fourth grade and up – who already has some piano background and would like to explore the similarities and differences between pianos and organs, please let them know about this. There are three instruments to compare in the same space: a Knabe grand piano, a small historic tracker (mechanical action) organ, and a 2-manual electronic organ. St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 17 South Avenue, Beacon, NY. Free. Snacks will be provided following the program. To register or for more information, please contact
Susan LaGrande at 845-226-6496 or 845-235-7203.
Saturday, September 16, 2017
3:00 PM
Classical Music Concert: Pipe Organ and Cello
Organist Anthony Rispo and cellist Sasha Ohno
will present the First Annual Classical Music Concert at Poughkeepsie Methodist Church, 2381 New Hackensack Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY. Free will offering; $10 suggested donation. Info: 845-902-8409.
Saturday, September 16, 2017
11:00 AM
Organ Crawl - Schenectady, NY
The Eastern New York Chapter of The American Guild of Organists presents an Organ Crawl in Schenectady, NY. Participants should meet at 11:00 AM in the Parking Lot of First Presbyterian Church, 209 Union Street, Schenectady 12305. (The Organ Crawl will conclude at approximately 3:00 PM.) We will have lunch at 12:30 PM at The Van Dyck, 237 Union Street, Schenectady, NY 12305. Organs on “The Crawl” include: St. George’s Episcopal Church, 30 North Ferry Street, which features a 1982 Moller Opus 11589 with 3 manuals and 46 ranks; First Presbyterian Church, which boasts a 1953 Casavant Organ with 4 manuals and 55 ranks; and the First Reformed Church, 224 North Ballston Avenue, Scotia, featuring The June Selke Memorial Organ built by Allen Organ Company with 4 manuals and 132 pipe & digital ranks. Please remember to bring music and organ shoes! To register or for more information, please contact: Andrew Krystopolski, Dean, ENYAGO at 518-522-8555 or andrewKrystopolski@yahoo.com.
Saturday, September 9, 2017
3:30 PM
Organ Recital by Kent Tritle
New York Philharmonic organist, Kent Tritle, will be in recital at The Smithfield Presbyterian Church in Amenia to benefit the Oratorio Society of New York. Kent Tritle is an acclaimed choirmaster, Director of Cathedral Music at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, and a renowned organ virtuoso. Tritle will be playing works by J. S. Bach, Mendelssohn and Guilmant on the 1893 Johnson & Son tracker organ. Suggested donation is $20, less is welcome, at the door. Reception to follow. The Smithfield Church, 656 Smithfield Valley Road, Amenia, NY 12501. For more information call: 718-473-4623 or email: swebb00@optimum.net
Saturday, August 5 through Friday, August 11, 2017
OHS 2017 - The Twin Cities, Minnesota
To register, click here. For full information, visit the web site at http://www.organsociety.org/2017/.
Saturday, July 22, 2017
7:30 PM
Concerts Con Brio Presents: Orvieto Piano Trio
The trio (piano, violin, cello) will present music from Early 20th Century Spain and Tango Music from Argentina:
Turina - Piano Trio No. 1; Piazzolla - Quatro Estaciones; and including works by Bridge, Ennio Morricone, and Mendelssohn. For more info about the Trio go to https://orvietotrio.com/.
Tickets at the door: $10; students free. Christ Church is located at 20 Carroll Street, on the corner of Carroll, Barclay, and Academy Streets on the south side of Poughkeepsie. It is handicapped accessible from the Carroll Street side. Info: 845-452-8220.
Sunday, July 16, 2017
3:00 PM
Annual Chapter Picnic
Mark your calendar for our annual Chapter Picnic, which will take place this year at the home of Susan Guse, 53 Marges Way, Hopewell Junction, NY. Click here for directions. Main dish items will be provided. To RSVP or discuss what you might bring to the picnic, contact Susan at 845-227-7696 (home) or 845-242-1478 (cell). If you know of potential members, invite them to this great event!
Sunday, July 2 through Thursday, July 5, 2017
Montreal Organ Festival
Presented by the AGO Northeast Region, RCCO, & CIOC. The deadline for early registration has almost passed, and hotel reservations are going fast, so don't miss this opportunity to hear wonderful organs and organists! Complete information is available at www.montrealorganfestival.org.
Sunday, June 18, 2017
3:00 PM
Hudson Valley BachFest: Bach's Keyboard Works
BachFest is an annual weekend event of concerts and church services celebrating the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. St. Andrew Episcopal Church, 17 South Avenue, Beacon, NY. (Air-conditioned). $15 suggested donation; students and youth free.

Click here for a printable flyer. To support BachFest or for more information, click here.

Saturday, June 17, 2017
7:30 PM
Hudson Valley BachFest 2017: Bach's Chamber Music
BachFest is an annual weekend event of concerts and church services celebrating the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. The concert includes: Bach Organ Work; Selections from the Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080; Bach Cello Suite; Quintet Op. 11, No. 1 in C Major by J. C. Bach; Motet: Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227; and featuring an Ecumenical Choir; the Cornwall Presbyterian Church Bell Choir; and Kairos: A Consort of Singers (Edward Lundergan, conductor). Cornwall Presbyterian Church, 222 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY. $15 suggested donation; Students and youth free. Click here for a printable flyer. To support BachFest or for more information, click here.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
7:00 PM
Music in the Parks presents: “The Amazing Unit Orchestra”
A concert designed to de-mystify concert organs, and dispel any preconceived notions about them!

A gift to the Hyde Park Central School District from the New York Theatre Organ Society, the Gus Pratt Memorial Organ is a true one-man orchestra. With the latest digital technology, it enables a performer to be his/her own conductor by effortlessly transitioning from soloist to back-up band to full orchestra.

Nationally known keyboard artist John Baratta will put the instrument through its paces with selections ranging from Classical to Jazz. Voice and Piano will add to the ensemble with chanteuse Barbara Rankin - a well-known local performer, and keyboard artist John Gagliardi.

Other students participating in organ studies at the high school, as conducted by John Baratta, will also make cameo appearances at this concert.

Come and enjoy this sonic spectacular and gain a new perspective!

F.D. Roosevelt High School, 156 South Cross Road, Staatsburg, NY 12580. Free admission. Info: 914-475-0444.

Sunday, June 11, 2017
3:00 PM
Hudson Valley BachFest 2017: The Main Event
BachFest is an annual weekend event of concerts and church services celebrating the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. The program consists of Bach's larger choral and orchestral works: Cantata No. 109, "Ich glaube, lieber Herr, hilf meinem Unglauben" and Cantata No. 30, "Freue dick, erlöste Schar," featuring the BachFest Choir and Orchestra (Christine Howlett, conductor, and James Fitzwilliam, organ); and Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV 1043, featuring the BachFest orchestra and conducted by Edward Lundergan. Skinner Hall - Vassar College, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY. $20 suggested donation. Students and Youth: Free.

Click here for a printable flyer. To support BachFest or for more information, click here.

Saturday, June 10, 2017
2:00 PM
Hudson Valley BachFest 2017: Young Performers' Concert
BachFest is an annual weekend event of concerts and church services celebrating the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. The Young Performers' Concert is free and takes place at two venues, north and south:
North - New Paltz United Methodist Church, 1 Grove Street, New Paltz, NY.
South - Cornwall Presbyterian Church, 222 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY.
Click here for a printable flyer. To support BachFest or for more information, click here.
Saturday, June 10, 2017
4:00 PM
Harpsichord Recital by Gavin Black
Smithfield Presbyterian Church will present a harpsichord recital by Gavin Black, director of the Princeton Early Keyboard Center. The recital program includes works by Frescobaldi, Froberger, Buxtehude, Bach, and others on both a modern and a 17th century harpsichord. A suggested donation of $10-$20 will benefit the church restoration fund. For more information call: 718-473-4623 or email: s.webb00@verizon.net
Sunday, June 4, 2017
4:00 PM
Benefit Concert by Pandora Duo
Janet Arms, flutist, and Chris Ladd, guitarist, are faculty members at the Hartt School of Music and have performed throughout New England as the Pandora Duo. Janet grew up in Pleasant Valley and has been a member of the NYC Opera for years. Pleasant Valley Presbyterian Church, 1576 Main Street (Route 44), Pleasant Valley, New York, NY 12569. The program will benefit the Herb & Sue Ann Redl Cancer Center & the Pleasant Valley Food Pantry with free will donations. Info: 845 635-3431.
Sunday, June 4, 2017
3:00 PM
A Concert of Early Music
The Recorder Ensemble of St. John’s Lutheran Church features Maris Kristapsons, director; Kathy Maxcy & Bruce Beard, recorder soloists; and Susan Guse, harpsichord. Hyde Park Free Library, 2 Main Street, Hyde Park, NY 845-229-7791. Free admission. Click here for a printable flyer.
Friday, June 2, 2017
8:00 PM
Annual Members' Recital
Members of the Central Hudson Valley Chapter, AGO, present a recital on the wonderful 2-manual pipe organ by Casavant Freres at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 55, Wilbur Blvd, Poughkeepsie. Donations to benefit the chapter's Scholarship Fund will be accepted. Info: Sarah Rodeo or 646-775-1939.
Sunday, May 21, 2017
3:30 PM
Cadet Chapel Organ Concert by Anthony Rispo
Cadet Chapel, US Military Academy, West Point, NY. Free admission. All Cadet Chapel organ recitals and concerts are free to the general public. Please allow extra travel time for the 100% vehicle and photo I.D. inspection at Stony Lonesome and Thayer gates. Due to changing security requirements at West Point, please check www.westpoint.edu/special before leaving for the recital. Info: contact Craig Williams at 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu.
Saturday, May 20, 2017
6:00 PM
Handbell Concert
Bells of St. John’s Lutheran Church presents its Spring Concert, under the direction of Susan Guse; Deanna Tuttle, assistant director. St. John’s Lutheran Church, 55 Wilbur Blvd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. A free will offering will be taken to support the Music Ministries Dedicated Fund. Info: 845-452-1550 Click here for a printable flyer.
Sunday, May 14, 2017
3:30 PM
Cadet Chapel Organ Concert by Craig Williams
Craig Williams is Organist and Choirmaster at the Cadet Chapel, USMA, West Point. Cadet Chapel, US Military Academy, West Point, NY. Free admission. All Cadet Chapel organ recitals and concerts are free to the general public. Please allow extra travel time for the 100% vehicle and photo I.D. inspection at Stony Lonesome and Thayer gates. Due to changing security requirements at West Point, please check www.westpoint.edu/special before leaving for the recital. Info: contact Craig Williams at 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu.
Sunday, May 14, 2017
3:00 PM
Concert by Westminster Choir College Concert Bell Choir
The Westminster Choir College Concert Bell Choir performs on eight octaves of handbells. Directed by Kathleen Ebling Shaw. First United Methodist Church 603 State Street, Schenectady, NY. Free admission. Info: 518-374-4403.
Saturday, May 13, 2017
4:30 PM
Choir Concert
Cappella Festiva Chamber Choir performs British composer Jonathan Dove’s stunning multi-movement work, Passing of the Year – a song cycle for double chorus and piano. Also featuring Eulogies by John Estacio, and Faire is the Heaven, by William Harris. Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie. Info: 845-452-8220.
Friday, May 12, 2017
8:00 PM

Vassar College Opera Workshop: "Tales of Offenbach"
Excerpts from Offenbach's operas La Périchole, Les Brigands, La Belle Hélène, Les Contes d'Hoffmann and Orfée aux Enfers. Drew Minter, director. Miriam Charney, music director. Skinner Hall, Vassar College, Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie. Info: 845-437-7319
Sunday, May 7, 2017
3:30 PM
Cadet Chapel Concert by the Juilliard Trombone Choir
Cadet Chapel, US Military Academy, West Point, NY. Free admission. All Cadet Chapel organ recitals and concerts are free to the general public. Please allow extra travel time for the 100% vehicle and photo I.D. inspection at Stony Lonesome and Thayer gates. Due to changing security requirements at West Point, please check www.westpoint.edu/special before leaving for the recital. Info: contact Craig Williams at 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu.
Sunday, April 30, 2017
3:30 PM
Cadet Chapel Organ Concert by George Murphy
Cadet Chapel, US Military Academy, West Point, NY. Free admission. All Cadet Chapel organ recitals and concerts are free to the general public. Please allow extra travel time for the 100% vehicle and photo I.D. inspection at Stony Lonesome and Thayer gates. Due to changing security requirements at West Point, please check www.westpoint.edu/special before leaving for the recital. Info: contact Craig Williams at 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu.
Saturday, April 29, 2017
8:00 PM
Concert: Beethoven's Ninth Symphony
The Hudson Valley Philharmonic performs Beethoven’s iconic Ninth Symphony with the Vassar College Choir and Cappella Festiva Chamber Choir. Randall Fleischer, conductor. Ulster Performing Arts Center, 601 Broadway, Kingston, NY. For tickets, visit ticketmaster.com
Sunday, April 23, 2017
4:00 PM
Earth Day Choral Concert
The Newburgh Symphonic Chorale will contribute to observations of Earth Day with music “Celebrating Earth” at St. George Episcopal Church, 105 Grand Street, Newburgh. The concert will include works by Haydn, Vaughan Williams, and Rutter as well as spirituals arranged for the Yale Glee Club by Marshall Bartholomew and Fenno Heath. Admission is by donation. Info: 845-534-2864
Sunday, April 23, 2017
3:30 PM
Cadet Chapel Organ Concert by Mary Dolch
Mary Dolch is Associate Director of Chapel Music at St. Paul's School in New Hampshire. Cadet Chapel, US Military Academy, West Point, NY. Free admission. All Cadet Chapel organ recitals and concerts are free to the general public. Please allow extra travel time for the 100% vehicle and photo I.D. inspection at Stony Lonesome and Thayer gates. Due to changing security requirements at West Point, please check www.westpoint.edu/special before leaving for the recital. Info: contact Craig Williams at 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu.
Sunday, April 23, 2017
3:00 PM
Concert: Vassar College Madrigal Singers
The flourishing of Italian poetry: Dante, Petrarch, Michelangelo and the music they inspired. Drew Minter, director. Skinner Hall of Music, Vassar College, Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie. Info: 845-437-7319
Saturday, April 22, 2017
8:00 PM
Concert: Severall Friends
Vassar College faculty member Drew Minter, countertenor, with Mark Rimple, lutes and gittern, and Mary Springfels, vielle present music from Dante's Commedia. Skinner Hall of Music, Vassar College, Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie. Info: 845-437-7319
Friday, April 21, 2017
7:00 PM
Recital and Gala Benefit Honoring Joan Lippincott
Recital at 7:00 PM featuring Joan Lippincott, Eric Plut, and Scott Dettra at Princeton University Chapel, Princeton, NJ. Reception following (advance tickets required). Info: 212-870-2311, ext. 4308
Sunday, April 9, 2017
3:30 PM
Cadet Chapel Organ Concert by Craig Williams
Craig Williams is Organist and Choirmaster at the Cadet Chapel, USMA, West Point. Cadet Chapel, US Military Academy, West Point, NY. Free admission. All Cadet Chapel organ recitals and concerts are free to the general public. Please allow extra travel time for the 100% vehicle and photo I.D. inspection at Stony Lonesome and Thayer gates. Due to changing security requirements at West Point, please check www.westpoint.edu/special before leaving for the recital. Info: contact Craig Williams at 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu.
Sunday, April 9, 2017
3:00 PM
String Quartet Concert
Newburgh Chamber Music will present the renowned Munich Philharmonic String Quartet at St. George Church, 105 Grand Street, Newburgh. The program will feature Haydn’s Opus 74, no.3 “The Rider”; Schulhoff’s “Five Pieces" and Schumann’s Quartet No. 3. Tickets are available at the door or online at www.newburghchambermusic.org. Adults: $25, Students $5. St. George’s is handicapped accessible with parking across the street. The concert is followed by a reception with the artists. Info: 845-534-2864
Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 2:00 PM
Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius
Featuring The Orchestra Now and musicians from the Bard Conservatory Orchestra with the Bard College Chamber Singers, Vassar College Choir, and Cappella Festiva Chamber Choir. Leon Botstein, conductor. Elgar's choral masterpiece takes its text from the poem by John Henry Cardinal Newman that follows the soul of one pious man as he journeys from death, to judgement, to Purgatory. Sponsored by: The Orchestra Now. The Fisher Center for Performing Arts, Sosnoff Theater, Bard College.
For more information, call 845-752-2403, or e-mail kroca@bard.edu. For tickets, visit fishercentertickets.bard.edu
Saturday, April 8, 2017
4:00 PM
Organ Concert by Reilly Xu
Presented as part of the Art in the Sanctuary Program at St. Andrew's Church in Beacon. Reilly Xu is 14 years old, and a ninth grader at Suffern High School. He is currently the organist at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Chester, NY. Reilly has studied organ with Jimrae Lenser since he was 9 years old, and served as organist in Sloatsburg United Methodist Church previously. During recent years, he has been under the tutelage of organist Craig Williams. In addition, Reilly is in the Pre-College organ program at the Juilliard School of Music, studying with Dr. Matthew Lewis. Reilly won first prize in AGO Brooklyn Chapter High School Organ Scholarship Competition in both 2016 and 2017. Reilly delighted the audience in a concert here with his brother a year ago. This year he plans to demonstrate the historic tracker organ which has been recently been restored to playable condition, as well as the two-manual Johannus electronic organ which he played last year.St. Andrew Episcopal Church, 17 South Avenue, Beacon, NY. Free admission. Ample parking in the lower lot behind the church. Handicapped accessible. Info: 845-831-1369.
Sunday, April 2, 2017
4:30 PM
“Celebrate Spring!”
Cappella Festiva Treble Choir performs music of Bob Chilcott, Jussi Chydenius, Moira Smiley, and many others. Tickets at the door. Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie. Info: 845-452-8220.
Sunday, April 2, 2017
3:30 PM
Cadet Chapel Organ Concert by Gail Archer
Gail Archer is is college organist at Vassar College, and director of the music program at Barnard College. Cadet Chapel, US Military Academy, West Point, NY. Free admission. All Cadet Chapel organ recitals and concerts are free to the general public. Please allow extra travel time for the 100% vehicle and photo I.D. inspection at Stony Lonesome and Thayer gates. Due to changing security requirements at West Point, please check www.westpoint.edu/special before leaving for the recital. Info: contact Craig Williams at 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu.
Sunday, March 26, 2017
3:30 PM
Cadet Chapel Concert - Saxophone and Organ
Featuring Joe Himmelberg, saxophone, and Marko Pranic, organ. Cadet Chapel, US Military Academy, West Point, NY. Free admission. All Cadet Chapel organ recitals and concerts are free to the general public. Please allow extra travel time for the 100% vehicle and photo I.D. inspection at Stony Lonesome and Thayer gates. Due to changing security requirements at West Point, please check www.westpoint.edu/special before leaving for the recital. Info: contact Craig Williams at 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu.
Saturday, March 25, 2017
4:00 PM
Concerts Con Brio presents: “She Persisted – Women in Song”
A concert featuring fabulous female composers, arrangers, and singers; with Jessica Thurlow Zamek, soprano, and ‘Sonority’, a women’s a Cappella quartet. Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie. Info: SonorityNY@gmail.com Suggested donation: $10; students free.
Saturday, March 25, 2017
4:00 PM
A Concert of Early Music
St. John’s Recorder Ensemble, featuring Maris Kristapsons, director; Kathy Maxcy & Bruce Beard, recorder soloists; Susan Guse, harpsichord.
St. John Lutheran Church, 55 Wilbur Blvd., Poughkeepsie, NY. Freewill offering. Info: 845-452-1550.

Saturday, March 25, 2017
1:00 PM
Hymn Improvisation Workshop
Joseph Bertolozzi will present some easily applied techniques for use in service playing and beyond. Joe began his study of organ with Raymond Canfield Corey with the expressed interest of becoming a composer. He continued his studies with Kathleen Funk Pearson, Donald M. Pearson and Merrellyn Gallagher at Vassar College, and Giordano Giustarini in Siena, Italy. As a concert organist, he has performed in the US as well as in Italy, Poland, Portugal (under the auspices of the American Embassy in Lisbon [USIS]) and Spain on some of the finest and oldest organs in the world, including St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City. ​He enjoys service playing as Organist at Vassar Temple in Poughkeepsie and St. Joseph's Church in Middletown.St. Kateri Church, 1925 Route 82, LaGrangeville, NY. Free admission.
Sunday, March 19, 2017
3:30 PM
Cadet Chapel Concert - Trumpet and Organ
Featuring Craig Williams, organ, and SSG Bill Owens, trumpet. Craig Williams is Organist and Choirmaster at the Cadet Chapel, USMA, West Point. SSG Bill Owens is currently the associate principal trumpet of the West Point Band. Cadet Chapel, US Military Academy, West Point, NY. Free admission. All Cadet Chapel organ recitals and concerts are free to the general public. Please allow extra travel time for the 100% vehicle and photo I.D. inspection at Stony Lonesome and Thayer gates. Due to changing security requirements at West Point, please check www.westpoint.edu/special before leaving for the recital. Info: contact Craig Williams at 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu.
Sunday, March 19, 2017
3:00 PM
Flute and Organ Concert
Eugenia Zukerman, flute, and Anthony Newman, organ. First United Methodist Church 603 State Street, Schenectady, NY. Free admission. Info: 518-374-4403.
Sunday March 5, 2017
3:30 PM
Organ Recital by Patrick Walker
Patrick Walker will present an organ recital at Zion Episcopal Church, 12 Satterlee Place, Wappingers Falls, NY. A reception will follow the recital in Zion's Parish Hall. Suggested Donation: $10.00 Contact: Gregory Citarella 845-297-7693
Saturday, March 4, 2017
4:00 PM
NOTE TIME CHANGE!
Digital/Computer-Aided E-Music Workshop
Some of us have seen organists perform complicated works with no sheet music, just an i-pad or tablet on the music rack. Want to know how it's done? Come to this workshop, where Eric Hepp will give a presentation and demonstration. Bring an i-pad or tablet with you if you have one. Open to all who want to find out more about how to use digital and computer aids in music. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! Zion Episcopal Church, 12 Satterlee Place, Wappingers Falls, NY. Info: 845-730-3381
Saturday, March 4, 2017
12:00 PM
"Read and Ring" Handbell Session
Sponsored by the Handbell Musicians of America. St. John Lutheran Church, 55 Wilbur Blvd, Poughkeepsie. For information about fees and what to bring, please contact Susan Guse at 845-242-1478
Sunday February 12, 2017
3:00 PM
Hymn Sing!
Singing from The Hymnal 1982 and Lift Every Voice and Sing!. Zion Episcopal Church, 12 Satterlee Place, Wappingers Falls. Free Admission. Info: Gregory Citarella 845-297-7693
Sunday, February 12, 2017
3:00 PM
The Phil's Friends & Family Concert
The Westchester Philharmonic, with Ted Sperling, conducting, and Julia Bullock, soprano. Pre-concert discussion at 2:00 PM in the concert hall and Instrument Petting Zoo at 2:00 PM in the lobby. Music by Glinka, Josephine Baker, Gershwin, Bernstein, Mozart, and Stravinsky. Tickets available online or call 914-682-3707.

Sunday, February 12, 2017
3:00 PM
The Phil's Friends & Family Concert
The Westchester Philharmonic, with Ted Sperling, conducting, and Julia Bullock, soprano. Pre-concert discussion at 2:00 PM in the concert hall and Instrument Petting Zoo at 2:00 PM in the lobby. Music by Glinka, Josephine Baker, Gershwin, Bernstein, Mozart, and Stravinsky. Tickets available online or call 914-682-3707.

Sunday, February 5, 2017
3:00 PM
Chamber Music Concert
Newburgh Chamber Music will present REBEL, an internationally renowned Ensemble for Baroque Music, at St. George Church, 105 Grand Street, Newburgh, NY. The program will feature works of the 17th and 18th centuries by master composers such as Vivaldi, Corelli, Marini, Leclair, Handel, Boyce, and Telemann. Tickets are available at the door or online at www.newburghchambermusic.org. Admission: Adults: $25, Students $5. St. George’s is handicapped accessible with parking across the street. The concert is followed by a reception with the artists. Info: 845-534–2864.
Sunday, February 5, 2017
3:00 PM
Kairos: A Consort of Singers - Bach Cantata Series
Kairos: A Consort of Singers, under the direction of Edward Lundergan, opens its 2017 Bach Cantata Series with Bach's Cantata No. 64, "Sehet, welch eine Liebe," for chorus, soloists, and chamber ensemble. The program also features two movements from a concerto by Georg Philipp Telemann for oboe d'amore, a more tranquil and serene relative of the modern oboe. Joel Evans will be the soloist. Kairos will also sing Bach's charming motet "Ich Lasse dich Nicht," for double chorus. Holy Cross Monastery, 1615 Route 9W, West Park, N.Y. 12493. Free; donations accepted. It is suggested that audience members arrive at the venue at least 20 minutes before the performance to secure seating. Info: 845-256-9114.

Sunday, January 22, 2017
5:00 PM
Annual Spuds & Sundaes Social
Come join us for food and fellowship at our annual Spuds $ Sundaes Social, this year to be held at Zion Episcopal Church, 12 Satterlee Place, Wappingers Falls, NY. As suggested by the title, the menu includes baked potatoes and ice cream, each with abundant appropriate toppings. Another feature of this event is a "Musical Bake Sale" where is essentially a sheet music exchange. You bring in your unwanted music, other people bring in theirs, you make a donation to our scholarship fund to cover what you take, and everybody goes home happy. We welcome guests, so bring a friend. Info: 845-485-1648.
Saturday, January 21, 2017
4:00 PM
Concerts Con Brio presents: Project Bach "Sweets"
Cellist Sarah Bish in a recital featuring 3 of the 6 Suites for Unaccompanied Cello written by Johann Sebastian Bach. This is the first of an upcoming series of recitals dedicated to performing these masterworks for the cello. The program will include: Suite No. 1 in G Major, Suite No. 2 in D Minor, and Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major. During the reception afterwards, there will be desserts that are dedicated to complement each of the three suites! Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie. Suggested donation $10 at the door, students free. Info: 845-452-8220.
Saturday, January 14, 2017
4:30 PM
“Awaken the New Year”
Cappella Festiva Chamber Choir performs inspiring music for the new year by Mendelssohn, Poulenc, Britten, and others.
Snow date Sunday, January 15 at 4:30 PM. Tickets at the door. Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie. Info: 845-452-8220.
Monday, December 19 through Thursday, December 22, 2016
10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
NOTE: Extended Dates
Music at the Mall
Once again the New York Theatre Organ Society will present holiday music on the travelling Allen GW319EX organ in the Poughkeepsie Galleria Mall on Route 9 just south of Poughkeepsie. The organ will be located on the bridge next to H&M, near Best Buy. The excellent roster of artists, all "heavyweights" in the Theatre Organ World, will include:
Juan Cardona Jr.
Andrew van Varick
Dan Minervini
Nathan Avakian
Claire Avakian (Nathan's Sister - accomplished vocalist)
John Baratta
Carl Hackert

Come and enjoy the sounds of the season and other favorites played on an exciting theatre organ. Mall hours are from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM. Info: 914-475-0444.

Sunday, December 18, 2016
4:30 PM
A Candlelight Service of Christmas Lessons and Carols
In the Sanctuary. Open to all. Zion Episcopal Church, 12 Satterlee Place, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590. Info: Gregory Citarella 845-297-7693 or gregory.citarella@gmail.com.
Sunday, December 18, 2016
3:00 PM
Lessons and Carols
Kairos: A Consort of Singers, under the direction of Edward Lundergan, will present its annual Service of Lessons & Carols at Holy Cross Monastery, 1615 Route 9W, West Park, NY. The service will intersperse readings from the Old and New Testaments with seasonal motets, hymns and carols from the Medieval to the present, including works by Poulenc, Josquin, Billings, Boris Ord and others. The service will conclude with a performance of J.S. Bach’s joyous motet, “Singet dem Herrn, ein neues Lied”, BWV 225 (Sing to the Lord a New Song). The motet performance is the fourth and final in Kairos’ 2016 Bach Cantata Series, now in its 11th year. A holiday reception will follow the service and all are cordially invited to attend.

This service has become a much-beloved tradition in the Hudson Valley and seating is limited. Please arrive at the Monastery at least 20 minutes before the service in order to ensure admission to the service.

The service is free and open to the public and all are welcome. Donations are gratefully accepted and will be matched by the Holy Cross Community to benefit a local Hudson Valley charitable food-based organization.

For more information, visit www.kairosconsort.org or call 845-256-9114.

Sunday, December 18, 2016
3:00 PM
Service of Lessons and Carols
Scripture will tell the story of God’s plan for our salvation in the birth of Jesus and will be accompanied by favorite Christmas carols. Music presented by the Bell Choirs, with Patrick Walker, organist, and Susan Guse, Director of Music. St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 55 Wilbur Blvd, Poughkeepsie, NY. Info: 845-452-1550.
Saturday, December 17, 2016
2:00 PM
Handel's Messiah
Performed by the Cappella Festiva Chamber Choir and the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, with guest conductor Christine Howlett, will take place at the Bardavon 1869 Opera House, 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie. Info and tickets: 845-473-2072.
Sunday, December 11, 2016
4:00 PM
Newburgh Symphonic Chorale Concert
The Newburgh Symphonic Chorale will perform the “Midnight Mass for Christmas”, or Messe de Minuit pour Noël, by French Baroque composer Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704). Two flutes, strings and continuo will accompany the Chorale, both for the mass and for the eight French carols that will follow intermission. The concert will be held at St. George Epsicopal Church, 105 Grand Street, Newburgh. No tickets are required; a free-will offering will be available. Info: 845-534-2864
Sunday, December 11, 2016
3:30 PM
Concert Celebrating Harry T. Burleigh's 150th Birthday
Henry Thacker "Harry" Burleigh, composer of the familiar hymn tune McKEE (In Christ There Is No East or West), was born December 2, 1866 and died September 12, 1949. He was an African-American classical composer, arranger, and professional singer. He was the first black composer to be instrumental in the development of a characteristically American music by introducing classically trained artists to spirituals and by arranging the music in a more classical form. Paulette Sibert, Soprano, will be singing spirituals composed by H. T. Burleigh, accompanied by Gregory Citarella, Organist. Free Will Donation. Zion Episcopal Church, 12 Satterlee Place, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590. Info: Gregory Citarella 845-297-7693 or gregory.citarella@gmail.com.
Sunday, December 11, 2016
3:00 PM
Choral Concert: The Sound of Music
A collection of Broadway songs through the ages presented by the Helen Baldwin Singers of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Poughkeepsie. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 64 South Randolph Street, Poughkeepsie. Donation: $10, Students and Seniors $8. Refreshments served. Info: 845-471-6580.
Saturday, December 10 2016
4:00 PM - Note time change!
Lessons and Carols: Vassar College Madrigals Ensemble
Vassar College Madrigals Ensemble presents a Traditional Service of Lessons and Carols, directed by Drew Minter. Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie, NY. Free. Info: 845-452-8220.
Saturday, December 10, 2016
2:30 PM
Art in the Sanctuary: Vocal Concert
A 2nd Saturday Event. Come hear Br. Josep Martinez-Cubero, tenor, accompanied by pianist Maximillian Esmus, sing music by Beethoven, Quilter, Barber, Alvarez, Faure, Loesser, Schwartz, and Carnelia, as well as hymns and spirituals. Before entering the Order of the Holy Cross, Br. Martinez-Cubero lived in Manhattan for 18 years where he worked as a voice instructor, and theatre director. A native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he has performed in operas, oratorios, musical theatre, concerts, recitals, cabarets, and theatrical plays throughout the United States. St. Andrew Episcopal Church, 15 South Avenue, Beacon, NY - one block south of Bank Square, next to the fire station. Free admission. Bring a cake mix or stuffing for St. Andrew's/St. Luke's food pantry. Info: standrewsbeacon@gmail.com
Sunday, December 4, 2016
7:00 PM
Vassar College "Service of Lessons and Carols"
The college’s annual “Service of Lessons and Carols” is a Christmas service of readings, choral anthems, and congregational carols that culminates in a candle lighting ceremony. A free will offering will also be taken to support the college's annual philanthropic campaign, Community Works, which provides funding to several Hudson Valley non-profit organizations.

The program, co-sponsored by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life and the Department of Music, will feature Advent and Christmas scriptural readings and an ensemble of 180 singers, including members of the Vassar College Choir, Vassar College Women’s Chorus, the Madrigal Singers, and the Cappella Festiva Treble and Chamber Choirs. This event will feature the music of Ravenscroft, Rachmaninoff, Poulenc, Britten, Manz, Luboff, Gjeilo, and a newly commissioned work by James Fitzwilliam, “O Lord, Holy Child.”

The Lessons and Carols Choir is under the direction of Christine R. Howlett and Drew Minter, members of the Vassar College Department of Music. Guests include Ronald Bemrich and Matt Zydel, conductors, James Fitzwilliam, organ, and Elysia Roman, harp. College organist and music faculty member Gail Archer will play the Gress-Miles organ. Archer is also the director of the music program at Barnard College and conductor of the Barnard-Columbia Chorus.

Vassar College strives to make its events, performances, and facilities accessible to all. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations at Vassar should contact the Office of Campus Activities at (845) 437-5370. Without sufficient notice, appropriate space and/or assistance may not be available.

Vassar College is located at 124 Raymond Avenue in Poughkeepsie, NY, and directions to the campus can be found at www.vassar.edu/directions.

Sunday, December 4, 2016
3:30 PM
58th Annual Handel's Messiah Concert
Including Part I (Christmas portion) and "Hallelujah" Chorus - Orchestra, Organ and a United Festival Choir numbering over 150 singers featuring the Cadet Chapel Choir and numerous local oratorio societies and church choirs. Come early for convenient parking and a good seat. Open to the public and free of charge (free-will offering accepted). Cadet Chapel, US Military Academy, West Point, NY. Free admission. Info: contact Craig Williams at 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu.
Sunday, November 20, 2016
4:00 PM
Kairos Concert: "Immortal Shakespeare"
Kairos: A Consort of Singers, under the direction of Edward Lundergan, presents “Immortal Shakespeare”, a concert in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the playwright’s death.

The concert presents a sampling of the plays and poems of William Shakespeare settings, from Thomas Morley’s “It was a lover and his lass”, the only known choral setting of Shakespeare from his lifetime, to premieres of two newly composed works. St. Andrew Episcopal Church, 17 South Avenue, Beacon, NY. Tickets for this performance are $20 general admission, $15 seniors, and $5 students and youth. For further information, visit Kairos: A Consort of Singers or call 800-838-3006 and request Event #2676201.

Sunday, November 20, 2016
3:00 PM
Vassar College Madrigal Singers
Drew Minter, conductor. “Tender Mercies.” Music of Byrd, Allegri, Purcell, Poulenc, Thompson, Distler, Mealor, Gjeilo, and others. Skinner Hall of Music, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY. Free and open to the public. Info: 845-437-7294.
Saturday, November 19, 2016
8:00 PM
Vassar College Orchestra
Eduardo Navega, conductor. Skinner Hall of Music, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY. Free and open to the public. Info: 845-437-7294.
Saturday, November 19, 2016
4:00 PM
Cappella Festiva Treble Choir Concert: Exultant Harmony
Cappella Festiva Treble Choir provides an exceptional artistic opportunity for young singers of the Hudson Valley. Music by Bob Chilcott, Dollo Dilworth, Andrea Ramsey, and others. Tickets at the door. Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie, NY. Info: 845-452-8220.

Sunday, November 13, 2016
3:30 PM
Organ Recital by Craig Williams
Craig Williams is Organist and Choirmaster at the Cadet Chapel, USMA, West Point. Cadet Chapel, US Military Academy, West Point, NY. Free admission. Info: contact Craig Williams at 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu.
Sunday, November 13, 2016
3:30 PM
Organ/Piano Concert
Organist Eric Birk and organist/pianist Bernadette Hoke have been performing as a keyboard duo since 1995, engaging audiences and critics alike with their impressive ensemble and expressive artistry, specializing in duet repertoire for four hands at one piano, four hands (and two or four feet) at the organ, and duos for organ and piano. Free-will offering. Suggested $15 donation. Reformed Dutch Church of Poughkeepsie, 70 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie. Free-will offering. Suggested $15 donation. Info: 845-452-8110.
Sunday, November 13, 2016
3:30 PM
Many Faiths, Many Voice - The 41st Annual Interfaith Music Festival
The Interfaith Music Festival is about bringing people of all different faiths together to share music, what better reason for coming together than singing in a choir? Once again we are reaching out to local choirs and singers to join our Interfaith Choir, a combined chorus of individual singers and choirs from various houses of worship that come together for 2-4 songs during the Music Festival. Songs of various traditions are chosen for the Interfaith Choir to sing, and each piece has its own director. This year we will be performing works composed and directed by Gretchen Gould and Maris Kristapsons, and a Gospel selection directed by Melinda Aaron. Location: St. Marys, Our Lady of the Falls, 11 Clinton Street, Wappingers Falls, NY. Click here for more information about the festival and about rehearsals, or call 845-471-7333.
Sunday, November 13, 2016
3:00 PM
"Trio Concert" by Dr. Peter Muir
Dr. Peter Muir is an internationally recognized pianist, composer, scholar, and conductor. As a pianist he specializes in ragtime, blues and early jazz, which he performs in a totally original and compelling style, playing at festivals and concerts in the US, Britain, Europe, Australia, and Hong Kong. In the Parish Hall. Suggested Donation: Adults $10.00; Children & Seniors $5.00. Zion Episcopal Church, 12 Satterlee Place, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590. Info: Gregory Citarella 845-297-7693 or gregory.citarella@gmail.com.
Sunday, November 13, 2016
3:00 PM
Vassar College and Community Wind Ensemble
James Osborn, conductor. Skinner Hall of Music, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY. Free and open to the public. Info: 845-437-7294.
Sunday, November 13, 2016
3:00 PM
Newburgh Chamber Music Concert
Newburgh Chamber Music presents Innisfree+ with guest artists Rachel Evans, violist, and baritone Kent Smith performing music by Beethoven, Mozart, and Faure. St. George Church, 105 Grand Street, Newburgh, NY. Tickets at the door or online at www.newburghchambermusic.org. Adults: $25, Students $5. Handicapped accessible with parking across the street. The concert is followed by a reception with the artists. Info: 845-534-2864.
Sunday, November 13, 2016
3:00 PM
Kairos Concert: "Immortal Shakespeare"
Kairos: A Consort of Singers, under the direction of Edward Lundergan, presents “Immortal Shakespeare”, a concert in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the playwright’s death.

The concert presents a sampling of the plays and poems of William Shakespeare, from Thomas Morley’s “It was a lover and his lass”, the only known choral setting of Shakespeare from his lifetime, to premieres of two newly composed works.

The concert is part of the “Music in Central Valley” concert series, at Central Valley United Methodist Church, 12 Smith Clove Road, Central Valley, NY. This performance is made possible in part with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the Support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Arts Mid-Hudson. A free-will offering to benefit the concert series will be greatly appreciated. For further information, visit Kairos: A Consort of Singers or call 800-838-3006 and request Event #2676201.

Sunday, November 13, 2016
10:00 AM
250th Celebration Service With Special Music
The Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church of America will celebrate at the Eucharist service. Free and open to the public. Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie, NY. Info: 845-452-8220.
Saturday, November 12, 2016
8:00 PM
Vassar College Choir
Joseph Haydn’s Missa in Angustiis (Lord Nelson Mass) with professional orchestra. Christine Howlett, conductor. Skinner Hall of Music, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY. Free and open to the public. Info: 845-437-7294.
Saturday, November 12, 2016
4:00 PM
Choral Evensong for the Feast day of Samuel Seabury
Celebrate the 250th Anniversary of Christ Episcopal Church and the Feast Day of Samuel Seabury - first Bishop of the United States. The Evensong will feature both scriptural readings and historic readings from the past 250 years. A combined choir will present anthems and hymns. Music will include a setting of Psalm 148 by William Billings written in the earliest years of Christ Church; settings of traditional hymns; an anthem setting of "The King's Highway" set to poetry by the wife of a famous rector; and a newly composed setting of Psalm 133 written by Jonathan Chenette, Interim President of Vassar College, and member of Christ Church. Free and open to the public. Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie, NY. For information or to participate in the choir, contact Laura Ramsey Russell: laurarus629@gmail.com.
Saturday, November 12, 2016
4:00 PM
Senior Recital: Carlin Purcell, piano
Skinner Hall of Music, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY. Free and open to the public. Info: 845-437-7294.
Thursday, November 10, 2016
12:15 PM
Organ Concert by Justan Foster
Justan Foster, Organist at Old Dutch Church, will present a lunchtime concert in the weekly Fine Arts Series. Works by Bach, Mendelssohn, Diemer, and Lau to be performed. Old Dutch Church, 272 Wall Street, Kingston, NY. Info: 845-338-6759.
Sunday, November 6, 2016
3:30 PM
Organ Recital by Gregory Citarella
Gregory Citarella, Minister of Music at Zion Episcopal Church in Wappingers Falls, is a past Dean of the Central Hudson Valley Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and is a member of the Association of Anglican Musicians (AAM). In the Sanctuary. Free will donation. Zion Episcopal Church, 12 Satterlee Place, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590. Info: Gregory Citarella 845-297-7693 or gregory.citarella@gmail.com.
Sunday, November 6, 2016
3:30 PM
Organ Recital by Timothy Lyons
Timothy Lyons is Organist and Music Director at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Mount Kisco, NY. Cadet Chapel, US Military Academy, West Point, NY. Free admission. Info: contact Craig Williams at 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu.
Sunday, November 6, 2016
3:00 PM
Escher String Quartet with Todd Crow, piano
The Escher String Quartet is known for its profound musical insight and rare tonal beauty. The quartet’s Vassar debut features Mozart’s Quartet in B-flat Major, K.589, Bartok’s Quartet No. 2, Op. 17, and Dvořák’s Piano Quintet with faculty member Todd Crow. Skinner Hall of Music, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY. Free and open to the public. Info: 845-437-7294.
Saturday, November 5, 2016
8:00 PM
Vassar College Women’s Chorus
Contemporary works for female voices by Ko Matsushita, Morten Lauridsen, Gwyneth Walker, and Jocelyn Hagen’s How to Survive Winter with professional string ensemble. Christine Howlett, conductor. Skinner Hall of Music, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY. Free and open to the public. Info: 845-437-7294.
Saturday, November 5, 2016
1:30 PM
Senior Recital: Zhanwen Phil Chen, piano
Skinner Hall of Music, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY. Free and open to the public. Info: 845-437-7294.
Sunday, October 23, 2016
3:30 PM
Organ Recital by Eun Ha Chung
Mrs. Chung is formerly Music Director of the West Point Post Chapel. Cadet Chapel, US Military Academy, West Point, NY. Free admission. Info: contact Craig Williams at 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu.
Sunday, October 23, 2016
2:30 PM
Organ Recital by Craig Williams
Craig Williams is Organist and Choirmaster at the Cadet Chapel, USMA, West Point. Sponsored by the C Central Jersey Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Organ: 4-manual, 65-rank modified Skinner. St. Pauls Roman Catholic Church 214 Nassau Street, Princeton NJ. Info: contact Craig Williams at 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu.
Saturday, October 22, 2016
4:00 PM
Elizabethan Concert and Dinner
Concert by the Recorder Ensemble from St. John’s Lutheran Church, directed by Maris Kristapsons. Followed at 5:30 PM by dinner prepared by CIA students. A free-will offering will be accepted at the concert. Tickets for the dinner are: Adults: $20; Seniors/Students: $15; Children 5-12: $8; Children under 5 – Free.
St. Paul Episcopal Church, 161 Mansion Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. Info: 845-452-8440.
Sunday, October 16, 2016
3:30 PM
Organ Recital by Dan Campolieta
Staff Sergeant Campolieta was Associate Organist/Music Director at Asylum Hill Congregational Church in Hartford for many years before joining the United States Army to be a jazz pianist in Pershing’s Own Band, Washington DC. His unique position allows him to concertize as organist in many unique venues as well. Cadet Chapel, US Military Academy, West Point, NY. Free admission. Info: contact Craig Williams at 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu.

Sunday, October 16, 2016
3:30 PM
Piano Concert by Victoria Schwartzman
Victoria Schwartzman returns to the Tower Music Series to present a concert of solo piano works. Ms. Schwartzman has appeared with the St. Petersburg String Quartet, in the New York Philharmonic Ensembles series, and numerous other venues. Reformed Dutch Church of Poughkeepsie, 70 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie. Free-will offering. Suggested $15 donation. Info: 845-452-8110.
Sunday, October 16, 2016
3:00 PM
Organ Recital by Hector Olivera
Hector Olivera will present a concert as part of the Allen Artist Program at the First Reformed Church of Scotia. Since entering the Buenos Aires Conservatory as a child prodigy at age six, Mr. Olivera has become one of the most sought after and revered international concert organists of the present time. He has performed solo concerts throughout the USA, Europe, Asia, Australia, Central and Latin America and as guest soloist with prominent symphony orchestras worldwide. First Reformed Church of Scotia, 224 North Ballston Avenue, Scotia, NY. Info: 518-370-4751.


Saturday, October 15, 2016
7:30 PM
"Bach to Broadway" - Don Hoger Memorial Concert
The second annual "Bach to Broadway" concert - a collaboration between CHVAGO and The New York Theatre Organ Society (NYTOS). Featuring the NYTOS Traveling Theatre Organ played by Nathan Avakian and the Christ Church Gress-Miles pipe organ played by James Fitzwilliam. Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie. Click here for a printable flyer.
Sunday, October 9, 2016
4:00 PM
Kairos: A Consort of Singers - 2016 Bach Cantata Series
Kairos: A Consort of Singers, under the direction of Edward Lundergan, presents the third performance in its 2016 Bach Cantata Series at Holy Cross Monastery, Route 9W in West Park. The featured work will be Cantata No. 7, “Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam” (“Christ our Lord came to the Jordan”), with chamber orchestra. Also on the program, violinist Rachel Evans will perform Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber’s Sonata No. 4, “The Presentation”, and Kairos will perform the motet “Nun danket alle Gott” by Bach’s pupil Johann Altnickol.

The cantata, motets, and sonata will be performed within the context of an evensong service in the Monastery chapel. The service is open to the public with a $10 suggested donation, which helps fund the Bach Cantata Series and ensure future performances.

It is suggested that you arrive at the venue at least 20 minutes before the performance to ensure adequate seating. For further information and directions, visit www.kairosconsort.org or call 845-256-9114.

Sunday, October 9, 2016
3:30 PM
Organ Recital by Jordan Prescott
Jordan Prescott, Organ Scholar at Duke University Chapel, was awarded the 2015 E. Power Biggs Fellowship by the Organ Historical Society. Cadet Chapel, US Military Academy, West Point, NY. Free admission. Info: contact Craig Williams at 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu.
Sunday, October 2, 2016
4:30 PM
Choral Evensong
In observance of the Feast of Saint Michael and All Angels. A service of evening prayers, psalms, and canticles, co-presented by the Central Hudson Valley Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and featuring the joint choirs of Zion Episcopal Church of Wappingers Falls and Christ Episcopal Church of Poughkeepsie. In the Sanctuary at Zion Episcopal Church, 12 Satterlee Place, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590. Free will offering. Info: Gregory Citarella 845-297-7693 or gregory.citarella@gmail.com.
Sunday, October 2, 2016
4:00 PM
Organ/Violin Concert
Celebrating the 275th Anniversary of the First Congregational Church of Kent, CT. Nancy Brown, Organ and Kirsten Browning, Violin. Featuring a little Baroque, a little French, a little Romance, a little theatre organ, a rag and a hoedown. Free will offering. First Congregational Church, 97 North Main Street, Kent, CT. Info: 860-927-3335.
Sunday, October 2, 2016
3:30 PM
Organ Recital by Peter Baratta
Peter Baratta has been a mainstay of the church and theatre organ scene in northern NJ for over 40 years. Free admission. Info: contact Craig Williams at 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu.
Sunday, October 2, 2016
3:00 PM
Organ Concert by Thomas Murray
Thomas Murray, concert organist and recording artist is University Organist and Professor of Organ at Yale University. First United Methodist Church, 603 State Street, Schenectady, NY. Free admission. Info: 518-374-4403.
Sunday, September 25, 2016
4:00 PM
300th Anniversary Celebration
The choir of the First Reformed Church in Fishkill will present a choral program of psalms to celebrate the 300th Anniversary of the church, which was founded in 1716. The choir will be joined by some other area choirs, including the choir and bell choir of New Hackensack Reformed Church. The program will be given in the sanctuary of the church, located at 1153 Main Street (Route 52), Fishkill, NY. Come help us celebrate! Info: call Connie Lacey at 845-897-5962.
Sunday, September 25, 2016
3:30 PM
Organ Recital by Craig Williams
Craig Williams is Organist and Choirmaster at the Cadet Chapel, USMA, West Point. Cadet Chapel, US Military Academy, West Point, NY. Free admission. Info: contact Craig Williams at 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu.
Saturday, September 24, 2016
5:00 PM
Lecture/Demonstration by Organbuilder George Bozeman
Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Organ in the Chapel Restoration, Organbuilder George Bozeman talks about the history, design, and purpose of the organ, and performs music illustrating its musical ability. Tickets (includes wine & cheese reception following): $25. Chapel Restoration, 45 Market St, Cold Spring, NY 10516. Info: 845-265-5537
Saturday, September 24, 2016
10:00 AM
Service Playing Workshop - Worcester, MA
Experienced organists share their tips on service playing and hymns. This workshop is for ANYONE who wants to tune up their skills or to get some new perspectives on how to approach “this thing we do each week.” The workshop will be particularly helpful for those who are studying for (or considering) the AGO Service Playing & Colleague Exams.

Pakachoag’s Dobson tracker is particularly suited for clear hymn playing, and we will be up front and close to the console to get a front row view of the techniques being discussed. (With Open Console afterwards for anyone interested) Hey – did we mention it is FREE? Invite your students and piano enthusiasts too.

Hymns: Looking “under the hood” - Inspiring your congregation to SING!
- What parts of the hymn tune are important to consider in accompanying?
- Improvising Accompaniments & Introductions
- Implications of the tune; appropriate styles to use

Hymn Transposing - the Ups and the Downs
- The low-hanging fruit: visual tricks for when the transposition key fits a “recipe”
- How to practice transposing
- Hymn Shape and structure: Understand the basic chords in a hymn tune (for example, harmonic analysis and secondary dominants)
- Fingering and Feeling: following proper voice leading

RSVP to reserve your free workshop seat!

Venue: Pakachoag Church, 203 Pakachoag St, Auburn, MA 01501. Info: 508-755-8718.

Sunday, September 18, 2016
3:30 PM - NOTE TIME CHANGE
Hymn Sing
In the Sanctuary, with Gregory Citarella. This is free and open to all - bring family and friends! Zion Episcopal Church, 12 Satterlee Place, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590. Info: Gregory Citarella 845-297-7693 or gregory.citarella@gmail.com.
Sunday, September 18, 2016
3:30 PM
Organ Recital by Craig Williams
Craig Williams is Organist and Choirmaster at the Cadet Chapel, USMA, West Point. Cadet Chapel, US Military Academy, West Point, NY. Free admission. Info: contact Craig Williams at 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu.
Saturday, September 17, 2016
3:30 PM
Organ Recital by Kent Tritle
Smithfield Presbyterian Church is delighted to announce the return of New York Philharmonic organist, Kent Tritle, in recital on its historic tracker organ to benefit the Oratorio Society of New York. Kent Tritle is an acclaimed choirmaster, Director of Cathedral Music at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, and a renowned organ virtuoso. The recital program includes works by classic and contemporary favorites: J. S. Bach and Ned Rorem, among others. Suggested donation, $20 at the door (reception included). Come and view the renovations recently completed to the facade of this historic church. For more information call: 718-473-4623 or email: s.webb00@verizon.net
Saturday, September 10, 2016
1:00 PM
Pop-Up Children's Concert: "Instrument Discovery"
The Howland Chamber Music Circle is excited to present an "Instrument Discovery" Children's Concert as part of Beacon's Second Saturday celebration of the arts. The program will begin with a "petting zoo" where students can handle the various instruments. This will be followed by performances on several of the instruments. It's appropriate for children of all ages, especially those who are looking to choose an instrument to study in school.

Part 1 - "Petting Zoo" - The first part of the program will feature instruments from our partners Stamell Strings and Paul Effman Music. We encourage students to touch and explore the various instruments and ask questions. We will feature string, wind and brass instruments as well as piano and organ.

Part 2 - Performances - The second part will present a number of area musicians and music teachers performing short works to demonstrate the qualities of each of their instruments. Featuring performances by: Daniel Frankhuizen, cello; Carl Gutowski, flute; Justin Keller, guitar, saxophone, clarinet; Gwen Laster/New MUSE 4TET, string quartet; Rhema Mangus, French Horn; Ian Murdoch, String Bass; Akiko Sasaki, piano; and Jesse Stacken, piano

Venue: St. Andrew Church, 17 South Avenue, Beacon, is a gorgeous space for concerts, with its newly finished woodwork, Tiffany windows and fabulous acoustics. It’s just one block off Main Street, up the street from the Bank Square Cafe and within walking distance of the train station. There’s parking available and it’s wheelchair accessible. Free admission. Info: 845-765-3012.

Sunday, August 28, 2016
2:30 PM
Organ Recital by Thomas Dressler
Known for his exciting, passionate performances on both organ and harpsichord, Thomas Dressler combines warm musicality with historic technique. Featuring the Ferris Tracker Organ. Round Lake Auditorium, Round Lake (Saratoga County), NY. Tickets: $5. Info: 518-899-2800.
Sunday, July 31, 2016
3:00 PM
Memorial Concert Honoring Pat Maimone
Patricia Maimone served the AGO and the Hudson Valley for many years. Her most notable position here was to dedicate almost 29 years of her career to the West Point Post Chapel. The music programs of the Post Chapel are ambitious and were particularly so under Ms. Maimone’s direction. When she took over that position, she immediately inherited an organ project which made the pipe organ at the Post Chapel the second largest in the Hudson Valley! When she retired from West Point, she continued to
serve with distinction first at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Cold Spring and then moved to southern California to be closer to her son’s family – and there served at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Santa Monica until her death last October.

The memorial concert honoring Pat Maimone will take place at the West Point Post Chapel (692 Biddle Loop, West Point, NY 10996). Performers will include Emily Faxon, Joel Evans, Jeremy Moore, Eun Ha Chung, Craig Williams and others including words of remembrance by Fr. Shane Scott-Hamblen, rector of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Cold Spring. Please leave time for increased security at the West Point gate. Admission is free. A small reception will follow in the chapel.

Sunday, July 17, 2016
3:00 PM
Annual Chapter Picnic
Join us for a relaxing afternoon of good food and conversation! Our host is Eric Hepp, 24 Lormar Court, Wappingers Falls, NY. Eric will provide the grilled meat (and some grilled vegetarian items), as well as the drinks and paper goods. Please bring a salad, side dish or dessert to share.
Directions:
Southbound from Mid-Hudson Bridge:
Take Rte 9 South for 9 miles, past IBM, shopping malls, and car dealers. Move to the left lane when you get to Home Depot. Turn LEFT (East) onto CR-93 [MYERS CORNERS RD] and proceed for 2.8 miles. Turn LEFT (North) onto LOR-MAR COURT FOR 0.1 mile. Eric's house is on the right.

Please note: If you are coming from the West or South, there is temporary road closure between Route 9D and Middlebush Road. The following new directions account for the necessary detour:
Northbound from Newburgh-Beacon Bridge: Take I-84 East to Rte NY Rte-9 North. Continue 3.8 miles on NY Rte-9 North (landmark: Hannaford Supermarket). Turn RIGHT (West) onto CR-93 MYERS CORNERS RD and proceed for 2.8 miles. Turn LEFT (North) onto LOR-MAR COURT FOR 0.1 mile. Eric's house is on the right.

Sunday, July 10 through Friday, July 15, 2016
Pipe Organ Encounter
The Springfield Chapter of the American Guild of Organists is proud to host a Pipe Organ Encounter at Smith College in Northampton this summer. Pipe Organ Encounters ensure the future of our art by introducing teenage musicians with piano experience to the pipe organ in a summer camp setting. Click here for detailed information. Early bird registration rate of $450 has been extended until April 30, when the regular rate of $495 will apply. Final registration deadline is May 15, 2016. Don't miss this!

Monday, July 4, 2016
10:00 AM
"Have Organ, Will travel!"
Town of Hyde Park - Independence Day Parade Featuring a travelling organ on the Rotary float played by Nathan Avakian. In collaboration with NYTOS. This year's theme: "100 years our National Parks".

Sunday, June 26, 2016
7:00 PM
17th Annual Hudson Valley BachFest: “The Main Event”
For the Sunday evening “Main Event” concert in Poughkeepsie, BachFest welcomes back choral conductor Christine Howlett, Director of Choral Activities at Vassar College and Artistic Director of Cappella Festiva. Dr. Howlett will lead the BachFest Choir and Orchestra as they perform Bach’s Cantata No. 6, Bleib’ bei uns and Cantata No. 11, Lobet Gott in seinen Reichen. She will also conduct the BachFest Chamber Ensemble in a performance of two motets by 17th century German baroque master Henrich Schütz, “Herr, wenn ich nur dich habe” and “Herr, nun lassest due deinen Diener”.

The festival also welcomes back orchestra conductor Edward Lundergan, Director of Choral Activities at SUNY-New Paltz and Artistic Director of Kairos: A Consort of Singers. Dr. Lundergan is pleased to conduct Bach’s virtuosic Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major, BWV 1047 on the Sunday evening program. He notes, “We are fortunate to have West Point trumpeter John Manning as our soloist for the concerto. I’m delighted to work with such fine musicians and look forward to a spirited performance of this concerto!” The concert will be the perfect ending of a perfect weekend of Bach!

Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie. Suggested admission $20, students and youth free. Info: www.hudsonvalleysocietyformusic.org/ or 845-256-9114.

Sunday, June 26 through Saturday, July 2, 2016
Organ Historical Society Convention
Philadelphia, PA. Visit the web site for more information. (We have received information that "they have reached their capacity" so you may have be placed on a waiting list.)
Saturday, June 25, 2016
7:30 PM
17th Annual Hudson Valley BachFest: Bach’s Chamber Works
Featuring an assortment of Bach’s vocal, keyboard and instrumental works in intimate combinations. The centerpiece of this year’s concert is Bach’s fantastical and mythical Hunting Cantata, BWV 208, for solo quartet and chamber orchestra, conducted by Edward Lundergan and featuring Courtenay Budd and Jody Weatherstone, sopranos, James Ruff, tenor, and Kent Smith, baritone. The Hunting Cantata was composed in 1713 as a lighthearted piece of flattery written for the birthday of Bach’s patron, Duke Christian of Saxony-Weissenfels. It is Bach’s first surviving secular cantata, drawing on mythical themes, and audience members may recognize the well-known aria from the cantata, “Sheep May Safely Graze”.

The concert will also feature the delightful Quintet Op. 11 No. 6 in D Major for flute, oboe, violin, viola, cello and continuo by Bach’s son Johann Christian Bach. The concert will also include Bach’s Violin Sonata in E Major, BWV 1016; an organ work performed by West Point organist Craig Williams; and Bach chorales and hand bell arrangements performed by the Cornwall Ecumenical Bach Choir and the Cornwall Presbyterian Church Rejoice and Ring Bell Choir, directed by Ruthanne Schempf.

The Hunting Cantata performance is made possible in part with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Arts Mid-Hudson.

Cornwall Presbyterian Church, 222 Hudson Street, Cornwall. Suggested admission $15, students and youth free. Info: www.hudsonvalleysocietyformusic.org/ or 845-256-9114.

Saturday, June 25, 2016
2:00 PM
17th Annual Hudson Valley BachFest: Young Performers’ Concert “North”
The Young Performers’ Concert is being held in two venues (New Paltz and Cornwall) because of overwhelming demand. These concerts give the community’s young musicians an opportunity to showcase their talents and perform challenging repertoire in beautiful acoustical spaces. They are multi-studio events and will feature students from four counties performing works ranging from the Anna Magdalena Notebook to concertos. The programs will be both educational and entertaining, and area teachers are welcome to bring their students! New Paltz United Methodist Church, 1 Grove Street, New Paltz. Admission is free. Info: www.hudsonvalleysocietyformusic.org/ or 845-256-9114.
Saturday, June 25, 2016
2:00 PM
17th Annual Hudson Valley BachFest: Young Performers’ Concert “South”
The Young Performers’ Concert is being held in two venues (New Paltz and Cornwall) because of overwhelming demand. These concerts give the community’s young musicians an opportunity to showcase their talents and perform challenging repertoire in beautiful acoustical spaces. They are multi-studio events and will feature students from four counties performing works ranging from the Anna Magdalena Notebook to concertos. The programs will be both educational and entertaining, and area teachers are welcome to bring their students! Cornwall Presbyterian Church, 222 Hudson Street, Cornwall. Admission is free. www.hudsonvalleysocietyformusic.org/ or 845-256-9114
Sunday, June 19, 2016
3:00 PM
17th Annual Hudson Valley BachFest: Bach's Keyboard Works
This wonderful program will feature Bach’s keyboard works (both organ and piano), including Bach’s E minor Partita, G Major and C minor French Suites, Italian Concerto, and the Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue. Guest performers include James Fitzwilliam, Ariana Barkeshli, Alex Peh, Ruthanne Schempf, Tom McCoy and Yalin Chi.St. Andrew Episcopal Church, 17 South Avenue, Beacon. Suggested admission $15; students and youth free. Info: www.hudsonvalleysocietyformusic.org or 845-256-9114.
Sunday, June 19 through Thursday, June 23, 2016
American Guild of Organists National Convention
Houston, TX. Visit the web site for more information.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
7:00 PM
"Music in the Parks" Organ Concert
Join John Baratta and students at FDR High School for a concert on the Gus Pratt Memorial Organ, which contains both theater and classical possibilities. The program will feature both popular and classical styles of music. The student performers must take a playing exam in order to qualify to be included in the concert. John Baratta will offer some short explanations about the music to be performed, as well as some information about the organ curriculum at the high school. Presented by the Town of Hyde Park Recreation Department. F.D. Roosevelt High School, 156 South Cross Road, Staatsburg, NY 12580. Free admission. Info: 914-475-0444.

Sunday, June 5, 2016
4:00 PM
Newburgh Symphonic Chorale Concert
The Newburgh Symphonic Chorale will perform with chamber orchestra two joyful works of G. F. Handel: the Coronation Anthem Zadok the Priest and the Utrecht Jubilate Deo. The concert will conclude with music from Broadway composed by Andrew Lloyd Weber, Lerner and Loewe, and Rodgers and Hammerstein. Location: St. George Episcopal Church, 105 Grand Street, Newburgh, NY. Donations happily received. Info: 845-913-7157
Sunday, June 5, 2016
3:00 PM
Organ and Piano Concert by Boyd Herforth
Benefit Concert for Organ Console Rebuild.
Featuring works for organ: Bach - Fantasia and Fugue in g; Widor - "Andante sostenuto,” from Symphonie Gothique; Durufle - Prelude, Adagio et Choral varie on “Veni Creator” and Siciliene, transcribed for organ and Oboe/English Horn; and Craig Phillips - Fantasia on “For all the Saints.” Also works for piano: Bach - French Suite in G; Beethoven - Sonata in E-flat; Brahms - Rhapsody in b. Grace Church, 58 North Street, Middletown, NY. Free will offering. Info: Boyd Herforth at 845-255-5298.
Sunday, May 29, 2016
3:00 PM
Annual Members Recital
North Congregational Church (less than two miles north of downtown) is home to an exceptional E.M. Skinner pipe organ. This instrument is one of very few Skinner organs which retain the same sound and specification as the builder designed, and experiencing the sound of the organ in the church's marble interior is not to be missed! North Congregational Church, 96 N. Beacon Street, Middletown, NY 10940. To schedule practice times, contact Craig Williams at 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu. Click here for a printable flyer.
Sunday, May 15, 2016
3:30 PM
Tower Music Presents Stringendo’s Vivace Orchestra Concert
Stringendo is a music school for young string players. Stringendo’s most advanced orchestra, Vivace, which this year includes 28 high school students, will perform at The Reformed Church, 70 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie. Free-will offering. Suggested $15 donation. For more information please e-mail us at: towerseries@hvc.rr.com, or call The Reformed Church at 845-452-8110.
Sunday, May 15, 2016
3:00 PM

Cappella Festiva’s 40th Anniversary Concert and Gala Reception
Cappella Festiva Chamber and Treble Choirs, conducted by Christine Howlett, will perform in Skinner Hall of Music at Vassar College, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie. The Cappella Festiva Treble Choir will perform folk songs from Canada, Korea and Japan. The Chamber Choir will perform Thomas Tallis’ remarkable Spem in alium for 40 voices, a monumental work that is considered to be one of the greatest pieces of English early music. We also present the world premiere of Everyone Sang, by Hudson Valley composer James Fitzwilliam, a beautiful anthem commissioned for both the Chamber and Treble Choirs with instruments in honor of the organization’s 40th anniversary. The program concludes with Haydn’s joyful Harmoniemesse with orchestra. Join us at 2:00 PM for a pre-concert lecture on Haydn’s Harmoniemesse by Kathryn Libin, Professor of Music at Vassar College. Gala Fundraiser & Silent Auction: Reception immediately following the concert at The Vassar College Alumnae House, 161 College Avenue, Poughkeepsie. Tickets are available online at http://www.cappellafestiva.org/ at “advanced sale” pricing: $20 ($17 Advanced Sale) - General Admission; $15 ($12 Advanced Sale) - Senior Citizens; $5 - Students; Concert & Gala: $100. For more information about the upcoming concert, please call 845-853-7765.
Saturday, May 14, 2016
4:00 PM
Organ Dedication Concert by Walter Hilse
Dr. Hilse will present a concert to celebrate the installation of the new Allen-Faucher digital/pipe combination organ at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Glen Rock, NJ. Program to include works of Dietrich Buxtehude, Johann Sebastian Bach, Felix Mendelssohn, Henri Mulet, Walter Hilse and Charles Widor. All Saints Episcopal Church, 40 Central Avenue, Glen Rock, NJ. Free admission. Gala reception to follow in the Parish Hall. Info: 201-444-6874 or email togary@allsaintsglenrock.org
Sunday, May 8, 2016
3:00 PM
Mother's Day Concert
Newburgh Chamber Music celebrates Mother’s Day with the young and vibrant Amphion String Quartet at St. George Church, 105 Grand Street, Newburgh. The group will perform string quartets by Debussy and Grieg. Tickets at the door or online at www.newburghchambermusic.org. Adults: $25, Students $5, Handicapped accessible with parking across the street. The concert is followed by a reception with the artists. Info: 845-562-1861.
Friday, April 29, 2016
8:00 PM
Organ Recital by Patrick Walker
Patrick Walker recently completed his BA at Vassar College where he studied with Gail Archer. He is now Organist and Music Director at First Congregational United Church of Christ, Poughkeepsie. Details of the program will be forthcoming. Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. Suggested donation $10, students free. Info: 845-464-9035 or email
Friday, April 29, 2016
7:00 - 9:00 PM
Premiere of Joseph Bertolozzi's Tower Music
Join local composer Joseph Bertolozzi as we celebrate the release of Tower Music / Musique de la Tour, which consists solely of the sounds recorded from the Eiffel Tower's surfaces. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with the musician to learn about his inspiration and methods, enjoy Parisian snacks, score giveaways, and much, much more! Barnes & Noble, 2518 South Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Sunday, April 24, 2016
3:30 PM
Tower Music Series presents Brass Factory
The Tower Music Series, in conjunction with the Poughkeepsie and Fishkill Reformed Churches in celebration of their 300th anniversaries, presents The Brass Factory jazz ensemble under the direction of Robert F. Davis. Reformed Church, 70 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie. Free-will offering (suggested donation $15). For more information please e-mail us at: towerseries@hvc.rr.com, or call The Reformed Church at 845-452-8110.
Sunday, April 24, 2016
3:00 PM
Organ Recital by Meredith Baker
For nearly twenty-five years Meredith Baker has been Organist and Director of Music, Most Holy Trinity (Roman Catholic) Chapel, West Point. Soon she will be retiring to spend more time with family. The concert will include Bach's Trio Sonata in E flat Major (BWV 525), Hindemith's Sonata No. 2, and Franck's Fantasie in A, Cantabile and Pièce Hèroïque. Open to the public and free of charge (free-will offering accepted). Cadet Chapel, US Military Academy, West Point, NY. Info: contact Craig Williams at 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu.
Sunday, April 24, 2016
3:00 PM
Fauré Requiem
The Helen Baldwin Choir of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Poughkeepsie presents the Fauré Requiem. Mary Ann Osgood, Director; Barbara Kendall, Piano; Sue Sciacca, Piano; Jonathan Dickau, Baritone; Barbara Corona, Soprano. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Poughkeepsie, 67 South Randolph Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY. Donation: $10. Seniors and Students $8.
Delicious desserts served. Childcare available up to 10 years of age. Info: 845-255-9404.


Saturday, April 23,2016
1:30 PM
Senior Recital by Sarah Johnson
Sarah Johnson is a Senior Music major at Vassar College, studying piano and organ performance; last year she placed second in the Eastern NY region of the American Guild or Organist's Regional Competition for Young Organists. The concert will include works by Sweelinck, Bach, Mendelssohn, and Liszt, and will take place at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY. The concert will commence in Skinner recital hall and after a brief intermission, will conclude in the College Chapel (transportation between venues available). Free admission. Info: 845-464-9689.
Sunday, April 17, 2016
4:00 PM
Organ Recital by Gail Archer
Grammy-nominee and international artist Gail Archer will present a recital featuring work of baroque masters and female composers on the June Selke Memorial Organ at the First Reformed Church of Scotia. Ms. Archer is the college organist at Vassar College and head of the music program at Barnard College, Columbia University, where she conducts the Barnard-Columbia Chorus. Ms. Archer also serves as director of artist and young artist organ recital series at Central Synagogue, NYC. This event is sponsored in part by Allen Organ Studios, Delmar, NY, Justan J. Foster, CAGO, and the Eastern New York Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Come enjoy a delightfully varied program, and remember to bring a friend! First Reformed Church, 224 North Ballston Avenue, Scotia, NY 12302. Free admission. Info: 518-965-2389.
Sunday, April 17, 2016
4:00 PM
Organ Recital by Denise Bassen
Denise Bassen has been matriculated at Binghamton University as a student of Dr. Jonathan Biggers in the Masters of Music program, majoring in organ performance. Her program will feature: Passacaglia and Fugue in c-minor - J S Bach; Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele - J S Bach; Veni Creator Spiritus - Duruflé; Clair de Lune - Vierne; and First Organ Symphony Finale - Vierne. United Presbyterian Church, 42 Chenango Street, Binghamton, NY. Free. Info: 845-226-1564.
Sunday, April 17, 2016
3:00 PM
Concert to Benefit St. Margaret's Soup Kitchen
A varied program includes:
Bach’s Keyboard Concerto in E for 4 hands; Bach’s Organ Fantasia and Fugue in g; Piano Music by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms and Debussy; and additional works for Trumpet, Trombone and Voice.
Grace Church, 58 North Street, Middletown, NY. Free will offering. Info: Boyd Herforth at 845-255-5298.
Sunday, April 10, 2016
3:30 PM
Tower Music Series presents Liam Kaplan
Pianist and composer Liam Kaplan will be giving a concert at the Reformed Church, 70 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie. Free-will offering (suggested donation $15). For more information please e-mail us at: towerseries@hvc.rr.com, or call The Reformed Church at 845-452-8110.
Saturday, April 9, 2016
4:00 PM
Organ Recital by Bruce and Reilly Xu
This recital is presented by the Art in the Sanctuary program at St. Andrew's Church and co-sponsored by the Central Hudson Valley Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. The young performers, Bruce Xu and Reilly Xu, are 13-year-old twins who study organ with Jimrae Lenser, organist and director of music at St. Mary's Church in Tuxedo Park, NY, and with Craig Williams, organist and choirmaster at the Cadet Chapel, USMA, West Point, NY. Recently both brothers successfully competed in organ competitions: Bruce won 3rd place at the High School Organ Competition at UNCA (University of North Carolina School of the Arts) and Reilly won 1st place at the Brooklyn AGO Organ Scholarship Competition. Their program will include selections by Bach and Widor and others. The organ is a two-manual Johannus electronic Opus 20. A reception in the Carriage House will follow the concert. Free admission. St. Andrew Episcopal Church, 17 South Avenue, Beacon, NY. Ample parking in the lower lot behind the church. Handicapped accessible. Info: 845-831-1369.
Sunday, April 3, 2016
8:00 PM
Benefit Concert: Bach Cantata to support Lunch Box food pantry
Concerts Con Brio presents Bach's Cantata 4: "Christ lay in death's dark bonds" performed by singers from the Poughkeepsie area in collaboration with the Bruderhof Community Choir and strings. The cantata will be sung in German. Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll Street (corner of Academy and Barclay) in Poughkeepsie. A freewill offering at the concert will be donated to the Lunch Box food pantry in Poughkeepsie. Info: 845-452-8220

Friday, April 1, 2016
7:00 PM
Organ Recital by Craig Williams
Craig Williams is Organist and Choirmaster at the Cadet Chapel, USMA, West Point. The recital theme is “Scripture Stories Told through Organ Repertoire.” The program will be: Psalm 24 - Anthoni van Noordt; Partita on “Wachet auf” - Hugo Distler; “Poemes Evangeliques, - Jean Langlais; “Parables” - Sandra Gay; “L’Ascension” Suite - Olivier Messiaen; Fantasia super “Komm, heiliger Geist” - Johann Sebastian Bach. Nyack College, Pardington Hall, 45 South Blvd., Nyack, NY 10960. Free admission. Info: 845-355-6451.
Sunday, March 13, 2016
3:00 PM
Organ Recital by Kimberly Ann Hess
Kimberly Ann Hess is Instructor of Music Theory at Marymount University in Arlington, VA. She won First Prize in the Arthur Poister National Organ Competition, Syracuse Chapter AGO in 1994. Open to the public and free of charge (free-will offering accepted). Cadet Chapel, US Military Academy, West Point, NY. Info: contact Craig Williams at 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu.
Sunday, March 13, 2016
3:00 PM
Organ Recital by Richard Elliott
Since 1991, Richard Elliott has served as one of the three full-time organists at the Mormon Tabernacle and in 2007 was appointed its principal organist. He performes on the Mormon Tabernacle Choir broadcasts which are presented weekly by 2000 television and radio Stations. Dr. Elliott has performed extensively throughout the United States and is a favorite among concert audiences. First United Methodist Church, 603 State Street, Schenectady, NY. Free. Info: 518-374-4403.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
12:30 PM
Organ Recital by Patrick Walker
Patrick Walker recently completed his BA at Vassar College where he studied with Gail Archer. He is now Organist and Music Director at First Congregational United Church of Christ, Poughkeepsie. He will perform works of Bach, Mendelssohn, and Messiaen on the Gabe M. Wiener Memorial Organ at Central Synagogue, 652 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10022. Free admission. Info: 845-464-9035 or email.
Sunday, February 21, 2016
4:00 PM
Organ Concert by Brad Hughley
Brad Hughley presents a varied program including works of Bach, Mendelssohn and Vierne on Grace’s magnificent Casavant Frères organ. A graduate of Westminster Choir College, Brandeis and Emory Universities, Brad was a featured soloist on the L’Organo Recital Series as part of the world-renowned Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, South Carolina this past June. Brad is in his third year at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Indianapolis, Indiana. Brad Hughley presents a varied program including works of Bach, Mendelssohn and Vierne on Grace’s magnificent Casavant Frères organ. A graduate of Westminster Choir College, Brandeis and Emory Universities, Brad was a featured soloist on the L’Organo Recital Series as part of the world-renowned Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, South Carolina this past June. Brad is in his third year at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Indianapolis, Indiana. Grace Episcopal Church, 130 First Avenue, Nyack, NY. Tickets at the door & online: $20 adults, $15 seniors, $5 students, under 12 free Meet-the-Artist reception following the concert. Info: 845-358-1297 ext 16.
Sunday, February 21, 2016
4:00 PM
Bach Cantata Series: Cantata #161, Komm, du süsse Todesstunde
Kairos: A Consort of Singers, under the direction of Edward Lundergan, presents the first performance in its 2016 Bach Cantata Series at Holy Cross Monastery, 1615 Route 9W, West Park, NY. The featured work will be Cantata #161, Komm, du süsse Todesstunde (“Come, sweet hour of death”), a profound and lyrical meditation on mortality. The cantata, with alto soloist Maria Bedo and tenor soloist Glenn Knickerbocker, will be performed in the context of a choral evensong service. Also on the program, violinist Rachel Evans will perform a sonata by Heinrich Bieber, and recorder players Joël Evans and Gregory Bynum will join with Kairos in the Ave Maria of Josquin des Prez.

The performance will be dedicated to the memory of Daniel Schmidt, who passed away last October. Schmidt was a longtime friend of Kairos and partner of cellist Susan Seligman.

Open to the public with a $10 suggested donation, which helps fund the Bach Cantata Series and ensure future performances. The cantata performance is being underwritten by CompuDat Systems, Inc.

It is suggested that you arrive at the venue at least 20 minutes before the performance to ensure adequate seating. Info: 845-256-9114.

Sunday, February 21, 2016
3:00 PM
Pilates Workshop
Pilates is an approach to fitness that not only strengthens the muscles that support your spine, but also teaches proper movement, so that it becomes a natural part of your everyday life. Presented by Chelsea Streifeneder, owner of Body Be Well Pilates in Red Hook and Catskill, NY.

Eric Hepp is a Pilates student, and he suggests: "Wear something loose and comfortable, that allows you to move freely, so that you can try out some of the things we will demonstrate. Sweats would be appropriate and are encouraged for this workshop. No one will have to do anything, but there will be opportunity to do so, it is fun, and I think you and others will want to. Hint, we don't have shoes on when using the equipment, so socks that you don't mind other's seeing are a good idea (smile). Remember, you need only try what you want to, and I will be doing it all as well, so there will be lots of support and fun."

Location: Fellowship Hall at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 55 Wilbur Blvd, Poughkeepsie. Enter the doors near the back of the parking lot and go up the stairs. Info: Eric Hepp at 845-790-3381 .

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
7:00 PM
Organ Recital by Justan Foster
Justan Foster is organist at the First Reformed Church of Scotia. The program is eclectic and will help a rebuilding church have a permanent instrument. Mayfield Central Presbyterian Church, 22 N. Main Street,
Mayfield, NY 12117. Donations accepted. Info: 518-965-2389.
Sunday, January 24, 2016
6:00 PM
(Snow Date: Sunday, January 31, 2016)
Annual Spuds & Sundaes Social
Come enjoy baked potatoes and ice cream (both with appropriate toppings), along with good fellowship! First Reformed Church, 1153 Main Street, Fishkill, NY. Watch this space for more details. Info: Connie Lacey, 845-897-5962.
Sunday, January 24, 2016
3:00 PM
Jay Ungar & Molly Mason in Concert
Newburgh Chamber Music's series "A Touch of France" presents Jay Ungar and Molly Mason at St. George Episcopal Church, 105 Grand Street, Newburgh. A good choice for families, the program will include American folk music as well as 
Cajun and Quebecois waltzes and reels. Tickets at the door or online at www.newburghchambermusic.org. Adults: $25, Students: $5, Children under 12: Free. Handicapped accessible with parking across the street. The concert is followed by a reception with the artists. Info: 845-534-2864.


Sunday, January 17, 2016
4:00 PM
St. Andrew's Church, Poughkeepsie - Decommissioning Service
In case you hadn't heard, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church is closing. The decommissioning service will take place at the church, 110 Overlook Road, Poughkeepsie. Info: 845-452-6832.
Thursday, December 31, 2015
Deadline for Lowest, Super-Saver Discounted Rates for AGO National Convention in Houston, TX
June 19 through June 23, 2016. Visit the web site for early registration.
Sunday, December 20, 2015
3:00 PM
Service of Lessons & Carols
Kairos: A Consort of Singers, under the direction of Edward Lundergan, will present its annual Service of Lessons & Carols at Holy Cross Monastery, 1615 Route 9W, West Park, NY. The service will intersperse readings from the Old and New Testaments with seasonal motets, hymns and carols from the Medieval to the present. The service will conclude with a performance of J.S. Bachs Cantata 140, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (Awake, calls the voice to us) with full orchestra. The cantata performance is the fourth and final in Kairos 2015 Bach Cantata Series, now in its 10th year. A holiday reception will follow the service and all are cordially invited to attend.

This service has become a much-beloved tradition in the Hudson Valley and seating is limited. Please arrive at the Monastery at least 20 minutes before the service in order to ensure admission to the service.

The service is free and open to the public and all are welcome. Donations are gratefully accepted and will be matched by the Holy Cross Community to benefit a local Hudson Valley charitable organization.

For more information, visit www.kairosconsort.org or call 845-256-9114.

Sunday, December 6, 2015
3:30 PM
Tower Music Series: Let the Light Shine!
A Celebration of Advent and Christmas Music by Janice Grace and friends. Classic Organ & Jazz Standards with Dance! Featuring New York Academy of Ballet & Vincent Martucci Jazz Quartet. Organ works by Bach, Bish, Dandrieu, Franck, Purvis, Sjan. Presented by Tower Music Series (Poughkeepsie Reformed Church), New York Academy of Ballet, and Janice Grace. Poughkeepsie Reformed Church, 70 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. Suggested donation: $15. Info: 917-882-9343
Sunday, December 6, 2015
3:30 PM (Note unconventional time)
57th Annual Handel's Messiah Concert
Including Part I (Christmas portion) and "Hallelujah" Chorus - Orchestra, Organ and a United Festival Choir numbering over 150 singers featuring the Cadet Chapel Choir and numerous local oratorio societies and church choirs. Come early for convenient parking and a good seat. Open to the public and free of charge (free-will offering accepted). Cadet Chapel, US Military Academy, West Point, NY. Info: contact Craig Williams at 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu.
Saturday, December 5, 2015
7:00 PM
The Sounds of Christmas at St. Josephs
The Combined Music Ministries of Saint Joseph's in Somers, together with guest artists, perform a concert program of traditional and contemporary music for the AdventChristmas season. Accompanied by our magnificent Austin pipe organ and chamber orchestra, this event is sure to put you in the Christmas spirit. Repertory includes works of Handel, Charpentier, Deford, Mendelssohn, Willcocks, others, and even a little Gospel music too! The program concludes with a Festival of Carols, with our community singing many favorite Christmas carols, in the magnificent and gracious setting of St. Josephs Church. After the concert, join us in the Parish Hall for a spectacular reception, featuring delicious appetizers and Italian faire , and a great variety of home-made holiday baked goodies for all to enjoy. With Saint Josephs Music Ministries Combined Choirs, Accompanied by Chamber Orchestra, and our Austin Pipe Organ. Under the direction of Mr. Joseph J. Nigro. Church of Saint Joseph, 95 Plumbrook Road, Somers, NY 10589. Tickets available at the door: $20 (children free with adult). Advance tickets on sale at the parish office beginning November 1st. For tickets and info call 914-318-3268 or 914-232-2910.
Friday, December 4, 2015
7:00 PM
Theatre Organ Music and Film at the Bardavon
Pre-show Wurlitzer Organ music provided by New York Theatre Organ Society (NYTOS) at 7:00, followed by "Miracle on 34th Street (1947)" at 7:30. Bardavon Opera House, 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie. Tickets: $5.00. Info: 845-473-2072.
Sunday, November 22, 2015
3:30 PM
Tower Music Series: Michele Kennedy, Soprano and Victoria Schwartzman, Pianist
Michele Kennedy and Victoria Schwartzman at the Poughkeepsie Reformed Church, 70 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. Suggested donation: $15. Info: 845-452-8110.
Friday, November 20, 2015
6:00 PM
Recruitment Concert by the Treble Choristers of the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys

A special concert to hear - and to recruit - Treble Choristers for the Choir. (Places in the choir are open to boys in grades 3-8.) Tickets: $50 and $25. (Handicapped accessible tickets available at $25.) Seating is limited, and doors open at 5:15 PM.

Click here for a printable flyer.

The Saint Thomas Choir School houses, nurtures and educates the boy choristers of the world-renowned choir of Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue. Founded in 1919, and located in the heart of New York City, Saint Thomas Choir School is the only church-affiliated boarding school of its kind in the United States. Co-Sponsored by: Central Hudson Valley Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and the Cappella Festiva Chamber and Treble Choirs.
Zion Episcopal Church, 12 Satterlee Place, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 (Handicapped accessible).

For tickets or information, click here, or call Gregory Citarella, Minister of Music at Zion Episcopal Church, 845-297-7693 or 845-559-4013.

Sunday, November 15, 2015
4:00 PM
"Water Music"
Kairos: A Consort of Singers, under the direction of Edward Lundergan, presents a special concert of a cappella works entitled "Water Music." a wonderful selection of sacred and secular a cappella choral works from the Medieval to the present, all depicting different themes of water: tumultuous (and sometimes deadly) seas; calm, peaceful lakes and streams; redemptive baptisms; flowing rivers; and life-sustaining sustenance. The centerpiece of the performance is a stunning and haunting choral work by contemporary Finnish composer Jaakko Mntyjrvi entitled Canticum Calamitatis Maritimae, which the composer dedicated to the memory of the 852 people who perished in the shipwreck of the MS Estonia in the Baltic Sea on September 28, 1994. The work combines a "folk song" soprano solo (very loosely based on the "Nearer, My God, to Thee" hymn) with Latin texts from the ancient Requiem mass, both whispered and sung by the chorus.

The concert will also feature "water" works by Barber, Kverno, Brahms, Monteverdi, Lasso, Palestrina, Whitacre and others, and will conclude with a beautiful set of uplifting spirituals. Truly a concert not to be missed!

Holy Cross Monastery, 1615 Rte 9W, West Park, NY. Tickets are $20 general admission; $15 seniors; $5 youth/students. You may order tickets online by visiting www.kairosconsort.org and clicking on the Concert Schedule link. If you prefer to order by phone, call toll-free 800-838-3006 and request Event #2327619. For further information and directions, please call 845-256-9114.

Sunday, November 15, 2015
4:00 PM
Organ Concert by Nathan Laube
Nathan Laube will be performing a FREE organ concert in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the installation of the J. W. Walker pipe organ at the Hitchcock Presbyterian Church in Scarsdale. This 2-manual, 36-rank mechanical action instrument is considered one of the finest in the regional area. The program will include Bachs Toccata in E, BWV 566, Les Indes Galantes by Rameau, Mendelsohns Sonata in A, Op. 65, No. 3 and Variations Serieuses, Op. 54 (trans. by Laube), Allegro Vivace from Symphony No. 5 and works by Buxtehude and Bergano. There will be a reception following the concert. All are welcome. Please reserve FREE tickets in advance by calling the office at 914-723-3311 or pick-up at the door. Hitchcock Presbyterian Church, 6 Greenacres Avenue, Scarsdale, NY is located opposite the Hartsdale Metro North station. There is plenty of parking and the church is wheelchair accessible.

A star among young classical musicians, concert organist Nathan Laube (age 27) has quickly earned a place among the organ world's elite performers. In addition to his busy performing schedule, Mr. Laube serves as Assistant Professor of Organ at The Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York.

Saturday, November 14, 2015
2:00 PM
Organ Concert by Craig Williams
Craig Williams is is Organist and Choirmaster at the Cadet Chapel, USMA, West Point. The concert will feature classic and patriotic organ repertoire and also include a sing-along with hymns and songs by Harry Woods, who was a Callicoon resident. The church houses an historic two-manual Vocalion reed organ. St. James Episcopal Church, Callicoon, NY (northwest of Port Jervis). For additional information, call Vincent Alukonis at 845-887-5901.
Saturday, November 14, 2015
12:00 noon
Senior Undergraduate Organ Recital by Patrick Walker
Patrick Walker is a senior at Vassar College. Works for solo organ by Buxtehude, J.S. Bach, Mendelssohn, Messiaen, and Franck, as well as Handels Concerto for Organ no. 13 with the Vassar Camarata Orchestra. Location: Vassar College; the concert will commence in Skinner recital hall and after a brief intermission, will conclude in the College Chapel (transportation between venues available). Click here for a poster. Free admission. Info: 845-464-9035.
Sunday, November 8, 2015
7:00 PM
Benefit Concert: Habitat for Humanity of Dutchess County
Music for Organ by Women Composers
Co-sponsored by: Concerts Con Brio @ Christ Church, Central Hudson Valley Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, and Habitat for Humanity of Vassar College.
Presented by Gail Archer, concert organist and Vassar College organ professor, who will present a recital of organ works by women composers. The concert will also include a cappella works of women composers performed by the Vassar College Womens Choir, directed by Christine Howlett. The concert will benefit the Dutchess County Chapter of Habitat for Humanity. Priority seating: $25 at the door; general admission: $15. Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie, NY. Info: 845-452-8220. Click here for a printable flyer.
Sunday, November 8, 2015
3:00 PM
Trumpet and organ Concert: Veteran's Day Patriotic Spectacular
Chuck Seipp, Trumpet; and Randall Sheets, Arlington Cemetery Ceremonial Organist. Open to the public and free of charge (free-will offering accepted). Cadet Chapel, US Military Academy, West Point, NY. Info: contact Craig Williams at 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu.
Sunday, November 1, 2015
7:00 PM
"Winterreise" - Schubert Song-Cycle
Performed by Benedikt Kellner (tenor) and Maria Rivera White (piano). Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie. Suggested donation the door: $12; students free. Info: 845-452-8220.
Sunday, November 1, 2015
3:00 PM
Newburgh Chamber Music Concert: American String Quartet
Newburgh Chamber Music presents the renowned American String Quartet performing music of Debussy and Ravel. Joining them for this performance will be New York Philharmonic Harpist, Nancy Allen. St. George Episcopal Church, 105 Grand Street, Newburgh. Tickets at the door or online at Newburgh Chamber Music. Adults: $25, Students $5. Handicapped accessible with parking across the street. The concert is followed by a reception with the artist. Info: Margaret Sipple, 845-534-2864.
Sunday, November 1, 2015
3:00 PM
All Saints Day Concert
Organ Concert by Boyd Herforth, organist at Grace Episcopal Church in Middletown. Mostly Bach, with a great fantasy on "For all the Saints" by Craig Phillips. Free admission, with collection to benefit the Deacons' Fund, which goes to help those in the community that are "in need" according to the discretion of deacons at the church. Reformed Church of New Paltz, 92 Huguenot Street, New Paltz, NY. Info: 845-255-6340.
Sunday, October 25, 2015
7:00 PM
Concerts Con Brio: "Sounds of the Forest"
Music for Flute and Piano by Foote, Reinecke, Schubert, and others. Katrina Elsnick, flute and Yalin Chi, piano. Tickets $12 at the door; students free. Info: 845-452-8220. Christ Episcopal Church. 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie.
Friday, October 23, 1025
7:00 PM
Theatre Organ Music and Film at the Bardavon
Pre-show Wurlitzer Organ music provided by New York Theatre Organ Society (NYTOS) at 7:00, followed by "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" at 7:30. Bardavon Opera House, 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie. Tickets: $5.00. Info: 845-473-2072.
Sunday, October 18, 2015
4:00 PM
Bach Cantata Series: Cantata No. 72, Alles nur nach Gottes Willen
Kairos: A Consort of Singers, under the direction of Edward Lundergan, will present Johann Sebastian Bach's Cantata No. 72, Alles nur nach Gottes Willen (All things according to Gods will), with chamber orchestra, at Holy Cross Monastery, 1615 Route 9W, West Park, NY. In addition to the cantata, the concert will feature Sarabande from Bachs Cello Suite in D Minor performed by cellist Susan Seligman. Kairos will also perform the motets Super flumina Babylonis by Italian Baroque master Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina and Die mit Trnen saen by German Baroque master Heinrich Schtz.
The cantata performance is dedicated to the memory of Kairos dear friend and extraordinary baritone Paul Frazer, who died on June 18, 2015.

This is the third concert of the 2015 season in Kaiross critically acclaimed Bach Cantata Series, now in its 10th year! The cantata, motets, and chamber work will be performed within the context of an evensong service in the Monastery chapel. The service is open to the public with a $10 suggested donation, which helps fund the Bach Cantata Series and ensure future performances. It is suggested that you arrive at the venue at least 20 minutes before the performance to ensure adequate seating. Info: 845-256-9114.

Sunday, October 18, 2015
3:30 PM
Tower Music Series: Aurelia String Quartet
Four young musicians - Peggy McAdams, violin; Ruth Siegler, violin/viola; Timothy Merton, cellist; and Marcia Eckert, pianist - make up the Aurelia String Quartet. Reformed Dutch Church of Poughkeepsie, 70 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY. Suggested donation: $15. Info: 845-452-8110.
Sunday, October 11, 2015
3:00 PM
Benefit Concert by Boyd Herforth and Others
Music by Brahms, Mozart, Schumann, Buxtehude, Craig Phillips, and Dvorak, featuring Voice, Trombone, Trumpet, Recorder, Piano solo and four-hand, and Organ (Boyd Herforth, Organist). Grace Episcopal Church, 58 North Street, Middletown, NY. Donations accepted, to benefit the Guild of St. Margaret Soup Kitchen. Info: 845-343-6101.

Sunday, October 4, 2015
3:00 PM
Organ Recital by James Welch
James Welch, DMA, is the University Organist and lecturer in music at California's Santa Clara University. He also serves as organist at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Palo Alto. Open to the public and free of charge (free-will offering accepted). Cadet Chapel, US Military Academy, West Point, NY. Info: contact Craig Williams at 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu.
Saturday, October 3, 2015
7:30 PM
Bach to Broadway: Two Organs, Two Organists, All Fun!
Join us for a celebration of traditional and contemporary presentations of both classical and popular music. On the classical side, James Fitzwilliam will play the Cummins Memorial Gress-Miles pipe organ which is resident at Christ Episcopal Church in Poughkeepsie, NY. On the popular side is Nathan Avakian will play the New York Theatre Organ Society's portable Allen GW319EX (which just completed duty at the West Point Cadet Chapel while the resident instrument was undergoing repairs). James Fitzwilliam, "the barefoot wonder," is well-known to local audiences as a pianist, organist, and composer. Nathan Avakian, currently living in Brooklyn, is one of the winners of the International Young Theatre Organists Competition.

Selections will include a musical battle between Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor and music from Phantom Of The Opera; a mash-up of All The Things You Are and Alles Was Du Bist; and an energetic two-organist arrangement of Sousa's Stars and Stripes Forever. Other surprises will be forthcoming as well.

This event will take place at Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie, NY. The church is handicapped-accessible. Tickets at the door: $12; students free. Info: 914-475-0444 or jovanderlee@vassar.edu

Sunday, September 27, 2015
3:00 PM
The Donald and Kathleen Pearson Memorial Organ Recital
Professor of Organ at the University of Houstons Moores School of Music, Robert Bates has been hailed by The American Organist magazine as having a beautifully refined technique, a profound understanding of rhythm and its subtleties, and a thorough sense of style. He will present works by J.S. Bach, Buxtehude, and Brahms on the Paul Fritts organ in Skinner Hall. The concert is free and open to the public. Skinner Hall of Music, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604. Info: 845-437-7294. Visit http://www.vassar.edu/visitors for directions.
Saturday, September 19, 2015
7:00 PM
Concerts Con Brio: Piano Recital by Oscar Rodriguez
Music of Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy. Tickets $12 at the door; students free. Info: 845-452-8220. Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie.
Saturday, September 19, 2015
3:30 PM
Benefit Concert by Kent Tritle
New York Philharmonic organist Kent Tritle will be in recital at The Smithfield Presbyterian Church in Amenia, NY to benefit the Oratorio Society of New York. Kent Tritle is an acclaimed choirmaster, Director of Cathedral Music at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, and a renowned organ virtuoso. The recital program includes works by Bach, Brahms, Walther and other Bach contemporaries. Tickets are $20 at the door. For more information call: 347-330-0973 or email: s.webb@mindspring.com
Thursday, September 17, 2015
12:15 PM
Uptown Fine Arts Music Series: Justan Foster, Organ
A mid-day break of musical performances featuring area artists in a variety of musical programs. Justan Foster is Organist at First Reformed Church of Scotia, NY. Old Dutch Church is located on Main Street, between Fair and Wall Streets, in Uptown Kingston. All programs are free. Church is handicap accessible.
Sunday, September 13, 2015
4:00 PM
Concerts Con Brio: Rags, Blues, and All That Jazz
Virtuoso piano/vocal recital exploring the roots of American Music. Presented by Peter Muir, pianist. Repertoire includes works by Scott Joplin, Jelly Roll Morton, James Scott, Fats Waller and more! Tickets $12 at the door; students free. Info: 845-452-8220. Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie.
Saturday, September 12, 2015
4:00 PM
Art in the Sanctuary: Recital by Sarah Johnson
Join us for an early evening recital in the Second Saturday series with pianist and organist Sarah Johnson. Sarah, a Senior Music major at Vassar College, studies piano and organ performance; she recently placed second in the Eastern NY region of the American Guild or Organist's Regional Competition for Young Organists. She is a member of the Organ Historical Society and the American Guild of Organists.

After the recital, there will be a reception in the newly renovated Carriage House, adjoining the sanctuary, to recognize the musical talent of Sarah Johnson, and for the Beacon community to welcome and greet Father John Williams, Vicar of St. Andrews and St. Lukes Episcopal Churches in Beacon. Location: St. Andrew's Church, 17 South Avenue (next to the fire station), Beacon, NY. Free admission. Info: 845-831-1369 or nrevheim@aol.com

Sunday, July 26 through Friday, July 31, 2015
Brooklyn POE 2015
Since 1988, approximately 2,500 teen-age musicians have been introduced to the King of Instruments through Pipe Organ Encounters (POE) hosted by dozens of AGO chapters across the country. At the Brooklyn POE, for the first time special attention will be given to skills and repertoire needed for use of the organ in Roman Catholic Liturgy and African American worship. Click here for a complete brochure and application. Info: Eric Birk,
212-932-0551.
Sunday, June 28 through Friday, July 3, 2015
Organ Historical Society's 60th Annual Convention
Based in Springfield, this convention (local for us) will feature a wide variety of instruments all over the Pioneer Valley. Info: http://www.organsociety.org/2015/]
Sunday, June 28 through Wednesday, July 1, 2015
2015 AGO Northeast Regional Convention
New Haven, CT. Combining the instruments at Yale University and those at churches in the downtown area, New Haven offers a wealth of organs of different styles, housed in interesting and beautiful locations. Within walking distance of the elegant Omni Hotel, convention participants can experience world-class organs, a distinguished music library, and a famous instrument collection, along with the beautiful Yale campus and New Haven's renowned restaurant scene. Info: http://www.newhavenago2015.org/
Monday, June 22, 2015
7:30 PM
Handbell Concert
Timbre, from California, is an advanced small ensemble focusing on classic and avant-garde original handbell literature. They seek to advance the artistic growth of handbells by setting high standards of musical performance and by encouraging composers to write new works for handbells, either alone or in combination with other instruments and voices. Come see handbell magic! St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 55 Wilbur Blvd., Poughkeepsie. A freewill offering will be gratefully received. Info: Susan Guse 845-452-1550.
Friday, June 19, 2015 and Saturday, June 20, 2015
The Muses Voice: A Musforum Conference
A two-day conference in New York City celebrating the accomplishments of women organists, composers and conductors. Please share the invitation with your students and area colleagues all women and men are welcome.
Friday, June 19:
-- West End Collegiate Church:
---- 12:00 PM: Keynote Speaker
---- 2:00-4:00 PM: Concert featuring Pamela Decker & Karen Holmes
---- *A catered lunch will be served*
-- Immanuel Lutheran Church:
---- 4:30 PM: Cocktails
---- 6:00 PM: Concert featuring Artek
---- *Dinner will not be served*
Saturday, June 20:
-- Church of the Transfiguration:
---- 9:00 AM: Concert featuring Christa Rakich
---- 10:00-11:00 AM: Conversation led by Louise Mundinger & Libby Larsen with artist Debra Weisberg. Hilary Tann will also be speaking about her new work Embertides (2014)
---- 11:00 AM-12:00 PM: Young Women Artists Concert featuring Mary Copeley, Katelyn Emerson, Ashley Snavley & Emma Whitten
---- *A catered lunch will be served*
---- 2:00 PM: Concert featuring Marie Rubis Bauer
---- 4:00 PM: Evensong featuring Claudia Dumschat with the Choirs of the Church of the Transfiguration
---- 6:00 PM: Cocktails and Dinner
-- St. Patricks Cathedral:
---- 8:00 PM: Concluding Concert featuring Kimberly Marshall , Gail Archer, Sarah Jane Starcher Germani & Jennifer Pascual

With 4 persons in a room the Wellington Hotel is offering us as little as $70 for a one night stay which will be valid until May 5, 2015. Conference registration: Standard - $100; student - $75. To register, click here or contact Gail Archer at 212-854-5096.

Saturday, June 13, 2015
3:00 PM
One Quiet Plunge with Composer, Josh Groffman
Josh Groffman is a local composer, performer, and music theorist. A program of environmentally and spiritually themed works by Hudson Valley composers. Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie. Tickets at the door. Info: 845-452-8220.
Sunday, June 7, 2015
3:30 PM
BachFest 2015 - Chamber Music Concert
Including the Wedding Cantata, Cello Suite No 2 in D minor, Bach Piano works, Bach Chorales, and Quintet Op. 22, No. 1 in D Major by J. C. Bach. Cornwall Presbyterian Church, 222 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY. $15 suggested donation. Info: http://www.hudsonvalleysocietyformusic.org/bachfest.htm
Saturday, June 6, 2015
8:30 PM
Wanamaker Organ Grand Evening Concert
Peter Richard Conte at the Wanamaker Organ with the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra under maestro Louis Scaglione, and includes thrilling organ and orchestra masterworks by Shostakovich, Richard Strauss, Mahler, Saint-Saens and Seyfried.

The ticketed concert caps the mainly free Wanamaker Organ Day. Thrill to the world's largest pipe organ, with Peter Richard Conte, The Philadelphia Brass, Peter Krasinski, Andrew Ennis and Rudy Lucente using the full resources of the 29,000-pipe organ. Featured at 5:00 PM is The Philadelphia Brass and Tympani in thunderous popular favorites with patriotic flourishes. Rounding out the festivities are pipe-chamber tours, audio-visual presentations and the silent movie "It" on our magnificent Greek Hall Wurlitzer. Full details are at wanamakerorgan.com.

Saturday, June 6, 2015
7:30 PM
BachFest 2015 Choral Concert - "The Main Event"
Cantata No. 4, Christlag in Todesbanden and Cantata No. 21, Ich hatte viel Bekmmernis - BachFest Festival Choir & Orchestra; Ich lasse dich nicht, BWV Anh. 159 - BachFest Chamber Choir. Christine Howlett, choral conductor. Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major, BWV 1050, Edward Lundergan, orchestral conductor. James Fitzwilliam, organ. Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie. Suggested Donation: $20; Students and Youth Free. Info: 845-452-8220 or http://www.hudsonvalleysocietyformusic.org/bachfest.htm
Saturday, June 6, 2015
2:00 PM
BachFest 2015 - Young Performers' Concert "North"
New Paltz United Methodist Church, 1 Grove Street, New Paltz. Free Admission. Info: http://www.hudsonvalleysocietyformusic.org/bachfest.htm
Saturday, May 23, 2015
7:30 PM
Bagpipe Music
Marginalia: in search of the Medieval Bagpipe. Presented by
Peter Walker. Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie. Tickets at the door: $12; students free.

Sunday, May 17, 2015
4:00 PM
Kairos: A Consort of Singers - Bach Cantata Series
Kairos: A Consort of Singers, under the direction of Edward Lundergan, will present Johann Sebastian Bach's Cantata No. 101, Nimm von uns, Herr, du treuer Gott, with chamber orchestra, at Holy Cross Monastery, 1615 Route 9W, West Park, NY. In addition to the cantata, the concert will feature Andante and Allegro from Sonata in F for English horn by Italian Baroque master Benedetto Marcello (1686-1739), performed by oboist Joel Evans. Kairos will also perform several movements of the Missa pro defunctis (Requiem Mass) by Tomas Luis de Victoria (c. 1548-1611).

This is the second concert of the 2015 season in Kaiross critically acclaimed Bach Cantata Series, now in its 10th year! The cantata, requiem movements, and sonata will be performed within the context of an evensong service in the Monastery chapel. The service is open to the public with a $10 suggested donation, which helps fund the Bach Cantata Series and ensure future performances. It is suggested that you arrive at the venue at least 20 minutes before the performance to ensure adequate seating. For further information and directions, visit www.kairosconsort.org or call 845-256-9114.
Saturday, May 16, 2015
6:00 PM
Handbell Concert
The Bells of St. Johns will present a Handbell Concert at St. Johns Lutheran Church, 55 Wilbur Blvd., Poughkeepsie. A free-will offering will be taken to raise funds for the 2015 Area 2 Festival & Young Ringers in Scranton, PA. Thrivent Financial will match up to $800 of the offering. Info: 845-452-1550 or www.stjohnselc.org
Saturday, May 16, 2015
2:30 PM
Organ Recital by David Enlow
David Enlow, FAGO is Organist and Choir Master of the Church of the Resurrection in New York, where he directs a professional choir. As a concert organist he has received critical acclaim for his recent recording of the complete major organ works of Csar Franck. Reformed Church, 70 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie. Info: Janice Grace - 917-882-9343
Saturday, May 16, 2015
10:30 AM
Workshop: "Creative Hymn Playing and Effective Choral Anthem Accompanying at the Organ"
David Enlow, FAGO is Organist and Choir Master of the Church of the Resurrection in New York, where he directs a professional choir. As a concert organist he has received critical acclaim for his recent recording of the complete major organ works of Csar Franck. Reformed Church, 70 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie. Info: Janice Grace - 917-882-9343.
Sunday, May 10, 2015
3:00 PM
"Ode to Beethoven" String Quartet Concert
Newburgh Chamber Music presents the renowned American String Quartet in the grand finale of its "Ode to Beethoven" series at St. George Episcopal Church, 105 Grand Street, Newburgh, NY. Tickets at the door or online at www.newburghchambermusic.org. Adults: $25, Students $5. Handicapped accessible with parking across the street. The concert is followed by a reception with the artists. Info: 845-534-2864.
Sunday, May 10, 2015
3:00 PM
"An Afternoon with the Classics" - Organ Concert by Sarah Johnson
Sarah Johnson, a student at Vassar College, will present a concert at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 775 Main Street, Poughkeepsie. The concert will feature works by J.S. Bach, Buxtehude, Mendelssohn, Klaas Bolt, and Theodore Dubois. Suggested Donation (at the door) - $10/adult; $5/child; or $25/family. Proceeds to benefit the charitable works of the Knights of Columbus.
Saturday, May 9, 2015
4:00 PM
"The World Is Full of Poetry" - Mother's Day Concert
Cappella Festiva Treble Choir, directed by Christine R. Howlett, will perform a range of repertoire that includes songs in Chinese, Hebrew, Italian, Latin, and English. Mozart's famous Laudate Dominum and a new arrangement of Donaudy's Spirate pur, Spirate will open the program. The Treble Choir will perform Mo li hua, a Chinese folk song accompanied by Jingyi Gao on the "Erhu", a traditional Chinese instrument, and two selections from Earthsongs by David
Brunner. Bob Chilcott's emotional Can you hear me? will include sign language, and the program will culminate in a rousing setting of Walk in Jerusalem by Rollo Dilworth. Please join the Treble Choir in their exploration of these different languages and styles of music. Christ Episcopal Church 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie. Freewill donation at the door. Info: 845-452-8220
Sunday, May 3, 2015
3:00 PM
West Point/Juilliard Trombone Concert
The West Point Trombone Ensemble will be joined
by the renowned Juilliard Trombone Choir for a concert in the spectacular West Point Cadet Chapel. The Juilliard Trombone Choir is under the direction of John Rojak, trombonist and professor at the Juilliard School. The West Point Trombone Ensemble is comprised of members of the West Point Band. This concert is free and open to the public. For concert information, cancellations and updates, call 845-938-2617 or visit www.westpointband.com.
Sunday, April 26, 2015
5:00 PM
Music in Desperate Times: Remembering the Women's Orchestra of Birkenau
Ars Choralis. A commemoration, in words and music, of the women who saved their lives by playing in an orchestra in the Birkenau concentration camp. Woodstock Jewish Congregation, 1682 Glasco Turnpike Woodstock, NY. Info: 845-679-2218
Sunday, April 26, 2015
4:00 PM

Spring Concert by Kairos
Kairos: A Consort of Singers, under the direction of Edward Lundergan, will present its annual Spring Concert entitled "Musical Journeys". The concert will be held at Holy Cross Monastery, Route 9W, West Park, NY. The program will feature a delightful selection of unaccompanied choral music from the Renaissance. Tickets are $20 general admission; $15 senior; $5 children/students and can be ordered on-line by visiting www.kairosconsort.org. If you prefer to order by phone you may call 800-838-3006 and request Event #1446892. For more information and directions, visit www.kairosconsort.org or call 845-256-9114
Sunday, April 26, 2015
3:00 PM
Members' Recital
Members of the Central Hudson Valley Chapter of the American Guild of Organists playing a variety of shorter works. Poughkeepsie United Methodist Church, 2381 New Hackensack Road, Poughkeepsie. Donations to benefit the chapter's Scholarship Fund gratefully accepted. Practice times Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:00-3:00 PM and Thursday 11:00 AM-3:00 PM. Other times can be arranged. Info: Eric Hepp, 845-790-3381 or erhepp@optonline.com.
Saturday, April 25, 2015
7:00 PM
Music in Desperate Times: Remembering the Womens Orchestra of Birkenau
Ars Choralis. A commemoration, in words and music, of the women who saved their lives by playing in an orchestra in the Birkenau concentration camp. Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie. Info: 845-452-8220
Sunday, April 19, 2015
3:30 PM
Tower Music Series presents Mad Women of Opera
A concert by Teresa Marie Zugger, Soprano. The Reformed Church, 70 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie. Free-will offering (suggested donation $15). For more information please e-mail us at: towerseries@hvc.rr.com, or visit our website: www.poughkeepsiereformedchurch.org/towerseries, or call The Reformed Church at 845-452-8110.
Sunday, April 19, 2015
3:00 PM
Organ Concert by Aram Basmadjian
Location: First Reformed Church of Scotia, 224 N. Ballston Ave, Scotia, NY. Aram Basmadjian will perform works by Handel, Widor, Bach, and Dupre, among others, on the church's new Allen Organ of 4 manuals and 132 pipe and digital ranks. Free admission
Friday, April 17, 2015
5:00 PM
NOTE TIME CHANGE
Organ Recital by Patrick Walker
Patrick Walker will perform his junior undergraduate organ performance recital on the Gress-Miles organ at the Vassar College Chapel. The program will include works by Buxtehude, Bach, Howells, Barber and Rorem and is dedicated to the 147 students killed in Kenya. Free and open to the public.
Saturday, March 21, 2015
3:00 PM
Hand Drumming Performance by Ubaka Hill
A performer, master teacher and inspirational speaker, Ubaka is a creatively authentic, energetic performer, composer, songwriter, recording artist, public speaker, and teacher of hand drumming for more than 30 years throughout the United States and other countries. Ubaka says "my soulvision and intention is to facilitate and inspire personal transformation, empowerment, healing and joy with music that moves." St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 17 South Avenue, Beacon, NY. Free. Info: 845-219-5790. This Program is made possible by the Episcopal Diocese of NY, Mid-Hudson Region. Click here for a printable flyer.
Sunday, March 15, 2015
3:00 PM
Organ Duo: The Chenaults
Elizabeth and Raymond Chenault, duo-organists, have performed extensively throughout the United States and in Europe. Specializing in organ works written for two performers, the Chenaults have commissioned and premiered over forty organ duets. Because of their unique and refreshing repoertoire, combined with their exciting and sensitive artistry the Chenaults are in demand as recitalists and have established themselves as Americas leading duo-organists. First United Methodist Church, 603 State Street, Schenectady, NY. Info: 518-374-4403.
Saturday, March 14, 2015
7:00 PM
O Vos Omnes: Music for Lent
Cappella Festiva Chamber Choir, Christine Howlett, Artistic Director, James Fitzwilliam, Piano. Buxtehude: Membra Jesu Nostri, music of Victoria, Casals, and Mealor. Vassar College Chapel, Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie. Info: 845-853-7765.
Saturday, March 14, 2015
9:30 AM
Poughkeepsie Organ Crawl II
Visit exceptional instruments in the Hudson Valley, hosted by the Central Hudson Valley Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.
9:30 AM Meet at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 55 Wilbur Blvd., Poughkeepsie. II/21 Casavant organ. Hosted by Susan Guse.
11:00 AM Vassar College Recital Hall (Belle-Skinner Music Building), 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie. II/34 stop Fritts organ. Hosted by Eric Hepp.
12:30 PM Lunch
Info: Call Laura Russell at home (845-485-1648) before Saturday, or that morning on her cell (845-232-8601).
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Deadline for Early Registration at Reduced Rate
Register TODAY for the 2015 Regional Convention in New Haven, CT to receive discounted registration fees. Click here for convention information and registration.
Saturday, February 21, 2015
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Merrimack Chapter Jubilee
A full day of workshops, with an organ demonstration and lunch, all for $30. First Calvary Baptist Church, 586 Massachusetts Avenue, North Andover, MA. Click here for a complete color brochure. Info: Alain Bojarski, 978-263-3979.
Sunday, February 15, 2015
3:00 PM
Organ Recital by Craig Williams
Craig Williams is Organist and Choirmaster at the Cadet Chapel, USMA, West Point. St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 55 Wilbur Boulevard, Poughkeepsie. Music by Bach, Dupre, Faxon, Widor and others. Admission free. Info: 845-452-1550.
Sunday, February 1, 2015
6:00 PM
Spuds & Sundaes Social
Trinity Episcopal Church, 1200 Main Street, Fishkill, NY (where Route 9 meets Route 52 less than a mile north of Interstate 84). This meeting gives members of the Central Hudson Valley chapter the opportunity to come together and enjoy some comfort food and raise a few funds for the chapter through selling and buying used music. Got old organ or choral music? Need some new ideas? Come and share - pay what you think is fair. See you there!
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Application Deadline for 2015 Quimby Regional Competition for Young Organists
The Eastern NY chapter is hosting a 2015 Quimby Regional Competition for Young Organists on March 28, 11:00 AM at First Presbyterian Church, Glens Falls, NY.

Competitors must be under 24 years of age as of August 1, 2015. Please see http://www.agohq.org/performance-competitions/rcyo/rcyo-rules-locations/ for additional information about this competition.

The Eastern NY chapter will be awarding $1000 for first place and $500 for second place.

The January 15 application deadline is rapidly approaching, and we currently only have one applicant.

Sunday, January 11, 2015
3:00 PM
Ode to Beethoven Concert Series
The renowned American String Quartet continues its "Ode to Beethoven" with Op. 18, No. 2; Op. 74, Harp and Op. 131. This is the fifth performance in a series of six Newburgh Chamber Music concerts presenting the entire repertoire of Beethoven's string quartets. St. George Episcopal Church, 105 Grand Street, Newburgh. Tickets at the door or online at www.newburghchambermusic.org. Adults: $25, Students $5. Handicapped accessible with parking across the street. The concert is followed by a reception with the artists.
Sunday, December 14, 2014
3:00 PM
Service of Lessons & Carols
Kairos: A Consort of Singers, under the direction of Edward Lundergan, will present its annual Service of Lessons & Carols at Holy Cross Monastery, Route 9W, West Park, NY. The service will intersperse readings from the Old and New Testaments with seasonal motets, hymns and carols, including works by Samuel Barber, Charles Ives, Healy Willan, Francis Poulenc and others. A holiday reception will follow the service and all are cordially invited to attend.

This service has become a much-beloved tradition in the Hudson Valley and seating is limited. Please arrive at the Monastery at least 20 minutes before the service in order to ensure admission to the service.

The service is free and open to the public and all are welcome. Donations are gratefully accepted and will be matched by the Holy Cross Community. All donations will be sent to a local Hudson Valley food bank.

For more information about this and our upcoming Spring 2015 concerts, visit www.kairosconsort.org or call 845-256-9114.

Sunday, December 7, 2014
3:00 PM
56th Annual Handels Messiah
Part I and Hallelujah Chorus. Cadet Choir, combined community choirs and orchestra. Open to the public and free of charge (free-will offering accepted). Cadet Chapel, US Military Academy, West Point, NY. Info: contact Craig Williams at 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu
Saturday, December 6, 2014
4:00 PM
Counting to Christmas: Songs for the Season
The Newburgh Symphonic Chorale will present Counting to Christmas: Songs for the Season at St. George Episcopal Church, 105 Grand Street, Newburgh. With music selected to nourish the heart, the concert will include works by Holst, Vittoria, William Billings, John Rutter as well as other composers old and new. The Chorale is directed by Peter W. Sipple and will be accompanied by Jenine Livingston, piano, and Christopher King, organ. With no tickets required, attendees may contribute to a free-will offering. Info: 845-913-7157
Sunday, November 9, 2014
4:00 PM
2014 Bach Cantata Series: Mass in B-Minor
In celebration of its 20th anniversary as the premiere vocal ensemble of the Hudson Valley, and as the third and final performance in its 2014 Bach Cantata Series, Kairos: A Consort of Singers, under the direction of Edward Lundergan, presents Johann Sebastian Bach's masterpiece Mass In B Minor (BWV 232) with orchestra. The concert will take place at St. Joseph Church, 34 South Chestnut Street, New Paltz, where Kairos began its long and illustrious career.

The Mass In B-Minor was one of Bach's last compositions, not completed until 1749, the year before his death. It was the longest and most complex setting of the Mass ever written up to that date and was never performed in its entirety during Bach's lifetime.

The celebration continues with a post-concert reception - all are welcome! Tickets for this special performance are $25 general admission, $22 seniors, and $7 children/students. Please visit www.kairosconsort.org for further information and to order tickets online. If you prefer to order by phone, please call 800-838-3006 and request Event #611983. For group sales, contact Carol Lundergan at 845-256-9114.

Sunday, November 9, 2014
3:00 PM
NOTE DATE CHANGE!
"Storm King Symphony" - Christopher Jennings, concert organist
Christopher Jennings, Associate Organist/Choirmaster of St. James Episcopal Church in New York City, will perform Clarence Dickinsons Storm King Symphony for organ along with other classics. Inspired by the mountain majesty surrounding West Point, this will be the first performance of the work actually played in the shadow of the place of inspiration. Mr. Jennings will include other American and international classics as well. Open to the public and free of charge (free-will offering accepted).Cadet Chapel, US Military Academy, West Point, NY. Info: contact Craig Williams at 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu
Saturday, November 8, 2014
CANCELED
Choral Reading: Contemporary/Blended Music
This event has been canceled, to be rescheduled at a later time. Watch this space for further information.
Sunday, November 2, 2014
3:30 PM
Tower Music Series Presents Violin and Piano Concert
Violinist Akiko Kobayashi and pianist Eric Siepkes will be giving a concert at The Reformed Church, 70 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie. Free-will offering. Suggested $15 donation. For more information please e-mail us at: towerseries@hvc.rr.com, or call The Reformed Church at 845-452-8110
Saturday, November 1, 2014
7:30 PM
All Saints Service: Faur Requieum
The Faur Requiem will be performed in its entirety as part of an All Saints service at Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie. Violin, Harp, Choir, and Organ; All Saints Prayers and Liturgy. Free and open to all. Directions: www.christchurchpok.org. Info: 845-452-8220

Sunday, October 26, 2014
4:00 PM
Interfaith Music Festival
Interfaith Choir conducted by Maris Kristapsons, who will also compose a new anthem for the event based on Psalm 29, set for children's choir, mixed adult choir, organ, and percussion. The work is being written with the aim of being colorful and easy to learn. The plan is to e-mail a PDF of the music within the next couple of weeks to interested choir directors. Some churches, such as St. John's Lutheran in POK will devote a portion of some of their weekly rehearsals to learning the music, and a couple of general rehearsals will be held at St. Paul Episcopal Church, 161 Mansion Street, Poughkeepsie. A schedule will be disseminated with the hope that interested singers from elsewhere will be able to come to any of these rehearsals and learn the piece. There will be a dress rehearsal with all participants on Saturday, October 25, 2014, at Poughkeepsie United Methodist Church, 2381 New Hackensack Road, Poughkeepsie, which is also the location of the concert. Suggested Donation $15; Children under 12 free. All proceeds go toward helping the Dutchess County Interfaith Council continue its mission of over 40 years: promoting understanding and respectful relationships among the diverse religious communities of Dutchess County. For more information, please contact Maris Kristapsons at mariskr@yahoo.com.
Sunday, October 26, 2014
3:00 PM
150th Anniversary Celebration
A celebration concert and reception will be held to "Re-dedicate" the 64-rank E. & G. G. Hook mechanical action organ in Mechanics Hall, 321 Main Street, Worcester, MA.
The WPI Brass Ensemble under the direction of Doug Weeks will join local organists William Ness, Malcolm Halliday, Peter Krasinski (dean, Boston AGO), Robin Dinda, Renea Waligora, Lucia Clemente Falco, and Will Sherwood (dean, WorcAGO & Artistic Director of Mech Hall Organ Series) to perform an extraordinary concert of grand repertoire that has historical connections major works accessible and enjoyable for both the layperson and seasoned musician. Included in the concert will be organ solos, duets, organ+brass, and ending with an audience sing-along of the Battle Hymn of the Republic (organ+brass). A special organ duet will be premiered, written for this concert by local composer Robin Dinda. Also performing will be special guest organist Ray Cornils, Portland Municipal Organist.

Free Admission/Ticket Required

A 150th birthday gala reception (celebrating with organ-pipe cake and Posaune Punch and a cash bar) and organ tours will follow the concert with refreshing music provided by the WPI Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Rich Falco. John Walker (incoming AGO National President) will offer words of greeting from National AGO.

Saturday, October 25, 2014
7:30 PM
Concerts Con Brio presents "Songs of Peace & Freedom"
This concert is a journey of life, love, death and perseverance. This journey is an experience that impacts people of all race, nationality and creeds. The desire for peace and freedom has been, and remains, a constant struggle which needs to be nurtured in all aspects of our lives. In so doing, it is every individuals responsibility to acquire integrity, loyalty and respect for all people. The song selections will include works by Evan Mack (text by Langston Hughes), George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Hall Johnson, Antonin Dvorak and others. Elex Van, Baritone; Sylvia Buccelli, pianist. Suggested donation at the door: $12; students free. Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie. Info: 845-452-8220
Sunday, October 19, 2014
7:30 PM
Organ and Choir Benefit Concert
Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie. Featuring organ and choral music by Mozart and Haydn. To sing with the combined choirs, contact Laura Russell: laurarus629@gmailcom or 845-485-1648
Saturday, October 18, 2014
2:00 - 4:00 PM
Pipes, Pedals, & Pizza
Union Presbyterian Church, 44 Balmville Road, Newburgh, NY. This is a Workshop for piano students to acquaint them with the Organ, the King of Instruments. Each student will be given a chance to play 2 or 3 of their piano pieces on the organ, as time allows. Older students can learn the toe-heel technique for the pedals. The Clinician is Margaret Small, who is the Organist/Choir Director at Union Presbyterian Church. After the Workshop, everyone will enjoy Pizza and sodas in the refreshment room. You can sign-up by sending your Name, Address, Telephone, and email to: Margaret Small, 28 Pine Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY 12520 - Phone: 845-534-9485 - Email: marg.small@hotmail.com
Sunday, October 12, 2014
3:00 PM
"Ode to Beethoven" Concert
The renowned American String Quartet will perform Beethoven's String Quartets, Opus 95, Opus 18 no. 1, and Opus 59. This is the fourth performance in a series of six Newburgh Chamber Music concerts which will present the entire repertoire of Beethoven's string quartets. St. George Episcopal Church, 105 Grand Street, Newburgh, NY. Tickets at the door or online at www.newburghchambermusic.org. Adults: $25, Students $5. Handicapped accessible with parking across the street. A reception with artists follows. Info: 845-561-5355.
Friday, October 10, 2014
7:30 PM
Concerts Con Brio presents Vocal Concert
Songs of Beethoven, Schumann, and Aaron Copland performed by Benedikt Kellner, tenor and Maria Rivera White, pianist. Christ Episcopal Church,
20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie. Suggested donation: $12 at the door; students free. Info: 845-452-8220.
Sunday, October 5, 2014
4:00 PM
First Anniversary Concert
Commemorating the first anniversary of the June Selke Memorial Organ with what promises to be a glorious recital by the organist at the West Point Cadet Chapel, Craig Williams. First Reformed Church of Scotia, 224 North Ballston Road, Scotia, NY 12302. More info TBA.
Sunday, October 5, 2014
3:30 PM
Tower Music Series presents Gail Archer
Gail Archer will be giving an organ concert at The Reformed Church, 70 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie. Free-will offering, suggested $15 donation. For more information please e-mail us at: towerseries@hvc.rr.com, or check out our website: www.poughkeepsiereformedchurch.org/towerseries/sched.htm, or call The Reformed Church at 845-452-8110.

Sunday, September 28, 2014
3:00 PM
John West, Concert Organist
Based in Los Angeles, Mr. West began his studies with Richard Purvis and received his Masters degree from New England Conservatory. He has performed on four continents including Africa, Asia and South America. He is an eclectic player spanning many different styles including Broadway, theater organ and the classical repertoire. Open to the public and free of charge (free-will offering accepted).Cadet Chapel, US Military Academy, West Point, NY. Info: contact Craig Williams at 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu
Saturday, September 27, 2014
4:00 PM
Organ Benefit Concert
The Westminster Presbyterian Church in Rock Tavern, NY will present an Organ Benefit Concert on its present Van Seters pipe organ, which will be re-built by the Odell Organ Company in Connecticut. The church is located at 614 Station Road in Rock Tavern, between routes 207 and 94. Music performances will consist of both vocal and instrumental selections, including some on the present organ. The public is most welcome and admission is free of charge. Info: 845-562-1591 and leave a message as to when it would be best to return your call.
Saturday, September 27, 2014
3:00 PM
Organ Concert by Kent Tritle
The Smithfield Presbyterian Church in Amenia is proud to present its 5th annual concert by internationally acclaimed organist and choirmaster from New York City, Kent Tritle. Mr. Tritle will perform works by Bach, Brahms and Rheinberger on Smithfield's 1893 Johnson & Son tracker organ. A reception will follow. Mr. Tritles classical concerts are a beloved tradition in the Smithfield Valley and we hope you can join us. Tickets are $20 to benefit the Oratorio Society of New York. Contact Sharon Webb for more information: s.webb@mindspring.com or 347-330-0973.

Saturday, September 20, 2014
Poughkeepsie Organ Crawl I
Starting at the Bardavon Opera House, 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY with coffee at 9:30 AM - host John Vanderlee. Performance from 10:00 - 11:30 AM.
Next stop: Poughkeepsie Reformed Church, 70 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie. Janice Grace, host. We will be having lunch here from 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM. If you plan to have lunch with us: BYO or click on this link for Lola's menu. Choose what you'd like for lunch and RSVP to Janice Grace before September 20. Please figure tax into your total, and please have exact cash.
After lunch: Organ Crawl at the Reformed Church from 1:15 - 2:15 PM
Last Stop: Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie, from 2:30 - 3:30 PM - Laura Russell, host.
Saturday, September 6, 2014
8:00 PM
The Donald and Kathleen Pearson Memorial Organ Recital
Nathan Laube has quickly earned a place among the organ worlds elite performers. His creative programming of repertoire spanning five centuries, including his own virtuoso transcriptions of orchestral works, have earned high praise from critics and peers alike. Known for his brilliant playing and gracious demeanor, Mr. Laube presents this concert on the Vassar College Chapels Gress-Miles organ. Free and open to the public. Vassar College Chapel, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604
Call 845-437-7294 for more information. Visit http://www.vassar.edu/visitors for directions.
Monday, June 23 through Friday, June 27, 2014
2014 Boston AGO National Convention
The four and a half day convention offers:
- Fifty concerts by thirty-seven performers, featuring internationally acclaimed musicians, Bostons rich choral heritage, many new instruments, and our famous landmark organs.
- Eight finely crafted worship services in a wide variety of styles, featuring music from Renaissance polyphony to Duke Ellington;
- Ninety workshops and master classes on a vast array of topics;
- Fifty-two scholarly research papers;
- Fourteen commissioned works;
- Ten reading sessions of choral and organ music;
- More than one hundred exhibitors;
- Two national competitions and opportunities to hear previous competition winners;
- An opportunity to explore one of this nations greatest cities.
Headquartered in the heart of Bostons beautiful Back Bay, the Marriott Hotel at Copley Place is central to our many great churches and Symphony Hall.
Bostons compact core allows for easy walking or use of our public transit system to events in Boston and Cambridge. Our teams of volunteers will easily guide you to find convention venues and to enjoy Bostons beautiful neighborhoods. On Friday we offer side trips to Methuen, Shanklin, and Wellesley for a limited number.
Come to Boston to renew acquaintances and make new friends. Click here for the convention web site and more information.
Sunday, June 8, 2014
4:00 PM
Recital by Dr. John Weaver
Dr. John Weaver and his wife Marianne will be opening our summer program at the Old Palatine Church on Route 5, East of St. Johnsville, NY. John and Marianne will present a stellar program on organ (the last built by Robert S. Rowland, 1978) and flute in a pre-Revolutionary War church founded in 1749 and built in 1770 with marvelous natural acoustics! We know that many organists will want to hear this extraordinary concert if at all possible. Not everyone is able to attend the big AGO conventions, and this is a wonderful opportunity to experience a world-class organist and to greet him personally at the conclusion of the concert. We suggest that folks arrive early to assure good seating in this small space. Info: Roberta Rowland-Raybold, 720-290-3883.
Sunday, June 1, 2014
3:00 PM
Handbell Concert
The Bells of St. John's will perform at St. John's Lutheran Church, 55 Wilbur Blvd, Poughkeepsie, NY. A free-will offering will be taken to raise funds for the 2015 Area 2 Festival & Young Ringers Festival in Scranton PA. Thrivent Financial will match up to $800 of the offering. Info: 845-452-1550.
Sunday, June 1, 2014
3:00 PM
Newburgh Symphonic Chorale Concert
The Newburgh Symphonic Chorale directed by Peter Sipple will perform its spring concert, "Nature Sings" (songs of gardens and barnyards, birds, leopards, and other critters) at St. George Episcopal Church, 105 Grand Avenue, Newburgh, NY. Delightful music old and new - from Palestrina to Eric Whitacre. Free-will offering. Info: 845-534-2864
Saturday, May 24, 2014
5:00 PM
Vocal Recital
Crystal Glenn is a Roy C. Ketcham graduate. She graduates Westminster Choir College this month, and will pursue a master's degree in vocal performance from Manhattan School of Music. Location: Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 2607 South Ave, Wappingers Falls, NY. Free. Info: 845-296-0102.
Sunday, May 18, 2014
4:00 PM
Kairos Bach Cantata Series
Kairos: A Consort of Singers, under the direction of Edward Lundergan, will present Bach Cantata No. 109, Ich glaube, lieber Herr, hilf meinem Unglauben (I believe, dear Lord, help my unbelief), with chamber orchestra. The concert will also feature the joyous motet Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, BWV 225 (Sing to the Lord a New Song), performed by Kairos, and selections from the Cello Suite in D Minor, BWV 1008, featuring cellist Susan Seligman.

This is the second concert of the 2014 season in Kaiross critically acclaimed Bach Cantata Series, now in its 9th year. The cantata will be performed within the context of an evensong service in the chapel at Holy Cross Monastery, Route 9W (1615 Broadway), West Park, NY. The service is open to the public with a $10 suggested donation, which helps fund the Bach Cantata Series and ensure future performances. It is suggested that you arrive at the venue at least 20 minutes before the performance for optimal seating. For further information and directions, visit www.kairosconsort.org or call 845-256-9114.

Sunday, May 18, 2014
3:30 PM
Tower Music Series presents The Strawberry Hill Fiddlers
The Strawberry Hill Fiddlers will give a concert at the Reformed Church, 70 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie. Free-will offering. (suggested donation $15). For more information please e-mail us at: towerseries@hvc.rr.com, or checkout our website: www.poughkeepsiereformedchurch.org/towerseries/sched.htm, or call The Reformed Church at 845-452-8110.
Sunday, May 18, 2014
3:00 PM
Thomas Dressler, Concert Organist
Mr. Dressler is a sensitive interpreter of Early and Romantic organ music and is the author of many scholarly articles centered on historical performance practice. A frequent performer on tracker instruments such as Round Lake Auditorium and Princeton Theological Seminary, he also enjoys performing on large modern instruments like the organ at West Point. Open to the public and free of charge (free-will offering accepted).Cadet Chapel, US Military Academy, West Point, NY. Info: contact Craig Williams at 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu
Thursday, May 15, 2014
7:00 PM
Concert: Piano Duets
an evening of Bohemian Dances: Piano Duets by Janacek, Brahms, and Dvorak played by Helen and Paul Baumgartner. King of Kings Lutheran Church (located on Union Avenue between Temple Hill School and the New Windsor Town Hall), 543 Union Avenue, New Windsor, NY 12553. A free-will offering will be divided between the Orange County Classic Choral Society and the Womens Craft Ministry (a joint effort of the Sisters of the Presentation and Newburgh Ministry). Info: 845-565-7645

Sunday, May 11, 2014
3:00 PM
Ode to Beethoven Series: American String Quartet
Newburgh Chamber Music presents the American String Quartet performing the third in a series of six concerts. Over the series, the Quartet will present Beethoven's compete repertoire of string quartets. Tickets for each concert ($20 Adults and $5 Students) are available at the door or online at www.newburghchambermusic.org. St.George's Church, 105 Grand Street, Newburgh. Free parking across the street from St. George's. Info: 845-534-2864
Sunday, May 4, 2014
3:00 PM
FUMC Concert Series: Organ Concert by Christopher Herrick
First United Methodist Church of Schenectady presents Christopher Herrick, formerly the principal organist at Westminster Abbey, London. First United Methodist Church, 603 State Street, Schenectady, NY. Admission free; donations accepted. Info: 518-374-4403.
Sunday, May 4, 2014
3:00 PM
Juilliard Trombone Choir - Joseph Alessi, director
Joseph Alessi is the Principal Trombonist of the NY Philharmonic. The Juilliard Trombone Choir returns for their sixth year in what has become a new favorite West Point spring event! Trombones from the USMA Band join the Juilliard Choir creating a truly spectacular sound in the chapel acoustics! Open to the public and free of charge (free-will offering accepted).Cadet Chapel, US Military Academy, West Point, NY. Info: contact Craig Williams at 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu
Thursday, May 1, 2014
7:30 PM
Recital by Adam Pajan
Award-winning young organist Adam Pajan will play the historic organ at The First Congregational Church, 251 Main Street, in Great Barrington, MA. The 3-manual pipe organ was built in 1883 by Hilborne L. Roosevelt of New York City - a first cousin of President Theodore Roosevelt. The program will include well-loved pieces by J.S. Bach, Csar Franck, Felix Mendelssohn, and Arthur Foote. In honor of the bicentennial of the siege of Fort McHenry in Baltimore, which inspired Francis Scott Key to write the poem which became of our National Anthem, Dr. Pajan will conclude his program with 19th century American composer Dudley Bucks Concert Variations on the Star-Spangled Banner. Admission is free for this concert.

Pajans program is the opening event of a two day symposium focused on the churchs historic 1883 Roosevelt organ. The symposium, jointly organized by the American Institute of Organbuilders and the Organ Historical Society, will be attended by organbuilders from as far away as Utah. They will study and work on this instrument, which is considered a landmark in American organbuilding. In 1975 the organ was awarded a Historic Organ Citation by the Organ Historical Society, which recognized it as an instrument of unique historical value, worthy of preservation." The Great Barrington organ was only the fourth organ so honored. There are now 414 instruments which have citations.

Adam Pajan is the First Prize winner of the 2009 Albert Schweitzer Organ Competition (Wethersfield, CT), the 2011 Arthur Poister Competition in Organ Playing (Syracuse, NY), and the 2013 Ruth and Clarence Mader National Organ Competition (Claremont, CA). He won Second Prize in the 2013 Longwood Gardens InternationalOrgan
Competition (Kennett Square, PA).

Pajan just received his Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Oklahomas American Organ Institute, where he was as a graduate assistant and Fellow of the Graduate College. In 2012 he was awarded the American Theater Organ Societys Stann Kann Memorial Scholarship. He holds a Master of Music in Organ Performance from the Yale University School of Music and Yale Institute of Sacred Music. While at Yale he received the Robert Baker Scholarship, the Julia R. Sherman Prize for excellence in organ playing, the Richard Paul DeLong Prize as the student whose work best exemplifies the dedication and the use of those special gifts required of practicing church musicians, and was awarded the 2009-2010 Ruth and Paul Manz Scholarship, granted through the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. He graduated magna cum laude from Furman University in Greenville in 2008 with a Bachelor of Music in Organ Performance.

For further information contact: Matthew Bellocchio
Email: mmbell1950@gmail.com Mobile: 315-651-1962

Sunday, April 13, 2014
4:00 PM
Kairos: A Consort of Singers presents: Lessons and Hymns Tenebrae Service
Kairos: A Consort of Singers, under the direction of Edward Lundergan, will present its annual Lessons and Hymns Tenebrae Service at Holy Cross Monastery. Readings from the Old and New Testament will be interspersed with a cappella hymns and motets from the Renaissance to the present. Musical selections will include works by Lasso, Purcell, Britten, Palestrina, Schein, Josquin and Kairos baritone Peter Sipple. Admission is free and all are welcome.

This service is modeled on the medieval monastic office of Tenebrae (Latin for darkness) which was part of the observance of Holy Week. A principal feature of this service is the gradual extinguishing of candles to signify the apparent victory of the forces of evil in the events leading to the Crucifixion of Jesus.

No tickets are required for this service; however, it is suggested that audience members arrive at the venue at least 20 minutes before the performance to ensure seating availability. Located at Holy Cross Monastery, Route 9W (1615 Broadway), West Park, NY. For further information and directions, visit www.kairosconsort.org or call 845-256-9114.

Sunday, April 6, 2013
3:30 PM
Tower Music Series: Recital by Craig S. Williams
Featuring Music written in America and also Baroque and Romantic works written in England, France and Germany. Music of Bach, Buck, Bull, Daquin, Dvorak, Farnam, Faxon, Haywood, Lemmens, Lloyd, Price and Widor. The Reformed Church, 70 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie.
Sunday, April 6, 2014
3:00 PM and 7:30 PM
The TreasureHouse Chorale's Spring 2014 concert
The TreasureHouse Chorale and Chamber Orchestra and Soloists begin their twenty-fifth anniversary season with Spring performances of Mozart's monumental Requiem, KV 626. The first performace will be at the Church of Saint John and Saint Mary, 30 Poillon Road, Chappaqua, New York 10514; the second performance will be at the Church of Saint James, 14 Gleneida Avenue, Carmel, New York 10512. Tickets available at the doors at the time of the concert. The Chorale and chamber orchestra have been performing concerts of sacred music since 1990, throughout the tri-state area. Info: 914-318-3268 or visit our website at treasurehousemusic.org.
Sunday, March 30, 2014
3:00 PM
Gail Archer, organ - The Muse's Voice: A Celebration of Women Composers
Works by French, Russian, British, and American composers are featured in this concert on the Vassar College Chapel's Gress-Miles organ. Free and open to the public. Vassar College Chapel, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604
Info: 845-437-7294.
Sunday, March 30, 2014
3:00 PM
NOTE DATE CHANGE
Symphonic Band Concert
In collaboration with the Colleges ongoing "Global Initiative: Africa" programming, the SUNY Orange Symphonic Band directed by Kevin Scott will commence its 2014 African Composers Series with a program featuring compositions for brass ensemble and organ composed by African and African-American composers. Featured compositions will include Adolphus Hailstorks Spiritual, Gary Powell Nashs Four Jovial Miniatures, Evan Williams Lux Aeterna, Fela Sowandes Obangiji and Leo Edwards Festival Toccata. The brass ensemble will be joined by Craig Williams, organist and choirmaster at the United States Military Academy, in Hale Smiths Solemn Music, and by Boyd Herforth, organist of Grace Episcopal Church, in David Hurds Fanfare for Brass and Organ. Williams, who is also on the faculty of Westminster College and Nyack College, will perform solo organ selections by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Florence Price, Ralph Simpson, and Sowande. Admission is free. A goodwill offering will be collected at intermission with proceeds going to The Guild of St. Margarets Soup Kitchen, a community outreach program sponsored by Grace Episcopal Church.

Location: Grace Episcopal Church, 58 North Street, Middletown, NY. Info: 845-341-4787 or 845-341-4393.

Sunday, March 23, 2014
3:00 PM
FUMC Concert Series: Syracuse Children's Chorus
First United Methodist Church in Schenectady presents the Syracuse Children's Chorus, under the direction of Artistic Director Stephanie Mowery. First United Methodist Church, 603 State Street, Schenectady, NY. Admission free; donations accepted. Info: 518-374-4403.
Sunday, March 23, 2014
2:00 PM
NOTE TIME CHANGE
Annual Members' Recital
Vassar College Chapel, Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie. Info: Eric Hepp, 845-790-3381. For a printable black & white flyer, click here, or for a color flyer, click here.
Sunday, March 16, 2014
3:00 PM
Jamal Sarikoki, Choir Concert
Jamal Sarikoki, Choral Conducting major at Nyack College and church music intern at the West Point Cadet Chapel, will present his Choral Conducting Recital at West Point. The concert will feature iconic Mass settings in addition to arrangements by Moses Hogan and other American masters. Members of the Nyack Chorale and the West Point Cadet Chapel Community Choir will perform accompanied by Craig Williams on the organ. Open to the public and free of charge (free-will offering accepted).Cadet Chapel, US Military Academy, West Point, NY. Info: contact Craig Williams at 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu
Sunday, March 16, 2014
3:00 PM
Kairos Concert: "A Few of Our Favorite Things"
In celebration of Kairos 20th anniversary year, Kairos: A Consort of Singers, under the direction of Edward Lundergan, will present a concert at St. Georges Episcopal Church, 105 Grand Street, Newburgh, NY. The program will feature music for both accompanied and unaccompanied chorus: Mid-Winter Songs (poems by Robert Graves) by contemporary American composer Morton Lauridsen for piano and chorus; Luscious accompanied part-songs by Franz Schubert, including the sublime Psalm 23 for womens chorus and the Shepherds Chorus from Rosamunde; Six Chansons by 20th century German composer Paul Hindemith; Palestrinas glorious Missa Papae Marcellae; a set of surprising and unexpected treats including some vocal jazz favorites!

Gary Palmieri will be joining Kairos as guest accompanist.

Tickets are $20 general; $15 senior; $5 students. To order tickets online, visit the website at www.kairosconsort.org or call 845-256-9114.

Friday, March 14, 2014
7:00 PM
Saturday, March 15, 2014
1:00 PM and 7:00 PM
"South Pacific" - Spring Musical at FDR High School
Young organist Justin LaVoie play the Gus Pratt memorial Allen Theatre Organ for this year's spring musical which is South Pacific. A very talented young performer, Justin was the winner of the 2013 ATOS Young Organists competition at last summer's Atlanta convention. Justin will play the house in and out before and after the shows, and will play during the intermission. Justin will also be presenting a special workshop on Friday for all the high school's music students. A matinee performance for senior citizens will be presented on Thursday, March 13, at 10:00 AM with either John Baratta or Carl Hackert at the organ. Info: 845-457-5393.
Sunday, March 2, 2014
3:00 PM
Benefit Concert for St. Margarets Soup Kitchen
Music for Brass, Voice, Piano, and Organ by Bach, Mendelssohn, Honeger, Dvorak, Durufle, and Gershwin. Performers: Fred Startup, Thomas Gorman, Fern Ashworth, Nancy & Boyd Herforth. Grace Episcopal Church, 58 North Street, Middletown, NY. Info: 845-343-6101.
Friday, February 21, 2014
7:30 PM
Concerts Con Brio: "West Point Ragtime Band"
"Ragged Rhythms and Sweet Songs", featuring Scott Jopin rags and Rudy Wiedoft's Saxophobia. Soloists will also be featured playing ragtime and other popular American music from the early 20th century. This concert is one of several family-friendly concerts presented by the West Point Band at Christ Church this season. FREE. The concerts will all take place at Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie. For driving directions, go to www.christchurchpok.org or call the church office at 845-452-8220. The building is handicapped-accessible from the Carroll Street entrance.
Monday, February 17, 2014
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Demonstration and Tour of the Newberry Organ in Woolsey Hall at Yale
Thomas Murray and Joseph Dzeda will guide us through the instrument, both its wealth of stops, and then walking through the pipe chambers as the organ is played so you get a glance where you are several stories above the halls main floor. And there will be open console time available.

This is always a rare treat to get the two masters behind the 12,617 pipe, 197 rank, 142 speaking stop, IV keyboard Newberry Organ, fully maintained in its original condition with 30,000 pneumatic values, 1,000 pneumatic motors, 160 miles of electrical wire, 9 pipe chambers, two relay rooms and two 20-hp Spencer turbines.

A group lunch available. This event will be a fundraiser for the New Haven Regional AGO Convention to take place in 2015.

AGO members from any chapter are welcome to attend the organ tour, as are friends of the organ who wish to experience this unique instrument in a presentation by those who know it best.

The suggested minimum donation of $30 (includes lunch, a $15 value). Contact Lars Gjerde for information or to sign up: lars@larsgjerde.com or 585-200-8903.

Sunday, February 16, 2014
3:00 PM
Organ Concert by Richard Erickson
Richard Erickson is Organist and Cantor at Holy Trinity, Manhattan; he will perform works by Bach and Widor. St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 55 Wilbur Blvd, Poughkeepsie NY. Free will Offering. Reception to follow. Info: 845-452-1550.

Saturday, February 8, 2014
9:30 AM
Choral Reading Workshop: World Music
9:30 AM Coffee, 10:00-11:30 Workshop. The Reformed Church, 70 Hooker Avenue. Hosted by Janice Grace, Organist/Choir Director.
Sunday, February 2, 2014
4:00 PM
Kairos Concert: 2014 Bach Cantata Series
Kairos will present J.S. Bachs Cantata No. 106, Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit (God's time is the best time), with chamber orchestra. Cantata 106 is one of Bachs earliest known cantatas, composed when he was only 22. The text consists of different Bible verses of the Old and New Testament, as well as individual verses of chorales by Martin Luther and Adam Reusner, all of which underscore the themes of finiteness and dying. The work is unusually scored for two flutes (or recorders), 2 cellos and continuo.

The concert will also feature a flute sonata performed by flutist Marcia Gates, and "Kyrie" and "Sanctus/ Benedictus" from Palestrina's Missa Papae Marcellae, performed by Kairos. The concert is open to the public and all are welcome (there is a suggested donation of $10 to help fund the Bach Cantata Series). The cantata and instrumental work will be performed as part of a choral evensong service.

This is the first concert of the 2014 season in Kaiross critically acclaimed Bach Cantata Series, directed by Edward Lundergan. The cantata will be performed within the context of an evensong service in the chapel at Holy Cross Monastery, Route 9W (1615 Broadway), West Park, NY. The service is open to the public; no tickets are required. However, it is suggested that you arrive at the venue at least 20 minutes before the performance for optimal seating. For further information and directions, visit www.kairosconsort.org or call 845-256-9114.

Sunday, February 2, 2014
3:00 PM
Trumpet and Organ Concert
Bill Owens, concert trumpeter with the USMA Band will join with Craig Williams at the organ to present a concert of masterpieces for trumpet accompanied by organ and some organ solos. Open to the public and free of charge (free-will offering accepted). Parking is limited near the Cadet Chapel due to construction, but spaces are available on the road by Arvin Gym, up by Lusk Reservoir and by the football stadium. If you are coming from outside, please be aware that all adult passengers in vehicles must have a picture ID and be subject to random search of the hood and trunk.Cadet Chapel, US Military Academy, West Point, NY. Info: contact Craig Williams at 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu
Sunday, January 26, 2014
5:00 PM
NOTE DATE CHANGE!
Spuds n Sundaes Social
A great time for good food and fellowship! Trinity Church, 1200 Main Street, Fishkill (off Route 9). Beverly Simmons, host. Info: 845-463-1249.
Saturday, January 25, 2014
7:30 PM
Benefit concert for Poughkeepsie-area Habitat for Humanity
The concert will feature the Dutchess County AntiSlavery Singers, The Bells of St. John's, Sonority, Ray Watkins and Spirit of Unity, and a 60-voice Habitat Choir.

Proceeds from the concert will help Habitat Dutchess start a new Faith-Build project to build a home at 125 Garden Street in Poughkeepsie.
Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie. Info: Laura Russell, 845-485-1648.

Friday, January 24, 2014
7:30 PM
Organ Recital by Renee Anne Louprette
Ms. Louprette is director of music at the French parish Church of Notre Dame in Manhattan. She teaches at the Hartt School in Connecticut and also and in New Jersey at Montclair State University and Rutgers University, where she is the new head of the organ department. Concert aponsored by the Eastern New York Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Free admission. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 262 State Street, Albany, NY.
Sunday, October 2, 2016
3:00 PM
Organ Concert by Thomas Murray
Thomas Murray, concert organist and recording artist is University Organist and Professor of Organ at Yale University. First United Methodist Church, 603 State Street, Schenectady, NY 12305. Free admission. Info: 518-374-4403.
Sunday, December 15, 2013
3:00 PM
Lessons & Carols Service
Kairos: A Consort of Singers, under the direction of Edward Lundergan, presents its annual Lessons & Carols Service at Holy Cross Monastery, Route 9W, West Park. The service will include readings from the Old and New Testaments interspersed with seasonal hymns, carols and motets from the Renaissance to the present.

Admission is free and all are welcome. Good-will donations will be gratefully collected to benefit a local Hudson Valley charitable organization. A holiday reception will follow the service and all are invited. Come celebrate the holiday season with Kairos in the beautiful setting of Holy Cross Monastery!

Please note that no tickets are required for this service; however, it is suggested that you arrive at the Monastery at least 20 minutes before the performance to ensure availability of seating.

For more information visit the Kairos website at www.kairosconsort.org or call 845-256-9114.

Sunday, December 15, 2013
2:00 PM
"Gloria!" 24th Annual Advent-Christmas Concert by TreasureHouse Chorale
The TreasureHouse Chorale and Chamber Orchestra and Soloists, under the direction of Joe Nigro, will present the magnificent Gloria in D Major by Antonio Vivaldi, and also works by Mendelssohn, Palestrina, Rutter and others. The program concludes with a Festival of Carols. Church of Saint John and Saint Mary, 30 Poillon Road, Chappaqua, New York 10514. All tickets available at the door. Info: 914-318-3268 or visit the web site at www.treasurehousemusic.org. Click here for a printable flyer.
Sunday, December, 8, 2013
7:30 PM
"Gloria!" 24th Annual Advent-Christmas Concert by TreasureHouse Chorale
The TreasureHouse Chorale and Chamber Orchestra and Soloists, under the direction of Joe Nigro, will present the magnificent Gloria in D Major by Antonio Vivaldi, and also works by Mendelssohn, Palestrina, Rutter and others. The program concludes with a Festival of Carols. Church of the Annunciation, 470 Westchester Avenue, Crestwood, NY 10707. All tickets available at the door. Info: 914-318-3268 or visit the web site at www.treasurehousemusic.org. Click here for a printable flyer.
Sunday, December 8, 2013
3:00 PM
55th Annual Handels Messiah
Part I and including selections from Parts II and III. Cadet Choir, combined community choirs and orchestra. Open to the public and free of charge (free-will offering accepted).Cadet Chapel, US Military Academy, West Point, NY. Info: contact Craig Williams at 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu
Sunday, December 8, 2013
3:00 PM
Christmas Spectacular
The New York Theatre Organ Society in collaboration with the NY Academy of Ballet will present the annual Christmas Spectacular at F.D. Roosevelt High School in Hyde Park, NY. The show will feature John Baratta at the Gus Pratt Memorial Organ along with Students and staff of the Hyde Park School district, as well as community members at large. Tickets (in the $10-$15 range) will be available at local merchants. Info: Call John Vanderlee at 914-475-0444 or NY Academy of Ballet at 845-802-3703. Click here for a printable flyer.
Sunday, December 1, 2013
3:00 PM
"Gloria!" 24th Annual Advent-Christmas Concert by TreasureHouse Chorale
The TreasureHouse Chorale and Chamber Orchestra and Soloists, under the direction of Joe Nigro, will present the magnificent Gloria in D Major by Antonio Vivaldi, and also works by Mendelssohn, Palestrina, Rutter and others. The program concludes with a Festival of Carols. Church of the Annunciation, 470 Westchester Avenue, Crestwood, NY 10707. All tickets available at the door. Info: 914-318-3268 or visit the web site at www.treasurehousemusic.org. Click here for a printable flyer.
Sunday, November 24, 2013
4:30 PM
Concerts Con Brio: "The American Songbook"
This concert, featuring the Jazz Knights Combo and vocalist Alexis Cole, is the fourth of five free family-focused concerts presented by Concerts Con Brio and given by members of the West Point Band this season. The concerts will all take place at Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie. For driving directions, go to www.christchurchpok.org or call the church office at 845-452-8220. The building is handicapped-accessible from the Carroll Street entrance. Members of the audience can meet the performers at a reception that will follow the concert.
Sunday, November 24, 2013
3:00 PM
Organ Dedication
The new June Selke Memorial Organ (IV/132) at the First Reformed Church of Scotia will be dedicated in a concert that will feature the Sanctuary choir and Sanctuary Brass. Justan Foster will be the Organist. First Reformed Church of Scotia, 224 N Ballston Avenue, Scotia, NY 12302. Info: 518-370-4751 (church office).
Saturday, November 16, 2013
7:00 PM
130th Anniversary Celebration of The Salvation Army in Schenectady
A Festival of Music by the New York Staff Band of the Salvation Army. First United Methodist Church, 603 State Street, Schenectady, NY. Free. Info: 518-346-0222.
Saturday, November 16, 2013
8:45 AM - 2:00 PM
Coach Tour: Pipe Organs of Orangetown & Clarkstown
The Historical Society of Rockland County invites you to join us on a daytrip to visit the Pipe Organs of Orangetown & Clarkstown. Join us as we travel to the sites of several of Orangetowns and Clarkstowns most historic and best-known pipe organs. Guests will experience these majestic instruments as their organists present classical, sacred, and popular selections.

The History in Your Own Back Yard Series is made possible by a generous contribution from the Clarkstown Reformed Church.

This trip will depart promptly at 8:45 am from Banchetto Feast Restaurant, 75 North Middletown Road, Nanuet, and end after a buffet luncheon at Banchetto Feast.

To make reservations, call The Historical Society of Rockland County at 845-634-9629 before Wednesday, November 13, 2013. Price: $64 per person (HSRC members); $69 per person (non-members). Includes bus transportation, guided tours, and buffet luncheon. There are still some seats left -- don't miss this interesting bus daytrip!
Friday, November 15, 2013
7:30 PM
Concerts Con Brio: "From the Melting-Pot to the Concert Hall"
This concert features the sound of America in Art Music and is presented by the Woodwind Quintet. It is the third of five free family-focused concerts presented by Concerts Con Brio and given by members of the West Point Band this season. The concerts will all take place at Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie. For driving directions, go to www.christchurchpok.org or call the church office at 845-452-8220. The building is handicapped-accessible from the Carroll Street entrance. Members of the audience can meet the performers at a reception that will follow the concert.
Sunday, November 10, 2013
4:00 PM
Kairos Concert: Latin America & Benjamin Britten
Kairos presents a concert featuring unaccompanied choral music from Latin America, as well as music by Benjamin Britten in honor of the 100th anniversary of the composer's birth. The delightful and varied program features Brittens gorgeous Hymn to Saint Cecilia, a setting of a W. H. Auden poem dedicated to St. Cecilia, the patron saint of music (whose feast day is coming up on November 22, which also happens to be Brittens birthday), as well as the rarely-heard Ad majorem Dei gloriam (A.M.D.G.), settings of poems by Gerard Manley Hopkins that Britten composed in Woodstock in the summer of 1939 while on an extended visit to the United States.

The Latin American portion of the program spans five centuries and includes music from Mexico, Brazil and Argentina, including Ave Maria (sung in Portuguese) by Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos; Libertango, a wonderful choral tango by Argentinian composer Astor Piazzola; the spirited and rhythmic Salmo 150 by contemporary Brazilian composer Ernani Aguilar; and a Magnificat by the sixteenth-century Mexican master Hernando Franco.

Tickets are $20 general admission; $15 senior; $5 student/youth and are available on-line or at the door. To order tickets on line visit www.kairosconsort.org, or call toll-free 800-838-3006 and request Event 439740. Holy Cross Monastery, Route 9W (1615 Broadway), West Park, NY. For further information and directions, visit www.kairosconsort.org or call 845-256-9114.

Saturday, November 9, 2013
9:30 AM
Choral Reading Workshop
Anthems for Pentecost and Feast Days, covering New Years Day, Epiphany, Candlemas, Ascension, Trinity Sunday, All Saints Day, Transfiguration, Thanksgiving, Christ the King, Baptism, Confirmation others? Do you have anthems to share? Do you need suggestions? Then this is the anthem-reading session FOR YOU! 9:30 AM Coffee, 10:00-11:30 Workshop. Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie. Hosted by Laura Russell, Organist/Choir Director. Please RSVP to Barb Bayers at 203-260-4295 by November 4 please! Questions may be directed to Laura Russell at 845-485-1648 or Barb Bayers. Click here for a printable flyer.
Friday, November 8, 2013
7:30 PM
Concerts Con Brio presents "Early & Late German Romantic Lieder by Schubert & Mahler"
Tenor Benedikt Kellner and pianist Maria Rivera White first collaborated on a full-length recital in 1993. For their 20th recital performance together, they are presenting a program of Schubert and Mahler songs. The Schubert set includes old favorites interspersed with lesser-known pieces. The Mahler songs are all settings of poems from the collection of German folk poetry "Des Knaben Wunderhorn" ["The Youth's Magic Horn"]. Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie, NY. Suggested donation $10 at the door. Students are free. For directions go to: www.christchurchpok.org or call the office at 845-452-8220. The church is handicapped-accessible via the Carroll Street entrance.
Sunday, November 3, 2013
3:00 PM
Ode to Beethoven Series: American String Quartet
Newburgh Chamber Music presents the American String Quartet performing the second in a series of six concerts. Over the series, the Quartet will present Beethoven's compete repertoire of string quartets. Tickets for each concert ($20 Adults and $5 Students) are available at the door or online at www.newburghchambermusic.org. St.George's Church, 105 Grand Street, Newburgh. Free parking across the street from St. George's. Info: 845-534-2864
Saturday, November 2, 2013
7:00 PM
Janice Grace and Friends: ReFormed Organ Classics: Rocked & Dansed with Jazz Interludes
Janice Grace is organist and choir director at the Poughkeepsie Reformed Church. Poughkeepsie Reformed Church, 70 Hooker Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. Info: 917-882-9343. Suggested $10 Free-will donation.
Saturday, November 2, 2013
4:00 PM
Concert by Amphion String Quartet
Amphion String Quartet, the quartet-in-residence at Caramoor for the 20122013 season, returns to the area with a new program with works by Beethoven, Britten and Ravel. Presbyterian Church of Mt. Kisco, 605 Millwood Road (Rte. 133 at Crow Hill Road}, Mt. Kisco, NY. Suggested donation of $20 adults and $10 students with part of the proceeds going to Midnight Run, an organization that nightly feeds the homeless in Manhattan (home of the quartet) new or gently used backpacks will also be collected. More information: 914-666-7001
Friday, November 1, 2013
7:30 PM
Concerts Con Brio: "Ballads, Tall Tales, and Shipwrecks"
This, the second of five free family-focused concerts presented by Concerts Con Brio and given by members of the West Point Band this season, features String Band and reed quintet and includes American Roots Music from then to now. The concerts will all take place at Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie. For driving directions, go to www.christchurchpok.org or call the church office at 845-452-8220. The building is handicapped-accessible from the Carroll Street entrance. Members of the audience can meet the performers at a reception that will follow the concert.
Sunday, October 27, 2013
3:00 PM
Organ and Brass Concert
Open to the public and free of charge (free-will offering accepted).Cadet Chapel, US Military Academy, West Point, NY. Info: contact Craig Williams at 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu
Sunday, October 27, 2013
2:00 PM
Silent Film "The Phantom of the Opera" with Theatre Organ Accompaniment
Bernie Anderson, Jr. will be at the NYTOS 3/12 Mighty Wurlitzer at the Middletown Paramount Theatre, 19 South Street, Middletown, NY, to accompany the most popular Halloween silent horror classic of them all, "The Phantom of the Opera," starring Lon Chaney. Admission is free. Info: 845-346-4195 or 845-457-5393.
Saturday, October 26, 2013
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Pipes, Pedals, & Pizza Organ Workshop
Clinician: Dr. Margaret Small. Piano students in the area are invited to come and bring 1-2 pieces to play on the organ. There will be a brief introduction to the organ, followed by a hands-on workshop, and ending with a pizza lunch. This is a great way to offer "The King of Instruments" to the next generation, as they are the future organists, of course! Any student interested in attending should contact Dr. Small at 845-534-9485 or marg.small@hotmail.com. Admission is free! Deadline for sign-up is Saturday, October 19; please provide name, address, phone number/e-mail address, and teacher's name. Location: Union Presbyterian Church, 44 Balmville Road, Newburgh, NY 12550.
Friday, October 25, 2013
7:30 PM
Silent Film "Hunchback of Notre Dame" with Theatre Organ Accompaniment
Juan Cardona, Jr. will be at the NYTOS 2/10 Mighty Wurlitzer at the Bardavon 1869 Opera House, 35 Market St., Poughkeepsie, NY, accompanying the 1923 silent classic, "Hunchback of Notre Dame," starring Lon Chaney. Doors open at 7:00 PM with pre-show organ music. Admission is $6.00. Info: 845-473-2072.
Sunday, October 20, 2013
5:00 PM
Celebration of Psalms Concert
A choral and organ concert presented by the Central Hudson Valley Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Anthems, hymns, readings, and organ selections all based on the Psalms. Singers: to participate (and we hope you will!) please contact Laura Ramsey Russell before September 29 to obtain music (provided free) and rehearsal times. Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie. Suggested donation: $15 (students free). Proceeds to be donated to the Dutchess County Interfaith Council. Info: 845-452-8220. Click here for a printable flyer.
Sunday, October 20, 2013
4:00 PM
Kairos: A Consort of Singers presents Bach Cantata Series
Kairos will present J.S. Bachs Cantata No. 115, Mache dich, mein Geist, bereit (Make thyself ready, my spirit), with chamber orchestra. The parable of the unmerciful servant in the Gospel for the day leads on to the theme of judgment, and the overall mood of the cantata is somber and contemplative. The opening movement is a wonderful choral fantasia which leads into an alto aria about the slumbering soul, the mood and style of which may remind the listener of Erbarme dich from the St. Matthew Passion. Sandwiched between two recitatives is a lovely soprano aria with flute obbligato, and the cantata ends with a 4-part chorale reminding us of Gods judgment and also grace.

The concert will also include an oboe sonata performed by oboist Joel Evans and "Prayer I" from Benjamin Brittens sacred choral work Ad majorem Dei gloriam (A.M.D.G.), performed by Kairos.

This is the fourth concert of the 2013 season in Kaiross critically acclaimed Bach Cantata Series, directed by Edward Lundergan. The cantata will be performed within the context of an evensong service in the chapel at Holy Cross Monastery, Route 9W (1615 Broadway), West Park, NY. The service is open to the public with a $10 suggested donation, all of which will be used to fund the Bach Cantata Series and ensure future performances. It is suggested that you arrive at the venue at least 20 minutes before the performance for optimal seating. For further information and directions, visit www.kairosconsort.org or call 845-256-9114.

Saturday, October 19, 2013
7:00 PM
Silent Film "Nosferatu" with Theatre Organ Accompaniment
Bernie Anderson, Jr. will accompany the 1922 German silent horror classic, "Nosferatu," based on Bram Stoker's Dracula, at Chaminade High School, on the school's 3/15 Mighty Austin-Morton hybrid theatre pipe organ. Admission: Adults, $12; AGO and NYTOS members and Seniors, $10; Teens, $5. Chaminade is located at 340 Jackson Avenue, Mineola, NY. Info: 515-742-5555.
Sunday, October 13, 2013
3:30 PM
Tower Music Series: Piano Concert
Pianist Peter Muir will be giving a concert at the Reformed Church, 70 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie. Free-will offering (suggested donation $10). Info: e-mail us at: towerseries@hvc.rr.com, or visit our website, or call The Reformed Church at 845-452-8110.
Sunday, October 6, 2013
5:00 PM
Organ Dedication Recital
Craig S. Williams, Organist and Choirmaster at the Cadet Chapel, USMA, West Point, NY. Music of Bach, Faxon, Liszt, Rinehart and Widor. Church of the Annunciation, 109 West Street, Ilion, NY 13357 (near Utica). New 3-manual Allen organ. Free admission. Info: 315-894-9917.
Sunday, October 6, 2013
3:00 PM
FUMC Concert Series: Harmonic Brass, Munich
First United Methodist Church in Schenectady once again presents the Harmonic Brass of Munich. First United Methodist Church, 603 State Street, Schenectady, NY. Admission free; donations accepted. Info: 518-374-4403.
Sunday, October 6, 2013
3:00 PM
Ode to Beethoven Concert Series: American String Quartet
Newburgh Chamber Music presents the American String Quartet performing the first in a series of six concerts. Over the series, the Quartet will present Beethoven's compete repertoire of string quartets. Tickets for each concert ($20 Adults and $5 Students) are available at the door or online at www.newburghchambermusic.org. St.George's Church, 105 Grand Street, Newburgh. Free parking across the street from St. George's. Info: 845-534-2864
Saturday, October 5 through Thursday, October 10, 2013
American Institute of Organbuilders (AIO) Convention
Winston-Salem, NC. Click here for information.
Friday, October 4, 2013
7:30 PM
CANCELED DUE TO GOV'T SHUTDOWN
Concerts Con Brio: "Ragged Rhythms and Sweet Songs"
The concert, which marks the West Point Ragtime Bands debut performance, will be performed by a 10-piece ragtime band made up of musicians from the West Point Band and will feature music from the early 20th century. Selections will include Scott Joplin rags, piano parlor music, and Rudy Wiedofts Saxophobia, a tune made popular during the late 19th century saxophone movement. A number of soloists will also be featured as they play music from this influential time in American music and culture. This the first of five free family-focused concerts presented by Concerts Con Brio and given by members of the West Point Band this season. The concerts will all take place at Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie. For driving directions, go to www.christchurchpok.org or call the church office at 845-452-8220. The building is handicapped-accessible from the Carroll Street entrance. Members of the audience can meet the performers at a reception that will follow the concert.
Sunday, September 29, 2013
4:00 PM
Bach Cantata Concert
Kairos: A Consort of Singers, under the direction of Artistic Director Edward Lundergan, presents the third concert in the 2013 Bach Cantata Series: Cantata No. 5 Wo sol lich fliehen hin (Where should I flee?). The emotional state of this beautiful cantata moves from fear and guilt to joy and forgiveness, and features an aria for tenor and solo viola, a rarity in Bachs cantatas. In fact, it is the only known instance of Bachs use of the viola as an obbligato instrument. The concert will also feature Mystery Sonata X ("The Crucifixion") by German Baroque composer Henrich Biber, performed by violinist Rachel Evans, and the beautiful choral anthem Remember Not, Lord, Our Offences by English Baroque master Henry Purcell, performed by Kairos. Holy Cross Monastery, Route 9W (1615 Broadway), West Park, NY. $10 suggested donation. It is suggested that you arrive at the venue at least 20 minutes before the performance for optimal seating. For further information and directions, visit www.kairosconsort.org or call 845-256-9114.
Sunday, September 29, 2013
3:00 PM
Organ Restoration Benefit Concert
The Paradies Ensemble, Jim Paradies, trumpet; Julie Paradies, violin; with Jennifer Plumley, organ and piano; John Severance, voice; and Jay Shulman, cello. The organ is a 2-manual, 9-rank Gress-Miles (1964) which was formerly in the First Methodist Church in Beacon; it has been restored by Gary Ferguson. Pleasant Plains Presbyterian Church, 2 Fiddlers Bridge Road, Staatsburg, NY. Suggested donation $10 adults $8 seniors and students Children under 12 free. For additional information call the church at: 845-889-4019 Tuesday to Friday 9 AM to Noon. Suggested donation $10 adults $8 seniors and students Children under 12 free. Click here for a printable flyer.
Saturday, September 28, 2013
7:30 PM
A Concert of Medieval and Renaissance Music
St. Johns Recorder Ensemble will be performing a concert of Medieval and Renaissance Music in the Nave at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 55 Wilbur Blvd, Poughkeepsie. St. Johns Recorder Ensemble is directed by Maris Kristapsons. Susan Guse is the Music Director of St. Johns Lutheran Church. A freewill offering will be taken to benefit St. Johns Music Ministries. Please call the church office during the week for more information at 845-452-1550.
Saturday, September 28, 2013
3:30 PM
Organ and Cello Concert
The Smithfield Presbyterian Church in Amenia, New York, once again presents New York Philharmonic organist, Kent Tritle, and principal New York City cellist, Arthur Fiacco, for an afternoon of classical music to benefit the Oratorio Society of New York. Kent Tritle is an acclaimed choirmaster and organist, as well as Music Director at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Manhattan. Arthur Fiacco is a principal cellist for many well-regarded regional orchestras/ensembles. Mr. Fiacco will perform Antonio Vivaldis Cello Sonata in E Minor and the "Sarabande" from Suite No. 2 in D Minor by J. S. Bach. Mr. Tritle will perform works by Bach, Brahms and Daniel Pinkham's A Prophecy. Tickets are $20 at the door. The Smithfield Church, 656 Smithfield Valley Road, Amenia, NY. Info: 347-330-0973 or email: s.webb@mindspring.com
Friday, September 20, 2013
8:00 PM
The Donald and Kathleen Pearson Memorial Organ Recital
Kimberly Marshall is the Patricia and Leonard Goldman Endowed Professor of Organ at Arizona State University and maintains an active career as a concert organist. She will perform works by Sweelinck, Buxtehude, J.S. Bach, Frescobaldi, Pamela Decker, and others on the Paul Fritts organ in Skinner Hall. Vassar College, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY. Free admission. Info: 845-437-7294.
Sunday, September 15, 2013
2:30 PM
Classical and Spiritual Concert
Paulette Sibert - Soprano and Celestine Campbell - Piano.
Church of the Holy Cross, 30 Pine Grove Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401. Info:
845-331-6796.
Saturday, September 14, 2013
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Organ Crawl
City of Middletown and Paramount Theater Organ Crawl. The morning will begin at 10 with a visit to the famous Paramount Theater where everyone will hear an organ demonstration by the theaters organist John Baratta, who will also accompany a short silent movie! The curator will give a brief history of the Wurlitzer theater organ, and organists will have a chance to play the Wurlitzer themselves. At noon, participants are free to walk to one of the many downtown restaurants for lunch. After lunch, the group will walk to nearby First Congregational Church and Grace Episcopal Church to see, hear and play the Austin pipe organs at both churches. History of the churches and organs will also be discussed. The last visit of the day will consist of driving up to North Congregational Church (less than two miles north of downtown) to experience the churchs E.M. Skinner pipe organ. The organ is one of very few Skinner organs which retain the same sound and specification as the builder designed, and experiencing the sound of the organ in the churchs marble interior is not to be missed! A small wine and cheese reception hosted by the church will conclude the days activities. This Organ Crawl is free and open to the general public, and participants are encouraged to attend all or part of the days activities as their schedules allow. (Note: Check our Local Organs page for information on two of the organs featured.)
Sunday, September 8, 2013
4:00 PM
Maior Dei Gloria Organ Concert by Ken Cowan
The Fordham University Rose Hill Campus is proud to welcome Ken Cowan, who will play a concert on our brand new Maior Dei Gloria Organ (III/35 Schoenstein & Co., Op. 164). Free Admission - open to the public. Click here for directions.
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
7:00 PM
Organ Recital by Craig S. Williams
Craig S. Williams, Organist and Choirmaster at the Cadet Chapel, USMA, West Point, NY, will give a recital at The Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Drive, New York, NY. Info: 212-870-6700
Saturday, July 27, 2013
10:00
Open Console
Come hear/play the Mighty Wurlitzer at the Bardavon, 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie. Then move north to Hyde Park at noon for another Open Console and Mini-Concert on the Gus Pratt Roosevelt High School Allen Organ at FDR High School, 156 South Cross Road, Hyde Park, NY.
Sunday, July 21, 2013
3:00 PM
Annual Chapter Picnic
Join us for a relaxing afternoon of good food and conversation! Our host is Eric Hepp, 24 Lormar Court, Wappingers Falls, NY. Click here for directions. Watch this space for further details regarding menu and other arrangements.
Sunday, June 30 through Wednesday, July 3, 2013
"Appear and Inspire" - Regions I and II AGO Convention in Hartford, CT
The conference theme "Appear and Inspire" is taken from W.H. Audens poem, "Anthem for St. Cecilias Day" and springs from a desire to make the convention as inspirational as possible. The result is a four-day convention full of incredible recitals and concerts, more than 21 workshops, a marvelous exhibit hall and plenty of time for rest, relaxation and renewing friendships with colleagues. All of the workshop locations are within a short, walkable distance to the conference hotel, The Ramada Plaza Downtown Hartford, and with a $99/night conference rate, this will be one of the most affordable AGO conventions in many years. Click here to register online.
Monday, June 24 through Saturday, June 29, 2013
"The Hills Are Alive" - Organ Historical Society's 58th Annual National Convention
Headquartered in Burlington, VT and visiting historic instruments in Vermont and New Hampshire. Info: http://www.organsociety.org/2013/index.html.
Sunday, June 23, 2013
3:00 PM
Members' Recital
Members of the Central Hudson Valley Chapter of the American Guild of Organists will perform a variety of organ selections on the Davis Organ at the Reformed Dutch Church of Poughkeepsie, 70 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie. Reception to follow. Suggestion donation: $10. Info: 845-452-8110.
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Sunday, June 16, 2013
14th Annual Hudson Valley BachFest
Presented by The Hudson Valley Society for Music. Saturday, June 15, 2:00 PM: Young Performers' Concert, Cornwall Presbyterian Church, 222 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson. Free-will donation appreciated!

Saturday, June 15, 7:30 PM: "The Main Event" - Lutheran Mass BWV 235 featuring Kairos: A Consort of Singers; Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, BWV 1048 by the BachFest Orchestra directed by Edward Lundergan; Cantata No. 196, "Der Herr denket an uns" and Cantata No. 38, "Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir" by the BachFest Choir & Orchestra directed by Laura Ramsey Russell. Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie. Suggested Donation: $20; Students and Youth Free.

Sunday, June 16: Bach Church Services

Sunday, June 16, 3:30 PM: Chamber Concert - An assortment of smaller keyboard and instrumental works in intimate combinations. Cornwall Presbyterian Church, 222 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson. Suggested Donation: $12; Students and Youth Free.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Touring Beacon's Historic Pipe Organs in the Centennial
Organist and composer Joseph Bertolozzi will offer an onsite guided lecture/demonstration of the pipe organs of Beacon, NY as part of the Beacon Centennial celebrations. The itinerary will include six organs over three consecutive Tuesdays:

June 11:
- 7:00 PM, St. Joachim's Church, 51 Leonard Street, organ by J.H. & C.S. Odell & Co., 1885/1926.

- 8:00 PM, First Presbyterian Church, 50 Liberty Street, organ by Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co., 1945. (light refreshments following the program)

June 18:
- 7:00 PM, St. John the Evangelist Church, 35 Willow Street, organ by Peragallo Pipe Organ Company, 1989.
- 8:00 PM, St. Luke's Church, 850 Wolcott Avenue, organ by J.H. and C. S. Odell & Co., 1960. (light refreshments following the program)

June 25:
- 7:00 PM St. Andrew's Church, 17 South Avenue, organ by George Jardine & Son, ca. 1860.
- 8:00 PM, The Reformed Church, 1113 Wolcott Avenue, organ by Geo. H. Ryder, 1895. (light refreshments following the program)

The program will consist of a demonstration of the individual sounds of each organ followed by a selection of solo organ pieces and an invitation to the attendees to sing along to patriotic songs and hymns appropriate to the denomination.

A lavishly illustrated and historically up-to-date companion booklet will be available featuring eleven pipe organs in the city. These organs are an authentic link to the history of the community, presenting, in some cases, the actual sounds heard and sung to over 150 years ago.

Sunday, June 9, 2013
4:00 PM
"Let All God's Children Sing" - 39th Annual Interfaith Music Festival
Hosted by St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 11 Clinton Street, Wappingers Falls, NY. The concert is dedicated to the children who perished at Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy in December. As in the past, the adult Interfaith Choir will perform several selections from various faith traditions. We are delighted to have directors Polly James, Music Director of Poughkeepsie United Methodist Church, Cantor Rena Shapiro of Temple Beth-El and Barbara Davis, vocalist and Choir Director of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Wappingers Falls.

We will also be debuting an original piece in tribute to the children of Sandy Hook Elementary School composed and arranged by our dear friend, Gretchen Gould. This piece is based upon a collection of children's songs and the words of the traditional requiem liturgy from the Christian tradition, some parts in Latin and other parts in English. The combined Children's Choir will join the Adult Choir in two selections. We also look forward to hearing the St. Mary's Choir, directed and accompanied by Choir Director and Organist, Theresa Fox.

For those who wish to sing with the Interfaith Choir, rehearsals will be Sunday, May 5, May 12 and May 19 at the Poughkeepsie United Methodist Church, Route 376, Poughkeepsie 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM. The dress rehearsal is scheduled for Sunday, June 2nd, at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 11 Clinton Street, Wappingers Falls, (time TBA).

Sunday, June 9, 2013
3:00 PM
Choral Concert - Faur Requiem
The Newburgh Symphonic Chorale will perform Gabriel Faur's Requiem with chamber orchestra at St. George's Church, 105 Grand Street, Newburgh. Conducted by Peter Sipple with guest soloists Amy Goldin, Soprano and Donald Boyer, Baritone. Free-will offering. Info: 845-913-7157
Friday, May 31, 2013
7:30 PM
An Evening of Sacred Music with the University of Notre Dame Folk Choir
Presented by the Notre Dame Club of the Mid-Hudson Valley in partnership with Astor Services for Children and Families, Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Parish, and Catholic Charities Community Services - Dutchess County. More than four dozen men and women's voices along with flute, organ, violins, guitar, string bass, Celtic harp, cello and Bodhran (Irish drum). Eclectic program of selections from around the world. Location: Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Parish, Route 82, Lagrangeville, NY. Info: 845-227-1710
Friday, May 31, 2013
7:30 PM
75th Birthday Concert
Concerts Con Brio presents the music of composer Dexter Morrill to celebrate the 75th birthday of this Hudson Valley composer. Featuring marimba player Rob Bridge, pianist Ariana Barkeshli, and saxophonist Lois Hicks-Wozniak. Christ Episcopal Church 20 Carroll Street (at Academy and Barclay Streets), Poughkeepsie, New York 12601. Info: 845-452-8220
Sunday, May 19, 2013
7:00 PM
Kairos: A Consort of Singers presents Bach Cantata Series
Kairos: A Consort of Singers will present J.S. Bachs Cantata No. 184, "Erwnschtes Freudenlicht." Experience the "light of joy" captured by this uplifting and celebratory cantata featuring flute, violin, cello, and a tenor aria that speaks of happiness and blessing. The concert will also highlight the musicianship of Marcia Gates and Susan Seligman (principal flutist and principal cellist, respectively, for the Hudson Valley Philharmonic) as they perform the 3rd movement from Bachs Flute Sonata in E Minor.

This is the second concert of the 2013 season in Kaiross critically acclaimed Bach Cantata Series, directed by Edward Lundergan. The cantata will be performed within the context of an evensong service in the chapel at Holy Cross Monastery, Route 9W (1615 Broadway), West Park, NY. The service is open to the public with a $10 suggested donation, all of which will be used to fund the Bach Cantata Series and ensure future performances. It is suggested that you arrive at the venue at least 20 minutes before the performance for optimal seating. For further information and directions, visit www.kairosconsort.org or call 845-256-9114.

Sunday, May 12, 2013
3:00 PM
Newburgh Chamber Music presents Kairos: A Consort of Singers
Directed by Dr. Edward Lundergan. Following the theme of Mothers' Day, the program will features settings of "Ave Maria" by Josquin, Verdi and Stravinsky, as well as Bobby McFerrin's setting of Psalm 23 written in honor of his mother. Also on the program are Elliott Carter's setting of Emily Dickinson's "Musicians Wrestle Everywhere" (Carter died last year at the age of 103), and Britten's "Five Flower Songs", in honor of his centennial year, as well as a selection of Renaissance motets and French Renaissance chansons. Location: St. George's Church, 105 Grand Street, Newburgh, NY. Tickets are $20 Adults and $5 Students. A reception follows. Info: 845-534-2864.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
3:30 PM
Tower Music Series: Anthony Rispo, Organist
Musical virtuoso Anthony Rispo has served as organist in several New York City area churches, most recently as guest Assistant Organist at St. James' Episcopal Church on Madison Avenue. As Rising Young Artist, he performed the opening concert for the International year of the Organ at the Church of The Heavenly Rest on Fifth Avenue. Mr. Rispo has also performed at West Point's Cadet Chapel as part of their on-going recital series. In addition to performing existing organ works, Mr. Rispo enjoys improvising and composing, as well as other musical styles. His current musical mission is to capture these alternate styles and incorporate them with the use of classical organ technique. The Reformed Church, 70 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY. Admission: Free Will Offering (Suggested Donation $10).
Sunday, May 5, 2013
3:00 PM
Choral Concert by the Young People's Chorus of New York City
Founded in 1988 by Artistic Director and 2011 MacArthur Fellowship recipient Francisco J. Nunez, the Young People's Chorus has become of the the most celebrated and influential youth choruses in the world. First United Methodist Church, 603 State Street, Schenectady, NY. Info: 518-374-4403.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
8:00 PM
Hudson Valley Philharmonic presents "American Premiere"
Randall Craig Fleischer, Music Director/Conductor. Debussy: Prelude a "L'Apres-midi d'un faune" (Afternoon of a faun), Dorman: Cello Concerto with Inbal Segev - Cello, Copland: Symphony No. 3. Bardavon, 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY. Box Office 845-473-2072. The audience is invited to a pre-concert talk with the conductor and musicians one hour prior to each performance.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
4:00 PM
Organ Recital by Christopher Houlihan
Presented by the Westchester County Chapter American Guild of Organists. Christopher Houlihan is widely acknowledged as one of the brightest stars in the new generation of American organists. Featuring: Fantasia and Fugue in G Minor, BWV 542 - J. S. Bach; Andantino, from String Quartet, opus 10 - Debussy, transcribed by Alexandre Guilmant; Fantasy in E-flat major - Saint-Sans; Fantasy and Fugue on Ad nos, ad salutarem undam - Liszt. Location: Rye Presbyterian Church, 882 Boston Post Road, Rye, NY. Free. Info: 914-376-5907.
Friday, April 19, 2013
7:30 PM
Movie Night at the Bardavon: "The Magnificent Seven"
Pre-show Wurlitzer Organ music provided by New York Theatre Organ Society (NYTOS) beginning one-half hour prior to the film. Bardavon Opera House, 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. Admission: $6. Info: (Box Office) 845-473-2072.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
4:00 PM
Spring Concert: A Celebration of Earth Day
Presented by Kairos: A Consort of Singers. Featuring Aaron Copland's majestic a cappella choral work In the Beginning with Tricia Lewis Agar, alto soloist; Benjamin Britten's delightful Five Flower Songs; a set of Renaissance French motets featuring birds, beasts and bugs; Brahms' beautiful and melancholy Part Songs Op. 104; and Bobby McFerrin's lovely setting of Psalm 23, written in honor of his own mother.

Free reception immediately following the concert. Ticket prices are $15 general admission, $10 seniors and $5 students/youth and are available in advance and at the door. Holy Cross Monastery, Route 9W (1615 Broadway), West Park, NY. Info and directions: 845-256-9114 .

Sunday, April 14, 2013
3:30 PM
Tower Music Series: Alfred Fedak, Organist
Organist and composer Alfred Fedak is a graduate of Hope
College, and has furthered his studies at Westminster Choir College, Eastman School of Music, and internationally in Vienna and Cambridge. A well-known composer of church music, Mr. Fedak has over 200 choral and organ works in print, and more than 100 of his hymn tunes appear in hymnals worldwide. He is a Fellow of the American Guild of Organists who has performed throughout the United States, Canada, Great Britain, and Russia. Mr. Fedak is currently Minister of Music and Arts at Westminster Presbyterian Church (Albany) and Chapel Organist at the Emma Willard School (Troy). The Reformed Church, 70 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY. Admission: Free Will Offering (Suggested Donation $10)
Sunday, April 7, 2013
3:00 PM
Organ Concert by James F. Mellichamp
Vice-President and Professor of Piedmont College (GA) and International Touring Artist. Open to the public and free of charge (free-will offering accepted).Cadet Chapel, US Military Academy, West Point, NY. Info: contact Craig Williams at 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu
Saturday, April 6, 2013
8:00 PM
Hudson Valley Philharmonic presents "A Little Harp Music"
Randall Craig Fleischer, Music Director/Conductor. Selections by Marquez, Revueltas, Pierne, Rodrigo, Bizet, and DeFalla, with guest artist Fran Duffy - Harp. Bardavon, 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY. Box Office 845-473-2072. The audience is invited to a pre-concert talk with the conductor and musicians one hour prior to each performance.
Friday, April 5, 2013
7:30 PM
Recital and Gala Benefit Reception honoring Marilyn Keiser
Dr. Keiser will perform a solo recital featuring works by Alec Wyton, Herbert Howells, Margaret Sandresky, Josef Rheinberger, and Louis Vierne at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York City. The Gala Benefit Reception will follow in the Cathedrals St. James Chapel. Tickets for the Recital and Gala Benefit Reception are $100 ($75 tax deductible) and can be purchased online or by calling 212-870-2311 , ext. 4308. Gala ticket holders will be offered preferred seating in the Great Quire with a view of the performer. The names of those who purchase their tickets by March 15 will be printed in the commemorative program book. Tickets for the recital only ($25) can be purchased at the Cathedral immediately prior to the recital; general seating will be provided in the Crossing and Nave.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
7:30 PM
Palm Sunday Evening Concert
Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie, NY. Faur Requiem for choir and orchestra. Free and open to all. Info: 845-452-8220.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
4:00 PM
Kairos: A Consort of Singers presents a Lessons and Hymns Tenebrae Service.
Musical selections will include "Timor et tremor" by Orlande de Lassus and "Crucifixus" by Antonio Lotti, as well as works by Gesualdo, Tallis, Purcell, and Ginastera. Admission is free and all are welcome. This service is modeled on the medieval monastic office of Tenebrae (Latin, for darkness) which was part of the observance of Holy Week. A principal feature of this service is the gradual extinguishing of candles to signify the apparent victory of the forces of evil in the events leading to the Crucifixion of Jesus. No tickets are required for this service; however, it is suggested that audience members arrive at the venue at least 20 minutes before the performance to ensure seating availability. Located at Holy Cross Monastery, Route 9W (1615 Broadway), West Park, New York. For further information and directions, visit www.kairosconsort.org or call 845-256-9114.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
3:00 PM
Concert of Lenten Music
Presented by the Senior Choir of the First Reformed Church in Fishkill. Some Selections from "Messiah" by G.F. Handel as well as music by Mendelssohn, Dubois, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Joseph Martin will be sung. Fishkill Reformed Church, 1153 Main Street, Fishkill, NY. Info: call Connie Lacey at 845-897-5962.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
3:30 PM
Tower Music Series: Hope College Chapel Choir
The Hope College Chapel Choir, founded in 1938, has toured extensively throughout the United States, Canada, and abroad, including a recent tour of South Africa. You may have seen the choir on PBS at Christmastime, featured in the annual Christmas Vespers broadcast. The choir has received numerous invitations to sign at choral conferences and prestigious churches around the country. The 45-voice ensemble, comprising student musicians from a wide variety of academic disciplines, is dedicated to the performance of the finest sacred and secular choral music. The Reformed Church, 70 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY. Admission: Free Will Offering (Suggested Donation $10).
Sunday, March 17, 2013
3:00 PM
Organ Concert by Aaron David Miller
Aaron David Miller is a renowned concert organist and composer who has won numerous international awards. He is also widely known for his improvisations. First United Methodist Church, 603 State Street, Schenectady, NY. Info: 518-374-4403.
Saturday, March 16, 2012
8:00 PM
Hudson Valley Philharmonic presents "Cliburn Gold"
Randall Craig Fleischer, Music Director/Conductor. Beethoven: Fidelio Overture, Op. 72c, Mozart: Piano Concerto, No. 23, K. 488, A major with 13th Van Cliburn Competition Gold Medalist Haochen Zhang - Piano, Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5, Op. 100. Bardavon, 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY. Box Office 845-473-2072. The audience is invited to a pre-concert talk with the conductor and musicians one hour prior to each performance.
Friday, March 15, 2013
7:30 PM
A Lenten Evening of Prayer and Sacred Music
Join us this evening for a beautiful service of sacred music, prayer and Reflection for the Lenten season. Including the prayerful music of the Taiz community from the French countryside, the program will include psalms, hymns, and scripture readings. Saint Augustines pastor Father Bill Cosgrove offers thoughts and reflections on the holy season of Lent. Be sure to make this inspiring evening a part of your Lenten preparations. Saint Augustine Church, 140 Maple Avenue, New City, NY 10956. Suggested offering: $10. Info: 914-318-3268.
Saturday, March 9, 2013
7:00 PM
Vocal Concert by I Squared
The Music Ministries of Saint Augustine Church will present a concert by I Squared in the Zoeller Center of Saint Augustine Church, 140 Maple Avenue, New City, NY 10956. Tenors Jim Russell and Matt Surapine will perform a program of Irish and Italian classical and folk music. This will be a caf-style performance, featuring appetizers, hot and cold beverages and delicious baked goods while you enjoy the show. Suggested offering $10. Info: contact the Music Office at 914-318-3268 or email us at treasurehousemus@aol.com.
Friday, March 8, 2013
7:30 PM
Movie Night at the Bardavon: "Annie Hall"
Pre-show Wurlitzer Organ music provided by New York Theatre Organ Society (NYTOS) beginning one-half hour prior to the film. Bardavon Opera House, 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. Admission: $6. Info: (Box Office) 845-473-2072.
Friday, March 8, 2013
7:30 PM
Concerts Con Brio presents: Sqwonk Bass Clarinet Duo Deep resonances to raucous wails
Hudson Valley native Jonathan Russell teams up with Jeff Anderle from San Francisco to present a concert of recently composed works for two bass clarinets, highlighting the amazing sonorities and expressive range of the instrument.
The San Francisco-based Sqwonk bass clarinet duo is a dynamic and adventurous ensemble that pushes the envelope of what bass clarinet music can be (Clarinet Magazine). Sqwonk is devoted to exploring the full expressive range of the bass clarinet, from deep resonances to raucous wails.
While grounded in the classical tradition, Sqwonks music draws on a wide range of influences, from Klezmer to heavy metal to blues to minimalism to free improvisation, creating a repertoire that is strikingly contemporary, yet broadly accessible to a wide audience. Sqwonk has created an entirely new repertoire of bass clarinet duos from scratch, and has released two CDs featuring newly commissioned works by some of Americas most exciting up-and-coming composers. Go to www.Sqwonk.com for more info about the group. Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie. Visit the web site at www.christchurchpok.org for directions. Suggested donation: $12 at the door; students free with ID.
Sunday, March 3, 2013
3:00 PM
Organ Concert by Meredith Baker, Director of Music
Most Holy Trinity (Catholic) Chapel, USMA
Open to the public and free of charge (free-will offering accepted).Cadet Chapel, US Military Academy, West Point, NY. Info: contact Craig Williams at 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu
Sunday, February 24, 2013
5:00 - 7:30 PM
Annual Spuds & Sundaes Social and Music Sale
Come join us for our annual Spuds & Sundaes Social, where along with good fellowship we enjoy baked potatoes and ice cream, with abundant appropriate toppings for both! This is also when we hold our music sale; everyone brings their unwanted organ, piano, or choral sheet music to be offered for sale, and all proceeds benefit the scholarship fund. This is a great opportunity to invite prospective members.

Location: Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 2607 South Avenue (Route 9D), Wappingers Falls, NY. Info: Contact our Host, Celestine Campbell at 845-297-6197.

Friday, February 22, 2013
7:30 PM
Movie Night at the Bardavon: "The Way We Were" (1973)
Pre-show Wurlitzer Organ music provided by New York Theatre Organ Society (NYTOS) beginning one-half hour prior to the film. Bardavon Opera House, 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. Admission: $6. Info: (Box Office) 845-473-2072.
Saturday, February 16, 2013
8:00 PM
The Donald and Kathleen Pearson Memorial Organ Recital - James David Christie, organist
Internationally acclaimed as one of the finest organists of his generation, James David Christie is Distinguished Artist in Residence at the College of the Holy Cross, Professor of Organ at the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, and College Organist at Wellesley College. To mark the 10th Anniversary of the Paul Fritts organ in Skinner Hall, he will perform works by Sweelinck, J.S. Bach, and Buxtehude.

Free and open to the public. Skinner Hall of Music, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie. Info: 845-437-7294.

Sunday, February 3, 2013
(Snow Date February 17, 2013)
4:00 PM
Kairos: A Consort of Singers
Join us for a special presentation of J.S. Bachs Cantata 147, Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben. This beautiful cantata includes the famous chorale known in English as Jesu, Joy of Mans Desiring. Audience members will be treated to soprano, alto, tenor, and bass solos and a chamber orchestra with trumpet, 2 oboes, bassoon, strings, and continuo. A timeless classic! Juilliard trained Rachel Evans will round out the program with her performance of a sonata for solo violin by 17th century Austrian composer Heinrich Biber.

Performed under the direction of Edward Lundergan and accompanied by chamber orchestra, this is the first concert of the 2013 season in Kaiross critically acclaimed Bach Cantata Series. The cantata will be performed within the context of an evensong service in the chapel at Holy Cross Monastery, Route 9W (1615 Broadway), West Park, NY. The service is open to the public with a $10 suggested donation, all of which will be used to fund the Bach Cantata Series and ensure future performances. It is suggested that you arrive at the venue at least 20 minutes before the performance. For further information and directions, visit www.kairosconsort.org or call 845-256-9114.

Sunday, February 3, 2013
3:00 PM
Organ Concert by Craig Williams, USMA Organist/Choirmaster
The French Connection: Organ Symphonies of Widor and Vierne. Open to the public and free of charge (free-will offering accepted).Cadet Chapel, US Military Academy, West Point, NY. Info: contact Craig Williams at 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu
Sunday, January 27, 2013
5:00 PM
Ecumenical Service of Christian Unity
Part of the annual Week of Christian Unity and Prayer. Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie. Free and open to all. Click here for printable poster. Info: 845-452-8220.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
5:00 - 6:15 PM
Choral Anthem Reading Session
Our big holiday demands are behind us for the most part and its time to start thinking about Lent and Easter music, if you havent already done so. Do you have anthems appropriate for these seasons that youd like to share? If so, please contact Barbara Bayers by Friday, January 4, 2013; her contact info is: babayers@gmail.com; phone 845-391-8479 (H) or 203-260-4295 (C).
Event location: The Parlor at The Reformed Church, 70 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY; Janice Grace, host.

Directions: From Hooker Avenue, turn onto Forbus Street, then take a quick right onto Hanscom Street (one-way south- and west-bound). Park on the street or in the lot for the adjacent city park. Click here for a map.

Dining out together afterward is an option.

Sunday, January 6, 2013
7:00 PM
Habitat for Humanity Benefit Concert
Featuring: Voices of Hope Childrens Choir; Mid-Hudson Mexican Folkloric Dancers; a choir made up of church choirs from around the Mid-Hudson region; Handbell Choir; and Kairos: A Consort of Singers. Freewill contribution will be gratefully accepted at the concert. The concert will help to raise money for Habitat for Humanity of greater Newburgh. A reception will follow the concert.Please invite your friends and family to attend this special concert and contribute to a worthy cause! Location: Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie. For directions go to www.christchurchpok.org or call 845-452-8220.
Saturday, December 15, 2012
7:30 PM
Christmas in New City
7th Concert for Advent and Christmas - A Program of Classical & Contemporary Sacred Music, and Christmas Carols for all to enjoy. Works of Beethoven, Gounod, Wilcocks, and others.
With The Saint Augustine Choir and Guest Soloists
Accompanied by Chamber Orchestra, and our Peragallo Pipe Organ. Mr. Joseph J. Nigro, Conductor. Reception follows. Church of St. Augustine, 140 Maple Avenue, New City, NY. Tickets are $15, available at the door or in advance by calling 914-318-3268.
Saturday, December 15, 2012
4:00 PM and 7:30 PM
Choral Concert: "Amahl and the Night Visitors"
The choirs of the First Reformed Church and Fishkill United Methodist Church, directed by Connie Lacey and Christopher Schaljo respectively, will present a concert of "Amahl and the Night Visitors" twice on Saturday, December 15. The 4:00 PM performance will be at the Methodist Church, 38 Broad Street, Fishkill, and the 7:30 PM concert will be at the Reformed Church, 1153 Main Street, Fishkill. Soloists will join the choirs in this presentation of this beautiful music written by Gian-Carlo Menotti. A choir from the New York Evangelical Church in NY City will also participate. At 3:45 PM and 7:15 PM, Candace Coates will play some Christmas Carols on the harp. For information call Connie Lacey at 845-897-5962.
Sunday, December 9, 2012
4:00 PM
Organ Recital by Wesley Joseph
Featuring the newly re-voiced pipes of the organ at Poughkeepsie United Methodist Church (PUMC). Wesley Joseph is currently organist at Hopewell Reformed Church in Hopewell Junction, NY. The recital will honor Wesley's late grandfather, James Joseph, a member of PUMC. Work on the Moeller/Fritze pipe organ was begun during the sanctuary roof replacement this past summer and involved dismantling the exposed Great division. All three divisions were then cleaned and tuned. The result is a crisper, brighter sound from all the pipes. Work was done by Allen J. Hill of Pipe Organ Consulting. Info: 845-452-2933
Sunday, December 9, 2012
3:30 PM
Tower Music Series: Tudor Brass with Janice Grace
Michael Siless (Trumpet), David Keehn (French Horn), Joseph LaRusso (Tuba), Thomas Keehn (Trombone), and Jim Paradies (Trumpet) comprise Tudor Brass, a group that has been entertaining audiences for over 30 years. The group performs works by master composers as well as light ballads, jazz, swing, and blues. Members of the Reformed Church of Poughkeepsie will recognize Jim Paradise as the guest performer who has accompanied the Chancel Choir during special Advent and Easter worship services over the past decade. The group's December concert will feature a mix of music from the group's repertoire, and they have invited organist Janice Grace to join them in performance during the recital. The Reformed Church, 70 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY. Admission: Free Will Offering (Suggested Donation $10).
Sunday, December 2nd, 2012, 7:00 PM
Saturday, December 8th, 2012, 7:30 PM
Sunday, December, 9th, 2012, 7:30 PM
Sunday, December 16th, 4:00 PM
23rd Concert for Advent and Christmas: Mozarts Solemn Vespers
featuring the magnificent work of W.A. Mozart, and also works by Mendelssohn, Palestrina, Rutter and others. Program concludes with a Festival of Carols.

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012, 7:00 PM, at the Church of the Annunciation, 470 Westchester Avenue, Crestwood, NY 10707

Saturday, December 8th, 2012, 7:30 PM, at St. Marys Church,
11 Clinton Street, Wappingers Falls, NY

Sunday, December, 9th, 2012, 7:30 PM, Saint James Church, 14
Gleneida Avenue (Route 52), Carmel, NY 10512

Sunday, December 16th, 4:00 PM, Saint Elizabeth Ann
Seton Church, 1377 East Main Street, Shrub Oak, NY 10588

Tickets/Information for all concerts please call
914-318-3268. All tickets available at the doors at the time of the concert. For directions or more information, visit our web site at www.treasurehousemusic.org.

Sunday, December 2, 2012
4:00 PM
Bach Cantata Series Concert: Advent Cantata No. 62 "Nun Komm, der Heiden Heiland"
Presented by Kairos: A Consort of Singers. This beautiful Advent Cantata, which features bass and tenor arias and the dulcet tones of the oboe, had its inaugural performance on the first Sunday in advent in 1724. Concertgoers will also be treated to two movements of Albinonis Oboe Concerto in d minor, op. 9, no. 2 featuring Allison Rubin, oboist.

Performed under the direction of Edward Lundergan and accompanied by chamber orchestra, this is the fourth and final concert of the 2012 season in Kaiross critically acclaimed Bach Cantata Series. The cantata will be performed within the context of an evensong service in the chapel at Holy Cross Monastery, Route 9W (1615 Broadway), West Park, NY. The service is open to the public with a $10 suggested donation, all of which will be used to fund the Bach Cantata Series and ensure future performances. It is suggested that you arrive at the venue at least 20 minutes before the performance. For further information and directions, visit www.kairosconsort.org or call 845-256-9114 .

Sunday, December 2, 2012
3:00 PM
54th Annual Handels Messiah Performance
Open to the public and free of charge (free-will offering accepted).Cadet Chapel, US Military Academy, West Point, NY. Info: contact Craig Williams at 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu
Saturday, December 1, 2012
8:00 PM
Sunday, December 2, 2012
4:00 PM
NOTE CHANGES IN DATE, TIME AND VENUE
Camerata Chorale Concerts
Camerata Chorale, directed by Lee Pritchard, will be presenting a concert of American music, on Saturday, December 1 at The Poughkeepsie Reformed Church, 70 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie; and on Sunday, December 2 at New Paltz United Methodist Church, at the corner of Main and Grove Streets, New Paltz. The concert will include music from William Billings to Randall Thompson to Samuel Barber to Leonard Bernstein and much more! Camerata Chorale is celebrating 50 years of choral music in the Hudson Valley, and Lee Pritchard has been the director since 1966. Another celebratory concert with a commissioned work is planned for the spring. For ticket information, call Connie Lacey at 845-897-5962.
Friday, November 30, 2012
8:00 PM
Movie Night at the Bardavon: Pee-Wee's Big Adventure
Pre-show Wurlitzer Organ music provided by New York Theatre Organ Society (NYTOS) beginning one-half hour prior to the film. Bardavon, 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY. Admission $6.00. Info and tickets: 845-473-2072.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
5:00 PM
Veterans' Day Concert
The Central Hudson Valley Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, in collaboration with Christ Episcopal Church, presents a concert of patriotic music featuring Organ and a regional Choir. Location: Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie. Suggested donation of $15 at the door to benefit local veterans group. If you are interested in participating in the choir for the event, please contact Laura Russell at LRussell@hvc.rr.com. For directions to the church go to www.christchurchpok.org.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
8:00 PM
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Sunday, November 11, 2012
4:00 PM
Kairos Choral Concert: "War, Sacrifice, and Remembrance"
Kairos: A Consort of Singers, under the direction of Edward Lundergan, is pleased to announce the fourth in its "Great Baroque Choral Works" concert series with a concert featuring Giacomo Carissimi's mid-17th century oratorio Historia di Jephte and Heinrich Schtz's requiem Musikalische Exequien. The concerts will be held in the chapel at Holy Cross Monastery, Route 9W (1615 Broadway), West Park, NY. Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 senior, and $7 youth/student. For further information, directions, and ticket orders, visit www.kairosconsort.org or call 845-256-9114.

Please also join Kairos at Holy Cross Monastery on Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 5:30 PM (immediately following the 4:00 PM "War, Sacrifice, and Remembrance" concert) for a party to celebrate the release of their new CD, "The Valley Sings." Enjoy wine, tasty snacks, and hot mulled cider along with the beautiful and striking sounds of choral music by Hudson Valley composers. Mingle with the composers, singers, and director, and enjoy the company of fellow music-lovers. Stay for the special music, art, and food-themed silent auction, to benefit Kairos' future concert fund. Copies of the CD will be available for purchase. Call 845-256-9114 for more information. This festive event is free and open to the public.

Sunday, November 4, 2012
3:30 PM
Tower Music Series: Vaughn Mauren, Organist
Organist and pianist Vaughn Mauren will present a recital on the Davis Organ at the Reformed Church, 70 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY. As an organist, Mr. Vaughn has performed solo recitals in New York, the Northeast United States, and Paris, as well as accompanying the Wordless Music Orchestra at Lincoln Center. After graduating from Trinity College (Conn.) in 2007, Mr. Mauren continued his studies at Yale University and was
concurrently director of music at Berkeley Divinity School, Yale Episcopal Church, and St. Paul and St. James Episcopal Church. He is currently assistant organist at Christ Church in Bronxville, staff accompanist and organ faculty at Concordia College, and the Bronxville "Young At Arts" choral music director. Admission: Free Will Offering (Suggested Donation $10).
Sunday, November 4, 2012
3:00 PM
Organ Concert by Douglas Bruce
International Concert Organist Douglas Bruce hails from Basel, Switzerland and has toured internationally including frequent visits to the United States. Works of Bach, Guilmant, Haydn, Liszt and others. Open to the public and free of charge (free-will offering accepted).Cadet Chapel, US Military Academy, West Point, NY. Info: contact Craig Williams at 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu
Sunday, November 4, 2012
3:00 PM
Organ Recital by Felix Hell
Now 27 years old, highly acclaimed German organist Felix Hell has had an active concert career worldwide since the age of nine. He will be performing at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 55 Wilbur Blvd, Poughkeepsie. Info: 845-452-1550.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
3:00 PM
Organ Concert by Nathan J. Laube
Nathan Laube's brilliant playing, creative programming and gracious demeanor have thrilled audiences and presenters across the US and in Europe and have earned high praise from critics and peers alike. First United Methodist Church, 603 State Street, Schenectady, NY. Info: 518-374-4403.
Saturday. November 3, 2012
8:00 PM
Hudson Valley Philharmonic Presents "Essential Elgar"
Randall Craig Fleischer, Music Director/Conductor. Tower: Tambor, Elgar: Cello Concerto, Op. 85, E minor with 2012 HVP String Competition Winner Jiyoung Lee - Cello, Brahms: Symphony No.1, Op. 68, C minor. Bardavon, 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY. Box Office 845-473-2072. The audience is invited to a pre-concert talk with the conductor and musicians one hour prior to each performance.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
7:30 PM
Con Brio Concerts presents "Coloratura & Chocolate"
Katherine DeFiglio, soprano, will present classical works by Mozart, Faur, and Strauss as well as music from Broadway hits. A portion of the proceeds from the concert will be donated to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. A reception of homemade chocolate delicacies will follow the concert. Christ Episcopal Church, corner of Barclay and Carroll Streets in Poughkeepsie (www.christchurchpok.org). Suggested donation of $12 at the door. Info: 845-452-8220.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
8:30 PM
Virgil Fox Memorial Concert by Peter Richard Conte
In honor of the centennial of the birth of Virgil Fox, this Wanamaker Organ Concert will also include the dedication of the stunning Orchestral Division in its new chamber. Among the works slated to be performed are a number of Fox staples, including Come Sweet Death, the Reubke sonata, Mr. Conte's stranscription of Wagner's "Siegfried's Death and Funeral March," and Sir Arthur Sullivan's "The Lost Chord." For further details and ticket information, click here.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Pipes, Pedals, & Pizza
An Organ Workshop, led by clinician Dr. Margaret Small. This popular annual event introduces young piano students to the King of Instruments via demonstrations and hands-on experience. The session concludes with a pizza lunch for all participants. Union Presbyterian Church, 44 Balmville Road, Newburgh, NY. For info and reservations, contact Dr. Small at 845-534-9485.
Sunday, October 21, 2012
3:00 PM
The Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra presents Opera Ritaglia Mozarts Abduction from the Seraglio
John Kaneklides, Jill Dewsnup, Antoni Mendezona, & Jay Carr solo in Mozart's amusing tale of a Turkish ruler and his passionate pursuit of his beautiful prisoner. Presented in a collaboration between NDSO and Delaware Valley Opera Company. Sung in German with English dialogues, join Maestro Beckmann and Carol Castel in their coproduction of Abduction from the Seraglio. The Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra brings live orchestral music to northern Dutchess County and the surrounding Hudson Valley area. The 40-50 piece orchestra features internationally acclaimed guest artists, abridged renditions of operas, and talented dance ensembles -- offering the best live performances possible at family-affordable prices. Tickets are $5 to $20 (flexible savings packs now available). Rhinebeck High School Auditorium, 45 North Park Road, Rhinebeck, NY. Info: 845-635-0877.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
4:00 PM

Organ Demonstration/Crawl
Explore the all new dual theatre/classical organ at Franklin Delano Roosevelt High School in Hyde Park. For a description and photos of the FDR organ, click here. The progam features John Baratta, organist and teacher, and Johannes Vanderlee, curator, and includes organ students at the school. FDR High School is located at 156 South Cross Road, off Route 9G, in the Town of Hyde Park. For directions and more information on this exciting event, please see the article on our Chapter News page.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
3:30 PM
Tower Music Series: cellist Kalin Ivanov and pianist Tamara Poddubnaya
Cellist Kalin Ivanov and pianist Tamara Poddubnaya will give a concert at the Reformed Church, 70 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie. Free-will offering. (suggested donation $10). For more information please e-mail us at: towerseries@hvc.rr.com, or visit our website: www.poughkeepsiereformedchurch.org/towerseries/sched.htm, or call The Reformed Church at 845-452-8110.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
8:00 PM
Hudson Valley Philharmonic Concert Presents "Feltsman's Russia"
Randall Craig Fleischer, Music Director/Conductor. Stravinsky Feu d'artifice, Op. 4 (Fireworks), Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 23, B-flat Minor with Vladimir Feltsman - Piano, Shostakovich Symphony No. 1, Op. 10, F minor with Guest Conductor Vladimir Feltsman. Bardavon, 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY. Box Office 845-473-2072. The audience is invited to a pre-concert talk with the conductor and musicians one hour prior to each performance.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
7:00 PM
Organ Recital by Thomas Dressler
Thomas Dressler has concertized and recorded on many notable historic pipe organs and is an expert on historic performance practices. Presented by St. Peter's Catholic Church, 115 Broadway, Haverstraw, NY. This is the first in a series of events featuring the newly restored 1898 Geo. Jardine & Son tracker organ. The 2 manual, 28 rank instrument was restored by the Andover Organ Company. Free Admission. Wine & cheese reception to follow. Organ stop list and pictures at: http://www.andoverorgan.com/organs.rest.474.php. Info: 845-429-2196.
Saturday, October 6, 2012
7:30 PM
Concerts Con Brio presents an All-Mozart Concert for Orchestra and Choir
Featured on the concert will be Mozarts Concerto for Flute & Harp, with soloists and orchestra. The harpist is Jeanmarie Kern Chenette; the flutist is Bonnie Ham. Also on the concert will be the beautiful choral work Ave verum corpus, written at the very end of Mozarts life, and a lovely early work, Missa Brevis in F Major. The concert will take place at Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie. Info: 845-452-8220. There is a suggested donation of $15 at the door.
Sunday, October 6 through Thursday, October 11, 2012
39th Annual Convention of the American Institute of Organbuilders
Lansing, Michigan. Further details TBA.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
3:00 PM
Organ Concert by Darren Motise
Former Chapter Member Darren Motise performs works of Bach, Messiaen and others. Open to the public and free of charge (free-will offering accepted). Cadet Chapel, USMA, West Point, NY. Info: contact Craig Williams at 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu
Saturday, September 15, 2012
4:00 PM
Benefit Concert - Organ, Cello, Violin
Kent Tritle, acclaimed choirmaster and organist for the New York Philharmonic, returns to play the Smithfield 1893 tracker organ, along with Arthur Fiacco on cello, and Jorge Avila on violin. They will perform works by Bach, Vivaldi, Kreisler, Widor and Debussy. The concert will benefit the Smithfield Church Music Fund and the Oratorio Society of New York. Smithfield Church is located at 646 Smithfield Valley Road (Rt. 83), Amenia, NY. $20 Suggested Donation. For more information call 718-638-0484 or email s.webb@mindspring.com.
Sunday, August 12, 2012
10:00 AM
Bard Music Festival Program Four: The Organ, King of Instruments
Performance with commentary. Works for organ by Camille Saint-Sans (18351921); Adolphe Adam (180356); Louis Lefbure-Wly (181769); Charles Gounod (181893); Csar Franck (182290); Charles-Marie Widor (18441937); Leon Bollmann (186297). Organ: unspecified electronic instrument to be brought in for the concert. Performers and speakers to be announced. All programs subject to change. Admission charged. Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. Info: 845-758-7900.
Friday. August 10, 2012
7:00 PM
Organ Recital and Dedication of New Console
Special Guest Organist Robert McCormick, Director of Music at St. Paul's Parish, K Street, Washington, DC. Location: Christ Episcopal Church, 7423 South Broadway (Route 9), Red Hook, NY. For photos of the church and console, click here.
Sunday, July 29, 2012
3:00 PM
Annual Picnic
at the home of Eric Hepp, 24 Lor-Mar Court, Wappingers Falls. Click here for directions. We provide the meat and the grill along with beverages guests are asked to bring side dishes, salads and desserts. If you wish to contact Eric at 845-790-3381 to see what is needed, that will be helpful though not totally necessary. We hope to see you there!
Friday through Sunday, July 20-22, 2012
BachFest 2012
FULL BACHFEST SCHEDULE: (also see website for updates at www.hudsonvalleysocietyformusic.org)

Friday, 7/20 at 7:30 PM at Cornwall Presbyterian Church - My Favorite Bach - keyboard music performed by local pianists and organists. Suggested donation $10. Contact: Ruthanne Schempf 845-534-2166

Saturday, 7/21 at 2:00 PM at Cornwall Presbyterian Church - Young Performers Concert freewill donation. Contact: Emily Faxon 845-534-8368

Saturday, 7/21 at 7:30 PM at Christ Episcopal Church, Poughkeepsie - Young Performers Concert freewill donation. Contact: Laura Russell 845-485-1648

Sunday, 7/22 at 10:00 AM at Chris Episcopal Church, Poughkeepsie Bach Sunday featuring organ music, choral anthems, and group hymn sing. Free and open to all. Christ Episcopal Church is located at the corner of Barclay and Academy Streets, across the park from Clinton School. There is handicapped access via the Carroll Street entrance. Also additional services at various times and places check website for details - Contact: Emily Faxon 845-534-8368 and Ed Lundergan

Sunday, July 22 at 3:30pm at Cornwall Presbyterian Church - Flute Concerto and Brandenburg Concerto. Suggested donation $12. Contact: Laura Russell at 845-485-1648

Monday through Thursday, July 9-19, 2012 from 7:00 - 9:30 PM
Rehearsals for BachFest 2012
The BachFest choir will rehearse Monday through Thursday nights from 7 to 9:30pm the week of July 9 and the week of July 16 at Christ Episcopal Church in Poughkeepsie. Go to www.christchurchpok.org for directions to the church. Please contact Laura Russell at LRussell@hvc.rr.com or call 845-485-1648 if you wish to sing in the choir. Choral experience is required. Solos will be selected from within the group, if possible. Attendance at all rehearsals is expected unless a prior arrangement has been made with the director. Deadline for announcing your intention to sing with the choir: early May 2012. Choral selections to be announced.
Sunday, July 8 through Friday, July 13, 2012
Organ Historical Society Convention
Chicago, IL. Info: http://www.organsociety.org/2012/.
Sunday, July 1 through Friday, July 6, 2012
AGO National Convention - Nashville, TN
The Nashville Chapter of the AGO invites you to Tennessee for a world-class convention, July 1-6, 2012. We have planned the schedule with your convenience in mind:
  • Convention hotels in the heart of downtown

  • Luxury motor coaches, with no need for early-morning departure times

  • Ample time between events for meals

  • All venues air-conditioned

  • 65 workshops, all in the morning and just steps from your hotel room

  • Recitals and worship services in the afternoon

Info and registration: http://www.ago2012.org/ or call 615-800-8949.
Sunday, June 24 through Friday, June 29, 2012
Liturgical Music Institute
The Liturgical Music Institute is a five day comprehensive program whose aim is to offer musical, liturgical and pastoral formation for both new and experienced liturgical musicians. Costs include $420 for tuition, $150 for meals and $270 for
accommodations (optional). Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, 440 West Neck Road, Huntington, NY 11743. Phone: 631-423-0483 ext. 112 - e-mail: music@icseminary.edu. Click here for a printable flyer.
Sunday, June 10, 2012
4:00 PM
Creative Ringing for Handbell Choirs of All Sizes
Presented by Sue Young, who has been directing the Calvary Ringers for almost 3 decades (involved in handbell ringing for 40 years), and has managed this group in a dynamic urban church through all phases of membership and development. With numbers ranging from 7 to 12, she has kept a challenging repertoire spanning 5 octaves. This workshop will explore how to develop and manage a handbell choir and will be appropriate for handbell directors of all skill levels. Location: Calvary Presbyterian Church, 120 South Street at the corner of South Street and Grand Street, Newburgh, NY. Parking is available on the street on Grand and South Streets . The workshop will take place in the church fellowship hall. Please enter through the brown door in the cinderblock building on the South Street side of the church. If you go to the front door of the church on Grand Street, you must go left to the corner, make a right around the building, and half way down the block to enter the brown door on the right.

This workshop is open to the general public, and all are encouraged to bring members of their Handbell Choirs to this workshop. The workshop will be approximately one hour 15 minutes, and chapter members are encouraged to join in dining at the nearby Newburgh waterfront afterward. Info: 845-938-7352.

Sunday, June 3, 2012
4:00 PM
Make a Joyful Noise: 2012 Interfaith Music Festival
This year's DCIC Interfaith Music Festival will
feature performances in song and dance from various faith traditions, children's choirs and the Interfaith Choir. Location: Poughkeepsie United Methodist Church, 2381 New Hackensack Road, Poughkeepsie, NY. Singers of all ages and experience are invited to join the Interfaith Choir. DCIC invites the Music/Choir directors of Dutchess County congregations to inform any interested singers of this uplifting opportunity to sing in a diverse choir. The rehearsals begin at the end of April and continue up until the week before the festival. Singers should attend at least 4 or more rehearsals. For a complete list of rehearsals, visit the web page at http://www.dutchesscountyinterfaith.org/music_festival.html or call 845-471-7333.
Sunday, May 20, 2012
7:00 PM
Kairos: A Consort of Singers presents 2012 Bach Cantata Series #2
Kairos: A Consort of Singers, under the direction of Edward Lundergan, presents the second in its 2012 Bach Cantata series with a performance of J. S. Bachs Cantata No. 44, Sie werden euch in den Bann tun, at Holy Cross Monastery, Route 9W (1615 Broadway), West Park, NY. The service will also feature a performance by Kairos of the motet Ascendit Deus by Baroque English composer Peter Philips, and an orchestral meditation performed by violinist Rhonni Hallman. The cantata is accompanied by chamber orchestra and will be performed as part of a choral evensong service.

The performance is part of an ongoing Bach Cantata series presented by Kairos at Holy Cross Monastery and is the second in the 2012 Bach Cantata Series, now in its seventh year. There is a suggested donation of $10 to support the Bach Cantata Series, which is funded entirely by member contributions and free-will donations at the cantata performances. Tickets are not required for this service; however, please arrive at the venue at least 20 minutes before the performance for seating availability. For further information and directions, call Dr. Lundergan at 845-256-9114 or visit www.kairosconsort.org.

Sunday, May 20, 2012
3:30 PM
Organ Concert by Thomas Sheehan
Former CHVAGO member Thomas Sheehan will give an organ concert at the Reformed Church, 70 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie.Free-will offering (suggested donation $10).Info: e-mail us at: towerseries@hvc.rr.com, or check out the Tower Series web site, or call The Reformed Church at 845-452-8110.
Sunday, May 20, 2012
3:00 PM
Violin and Piano Concert: From Beethoven to Bartok
Akiko Kobayashi, violin and Eric Siepkes, (music director at St. Paul's Church in New City), piano. The duo has just released their debut CD, which will be available at the concert; part of the proceeds will go to the church.
St. Paul's Lutheran Evangelical Church, 323 South Main Street, New City, NY. Suggested donation $10. Info: 845-434-0573.
Friday, May 18, 2012
7:30 PM
Members' Recital
Christ Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie. The organ is a fine Gress-Miles instrument. Members: to be included in the program and to set up a practice time, please contact Laura Russell at LRUSSELL@hvc.rr.com or 845-485-1648. Info: 845-485-1648.
Saturday, May 12, 2012
7:30 PM
Cappella Festiva Treble Choir Concert
Part of the Concerts Con Brio Series. Cappella Festiva Treble Choir provides an exceptional artistic opportunity for young singers (boys and girls) of the Hudson Valley through education in vocal training, musicianship skills, and the exploration of challenging, diverse repertoire for treble voices, ages ten to seventeen. Presenting choral works by Galuppi and Chilcott. Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie, NY. Freewill donation to support the Treble Choir Scholarship Fund. Info: 845-853-7765.
Sunday, May 6, 2012
7:30 PM
POSTPONED - Watch this space for new date in the fall.
Mostly Mozart Concert
Flute & Harp Concerto; Haydn or Mozart Symphony
Ave verum corpus; Solemn Vespers - Performed by Choir and Orchestra. Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie. Info: 845-452-8220 - POSTPONED

Sunday, May 6, 2012
3:00 PM
FUMC Concert Series - Handbell Concert by New England Ringers
Presented by the First United Methodist Church, 603 State Street, Schenectady, NY. The New England Ringers is a 15-member community handbell ensemble playing the most advanced level of handbell literature. Free admission. Info: 518-374-4403.
Sunday, May 6, 2012
3:00 PM
Juilliard Trombone Choir
The Juilliard Trombone Choir returns for their fourth year in what has become a new favorite West Point spring event! Director Joseph Alessi is the Principal Trombonist of the NY Philharmonic. Cadet Chapel, USMA, West Point, NY. Free. Info: contact Craig Williams at 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu

Sunday, April 22, 2012
4:00 PM
Field Trip to hear Craig Williams at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, NYC
Craig S. Williams is organist and choirmaster at the Cadet Chapel, USMA, West Point, NY. He will play the Evensong service at 4:00 PM followed by the organ recital at 5:15 PM. St. Thomas Church, located on Fifth Avenue in New York City, boasts two organs of note; Mr. Williams' program will showcase both instruments. On the Loening-Hancock Organ: Praeludium et Fuga in G, BWV 541 - Bach; Fantasia super Christ lag in Todes Banden, BWV 695 - Bach; Theme and Variations (1844) - Mendelssohn. On the Arents Memorial Organ: Carillon, Opus 27 No. 4 - Marcel Dupr;
"Apparition de lEglise ternelle" - Messiaen; Prelude on "Precious Lord, Take My Hand" - Rinehart; Toccata - Faxon.
Saturday, April 21, 2012
3:00 PM
Recital and Gala Benefit Reception honoring John and Marianne Weaver
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, PA. The recital will feature John and Marianne Weaver, joined by Diane Meredith Belcher, Chelsea Chen, Ken Cowan, and Alan Morrison. The gala benefit reception will follow. A pre-concert on-stage conversation with the performers will be moderated by Pipedreams Host Michael Barone beginning at 2:15 PM. The gala is sponsored by the AGO National Council, Eileen Guenther, president, and the AGO Development Committee. All proceeds will benefit the AGO Endowment Fund in the Weavers' honor. Recital and Gala Benefit Reception Tickets are $100 ($75 tax deductible) and may be purchased by calling 212-870-2311, ext. 4308. Click here for a brief biography of John and Marianne Weaver and for information about the Kimmel Center Organ.
Sunday, April 15, 2012
3:30 PM
Tower Music Series presents The Strawberry Hill Fiddlers
The Strawberry Hill Fiddlers will give a concert at the Reformed Church, 70 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie.Free-will offering (suggested donation $10). Info: towerseries@hvc.rr.com, or check out our website, or call The Reformed Church at 845-452-8110.
Sunday, April 15, 2012
2:00 - 4:00 PM
Workshop: T-N-T hymn introductions to ignite interest and enthusiasm in hymn singing
Workshop leader is Phyllis Warner from Dayton, Ohio. She will demonstrate ideas to introduce different styles of hymns by examining the Texts aNd Tunes. Handouts will be distributed. Location: St. John's Lutheran Church, 55 Wilbur Blvd., Poughkeepsie, NY. Info: 845-463-1249.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
4:00 PM
A Concert of Medieval and Renaissance Music, with Medieval Dinner
St. John's Recorder Ensemble (Maris Kristapsons, director); Susan Guse, harpsichord; Eric Roth, lute; Mary Schappert, harp. An hour-long program of European music from medieval and Renaissance times, from a variety of countries, composers, and styles. Freewill offering will be taken.

After the concert, stay for a festive Medieval Dinner, featuring varied authentic medieval fare.
Dinner prices:
ADULTS $12 advance/$15 at the door
SENIORS/STUDENTS $11 advance/$12 at the door
CHILDREN (5-10 yrs. old) $6 advance/$8 at the door. St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 161 Mansion Street, Poughkeepsie, NY. Tickets & Info: 845-452-8440

Friday, April 6, 2012
5:00 PM
Senior Recital: Susan Randolph, organ
Music of Buxtehude, Bach, Mendelssohn, Franck, and Messiaen. Vassar College, Poughkeepsie. Free. Info: 845-437-5370.
Friday, March 30, 2012
8:00 PM
Organ Recital by Janette Fishell
Vassar College presents The Donald and Kathleen Pearson Memorial Organ Recital, featuring Janette Fishell. A graduate of Indiana University and Northwestern University, Dr. Fishell is a recitalist and teacher of international standing. She has performed in many of the world's greatest concert venues and has been a featured recitalist and lecturer at five national conventions and five regional conventions of the American Guild of Organists (AGO). Dr. Fishell is Professor of Organ and Chair of the Organ Department at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Her eclectic recital will include works by Bach, Hindemith, and Alain, as well as American composer Calvin Hampton's "Five Dances for Organ." Vassar College Chapel, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie. Info: 845-437-7294.
Saturday, March 24, 2012
1:30 PM
Senior Recital: April Cha, organ
Music of Sweelinck, Buxtehude, Bach, Mendelssohn, Brahms, and Hindemith. Skinner Hall of Music and Chapel, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie. Free. Info: 845-437-7294.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
7:00 PM
A Lenten Evening of Prayer and Sacred Music
Including the prayerful music of the Taiz community from the French countryside, the program will include psalms, hymns, and scripture readings, accompanied by our Peragallo pipe organ and instruments. Saint Augustine Church, 140 Maple Avenue. New City, NY 10956. Suggested offering: $10. For information contact the music office at 914-318-3268.
Sunday, March 18, 2012
3:00PM
Organ Concert by Christopher Herrick
Mr. Herrick is one of Europe's most acclaimed organists and former organist of Westminster Abbey. Eclectic program including Buxtehude, Villa-Lobos, Lemare, Nield, Farrington, Mozart, Lanquetuit, Buck, and Guilmant. Presented by/at First United Methodist Church, 603 State Street, Schenectady. Free. Info: 518-374-4403.
Friday, March 16, 2012
7:30 PM
Movie: Little Shop of Horrors
Pre-show Wurlitzer Organ Music provided by New York Theatre Organ Society (NYTOS). Bardavon 1869 Opera House, 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie. Tickets $5. Info: 845-473-2072.
Sunday, March 11, 2012
7:00 PM
I Squared - A Program of Irish and Italian Song
Location: Zoeller Center of Saint Augustine Church, 140 Maple Avenue, New City, NY 10956. Tenors Jim Russell and Matt Surapine will perform a program of Irish and Italian classical and folk music. This will be a caf-style performance, featuring appetizers, hot and cold beverages and delicious baked goods while you enjoy the show. Suggested offering $10. For more information, contact the Music Office at 914-318-3268 or email us at treasurehousemus@aol.com.
Saturday, March 10, 2012
2:00 PM (Note Corrected Date)

Choral Reading
Advent/Christmas-themed choral reading at Union Presbyterian Church, 44 Balmville Road, Newburgh. Refreshments to follow. Watch this space for further information.
Sunday, March 4, 2012
3:00 PM
Organ Concert by Sergio Militello
Sergio Militello is the Choirmaster and Principal Organist of the magnificient and great Cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence, Italy. Cadet Chapel, USMA, West Point, NY. Free. Info: contact Craig Williams at 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu
Sunday, February 19, 2012
2:00 PM
"Chorister for a Day" Program at St. Thomas Choir School
Visiting boys attend a vocal workshop with music staff, walk to the church with choristers, vest, sit in the stalls with the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys and join in singing hymns at Evensong at 4:00 PM. Please contact Ruth Cobb, 212-247-3311, or rcobb@choirschool.org, for further information or to reserve a place. For a printable flyer, click here.
Sunday, February 12, 2012
4:00 PM
Choral Evensong celebrating the life of Absalom Jones, the first Black Episcopal priest
His Saint Day is February 13, and it is quite appropriate that we will be celebrating the life of this man, who was born a slave, on Lincolns birthday! The Choral Evensong will take place at Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie. Go to www.christchurchpok.org for directions. A regional choir will sing African-American Spirituals and anthems. They will be joined by members of the Dutchess County Anti-Slavery Singers who will also sing some civil-war era Abolitionist songs. The audience will be invited to join in singing some hymns as well. The Choral Evensong if free and open to all. For a brief overview of the life of Absalom Jones, click here.
Sunday, February 5, 2012
4:00 PM
Benefit Choral Concert
Concerts Con Brio presents a Choral Concert in memory of Detective John Falcone who was killed a year ago while saving the life of a young child in Poughkeepsie. The concert is a benefit for Grace Smith House in Poughkeepsie, a non-profit agency which provides services to victims of domestic violence and their children. The concert will take place at Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie, NY. There is a suggested donation at the door of $20. Music will include Requiem by John Rutter, sung by a 40-voice choir accompanied by flute, oboe, cello, harp, organ, and percussion; Ave Maria by Franz Biebl, Faur Pavane for flute and harp, and Meditation for organ by Maurice Durufl. A reception will follow the concert. There is a handicapped accessible entrance to the church on Carroll Street. For a printable flyer, click here. For more information, please reply to Music Director Laura Russell at 845-485-1648.
Sunday, January 22, 2012
5:00 PM
Spuds & Sundaes Social
This is our annual post-holiday get-together. Location: St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 161 Mansion Street, Poughkeepsie. NOTE CHANGE IN LOCATION! Menu: Baked potatoes and ice cream, both with various toppings. The social will be preceded by a special Music Sale, open to any musicians, beginning at 1:00 PM. Guests are welcome - just let us know how many will be coming so we plan appropriately. Info: 845-463-1249.
Sunday, January 22, 2012
1:00 - 5:00 PM
Music Sale
Come browse through a large quantity of used organ, choral and piano music! Proceeds of the sale will benefit our chapter. St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 161 Mansion Street, Poughkeepsie. Followed by our annual Spuds & Sundaes Social at 5:00 PM. All musicians are welcome! Info: 845-463-1249.
Saturday, January 21, 2012
3:00 PM
Classical Violin and Piano Recital
Peter Muir, Piano, and Lauren Davis, Violin. The program includes works by Beethoven, Brahms, Prokofiev, Sibelius, Kreisler and Scott Joplin. Union Church, 44 Balmville Rd, Newburgh, NY 12550. Donations accepted. Info: 845-677-5871 or judith@musichealth.net.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
7:00 PM
Ballet with Music by Joseph Bertolozzi
Our Town, a ballet based on the Thornton Wilder play of the same name with music by Joseph Bertolozzi and choreography by Susan Santoro, performed by the New York Academy of Ballet. Also on the evenings program is music and original poetry by high school students from the Mill Street Lofts Art Institute and girls empowerment programs, as well as the Stringendo ensemble, the Cappella Festiva Treble Choir.
The Villard Room, Main Building, College Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
3:00 PM
Classical Violin and Piano Recital
Peter Muir, Piano, and Lauren Davis, Violin. The program includes works by Beethoven, Brahms, Prokofiev, Sibelius, Kreisler and Scott Joplin. Free admission. Auditorium at The Fountains at Millbrook, 79 Flint Rd, Millbrook, NY 12545. Info: 845-677-5871 or judith@musichealth.net.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
4:00 PM
Improvisation Festival
Hosted by the NYC Chapter of AGO. Featuring Bruce Neswick, McNeil Robinson, and Justin Bischof. Included are practical instruction for the beginning or inexperienced improvisor, instruction for the intermediate or advanced improvisor, and a concert of large-scale improvisations featuring Bruce Neswick and Justin Bischof.
Part I - Church of St Francis Xavier
Enter by back door: 55 West 15th Street, 10011
4:00 PM : Improvisation Class McNeil Robinson
5:45 PM : Hymn-Based Improvisation Bruce Neswick
Dinner break (on your own)
Part II - Church of St. Mary the Virgin
145 West 46th Street
8:00 PM : Improvisors in Concert Bruce Neswick and Justin Bischof
Free to NYC Chapter members; $20 general
Info: 212-535-9666 ext. 31
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Assisi Performing Arts 2nd Annual Voice Competition
Hosted by Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ. Prizes include full and partial scholarships to perform at the two-week festival held each July in the medieval city of Assisi, Italy. Last year the judges awarded scholarships to more than a dozen singers through this competition. There are NO age restrictions for this competition! Performance opportunities include solo appearances in opera, musical theater, sacred and chamber concerts. Singers may also be invited to perform in festival concerts held in New Jersey during the year. Entry Deadline: January 4, 2012. Click here for more info.
Saturday, January 7, 2012
Time TBA
The Belles of the Hudson Valley Concert Handbell Ensemble
Directed by Don Filkins. United Presbyterian Church, 25 Orchard Street,Middletown. The concert is free and open to the public. Info: 845-343-2131.
Sunday, December 18, 2011
3:00 PM
Lessons and Carols presented by Kairos: A Consort of Singers
Kairos: A Consort of Singers, under the direction of Edward Lundergan, presents its annual Lessons & Carols service at the Monastery. The service will include readings from the Old and New Testaments, interspersed with choral motets, hymns and carols. Come join Kairos for this wonderful, festive event! A holiday reception will follow the service and all are welcome. The service is free and open to the public. Free-will donations will be gratefully accepted and all proceeds will benefit the Kingston Freeman Holiday Fund. Location: Holy Cross Monastery, Route 9W, West Park, NY. Info: 845-256-9114.
Sunday, December 11, 2011
7:30 PM
22nd Annual Advent-Christmas Concert
The TreasureHouse Chorale and Chamber Orchestra and Soloists will perform their twenty-second annual Advent-Christmas Concert "Messiah", featuring selections of the renowned oratorio by George Frideric Handel, and also works by Vittoria, Rutter and others. Program concludes with a Festival of Carols. Saint James Church, 16 Gleneida Avenue (Route 52), Carmel, NY 10512. Tickets/Info: 914-318-3268. All tickets available at the doors at the time of the concert.
Sunday, December 11, 2011
5:00 PM
Festival of Lessons and Carols
Come join us for an evening of Christmas carols, and Words of Hope as we usher in the Holiday Spirit! Please come with your generous hearts as this is to benefit our Music Program. Immediately following the concert, there will be a special reception at Chill Wine Bar with entertainment and a silent auction. Tickets: $20 (includes one glass of wine at the wine bar). We will take a special collection of non-perishable food items, toiletries, and cleaning supplies to benefit ARCS: AIDS Related Community Services. First Presbyterian Church, 50 Liberty Street, Beacon, NY. Info/tickets: 845-831-6209 or visit the web site at www.beaconpresbychurch.com. Click here for a printable flyer.
Sunday, December 11, 2011
3:30 PM
Tower Music Series presents Dr. John Weaver
Dr. John Weaver has been renowned throughout the organ world as a recitalist for many years. Reformed Church, 70 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY. (Handicapped accessible.) $10 suggested donation. Info: 845-452-8110.
Saturday December 10, 2011
8:00 PM
Premiere: Joseph Bertolozzis Trances & Visions
The Orange County Community College Symphonic Band will premiere Joseph Bertolozzis "Trances & Visions" with Christine Sacchi, french horn soloist. This will be the premiere of the symphonic band version of "Trances & Waltzes" as realized by conductor Kevin Scott. Paramount Theatre, 17 South Street, Middletown, NY. Also on the program are other seasonal selections. The event is sponsored by Orange County Community Colleges Arts and Communication Department. General admission is $5. SUNY Orange Students with a current ID and active military personnel will be admitted free. Info: contact the Arts and Communication Department at 845-341-4787. The SUNY Orange Symphonic Band, comprised of students and members of the community, is also seeking musicians. Interested performers may contact Scott at 845-341-4393.

Saturday, December 10, 2011
3:00 PM
New York Holiday Spectacular
Presented by the New York Theatre Organ Society. Featuring Organist John Baratta, Barbara Rankin, New York Academy of Ballet, Poughkeepsie City Ballet, Haviland Select chorus, FDR Brass Quartet, Vassar Choral Ensemble, Santa Claus and special surprises. With generous support and technical directio by the Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck. Location: Roosevelt High School Auditorium, South Cross Road off Route 9G, Hyde Park, NY. Tickets: $15 Adults, $12 Seniors & Children (16 & under). Info: 845-802-3703 (New York Academy of Ballet) or 845-266-3858 (New York Theatre Organ Society). Click here for printable flyer.
Sunday, December 4, 2011
7:30 PM
22nd Annual Advent-Christmas Concert
The TreasureHouse Chorale and Chamber Orchestra and Soloists will perform their twenty-second annual Advent-Christmas Concert "Messiah", featuring selections of the renowned oratorio by George Frideric Handel, and also works by Vittoria, Rutter and others. Program concludes with a Festival of Carols. Church of the Annunciation, 470 Westchester Avenue, Crestwood, NY 10707. Tickets/Info: 914-318-3268. All tickets available at the doors at the time of the concert.
Sunday, December 4, 2011
4:00 PM
Kairos: A Consort of Singers - 2011 Bach Cantata Series
Kairos: A Consort of Singers, under the direction of Edward Lundergan, presents the fifth in its 2011 Bach Cantata series with Cantata No. 36, Schwingt freudig euch empor with chamber orchestra. The service will also include an instrumental work by the Baroque master. The concert is open to the public and all are welcome. There is a suggested donation of $10 to help support the Series. The cantata and other works will be performed as part of a choral evensong service. Location: Holy Cross Monastery, Route 9W, West Park, NY. Info: 845-256-9114.
Sunday, December 4, 2011
3:00 PM
53rd Annual Handels Messiah Performance
Cadet Chapel, USMA, West Point, NY. Free. Info: contact Craig Williams at 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu
Saturday, December 3, 2011
7:30 PM
22nd Annual Advent-Christmas Concert
The TreasureHouse Chorale and Chamber Orchestra and Soloists will perform their twenty-second annual Advent-Christmas Concert Messiah, featuring selections of the renowned oratorio by George Frideric Handel, and also works by Vittoria, Rutter and others. Program concludes with a Festival of Carols. St. Mary Church, 11 Clinton Street, Wappingers Falls, NY. Tickets/Info: 914-318-3268. All tickets available at the doors at the time of the concert.
Sunday, November 20, 2011
7:30 PM
Choral Concert
Cappella Festiva Chamber Choir presents Things Sacred or Things Profane, including works by Bruckner, Britten, and Vaughan Williams. Part of the Concerts Con Brio Series. Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie. Info: 845-452-8220. Tickets at the door.
Sunday, November 20, 2011
3:00 PM
Organ Recital by Felix Hell
Felix Hell, now 26 years old, has for years been acclaimed as a recitalist worldwide. Cadet Chapel, USMA, West Point, NY. Free. Info: contact Craig Williams at 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu
Saturday, November 19, 2011
3:00 PM
Organ Concert by Kent Tritle
Kent Tritle, renowned organist of the New York Philharmonic, will play the historic tracker pipe organ at Smithfield Presbyterian Church (Smithfield Valley Road/Rt. 83, off Rt. 44, Amenia, NY). The organ is a 2-manual, seven-stop mechanical action or "tracker") organ which was manufactured by Johnson & Son of Westfield, MA, and installed in the Kent church in 1893. Mr. Tritle will perform works by Brahms, Bach, and English composers of the 17th and 18th Centuries, to benefit The Oratorio Society of New York. $20 Suggested Donation. Info: 718-638-0484 or email: s.webb@mindspring.com
Sunday, November 13, 2011
4:00 PM
Concert of Patriotic Organ and Choral Music to honor our Veterans
Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie, NY. The concert will include patriotic music played by chapter organists on the newly refurbished Gress-Miles pipe organ; Favorite Hymns of American Presidents; and Patriotic Choral Music sung by a regional massed choir directed by Laura Ramsey Russell. To sign up to participate in the choir, please email Laura at LRussell@hvc.rr.com. Freewill donations accepted at the door. Click here for a printable flyer.
Saturday, November 12, 2011
7:30 PM
Cello and Piano Duo
Concerts Con Brio presents Garfield Moore, Cello & James Fitzwilliam, Piano. Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie. There is a suggested donation of $10 at the door. Info: 845-452-8220
Friday, November 11, 2011
7:30 PM
Wind of the Spirit: Messiaen Organ Recital by Olivier Latry
Internationally renowned Messiaen specialist Olivier Latry, an organist for Pariss Notre Dame Cathedral, presents an all-Messiaen program on Alice Tully Halls recently restored Kuhn organ. Starr Theater, Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, 1941 Broadway, New York, NY. Click here for tickets and info or call 212-721-6500.
Sunday, November 6, 2011
4:00 PM
Concert by Kairos: A Consort of Singers
Kairos: A Consort of Singers, under the direction of Edward Lundergan, presents a concert version of English Baroque composer Henry Purcell's 1691 semi-opera King Arthur. This whimsical tale centers around Arthur's endeavors to rescue his fiance, the blind Cornish princess Emmeline, who has been abducted by his arch-enemy, the Saxon king Oswald of Kent. It is a delightful and humorous work, and contains some of Purcell's most lyrical music, much of it inspired by French dance rhythms and adventurous (for the day) harmonies.

As was common in English semi-opera, there were spoken as well as sung parts, and our performance will also feature a delightful narration of the story by professional actor and singer David Rodriguez.

Tickets are $20 general admission; $15 senior; and $7 Student/Youth, with $25 general admission at the door. Location: Holy Cross Monastery, Route 9W, West Park, NY. Info and tickets: 845-256-9114 or visit www.kairosconsort.org.

Sunday, November 6, 2011
3:00 PM
Concert - Organ, Trumpet, Violin
Annual fund raiser to benefit St. Nicholas-on-the-Hudson. Performers: Trumpet (Jim Paradies), Violin (Julie Berman), Organ (Gregory Citarella). Reception to follow. All are Welcome. Suggested Donation: $10.00. St. Nicholas-on-the-Hudson, 37 Point Street, New Hamburg, NY. Info: 845-297-2010
Sunday, November 6, 2011
2:00 PM
Chorister for a Day Program at St. Thomas Choir School
Boys in grades two, three, four and five are invited, with their parents, to visit the Choir School. This 'Open House' event gives the boys a chance to vest, rehearse hymns and sit in the stalls with the choristers. Their parents have the opportunity to meet other chorister parents and faculty of the Choir School. Church musicians and clergy are cordially welcome to attend. Contact: Ruth S. Cobb, Director of Admissions & Alumni Relations, Saint Thomas Choir School, 202 West 58th Street, New York, NY 10019, 212-247-3311, Ext. 304.
Saturday, November 5, 2011
8:00 PM
Concert by Kairos: A Consort of Singers
Kairos: A Consort of Singers, under the direction of Edward Lundergan, presents a concert version of English Baroque composer Henry Purcell's 1691 semi-opera King Arthur. This whimsical tale centers around Arthur's endeavors to rescue his fiance, the blind Cornish princess Emmeline, who has been abducted by his arch-enemy, the Saxon king Oswald of Kent. It is a delightful and humorous work, and contains some of Purcell's most lyrical music, much of it inspired by French dance rhythms and adventurous (for the day) harmonies.

As was common in English semi-opera, there were spoken as well as sung parts, and our performance will also feature a delightful narration of the story by professional actor and singer David Rodriguez.

Tickets are $20 general admission; $15 senior; and $7 Student/Youth, with $25 general admission at the door. Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie, NY. Info and tickets: 845-256-9114 or visit www.kairosconsort.org.

Sunday, October 30, 2011
2:00 PM
Organ Recital by Dr. Gail Archer
"Franz Liszt: A Hungarian Rhapsodie" - a recital in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the composer's birth, played on the Gress-Miles organ. Dr. Archer joined the Vassar faculty in 2007 as College Organist. Vassar College Chapel, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY. The recital is free and open to the public. Info: 845-437-7294
Saturday, October 29, 2011
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Pipes, Pedals, & Pizza
Each year we invite young piano students to learn more about the "King of Instruments" - the pipe organ. The clinician, Margaret Small, will give a brief presentation about how a pipe organ works and will demonstrate the various sounds which the organ can produce. Students will then be given an opportunity to play a piece of their choosing on the pipe organ. A pizza party will close the event. Parents are also welcome. Admission: Free. Location: Union Presbyterian Church, 44 Balmville Road, Newburgh, NY. For more information, and to register your student, call Margaret Small at 845-537-9485.
Friday, October 28, 2011
7:00 PM
Theatre Organ Concert/Silent Film
Just in time for Hallowe'en! Director F.W. Murnau's chilling and eerie adaption of Stoker's Dracula (1922) is a silent masterpiece of terror that, to this day, is the most striking and frightening portrayal of the legend. Accompanied live on the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ by Juan Cardona, Jr. This event is sponsored by Marshall and Sterling Insurance. Pre-show Wurlitzer Organ Music provided by New York Theatre Organ Society (NYTOS). Tickets: $5.00. Bardavon 1869 Opera House, 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie. Info: 845-473-2072.
Sunday, October 23, 2011
7:30 PM
Choral Concert
Concerts Con Brio presents The Coffee Cantata and other favorites for singers and chamber orchestra. Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie. There is a suggested donation of $10 at the door. Info: 845-452-8220
Sunday, October 16, 2011
3:30 PM
Voice and Piano Concert
Tower Music Series presents Cardinale Montano, Soprano, and Lee Dixon, Pianist. The Reformed Church, 70 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie. Free-will offering (suggested donation $10). Info: 845-452-8110 or e-mail towerseries@hvc.rr.com.

Saturday, October 8, 2011
7:30 PM
Piano Recital
Concerts Con Brio presents Oscar Rodriguez performing works of Mozart, Bach, and Chopin. Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie. There is a suggested donation of $10 at the door. Info: 845-452-8220
Friday, October 7, 2011 at 7:30 PM
and Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Concert and Workshop by Dan Schutte
Sponsored by Sacred Heart Church, 25 South Robinson Avenue, Newburgh, NY. Dan Schutte, composer of the familiar hymn "Here I Am, Lord," is one of the best-known, most prolific and influential composers of music for the liturgy today. Registration: General Admission Seating, $25. Concert seating in the first four pews and workshop admission: $40. Workshop on the new liturgy translations: $15. Info and tickets: 845-561-2264 or jrenna17@hotmail.com.
Sunday, October 2, 2011
3:00 PM
Organ Crawl at the Ziegenfelder Residence
Participants have the option of going to dinner at a local restaurant afterward. Details about the 1950 Kilgen pipe organ, including specifications, photos, and a history of how it was acquired and installed, are posted on our Organs web page under Ziegenfelder Residence, Glenford, NY. If you plan to attend, or for driving directions, please contact Susan LaGrande (phone 845-226-6496) or Craig Williams (phone 845-938-7352).
Sunday, October 2, 2011
3:00 PM
FUMC Concert Series - Harmonic Brass Munich
Presented by the First United Methodist Church, 603 State Street, Schenectady, NY. The Harmonic Brass Munich ensemble, a favorite with Schenectady audiences, is returning to this concert series for the seventh time. Free admission. Info: 518-374-4403.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
4:00 PM
Kairos: A Consort of Singers - 2011 Bach Cantata Series
Kairos: A Consort of Singers, under the direction of Edward Lundergan, presents the fourth in its 2011 Bach Cantata series with Cantata No. 17, Wer Dank opfert, der preiset mich with chamber orchestra. The service will also include the Kyrie and Gloria from William Byrds Mass for 4 Voices and Handels Sonata for Oboe, Op. 1, No. 7 performed by oboist Jol Evans. The concert is open to the public and all are welcome. There is a suggested donation of $10 to help support the Series. The cantata and other works will be performed as part of a choral evensong service. Location: Holy Cross Monastery, Route 9W, West Park, NY. Info: 845-256-9114.
Saturday, September 24 through Thursday, September 29, 2011
American Institute of Organbuilders 38th Annual Convention
Syracuse, NY. Click here for details.
Sunday, September 18, 2011
2:30 PM
Memorial Concert and Service to Celebrate the Life of Jay Shupe
Remembering chapter member Jay Shupe, who passed from this earth on February 23, 2011. Jay and his wife Jeanne sponsored an organ concert every year to celebrate their wedding anniversary. Participating Musicians Paulette Sibert (Soprano), Jim Paradies (Trumpet) and Gregory Citarella (Organ) will be presenting much of the same program they performed at the inaugural anniversay concert in 1999. A reception will follow in the church hall. Location: First Presbyterian Church, 50 Liberty Street, Beacon, NY 12508. Info: 845-831-5322.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
3:00 PM
100th Anniversary Organ Concert
To mark the one hundredth anniversary of the pipe organ at the West Point Cadet Chapel, Chapel Organist Craig S. Williams will play a recital on the afternoon of September 11th. Craig writes: "Though that day will mark the tenth anniversary of one of the darkest days in our nations history, I also remember gathering that evening with over 600 cadets in Washington Hall and saw the resolve and call to prayer which took over that meeting. So I think it is appropriate that day to remember and observe the positive forces that built up the values and the arts which give West Point a true foothold in building leaders of character. The Cadet Chapel and its organ are very much a part of what makes West Point unique."

Along with observing the 100th anniversary of public performances on the organ, this recital will also observe the 200th anniversary of Franz Liszt (who was the father-in-law of Wagner, a composer whose work was performed on the first Cadet Chapel organ recital) and the 50th anniversary of the passing of York Bowen, an English composer influenced by Liszt and Wagner. Called by many the English Rachmaninoff, his organ Fantasia is a compelling work and though half the length of Liszts Fantasia on Ad nos, ad salutarem undam is very much in the same mold.

The program on the 11th will be: Wagner - Prelude to Parsifal (first performed at the Cadet Chapel on November 12, 1911); Liszt - Fantasia and Fuge on Ad nos, ad salutarem undam; Karg-Elert - Chorale Prelude on Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme; Sowerby - Carillon; and Bowen - Fantasia for Organ

Craig Williams is organist and choirmaster at the Cadet Chapel, West Point.Cadet Chapel, USMA, West Point. Free. Info: contact Craig Williams at 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu

Saturday, September 10, 2011
3:00 PM
9/11/2011 Memorial Concert featuring Alice Nielsen-Shane
playing the St. Thomas Church 1888 Roosevelt Organ. Alice Shane's program will include the works of J.S. Bach, Dietrich Buxtehude, Richard Purvis, Irving Berlin and Rosa Rio. There will be a brief history and tour of the church's historic Armstrong and Tiffany stained glass windows and L.W. Zigler's 1914 frescoes.
St. Thomas Church, 37 Old Rte 9W, New Windsor, NY. Donations gratefully accepted at the door. Proceeds to benefit St Thomas Church, a Registered National Historic Site. Info: 945-527-0781. Click here for a printable flyer.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
12:00 noon
Lunchtime Recital
Craig S. Williams, organist and choirmaster at the Cadet Chapel, USMA, West Point, will present a lunchtime recital at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 325 Mill Street, Poughkeepsie, NY. The focus will be on the Romantic Organ: Triumphant, Patriotic and Lyrical Works Written in the United States, Germany and France in the 19th and 20th Centuries. Free. Doors open at 11:30 AM for brownbaggers. Info: 845-452-6050
Thursday, September 1, 2011
12:15 PM
Uptown Organ Recital Series
Thirty-minute lunchtime organ recital featuring The Rev. Kenneth Walsh, Organist. Old Dutch Church, located on Main Street between Fair and Wall Streets in Uptown Kingston, NY. The church is handicapped accessible. Admission is free. Info: 845-338-6759
Friday, August 26, 2011
7:30 PM

Sunset Organ Recital
Gregory Citarella, Organist. Picnic in the Garden beforehand. St. Nicholas-on-the-Hudson, 37 Point Street, New Hamburg NY. Info: 845-297-2010 (Church) or Gregory Citarella 845-297-7693
Thursday, August 25, 2011
12:15 PM
Uptown Organ Recital Series
Thirty-minute lunchtime organ recital featuring Boyd Herforth, Organist. Old Dutch Church, located on Main Street between Fair and Wall Streets in Uptown Kingston, NY. The church is handicapped accessible. Admission is free. Info: 845-338-6759
Sunday, August 21, 2011
4:00 PM
Hudson Valley BachFest 2011: Bach Chamber Concert
Cornwall Presbyterian Church, 222 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY. The BachFest Chamber Orchestra, directed by Edward Lundergan:
Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043
Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B-flat Major, BWV 1051

Tickets $12 general admission; Children under 12 free.
Sunday, August 21, 2011
various times
Hudson Valley BachFest 2011: Bach Church Services
See www.hudsonvalleysocietyformusic.org for updates about Bach Services.
Saturday, August 20, 2011
7:30 PM
Hudson Valley BachFest 2011: Organ Recital and Choral Concert
Christ Episcopal Church, 22 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie, NY. Craig Williams, Organist and Choirmaster at the Cadet Chapel, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, will present an Organ Recital on the newly restored Gress-Miles Organ; the program will be based on various settings of Christ lag in Todesbanden for organ exploring various keys and matching them up with various preludes and fugues by Bach. The organ recital will be followed by a performance by the BachFest Choir & Orchestra, directed by Laura Ramsey Russell:
Cantata BWV 106 Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit
Cantata BWV4 Christ lag in Todesbanden

Singers interested in participating should contact Laura Russell as soon as possible at LRussell@hvc.rr.com or 845-485-1648
Tickets: $15 general admission; Children under 12 free.
Saturday, August 20, 2011
2:00 PM
Hudson Valley BachFest 2011: Young Performer's Concert
Cornwall Presbyterian Church, 222 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY. Free-will donation appreciated.

Friday, August 19, 2011
7:30 PM
Hudson Valley BachFest 2011: Keyboard Marathon
English Suites. Cornwall Presbyterian Church, 222 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY. Suggested donation $10.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
12:15 PM
Uptown Organ Recital Series
Thirty-minute lunchtime organ recital featuring Pamela Slater, Organist. Old Dutch Church, located on Main Street between Fair and Wall Streets in Uptown Kingston, NY. The church is handicapped accessible. Admission is free. Info: 845-338-6759
Thursday, August 11, 2011
12:15 PM
Uptown Organ Recital Series
Thirty-minute lunchtime organ recital featuring Steven Rosenberry, Organist. Old Dutch Church, located on Main Street between Fair and Wall Streets in Uptown Kingston, NY. The church is handicapped accessible. Admission is free. Info: 845-338-6759
Thursday, August 4, 2011
12:15 PM
Uptown Organ Recital Series
Thirty-minute lunchtime organ recital featuring Justan Foster, Organist. Old Dutch Church, located on Main Street between Fair and Wall Streets in Uptown Kingston, NY. The church is handicapped accessible. Admission is free. Info: 845-338-6759
Friday, July 29, 2011
7:30 PM
Sunset Organ Recital
Gregory Citarella, Organist. Picnic in the Garden beforehand. St. Nicholas-on-the-Hudson, 37 Point Street, New Hamburg NY. Info: 845-297-2010 (Church) or Gregory Citarella 845-297-7693
Thursday, July 28, 2011
12:15 PM
Uptown Organ Recital Series
Thirty-minute lunchtime organ recital featuring Lonnie Kulick, Organist. Old Dutch Church, located on Main Street between Fair and Wall Streets in Uptown Kingston, NY. The church is handicapped accessible. Admission is free. Info: 845-338-6759
Thursday, July 21, 2011
12:15 PM
Uptown Organ Recital Series
Thirty-minute lunchtime organ recital featuring Terry Earles, Organist. Old Dutch Church, located on Main Street between Fair and Wall Streets in Uptown Kingston, NY. The church is handicapped accessible. Admission is free. Info: 845-338-6759
Sunday, July 17, 2011
3:00 PM
Annual Chapter Picnic
to be held at the home of Eric Hepp, 24 Lor-Mar Court, Wappingers Falls, NY. Click here for dirctions. Further details forthcoming.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
12:15 PM
Uptown Organ Recital Series
Thirty-minute lunchtime organ recital featuring David Anderson, Organist. Old Dutch Church, located on Main Street between Fair and Wall Streets in Uptown Kingston, NY. The church is handicapped accessible. Admission is free. Info: 845-338-6759
Thursday, July 7, 2011
12:15 PM
Uptown Organ Recital Series
Thirty-minute lunchtime organ recital featuring Matthew Jones, Organist. Old Dutch Church, located on Main Street between Fair and Wall Streets in Uptown Kingston, NY. The church is handicapped accessible. Admission is free. Info: 845-338-6759
Sunday, July 3 through Wednesday, July 6, 2011
AGO Convention for Regions I & II
Hosted by the Metropolitan New Jersey Chapter in historic Morristown, New Jersey. Outstanding lineup of events including the following concerts: Carol Williams performing favorites for July 4; Marilyn Keiser with the Shanghai Quartet, harp, oboe and flute performing works for organ and instruments; Eric Plutz; Rene Anne Louprette performing the Couperin "Mass for the Convents" with a womens chant schola; Thomas Murray; and Ken Cowan.
Click here for details about the convention.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
12:15 PM
Uptown Organ Recital Series
Thirty-minute lunchtime organ recital featuring Douglas Kostner, Organist. Old Dutch Church, located on Main Street between Fair and Wall Streets in Uptown Kingston, NY. The church is handicapped accessible. Admission is free. Info: 845-338-6759
Wednesday, June 29 through Tuesday, July 5, 2011
American Theatre Organ Society National Convention 2011
Providence, RI. Chapter One - A New England Theatre Organ Odyssey." Info and Registration: http://2011.emcatos.com/2011_ATOS_National_Convention/
Monday June 27 through Saturday, July 2, 2011
Organ Historical Society National Convention 2011
Washington, DC. Info and Registration: http://www.organsociety.org/2011/welcome.html
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Wanamaker Organ Day 2011
at Macy's, Philadelphia, PA. Info: http://www.wanamakerorgan.com/
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
7:00 PM
ORGANASTICS! - a Concert by Young Organ Students
Presented by FDR High School and The New York Theatre Organ Society. Twelve years in the making, and completing our first year of formal Organ Instruction for Young People, we are proud to showcase the hard work of our talented students.

You are cordially invited to witness and support these young Musicians of the Future as they perform music especially selected for this event.

Additional musical collaboration will be provided by John Baratta, Paul Scatenato, James Osborne, and members of the FDR Brass Quintet.

Location: Franklin Delano Roosevelt High School Auditorium, South Cross Rd., Hyde Park, NY 12538. Admission is free. Info: 914-475-0444 or www.nytos.org

Sunday, June 12, 2011
4:00 PM
Workshop for Part-Time Organists
"Effective Repertoire for Playing Preludes and Postludes throughout the Liturgical Calendar Accessible on a Part-Time Practice Schedule" Presented by Jonathan Hall. St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 55 Wilbur Blvd, Pougheepsie, NY. Info:845-452-1550

Sunday, June 5, 2011
4:00 PM
Dutchess County Interfaith Council Music Festival
New Hackensack Reformed Church, 1860 Rt. 376, Wappingers Falls NY 12590. This well-loved event is DCIC's biggest fund raiser all year. Rehearsals have been scheduled through out the month of May leading up to the Festival. All singers are welcome to attend. For rehearsal info, please visit the web site at http://www.dutchesscountyinterfaith.org/music_festival.html.
Friday, June 3, 2011
7:30 PM

Dedicatory Organ Concert by Scott Dettra
Dedication of the Sanctuary Console, Kegg Organ, Op. 42, three manuals, 31 ranks installed in 2009. Organist: Scott Dettra, Principal Organist and Associate Director of Music at The Washington National Cathedral. St. Gabriel the Archangel Church, 88 East Saddle River Road, Saddle River, NJ. Free Will Offering. Info: Contact Rich D'Amore at rajd@optonline.net.
Thursday June 2, 2011
2:30 - 5:00 PM
Imagination in Music Performance
Joseph Bertolozzi will conduct a masterclass with six organ students on the Robert D. "Gus" Pratt Memorial Organ newly installed and maintained at FDR HS by the NY Theatre Organ Society (John Vanderlee, curator) as an educational initiative. This program is free and open to the public.

Six organ students drawn from the organ program at FDR directed by John Baratta will perform a complete work, excerpt, hymn or improvisation lasting 2-5 minutes. In dialogue with each performer Mr. Bertolozzi will provide commentary and explore possible new perspectives to cultivate and encourage imagination in performance.

Roosevelt High School Auditorium, Hyde Park NY, 156 South Cross Rd. 12538.

Sunday, May 22, 2011
7:00 PM
Rockland Vicariate Spring Choir Festival
Church of Saint Francis of Assisi, 128 Parrott Road, West Nyack, NY. Individual parish choirs and ensembles from the Vicariate of Rockland County will perform, and will also join forces for several of the choral pieces. The program will include choral works of various composers, assembly hymns and songs, all accompanied by full brass, tympani, and the magnificent 3-manual Rodgers organ at Saint Francis Church. Music ministry members may register with your parish director of music, or contact one of the event coordinators (contact info below). The suggested free-will offering is $10. Everyone is cordially welcome to attend this wonderful celebration of music ministries. Info: Contact Kyle Mange at 917-685-4945, KyleMange@hotmail.com, or Joe Nigro at 914-318-3268, treasurehousemus@aol.com.
Sunday, May 22, 2011
3:00 PM
Annual Members' Recital
Start planning your performance piece now! Zion Episcopal Church, 12 Satterlee Place, Wappingers Falls, NY. Zions Organ is 100 years old this year! Austin (Opus 321) with 3 manuals and 36 ranks. Your free-will donation will benefit The Margaret Pecoraro Memorial Scholarship Fund to assist and encourage young organists. Reception to follow. Info: 845-463-1249. Click here for a printable flyer.
Sunday, May 15, 2011
4:00 PM
Recital and Gala Benefit Reception honoring organist Thomas Murray
Yale University in New Haven, CT. The recital will take place at Woolsey Hall and will feature Thomas Murray giving a solo performance on Yales world-renowned Newberry Memorial Organ. His program will include Francks Symphony in D Minor, trans. Calvin Hampton. Craig Whitney, New York Times assistant managing editor (retired) and author of All the Stops: The Glorious Pipe Organ and Its American Masters, will serve as emcee. The recital is free and open to the public. The gala benefit reception (tickets required) will follow in the Yale Presidents Room. All proceeds will benefit the AGO Endowment Fund in Thomas Murrays honor. Gala Reception Tickets are $100 ($75 tax deductible) and may be purchased online atwww.agohq.org or by calling 212-870-2311, ext. 4308. For a printable flyer, click here.
Saturday, May 14, 2011
3:00 PM
Organ Recital with 5 Organists Celebrating St. James' Bi-Centenial
Among the organists: Gregory Citarella and George Bozeman, builder of the St. James tracker organ (Opus 47). St. James Church (Episcopal), 4526 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY. Reception to follow. Donations appreciated. Info: 845-229-2820
Friday, May 13, 2011
7:30 PM
Organ Recital by the Friese Brothers from Germany
Thomas and Christian Friese are visiting relatives in Blessed Kateri Parish in Lagrangeville and will be guest performers at St. Patrick's Cathedral on May 15. Thomas Friese is director of music and organist at St. Canisius' church in Munich. Christian Friese is Organist at the Mnster of Diessen, Bavaria. Recital is free and open to the public. Blessed Kateri R.C. Church, 1925 Route 82, Lagrangeville, NY. Info: 845-227-1710
Sunday, May 8, 2010
3:00 PM
Juilliard Trombone Choir Concert
Joseph Alessi, director. Joseph Alessi is the Principal Trombonist of the NY Philharmonic. This concert will feature a new commissioned composition for organ and trombone choir. Cadet Chapel, USMA, West Point, NY. Free. Info: contact Craig Williams at 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu
Friday, May 6, 2011
7:30 PM
Organ Recital by Craig S. Williams
Craig Williams is Organist and Choirmaster at the Cadet Chapel, USMA, West Point, NY. Christ Episcopal Church, Academy and Barclay Streets, Poughkeepsie. Part of an ongoing series of musical events dedicating the new console of the Gress-Miles pipe organ (III/55). Program will include works by Bach, Dupr, Guilmant, Karg-Elert, Marilyn Rinehart and Vierne. Info: 845-452-8220.

Sunday, May 1, 2011
4:00 PM
Three Organists Spectacular
Kathryn Jones, Joseph Nigro, Thomas Zachacz performing a program of organ music on the Gress-Miles Pipe Organ. Selections by Bach, Dubois, Durufle, Fedak, Franck, Murrill, Reger and others. Huguenot Memorial Church, 901 Pelhamdale Avenue, Pelham Manor, New York 10803. Suggested offering: $10. Reception to follow. Info: 914-738-3488.
Sunday, April 10, 2011
3:00 PM
Silent Film wth Live Organ Accompaniment by John Baratta
Presented by the New York Theatre Organ Society. The film is Buster Keaton's opus Steamboat Bill Jr. John Baratta is Staff Organist at the Lafayette Theatre in Suffern, NY and also organist and choir director at Grace Lutheran Church in River Edge, NJ. Featuring the newly-installed Allen theatre organ at Franklin Delano Roosevelt High School, 156 South Cross Road, Hyde Park, NY. Tickets available at the door and at Molloy's Pharmacy: $7 adults, $5 seniors and children. All Proceeds to benefit the Organ Teaching Program. Info: 914-475-0444 or jovanderlee@vassar.edu. For a downloadable poster, click here.
Saturday, April 9, 2011
7:30 PM
Organ Recital by Peter Krauss
Since 2009, Peter Krauss has been the organist at Blessed Kateri RC Church in LaGrangeville, NY. He has been teaching piano and organ to students of all skill levels since 1990. His musical training includes undergraduate studies at Oberlin Conservatory and a Masters Degree in Music from the Juilliard School of Music. The concert will feature improvisational and original works by Mr. Krauss as well as Prelude and Fugue in A minor by Bach and Fantasie in A major by Franck.
Blessed Kateri Church, 1925 Route 82, LaGrangeville, NY. Admission is free. Info: 845-227-1710.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
7:00 PM
A Lenten Evening of Prayer and Sacred Music
Presented by The Music Ministries of Saint Augustine Church, 140 Maple Avenue, New City, NY 10956. Join us this evening for a beautiful service of sacred music, prayer and reflection for the Lenten season. Including the prayerful music of the Taiz community from the French countryside, we will celebrate the evening prayer of the Church with psalms, readings and hymnody. Instruments include the SUNY Purchase strings and winds, and our Peragallo pipe organ. Saint Augustines pastor Father Bill Cosgrove offers thoughts and reflections on the holy and solemn season of Lent. Be sure to make this inspiring evening a part of your Lenten preparations. Suggested offering $10. For more information call 914-318-3268.
Sunday, April 3, 2010
3:00 PM
Organ Recital by Jung-A Lee
Dr. Lee is organist at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Newport Beach, CA and is associated with Vanguard University and the University of California Irvine. She is a former organ scholar of Harvard University. Masterworks include the famous Toccata and Fugue in d by Bach and Sonata on the 94th Psalm by Julius Reubke.
Cadet Chapel, USMA, West Point, NY. Free. Info: contact Craig Williams at 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu
Sunday, March 27, 2011
3:00 PM
The Donald and Kathleen Pearson Memorial Organ Recital by William Porter, Organist
William Porter, professor of harpsichord and organ at Eastman School of Music, is widely known as a performer and teacher in the United States and Europe, and is a leader among organists working toward recovery of a historical approach to musical performance. Professor Porter's program, "A Reconstruction of Felix Mendelssohn's Bach Concert of 1840 in Leipzig" will be presented on the Fritts organ. Skinner Hall of Music, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY. Info: 845-437-7294.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
3:30 PM

End of Winter Organ Concert
Terry Earles, organist of Fair Street Reformed Church, will present an organ recital on the new Odell four manual console. Dedicated in 2007, the organ now boasts more than 47 ranks with an echo organ. The music includes classic selections with composers like Reger, Bach, Lemare, and Yon, but there are also some interesting pieces such as "The Dragonfly" from Japan and "Mountain Spiritual" by Whitney. Mr. Earles holds degrees in Concert Organ, Voice, and Theory and Composition and studied at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York City. Free concert with good will offering. Fair Street Reformed Church, 209 Fair Street, Kingston, NY.
Info: 845-338-7722.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
7:30 PM
Mostly Mozart Concert Choir and Orchestra
Mozart Requiem, Masonic Funeral Music, Serenade in C minor for Wind Octet, newly commissioned Wind Octet by Poughkeepsie native Jonathan Russell. Location: Christ Episcopal Church, Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie. Handicapped-accessible from the Carroll Street entrance.
Suggested donation $15 at the door. Info: Laura Russell 845-485-1648 or LRussell@hvc.rr.com. Click here for printable flyer.
Sunday, March 13, 2011
7:00 PM
Concert by I Squared
Presented by The Music Ministries of Saint Augustine Church. ISquared is a concert event featuring two brilliant tenors, Jim Russell and Matthew Surapine, that combines the music of Italy with the music of Ireland. Saint Augustine Church, 140 Maple Avenue, New City, NY. This will be a caf-style performance, featuring appetizers, hot and cold beverages and delicious baked goods while you enjoy the show. Suggested offering $10. For more information, contact the Music Office at 914-318-3268 or email us at treasurehousemus@aol.com.
Sunday, March 6, 2010
3:00 PM
Organ Recital by Meredith Baker
Ms. Baker is Director of Music at the Most Holy Trinity (Catholic) Chapel, USMA. Cadet Chapel, USMA, West Point, NY. Free. Info: contact Craig Williams at 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu
Sunday, February 13, 2011
5:00 PM
Annual Spuds & Sundaes Social
Get together to enjoy baked potatoes and ice cream sundaes, with all appropriate toppings. Trinity Episcopal Church, 1200 Main Street, Fishkill, NY. Stay tuned for further information.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
3:00 PM
Choral Reading
Further details to be announced. Location: Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie. Info: 845-485-1648.
Saturday, January 22, 2011
7:30 PM
Madame Butterfly - Opera Ritaglia
The Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra will present Puccinis Madame Butterfly. This will be done as "Opera Ritaglia" which is really the entire opera in condensed form - sort of a Reader's Digest version. Featuring Maryann Mootos as Madama Butterfly, Victor Khodadad as BF Pinkerton, and Antonella Delli Carpini as Suzuki. FDR High School, 156 South Cross Road, Hyde Park, NY. Tickets: Adults $15, Seniors $10, Students $5. Info: call 845-635-0877.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
2:00 PM
Cappella Festiva Chamber Choir Concert
A selection of Renaissance and contemporary choral works by Palestrina, Victoria, Pitoni, Bob Chilcott and Tarik O'Regan. Cappella Festiva Chamber Choir is an auditioned choir attracting trained vocalists, many with fine solo voices and some maintaining an active avocation of solo performances. Since its founding in 1974, Cappella has been known throughout the Hudson Valley for producing high quality, well prepared concerts of compelling classical music. We perform regularly in Poughkeepsie, Millbrook, Kingston, Beacon, and Rhinebeck. Location: Vassar College Chapel, Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY. Info: 845-853-7765 or info@cappellafestiva.org
Saturday, January 15, 2011
7:30 PM
Cappella Festiva Chamber Choir Concert
A selection of Renaissance and contemporary choral works by Palestrina, Victoria, Pitoni, Bob Chilcott and Tarik O'Regan. Cappella Festiva Chamber Choir is an auditioned choir attracting trained vocalists, many with fine solo voices and some maintaining an active avocation of solo performances. Since its founding in 1974, Cappella has been known throughout the Hudson Valley for producing high quality, well prepared concerts of compelling classical music. We perform regularly in Poughkeepsie, Millbrook, Kingston, Beacon, and Rhinebeck. Location: Lyall Memorial Federated Church, 30 Maple Avenue, Millbrook, NY. Info: 845-853-7765 or info@cappellafestiva.org
Saturday, January 15, 2011
3:00 PM
"Bring the Kids" Family Concert
Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra presents a concert for the whole family. Program: Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major by Mozart with RUTHANNE SCHEMPF, piano; Carnival of the Animals by Saint Sans with JOE MANGLASS, narrator-commentator and ADA MARGOSHES & RUTHANNE SCHEMPF, pianos; La Gazza Ladra Overture by Rossini; Peer Gynt Suite, Opus 46 & 55 by Grieg; and a Suite from [Carmen by Bizet. Aquinas Hall, Mount Saint Mary College, Powell Avenue, Newburgh, NY. Ticket prices are $25 for reserved seating, $20 for general admission, $15 for seniors, $10 for students, and children under seven are admitted free of charge. Tickets may be purchased at the door or reserved. Info: 845-913-7157. Snow date is January 16 at 3:00 PM.
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Conference for Part-Time Musicians
AGO, through its Committee on Musicians in Part-Time Employment, is presenting JANUARY JUBILEE, a day-long conference at Christ Congregational Church, 9525 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring, Md. The non-denominational conference will be a festival of workshops that will focus on organ and choral repertoire, handbells, service planning and playing, the digital organ, public and pastoral relationsall designed to improve the skills of organists working in part-time church positions. The cost to attend the conference is $15, which includes a box lunch. All who are working in part-time positions are encouraged to attend: students, new organists, members of the AGO or denominational music organizationsall are welcome. Membership in the AGO is not required in order to attend. A complimentary six-month membership in the Guild will be offered to non-members as an added benefit for their participation. Complete information is online at www.agohq.org.
Monday. January 10, 2011
Response Deadline for Changes to AGO Directory Listing
All current AGO members have been contacted via e-mail and postcard to verify their contact information by calling 800-347-7562. Click here for more info.
Sunday, January 9, 2011
4:00 PM
Ninth Annual Gift to the City Concert
Begin the New Year with your neighbors, experiencing beautiful music from diverse music and religious traditions!
  • Prelude and Postlude played on the newly refurbished Gress-Miles Pipe Organ

  • Sacred Bridge Choir a Jewish-Christian interfaith choir that sings music from a variety of musical and faith traditions

  • Poughkeepsie New Yorkers (barbershop singers)[ebul[
  • Mid-Hudson Mexican Folkloric Dancers

  • Strawberry Hill Fiddlers

  • Amahl and the Night Visitors performed with costumes and singers, and with dancers from the Poughkeepsie City Ballet

A Reception will follow the concert. The concert is free and open to the public.
Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie. Christ Episcopal Church is at the corner of Academy, Barclay, and Carroll Streets, and is handicapped-accessible from the Carroll Street entrance. Info: contact Laura Russell at 845-485-1648.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
3:00 PM
Kairos: 2010 Bach Cantata Series
Kairos: A Consort of Singers, under the direction of Edward Lundergan, will present its annual Lessons & Carols service featuring Old and New Testament readings interspersed with seasonal a cappella sacred motets and hymns from the Renaissance to the present. The candlelight service will conclude with a performance of our sixth performance of the 2010 Bach Cantata Series, Bach's beautiful motet Komm, Jesu, komm, with organ. A holiday reception will follow the service and all are invited. Location: Holy Cross Monastery, Route 9W, West Park, NY. Info: 845-256-9114.

The concert is open to the public and all are welcome. All free-will donations will be matched by the Monastery community and sent to the Kingston Freeman Holiday Fund.

Sunday, December 12, 2010
7:30 PM
Choral Concert - Treasure House Chorale
The TreasureHouse Chorale and Chamber Orchestra and Soloists will perform their twenty-first annual Advent-Christmas Concert Messe Solennelle, featuring the towering Saint Cecilia mass of Charles Gounod, and also works of Handel, Mozart, Rutter and others. Program concludes with a Festival of Carols. St. James RC Church, 14 Gleneida Avenue, Carmel, NY. Tickets /Info: 914-318-3268. All tickets available at the door.
Sunday, December 12, 2010
7:30 PM
Advent Lessons & Carols Service
Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. This service, which is open to the public, will include traditional Advent Readings, Advent Carols, and Choral Anthems accompanied by the recently restored Gress-Miles Organ, played by James Fitzwilliam. Selections from Bachs Advent Cantata #140 "Wachet auf" will be on the program as well. Immediately following the service portions of "Amahl and the Night Visitors" will be presented with singers, instruments, costumes and dance. Freewill offering. Info: 845-452-8220. For a PDF flyer, click here.
Saturday, December 11, 2010
7:30 PM
Christmas in New City
The Music Ministries of Saint Augustine Church an Advent-Christmas Concert featuring works of Mozart, Handel, Holst, Biebl and others in the sanctuary of Saint Augustine Church, 140 Maple Avenue, New City, NY 10956. Performances by Saint Augustine Choir, Guest Soloists, pipe organ and Chamber Orchestra. Program concludes with a wonderful program of traditional and contemporary carols for all to enjoy. Spectacular holiday reception follows in the Church Hall. Tickets are $10, available at the door or in advance by calling 845-634-3641.
Sunday, December 5th, 2010
3:00 PM
Choral Concert - Treasure House Chorale
The TreasureHouse Chorale and Chamber Orchestra and Soloists will perform their twenty-first annual Advent-Christmas Concert Messe Solennelle, featuring the towering Saint Cecilia mass of Charles Gounod, and also works of Handel, Mozart, Rutter and others. Program concludes with a Festival of Carols.
St. Denis RC Church, 602 Beekman Road, Hopewell Junction, NY. Tickets /Info: 914-318-3268. All tickets available at the door.
Sunday, December 5, 2010
7:30 PM
Choral Concert - Treasure House Chorale
The TreasureHouse Chorale and Chamber Orchestra and Soloists will perform their twenty-first annual Advent-Christmas Concert Messe Solennelle, featuring the towering Saint Cecilia mass of Charles Gounod, and also works of Handel, Mozart, Rutter and others. Program concludes with a Festival of Carols. Annunciation Church, 470 Westchester Avenue, Crestwood, NY. Tickets /Info: 914-318-3268. All tickets available at the door.
Sunday, December 5, 2010
3:30 PM
Camerata Chorale Concert
The Camerata Chorale of Poughkeepsie, under the direction of Lee Harold Pritchard, will present a program to commemorate and celebrate the life of John A Davis, Jr. This program is part of the Tower Music Series held at the Reformed Church of Poughkeepsie, 70 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY. Free Will Offering; Suggested Donation: $10.00. Camerata Chorale was founded in 1963 as a not-for-profit, non-sectarian choral ensemble whose members are drawn from more than 20 Hudson Valley communities.
Sunday, December 5, 2010
3:00 PM
52nd Annual Handels Messiah Performance
Cadet Chapel, USMA, West Point, NY. Free. Info: contact Craig Williams at 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu
Sunday, December 5, 2010
3:00 PM
Kairos Concert
In honor of the 400th anniversary of its publication, Kairos: A Consort of Singers, under the direction of Edward Lundergan, will present the majestic Vespro della Beata Vergine (1610 Vespers), composed by early Baroque Italian master Claudio Monteverdi, with period instruments. Location: Holy Cross Monastery, Route 9W, West Park, NY. The event will also feature a pre-concert talk (beginning at 2:00 PM) on early Baroque performance practice. Tickets are $20 adult, $15 seniors and $7 youth/students with limited $25 general admission on concert nights. Visit www.kairosconsort.org to order tickets on-line. For info or for group sales of 10 or more, please contact Carol Lundergan at 845-256-9114 or kairosconsort@gmail.com.

Supported in part by a grant from the Dutchess County Arts Council, administrator of public funds through NYSCA's Decentralization Program.

Saturday, December 4, 2010
7:30 PM
Kairos Concert
In honor of the 400th anniversary of its publication, Kairos: A Consort of Singers, under the direction of Edward Lundergan, will present the majestic Vespro della Beata Vergine (1610 Vespers), composed by early Baroque Italian master Claudio Monteverdi, with period instruments. Location: Holy Cross Monastery, Route 9W, West Park, NY. The event will also feature a pre-concert talk (beginning at 7:00 PM) on early Baroque performance practice. Tickets are $20 adult, $15 seniors and $7 youth/students with limited $25 general admission on concert nights. Visit www.kairosconsort.org to order tickets on-line. For info or for group sales of 10 or more, please contact Carol Lundergan at 845-256-9114 or kairosconsort@gmail.com.

Supported in part by a grant from the Dutchess County Arts Council, administrator of public funds through NYSCA's Decentralization Program.

Saturday, December 4, 2010
7:30 PM
Choral Concert - Treasure House Chorale
The TreasureHouse Chorale and Chamber Orchestra and Soloists will perform their twenty-first annual Advent-Christmas Concert Messe Solennelle, featuring the towering Saint Cecilia mass of Charles Gounod, and also works of Handel, Mozart, Rutter and others. Program concludes with a Festival of Carols. Church of St. Mary, 11 Clinton Street, Wappingers Falls, NY. Tickets /Info: 914-318-3268. All tickets available at the door.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
3:00 PM
Organist Gail Archer in Concert
Program of German Advent and Christmas works. Gail Archer is college organist at Vassar College, and director of the music program at Barnard College. Location: First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Corner of Mill and Catharine Streets, Poughkeepsie, NY. Info: 845-790-3381
Sunday, November 21, 2010
3:00 PM
Organ Recital by Lee Dettra
The recital is part of the 100th anniversary celebration of the Cadet Chapel organ (originally 38 ranks - now about 10 times that size!). The recital will include Handel's Organ Concerto in F, Borowski's 2nd Sonata, the Prelude from Durufle's Suite for Organ, and works by Cochereau, Gade, Schumann, Boyce, Powell Weaver, and Elmore. Mr. Dettra served as the third organist and choirmaster of the chapel (1985-2000). After 53 years of church and university positions in Florida, Pennsylvania, Delaware and New York, he retired 2 years ago. Following his retirement from West Point, he served Christ Church, Poughkeepsie, before he and his wife moved back to Delaware. With degrees from Westminster Choir College and Union Seminary School of Sacred Music, Lee Dettra holds also the FAGO and ChM diplomas. In addition to this recital, other appearances this year include recitals in Connecticut, Delaware, North Carolina, and Washington National Cathedral (where his son Scott is organist and associate director of music). Cadet Chapel, USMA, West Point, NY. Free. Info: 845-938-7352
Sunday, November 14, 2010
3:30 PM
The Tower Music Series
David Glukh, Piccolo Trumpeter and Liya Petrides, Organist. Click here for more information about the artists. The Reformed Church, 70 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY. Info: 845-452-8110
Sunday, November 14, 2010
3:00 PM
NOTE DATE CHANGE
Workshop by Gail Archer
"Registration for German Romantic Organ Works" Gail Archer is college organist at Vassar College, and director of the music program at Barnard College. Location: First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Corner of Mill and Catharine Streets, Poughkeepsie, NY. Info: 845-790-3381
Sunday, November 14, 2010
3:00 PM
Three Organists Spectacular
An Organ Concert by Kathryn Jones, Organist, Huguenot Memorial Church, Pelham, NY; Joseph Nigro, Organist, Saint Augustine Church, New City, NY; Thomas Zachacz, Organist, Union Church, Pocantico Hills, NY. Works of Bach, Franck, Chauvet, Guilmant, Couperin, Benoist, Arnat, and Parry. Organ by Sebastian Gluck. Union Church of Pocantico Hills, 555 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills, New York 10591. Info: 914-631-2069 or ucph@verizon.net
Saturday & Sunday, November 13 & 14, 2010
"A Buxtehude Weekend"
The Hudson-Catskill Chapter of the American Guild of Organists will be hosting "A Buxtehude Weekend" at Trinity United Methodist Church, corner of Lark and Lancaster Streets, Albany, NY. Our guest lecturer is Dr. Leon W. Couch, III, an authority on the work of Buxtehude, who will be presenting a workshop on Saturday at 11:00 AM and recital on Sunday at 3:00 PM. The workshop carries a fee of $15.00, but the recital is free; both events are open to the public. Info: 518-965-2389
Sunday, November 7, 2010
3:00 PM
Organ, Trumpet and Violin Concert
Gregory Citarella (organ), Jim Paradies (trumpet) and Julie Berman (violin). St. Nicholas-on-the-Hudson, 37 Point Street, New Hamburg, NY. Free Will Offering Appreciated - All are Welcome to attend! Wine & Cheese Reception to follow in the church undercroft. Info: 845-297-2010.
Friday, November 5, 2010
7:30 PM
Double Feature at the Bardavon
"Creature from the Black Lagoon" & "Bride of Frankenstein"
Preceded by 30-minute Theatre Organ concert on the mighty Wurlitzer. Admission $5. Bardavon, 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY. Info: 845-473-2072
Saturday, October 30, 2010
1:00 PM
Organ Tour in Amenia, NY
"Musical and Architectural Treasures in Amenia" - The Town of Amenia is unique in that it possesses four historic 19th century pipe organs in virtually original condition. This direct contact with the past is considered invaluable to musicians and historians alike. In most parts of the country the sounds and sights of these instruments have long been lost to modern improvements. These fascinating instruments and the distinctive structures that house them will be the focus of a mini-concert tour sponsored by the Amenia Historical Society. The tour begins at 1:00 PM, with approximately twenty minutes at each stop. Included will be two Jardine organs that were precursors to the original grand organ built for the new St. Patricks Cathedral in 1879, as well as a fully-restored Robjohn organ from 1860 and a re-purposed and newly-installed 117-year old Johnson & Sons organ. Will Carter, noted organist and past Dean of the American Guild of Organists in New York City will demonstrate the organs. Buildings included are St. Thomas Episcopal Church, which shares both an original architect and a recent history with Trinity Church, Wall Street; United Presbyterian with its striking composition of three buildings and a remarkable Tiffany window; Immaculate Conception with exquisite glass and an original communion set; and Smithfield Church, a perfectly proportioned Greek temple set on a small stone hill.

Admission is by voluntary contribution to the Amenia Historical Society. The tour begins at St. Thomas Church, Leedsville Road (County Route 2), Amenia Union. Maps will be provided to the additional destinations. Info: call 845-373-8338.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010
7:00 PM
Dedication of Roosevelt High School's New Electronic Organ
Franklin Delano Roosevelt High School, 156 South Cross Road, Hyde Park, NY. Info: John Vanderlee, 914-475-0444
Sunday, October 24, 2010
4:00 PM
Kairos: 2010 Bach Cantata Series
Kairos: A Consort of Singers, under the direction of Edward Lundergan, presents the fifth in its 2010 Bach Cantata series (now in its fifth season) with a performance of Cantata 192, Nun danket alle Gott, with chamber orchestra. The concert will also feature Bach's beautiful choral motet Jesu, meine Freude and an instrumental work by the Baroque master. The concert is open to the public and all are welcome. There is a suggested donation of $10 to help support the Series. The cantata and other works will be performed as part of a choral evensong service. Location: Holy Cross Monastery, Route 9W, West Park, NY. Info: 845-256-9114.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
2:30 PM
Organ Recital and Choral Evensong (Ecumenical)
An organ recital by Craig S. Williams, current USMA Organist/Choirmaster, will precede a service of Choral Evensong at 3:00 PM. This service commemorates the Protestant Reformation, which many hold to have begun on October 31, 1517, when Martin Luther is reputed to have posted his 95 Theses on the gate of the Castle Church in Wittenburg. During this Evensong service, Luthers most famous hymn A Mighty Fortress Is Our God will be sung by the congregation, and Johann Sebastian Bachs famous Cantata 80 based on that same hymn in the original German (Ein feste Burg) will be performed in its entirety throughout the service. Music will be provided by combined Hudson Valley church and community choirs and chamber orchestra, conducted by Dr. Laura R. Russell. Combined with these forces will be the Cadet Chapels famous pipe organ played by Mr. Williams. The chapel organ contains over 23,500 pipes in a splendid cathedral sanctuary and is the worlds largest all-pipe organ found in a house of worship. This organ is heard by literally thousands of visitors every year including heads of state, members of Congress, cabinet members and foreign dignitaries. Click here for a printable flyer. Location: Cadet Chapel, USMA, West Point, NY. Info: 845-938-7352.

Please allow extra travel time for the 100% vehicle and photo I.D. inspection at Stony Lonesome and Thayer gates. Due to changing security requirements at West Point, please check www.westpoint.edu/special before arriving.

Saturday, October 23, 2010
7:30 PM
Orchestra Concert
The Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra will kick off its 2010-2011 Season on October 23, 2010 with audience favorites Light Cavalry Overture and Brahms Symphony No. 2. The concert will also feature world renowned cellist and recording artist Julia Bruskin. The 7:30 pm performance will be at the Rhinebeck High School auditorium, 45 N. Park Rd. Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Adults $15, Seniors $10, Students $5. Info: call 845-635-0877
Sunday, October 3, 2010
7:30 PM
Concerts Con Brio presents Bass Clarinet Duo
Sqwonk a Bass Clarinet duo performs a wide range of music from J.S. Bach to Klezmer to Jazz to original compositions written especially for the ensemble. The duo, which has been performing together all over the country for over five years, includes composer/performer Jonathan Russell, originally from Poughkeepsie, and Jeff Anderle from San Francisco. Christ Episcopal Church 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie, NY. For more information about the concert contact Jonathan Russell at jonrussell20@gmail.com Suggested donation: $10 at the door
Sunday, October 3, 2010
3:00 PM
175th Anniversary Celebration
St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Poughkeepsie is celebrating 175th years of ministry with a special service of music. Musicians from St. John's Lutheran Church, led by Susan Guse, will be participating in the the service, which will include an extended prelude with soloists, a children's choir anthem, and the premiere of a new choral anthem by St. Paul's Organist/Music Director Maris Kristapsons. A sumptuous Caribbean buffet will follow the service. All are invited! St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 161 Mansion Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. Info: 845-452-8440.
Sunday, September 26, 2010
4:00 PM
Organ Recital by Kent Tritle
Kent Tritle, renowned organist of the New York Philharmonic, will be in recital on the tracker organ at Smithfield Presbyterian Church (Smithfield Valley Road/Rt. 83, off Rt. 44, Amenia, NY) playing works by Bach, Buxtehude, Sweelinck, and Walther to benefit The Oratorio Society of New York. $25 Suggested Donation. For Reservations please call: 646-404-0947 or email: JaneLevi@aol.com
Sunday, September 26, 2010
4:00 PM
Kairos: 2010 Bach Cantata Series
Kairos: A Consort of Singers, under the direction of Edward Lundergan, presents the fourth in its 2010 Bach Cantata series (now in its fifth season) with Cantata 78, Jesu, der du meine Seele, with chamber orchestra. The concert will also feature an instrumental work by the Baroque master. The concert is open to the public and all are welcome. There is a suggested donation of $10 to help support the Series. The cantata and other works will be performed as part of a choral evensong service. Location: Holy Cross Monastery, Route 9W, West Park, NY. Info: 845-256-9114.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
3:00 PM
Summer's End Concert
Beverly Simmons, organist; Douglas Coates, pianist/baritone; Carol Osgood, pianist. First Presbyterian Church, 50 Liberty Street, Beacon, NY. Free will offering. Info: 845-831-5322.
Saturday, September 18, 2010
7:00 PM
Hand Bell Concert
The Belles of the Hudson Valley Hand Bell Ensemble, Directed by Donald Filkins. Selections from Broadway hits, plus additional vocal and instrumental music. Benefit: new choir robes. Reception following. Suggested donation: $10.00. First Presbyterian Church, 2568 South Avenue (at Elm Street), Wappingers Falls, NY. Info: 845-297-2800.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
3:00 PM
Choral Concert - The Evergreen Chorus
Benefit: "Friends of Darbonne, Haiti" Mission. St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 110 Overlook Road, Poughkeepsie (Town of LaGrange}. Info: 845-452-6832 or Robert_Browning4@msn.com
Sunday, September 12, 2010
3:00 PM
Gerald McGee, Concert Organist
Mr. McGee was formerly the Civic Organist of Portland, ME, a position previously held by Edwin Lemare one of only two civic organist positions in the United States. Cadet Chapel, USMA, West Point, NY. Free. Info: contact Craig Williams at 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu
Saturday, September 11, 2010
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Kingston Organ Crawl
Join us for an organ crawl to some of the major instruments in Kingston, NY. Bring your shoes and a favorite piece to share with us, or just come to listen. We'll meet at the south parking lot at Christ Church in Poughkeepsie at 9:00 AM. From there we'll carpool to downtown Kingston, where we can park and walk to the first 3 churches and to lunch; all locations are within 2 blocks of each other. We'll have an enjoyable lunch with our hosts, and then will stop at Immanuel Lutheran in lower Kingston on the way home. Here's the schedule:
10:00 AM - St. James United Methodist, 35 Pearl Street, Kingston (organist: Lonnie Kulick)
10:45 - Fair Street Reformed Church, 209 Fair Street, Kingston (organist: Terry Earles)
11:30 AM - Old Dutch Reformed Church, 272 Wall Street, Kingston (organist: Jean Hattersley)
12:15 PM - Lunch (location to be announced)
1:15 PM - Immanuel Lutheran Church, 22 Livingston Street, Kingston (organist: James Fitzwilliam)

Of course, if you live closer to Kingston, you can meet us at St. James at 10:00 AM for the start of our tour. There is sufficient parking around the church. We can also arrange a carpool location from Highland if there are enough from the west side of the river that would like to meet us there.

Please notify Eric Hepp at 845-489-2625 or erhepp@us.ibm.com if you'll be joining us.

Sunday, August 29, 2010
3:00 PM
Bach Chamber Concert - Part of the 11th Annual Hudson Valley BachFest
featuring Bach's motet Jesu Meine Freude
and Bach's orchestral chamber works. BachFest Chamber Choir & Chamber Orchestra, directed by Edward Lundergan. Tickets $10 general admission, Children under 12 free
Cornwall Presbyterian Church, Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY. Suggested donation $8. Info: Dr. Laura Ramsey Russell: 845-485-1648; Dr. Ruthanne Schempf: 845-534-2166; Emily Faxon: 845-534-8368
Saturday, August 28, 2010
7:30 PM
Choral Concert - Part of the 11th Annual Hudson Valley BachFest
"Great Opening Choral Movements and Sinfonias from Bach's Cantatas", featuring Cantata No. 80, Ein' feste Burg ist unser Gott and Cantata No. 140, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme. BachFest Choir & Orchestra
directed by Laura Ramsey Russell. Tickets: $10 general admission, Children under 12 free. Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie, NY. Info: 845-452-8220.
Saturday, August 28, 2010
3:00 PM
Young Performers' Concert - Part of the 11th Annual Hudson Valley BachFest
Cornwall Presbyterian Church, Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY. Suggested donation $8. Info: Dr. Laura Ramsey Russell: 845-485-1648; Dr. Ruthanne Schempf: 845-534-2166; Emily Faxon: 845-534-8368
Friday, August 27, 2010
7:30 2010
Keyboard Marathon - Part of the 11th Annual Hudson Valley BachFest
Featuring Bach Partitas. Cornwall Presbyterian Church, Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY. Suggested donation $8. Info: Dr. Laura Ramsey Russell: 845-485-1648; Dr. Ruthanne Schempf: 845-534-2166; Emily Faxon: 845-534-8368

Friday, August 27, 2010
7:30 PM
Sunset Organ Recital
St. Nicholas-on-the-Hudson, 37 Point Street, New Hamburg, NY. Bring a picnic and enjoy the church garden and scene Hudson River in the back yard of St. Nicholas-on-the-Hudson followed by an Organ Recital by Gregory Citarella at 7:30 PM. The recital to last not more than 45 minutes. The church is always open for Prayer and Meditation

Thursday, August 26, 2010
7:00 PM
Dress Rehearsal for BachFest
Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie, NY. Click here for complete details.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
7:00 PM
Rehearsal for BachFest
Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie, NY. Click here for complete details.
Saturday, August 14, 2010
8:00 PM
Vocal Recital by Peter Walker, Bass-Baritone
Medieval Madness: From Beowulf to Tristan to Oswald von Wolkenstein, the concert will explore the idea of heroes and heroism in the medieval world. Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie, NY. Info: 845-452-8220
Thursday, August 12, 2010
7:00 PM
Rehearsal for BachFest
Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie, NY. Click here for complete details.
Sunday, August 8, 2010
POSTPONED
Organ Concert by Nathaniel Gumbs
Watch this space for rescheduling information. Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 2607 South Avenue, Wappingers Falls, NY. Info: 845-296-0102.
Thursday, August 5, 2010
7:00 PM
Rehearsal for BachFest
Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie, NY. Click here for complete details.
Friday, July 23, 2010
7:30 PM
Sunset Organ Recital
St. Nicholas-on-the-Hudson, 37 Point Street, New Hamburg, NY. Bring a picnic and enjoy the church garden and scene Hudson River in the back yard of St. Nicholas-on-the-Hudson followed by an Organ Recital by Gregory Citarella at 7:30 PM. The recital to last not more than 45 minutes. The church is always open for Prayer and Meditation

Thursday, July 22, 2010
7:00 PM
Rehearsal for BachFest
Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie, NY. Click here for complete details.
Sunday, July 18, 2010
4:00 PM
Annual Chapter Picnic
To be held at the home of Eric Hepp, 24 LorMar Court, Wappingers Falls, NY. The chapter will furnish soda and the meat for the grill. So please bring a side dish, appetizer or dessert to share. Eric has a wonderful yard in which to sit and talk. Bring a chair and get to know your colleagues. Newcomers are welcome; please call 845-790-3381 if you plan to attend.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
7:00 PM
Rehearsal for BachFest
Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie, NY. Click here for complete details.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
7:00 PM
Rehearsal for BachFest
Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie, NY. Click here for complete details.
Sunday, July 4 through Thursday, July 8, 2010
AGO National Convention 2010
Washington, DC. For details see this month's issue of The American Organist or visit the web site at www.ago2010.org.
Thursday, July 1, 2010
7:00 PM
Rehearsal for BachFest
Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie, NY. Click here for complete details.
Saturday, June 26, 2010
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Wanamaker Organ Day
Featuring Ken Cowan, Peter Richard Conte and special guests. Concert at 11:30 AM will be streamcast live at WRTI.org. Tickets for a screening of "Wings" on the Friends Wurlitzer ($10) are available at the door. Capping the day on the Wanamaker Organ at 5pm is our Grand Closing Concert with PETER RICHARD CONTE, the Philadelphia Brass and added Brass Chorus and Tympani in a Sonic Spectacular! Macy's Philadelphia, 13th and Market Streets, Philadelphia, PA. Info: execdirec@wanamakerorgan.com or call 484-684-7250.
Monday, June 21 through Saturday, June 26, 2010
Organ Historical Society Convention
Pittsburgh, PA. Info: www.organsociety.org
Sunday, June 13, 2010
3:00 PM
Annual Members' Recital
Start practicing now! Prospective performers must contact Eric Hepp at 845-790-3381 with information on what they intend to play. For practice times please contact Susan Guse at 845-227-7696, who will provide information about the organ. The concert is open to the public and will take place at [L=http://www.stjohnselc.org/]St. Johns Lutheran Church[EL], 55 Wilbur Blvd., Poughkeepsie, NY. Free will offerings will be accepted.
Sunday, June 6, 2010
6:00 PM
"Peace Through Music" - Dutchess County Interfaith Council Music Festival
Please join this year's Combined Interfaith Choir - sing yourself and urge your friends to join in. Singers need to attend at least three rehearsals. The rehearsal schedule is:
  • Sunday, April 11, St John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 55 Wilbur Blvd., Poughkeepsie

  • Sunday, April 18, Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 2611 South Avenue,
    Wappingers Falls

  • Sunday, May 16, St Paul's Episcopal Church, 161 Mansion Street, Poughkeepsie

  • Sunday, May 23, Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 2611 South Avenue, Wappingers Falls
Singers need to attend at least three rehearsals. Concert location: Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 2611 South Avenue, Wappingers Falls, NY. For more information contact the DCIC office at 845-471-7333.
Sunday, June 6, 2010
4:00 PM
Kairos: 2010 Bach Cantata Series
Kairos: A Consort of Singers, under the direction of Edward Lundergan, will present the third in its 2010 Bach Cantata series with a performance of Cantata 186, rgre dich, O Seele, nicht, with chamber orchestra. The concert will also feature an instrumental work by the Baroque master. The concert is free to the public (free-will offering gratefully accepted). The cantata and instrumental work will be performed as part of a choral evensong service. Location: Holy Cross Monastery, Route 9W, West Park, NY. Info: 845-256-9114.
Sunday, June 6, 2010
3:00 PM
Final NYMA Concert with Ralph Ringstad, Jr.
New York Military Academy in Cornwall-on-Hudson will be closing its doors for good this year after 121 years of operation, so this may well be your last opportunity to experience this magnificent instrument in concert. The NYMA Mighty Moller is an original installation custom built and installed in the Academy's Davis Chapel/Auditorium by the Moller Company in 1927. (We regret that the chapel/auditorium is not handicapped accessible, nor is it air conditioned. It is advisable to bring a cushion to pad the wooden seats.)

Ralph Ringstad, Jr. played his professional concert debut at NYMA in March 1980 while a student at Ithaca College, and has returned to play "anniversary" concerts every five year since. Ralph returns to NYMA for this Finale Concert to mark his 30th anniversary as a professional musician. In addition to other popular theatre organ and orchestral music, Ralph will also feature selections by NYMA's famous musical alumni, Les Brown, Johnny Mandel, and Stephen Sondheim.

Admission donation is $10.00; $8.00 for NYTOS members and seniors. Info: 845-534-3710 or visit the NYMA web site at www.nyma.org.

Sunday, May 23, 2010
3:00 PM
Vocal Recital by Crystal Glenn, Soprano
Works by Mozart, Puccini, and Strauss, and Spirituals. Ms. Glenn is completing her pre-college requirements at Manhattan School of Music this month and graduating Roy C. Ketcham High School next month. She will attend Westminster Choir College. Location: Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 2607 South Avenue, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 - 845-296-0102. Free will offering.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
3:00 PM
USMA Concert Band
LTC Timothy Holtan, director. A variety of classic and patriotic favorites in the beautiful acoustical setting of the Cadet Chapel. The USMA Band will join with Organist/Choirmaster Craig S. Williams in the performance of Bert Truaxs Legacies of Honor and Saint-Sans Organ Symphony. Cadet Chapel, USMA, West Point, NY. Free. Info: 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu
Sunday, May 9, 2010
7:00 PM
Kairos: Spring A Cappella Concert
Kairos: A Consort of Singers, under the direction of Edward Lundergan, presents its Spring a cappella concert featuring works by Rheinberger, Brahms, Messaien, Durufl, Monteverdi, Schtz and Ginastera. Location: Poughkeepsie Friends Meeting, 249 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY
Tickets are $12 general admission; $10 seniors; $5 youth and students. Tickets can be ordered on-line at http://www.kairosconsort.org/orderform.htm. Info: 845-256-9114.
Sunday, May 9, 2010
3:00 PM
Juilliard Trombone Chorus Concert
Condcuted by Joseph Alessi, Principal Trombonist of the NY Philharmonic. Cadet Chapel, USMA, West Point, NY. Free. Info: 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu
Saturday, May 8, 2010
8:00 PM
Kairos: Spring A Cappella Concert
Kairos: A Consort of Singers, under the direction of Edward Lundergan, presents its Spring a cappella concert featuring works by Rheinberger, Brahms, Messaien, Durufl, Monteverdi, Schtz and Ginastera. Location: Holy Cross Episcopal Church, 30 Pine Grove Avenue, Kingston, NY. Tickets are $12 general admission; $10 seniors; $5 youth and students. Tickets can be ordered on-line at http://www.kairosconsort.org/orderform.htm. Info: 845-256-9114.
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Postponed
Mother's Day Concert by the Evergreen Chorus
The Evergreen Chorus is a member chapter of Sweet Adelines International (women's a cappella harmony). St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 110 Overlook Road, Poughkeepsie, NY. Free. Info: 845-452-6832. Watch for rescheduling details.
Sunday, May 2, 2010
POSTPONED
Organ Crawl
Watch for new information in an upcoming newsletter!
Sunday, April 25, 2010
following the concert at West Point
Chapter Dinner
Those attending the Organ Recital by Anthony Rispo are invited to have dinner together following the recital at Schades Restaurant, 457 Main Street, Highland Falls, NY. Exit through the Thayer Gate and proceed on Main Street about 800 feet to the restaurant on the right. We do need to have a head count to make a reservation. If you plan to attend, or for more information, please contact Eric Hepp at 845-790-3381.
Sunday, April 25, 2010
3:00 PM
Organ Concert by Anthony Rispo
Mr. Rispo is a student of Todd Wilson at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Cadet Chapel, USMA, West Point, NY. Free. Info: 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu
Sunday, April 18, 2010
7:30 PM
"Music of the Earth" Concert
Dance, choral, and instrumental music, including:
A new orchestration for chamber orchestra of portions of Stravinskys Rite of Spring by native Poughkeepsie composer Jonathan Russell; selections from Carmina Burana for Choir and Chamber Orchestra; Paul Winters Earth Mass (Missa Gaia) - including the sounds of endangered animal species! Performed by the Con Brio Choir and Chamber Orchestra directed by Laura Ramsey Russell. The Choir is made up of singers from all over the Hudson Valley. The Chamber orchestra includes professional musicians on organ, piano, percussion, oboe, English horn, saxophone, bass clarinet, cello and double bass. Original Dance presented by Poughkeepsie City Ballet will accompany the Rite of Spring and some of the other musical selections. Freewill donation at the door. Christ Episcopal Church, on the corner of Academy, Barclay, and Carroll Streets in Poughkeepsie (for directions go to www.christchurchpok.org). There will be a freewill donation at the door. Info: Please call Laura Russell at 845-485-1648 or email her at LRussell@hvc.rr.com
Sunday, April 4, 2010
4:00 PM
Kairos: 2010 Bach Cantata Series
Kairos: A Consort of Singers, under the direction of Edward Lundergan, presents the second in its 2010 Bach Cantata series with our annual performance of Cantata 4, Christ lag in Todesbanden, with chamber orchestra. The concert will also feature "Since by Man Came Death" from Messiah (Handel) and Bach's Sanctus in D Major. The concert is free to the public (free-will offering gratefully accepted). The cantata and other works will be performed as part of a choral evensong service. Location: Holy Cross Monastery, Route 9W, West Park, NY. Info: 845-256-9114.
Friday, March 26, 2010
8:00 PM
The Fifth Donald M. Pearson Memorial Organ Recital, by Renee Anne Louprette
Hailed by The New York Times as "a technically nimble and dynamic organist," Ms. Louprette, Associate Director of Music at St. Ignatius Loyola Church in New York City, has established an international career as an organ recitalist and choral conductor. She will present an all-Bach program, including the F major Toccata and the B minor Prelude and Fugue to be performed on the Fritts organ. Skinner Hall of Music at Vassar College, Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie. Info: 845-437-7294
Thursday, March 25, 2010
7:00 PM
A Lenten Evening of Prayer and Sacred Music
presented by the Music Ministries of Saint Augustine Church, 140 Maple Avenue, New City, NY 10956. Evening prayer service, including the prayerful music of the Taiz community from the French countryside. Saint Augustines pastor Father Bill Cosgrove offers thoughts and reflections on the holy and solemn season of Lent. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and light refreshment follows in the Zoeller Center after the service. Suggested offering $10. Info: 914-318-3268.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
12:30 PM
Organ Recital
by Craig S. Williams, Organist/Choirmaster, Cadet Chapel, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY. Program: Carillon Marcel Dupr; Theme and Variations (1844) Felix Mendelssohn; Torchlight March Alexandre Guilmant; The Day Thou Gavest, Lord, Is Ended Emma Lou Diemer; Toccata Nancy Plummer Faxon. Location: Central Synagogue, 123 E. 55th Street, New York, NY. Central Synagogue had a devastating fire a few years back and it now has a splendid Casavant pipe organ complementing its beautiful worship space. Free. Info: 845-938-7352
Saturday, March 6, 2010
10:30 AM to 2:30 PM (with lunch break)
AGO Certification and Advancement Workshop
Sponsored by the Westchester Chapter, AGO. CHVAGO members are invited to participate at no cost. Place: St. Barnabas Church,. 15 North Broadway, Irvington-on-Hudson, NY. Presenter: Dr. Jan-Piet Knijff, DMA, FAGO. Info: 914-591-8194.
Sunday, February 28, 2010
10:30 AM
New Organ Work Premiere
The premiere performance of a new work by Maris Kristapsons, Variants on "Amazing Grace," will take place during the worship service at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 31 West Main St., Port Jervis, NY. The work was commissioned by St. Peter's to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the congregation. Kathy Brink is the organist.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
12:30 PM
Organ Recital
by Craig S. Williams, Organist/Choirmaster, Cadet Chapel, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY. Program: Carillon Marcel Dupr; Theme and Variations (1844) Felix Mendelssohn; Torchlight March Alexandre Guilmant; The Day Thou Gavest, Lord, Is Ended Emma Lou Diemer; Toccata Nancy Plummer Faxon. Location: Princeton University Chapel, Main Princeton Campus near Firestone Library and Washington Road, Princeton, NJ. Free. Info: 845-938-7352
Saturday, February 20, 2010
3:00 PM
Choral Techniques Workshop presented by Christine Howlett
Postponed from September 19, 2009. Christine Howlett is Director of Choral Actibities at Vassar College and Artistic Director of Capella Festiva. She also directs several other choruses and is a member of Kairos: A Consort of Singers. Location: Tekla Hall in the Skinner Building at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie. Info: 845-463-1249.
February 1113, 2010
"We the People" - American Choral Directors Association, Eastern Division Conference
The American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) is extending its discounted ACDA member registration rate to AGO members attending the winter conference in Philadelphia. Of particular interest to AGO members is the first-ever United in Praise Festival Chorus, which will draw its members from select church and synagogue choirs in the ACDA Eastern Division states (Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and the District of Columbia). This 200-voice choir will be presented in worship at the United in Praise Interfaith Worship Service on Friday, February 12, at 5:00 p.m., at the First Baptist Church of Philadelphia. After a day of rehearsals with Craig Courtney, noted American composer of sacred music and editor for Beckenhorst Press, the chorus will be ready for a major role in the service. AGO members are invited to recommend this opportunity to their choirs. The postmark deadline for application is October 1, 2009. For further information, please e-mail Ken Steele, Chairman, Music in Worship Repertoire and Standards, ACDA Eastern Division, at krsteele45@comcast.net with "Festival Chorus" in the subject line.

Sunday, February 7, 2010
(Snow Date February 21, 2010)
4:00 PM
Note corrected date!
Historical Organ Methods
Presentation by Dr. Robert Chase on three centuries of organ methods/tutors/schools used for organ instruction. Sponsored by the Westchester Chapter, AGO. Church in the Highlands, 35 Bryant Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605.
Sunday, February 7, 2010
4:00 PM
Kairos: 2010 Bach Cantata Series
Kairos: A Consort of Singers, under the direction of Edward Lundergan, will present the first in its 2010 Bach Cantata series (now in its fifth season!) with a performance of Cantata 131, Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir, with chamber orchestra. The concert will also feature the "Kyrie" from Rheinberger's Cantus Missae and Bach's Gamba Sonata in G Major, BWV 1027, performed by violist Valentina Charlap-Evans. The concert is free to the public (free-will offering gratefully accepted). The cantata, choral work and instrumental work will be performed as part of a choral evensong service. Location: Holy Cross Monastery, Route 9W, West Park, NY. Info: 845-256-9114.


The cantata performance is being dedicated to the victims of the recent earthquake in Haiti. All free-will offerings collected will be matched by the Holy Cross community and donated to the Red Cross Haiti Disaster Relief Fund and Episcopal Relief & Development.

Sunday, January 24, 2010
4:45 PM
Sunday Organ Recital Series - Concert by Darren Motise
Cathedral of St. Patrick, Fifth Avenue between 50th and 51st Streets in New York City. Darren, a former member of CHVAGO, is now based in Los Angeles. Program: Bach: Chorale Prelude ~ "O Mensch Bewein' dein' Snde Gross"; Bach: Trio Sonata No. 5 in C Major, Mvmt 1; Brahms: Chorale Prelude Op. 122 No. 4;
Messiaen: "Prire aprs la Communion" from "Book of the Holy Sacrament"; Messiaen: "Dieu Parmi Nous" from "The Nativity of the Lord". Free. Info: 212-753-2261 x245.

Saturday, January 23, 2010
7:30 PM
The Marriage of Figaro by W.A. Mozart in Opera Ritaglia
Presented byThe Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra. Location: Roosevelt High School in Hyde Park, NY. The NDSO was formed in 2006 to bring live orchestral music to Northern Dutchess County and the surrounding Hudson Valley area. The orchestra membership includes both professional musicians and talented youth musicians. Tickets priced at $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students are available in advance at Molloys Pharmacy (Rt.9) in Hyde Park, NY, Dutchess Pharmacy (E. Market Street), and Oblong Books (Montgomery Street) both in Rhinebeck, NY. Tickets can also be purchased at the door on the evening of the concert, beginning at 6:45pm. Roosevelt High School is located at 156 South Cross Road in Staatsburg, NY. Further information is available at www.ndsorchestra.org or by calling 845-635-0877.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
5:00 to 8:00 PM
Spuds & Sundaes Social
Join us and bring a friend to our annual winter social, featuring a menu of baked potatoes and ice cream sundaes, both with all kinds of toppings. This is also the time to browse through piles of sheet music to our Musical Bake Sale. You may bring any unwanted sheet music to add to the accumulated selections. All proceeds will benefit the chapter. Location: The home of Gregory Citarella, 784 Old Rte 9 N, Wappingers Falls, NY. For directions, click here.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
4:00 PM
Concert by Kairos
Location: Vassar Chapel, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY
Kairos is excited to announce that our 15th anniversary celebration will culminate with our final 2009 Bach Cantata Series performance of Bach's splendid Magnificat and Handel's early and rarely-performed work Dixit Dominus with chamber orchestra. Tickets for this special Cantata Series performance are $15 general admission and $12 seniors/students.

Supported in part by a grant from the Dutchess County Arts Council, administrator of public funds through NYSCA's Decentralization Program.

Sunday, January 10, 2010
2:00 PM
Annual "Gift to the City" Concert
Various sacred/secular musical groups will be performing, including an ecumenical choir, and an organ prelude by Maris Kristapsons. St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 161 Mansion Street, Poughkeepsie, NY. Free admission. Light reception to follow. Info: 845-635-8837. A nice prelude to our Spuds & Sundaes event which follows at 5:00 PM.
Saturday, January 9, 2010
8:00 PM
Convert by Kairos
Location: The Reformed Church of New Paltz, 92 Huguenot Street, New Paltz, NY
Kairos is excited to announce that our 15th anniversary celebration will culminate with our final 2009 Bach Cantata Series performance of Bach's splendid Magnificat and Handel's early and rarely-performed work Dixit Dominus with chamber orchestra. Tickets for this special Cantata Series performance are $15 general admission and $12 seniors/students.

Supported in part by a grant from the Dutchess County Arts Council, administrator of public funds through NYSCA's Decentralization Program.

Sunday, December 20, 2009
3:00 PM
Lessons and Carols - Presented by Kairos
Location: Holy Cross Monastery, Route 9W, West Park, NY
Kairos will present our annual Lessons & Carols Service at Holy Cross Monastery. The service will include readings from the Old and New Testaments, interspersed with choral motets, hymns and carols from the Medieval to the present. The concert is free to the public; a freewill offering will be taken to benefit the Kingston Freeman Holiday Fund, and a reception will follow the service.
Sunday, December 13, 2009
3:00 PM
Holiday Concert
Rhinebeck Choral Club, directed by Charles E. Kelley. St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 110 Overlook Road, Poughkeepsie (Town of LaGrange). Admission Charged. Info: 845-452-6832
Sunday, December 13, 2009
2:00 PM
Christmas Concert
Presented by the Adult Choir at Blessed Kateri RC Church, with Peter Krauss, Organist and Nina Ricci, Director. Free admission. Refreshments to follow. Blessed Kateri RC Church, Rte 82, Lagrangeville, NY. Info: 845-227-1710 .

Sunday, December 6, 2009
4:00 PM
Advent Lessons and Carols
Trinity Church, 1200 Main Street, Fishkill, NY. Beverly Simmons, Minister of Music. Info: 845-896-9884 or 845-463-1249.
Sunday, December 6, 2009
3:00 PM
51st Annual Performance of Handel's Messiah
Christmas portion, plus Hallelujah! Cadet Chapel, USMA, West Point, NY. Free. Info: 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu
Sunday, December 6, 2009
3:00 PM
Advent/Christmas Hymn Sing
Organist Gregory Citarella will hold a Hymn Sing focused on the hymns of the Advent and Christmas Season. Holy Cross Episcopal Church, 30 Pine Grove Avenue, Kingston, NY. All are welcome to attend - Free and open to the public. Info: Holy Cross Church 845-331-6796 - or Gregory Citarella at 845-297-7693
Sunday, November 29, 2009
3:00 PM
Organ Recital by Craig S. Williams
Craig S. Williams, Organist and Choir Director at the Cadet Chapel at West Point, will play La Nativit du Seigneur by Olivier Messiaen at
First Lutheran Church, 325 Mill Street (corner of Rte. 55 westbound and Ann Street), Poughkeepsie, NY. First Lutheran has a historic Austin organ designed by the late Ray Corey and others, and some restoration work has been done on it by Steven Rosenberry under the supervision of the current organist, Eric Hepp. Given the limited size of the instrument and dry but ambient acoustic of the sanctuary, the church and organ allow the performance of Messiaens music in very colorful and convincing ways. There will be readings before each of the nine meditations which make up the work which will further bring to the audience the exploration of the Christmas story. Info: 845-452-6050 or 845-790-3381. Suggested Donation $10 at the door.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
2-4 PM
Workshop on the Variety of Music Available for Memorials
Robert Chase, our workshop leader, is Director of Music at the Church in the Highlands in White Plains, NY, and was formerly professor of music at Pace University. He is the author of Memento Mori: A Guide to Contemporary Memorial Music (Scarecrow Press, 2007) and Dies Irae: A Guide to Requiem Music (Scarecrow Press, 2003). Location: First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 325 Mill Street, Poughkeepsie, NY.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
4:00 PM
Concert by Kairos
Location: Grace Episcopal Church, 58 North Street, Middletown, NY
Kairos is continuing our 15th anniversary celebration with performances of "More of our Favorite Things!" Our fall concert will have a (mostly) French theme and will feature a cappella works by Josquin, Poulenc, Debussy, Lasso and others. Come join us for a delightful afternoon of beautiful choral music!. Tickets are $12 general admission, $10 seniors/students.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
3:00 PM
Organ, Trumpet, Voice and Violin Recital
Voice: Paulette Sibert: Violin: Julie Berman; Trumpet: Jim Paradies; Organ: Gregory Citarella. All are Welcome! Refreshments following. St. Nicholas-on-the-Hudson Church - Episcopal, 37 Point Street, New Hamburg, NY 12590. Info: 845-297-2010 or 845-297-7693
Sunday, November 15, 2009
3:00 PM
Organ Recital at West Point
Craig S. Williams plays the Complete Sonatas of Felix Mendelssohn in honor of his 200th birthday, played on the worlds largest church pipe organ. Cadet Chapel, USMA, West Point, NY. Free. Info: 845-938-7352
Friday, November 13, 2009
8:00 PM
Concert by Kairos
Location: St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 163 Main Street, New Paltz, NY
Kairos is continuing our 15th anniversary celebration with performances of "More of our Favorite Things!" Our fall concert will have a (mostly) French theme and will feature a cappella works by Josquin, Poulenc, Debussy, Lasso and others. Come join us for a delightful evening of beautiful choral music!. Tickets are $12 general admission, $10 seniors/students.

Sunday, November 8, 2009
7:30 PM
Concerts Con Brio presents: Gloria by Francis Poulenc
Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie, NY. Also on the program: "Jubilate Deo" a setting of Psalm 100 by British composer Benjamin Britten; "Cantique de Jean Racine" by French composer Garbiel Faur; "I was glad" a setting of Psalm 122 by British composer Hubert Parry. Christine Howlett, soprano soloist. Choir conducted by Laura Ramsey Russell. Organist: James Fitzwilliam. Tickets are $10, available at the door. Info: contact Laura Russell at 845-485-1648.
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Check Listing for Times
Pedals, Pipes and Pizza
An opportunity for young piano students to learn about how a pipe organ works, and to try out their skills on the manuals of an organ. Pizza lunch is provided.

Two locations:
1. Union Presbyterian Church, 44 Balmville Road, Newburgh, NY. Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Info and reservations: Contact Margaret Small at 845-534-9485.
2. Christ Church, Episcopal, Academy and Carroll Streets, Poughkeepsie , NY. Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Info and reservations: Contact Laura Russell at 845-485-1648.

Sunday, October 25, 2009
4:00 PM
Concert by Kairos
Location: Holy Cross Monastery, Route 9W, West Park, NY
Kairos will present the fifth in our 2009 Bach Cantata series with a performance of Cantata 77, Du sollst Gott, deinen Herren, lieben, with chamber orchestra. The concert will also feature several movements from Josquin's Missa Ave Maris Stella, performed by Kairos, and Georg Philipp Telemann's Sonata in A minor, performed by oboist Jol Evans, cellist Susan Seligman and harpsichordist Mary Jane Corry. The concert is free to the public (free-will offering gratefully accepted). The cantata and instrumental work will be performed as part of a choral evensong service. Supported in part by a grant from the Dutchess County Arts Council, administrator of public funds through NYSCA's Decentralization Program.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
3:30 PM
Tower Music Series Presents Gail Archer in Concert
The Reformed Church, 70 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY. Details to follow.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
8:00 PM

Amici Cantanti
This talented group of singers from NYC will be presenting an all-Italian evening of song and music. Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, 161 Mansion Street, Poughkeepsie, NY. Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door, $10 students. Info: 845-926-6025
Saturday, October 24, 2009
7:30 PM
Orchestra Concert
The Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra presents our fall concert featuring Babette Hierholzer, piano, performing Mozart Piano Concerto No. 23 K. 488, in A Major. Rhinebeck High School Auditorium, 45 North Park Road, Rhinebeck, NY. Tickets: Adults $15, Seniors $10, Students $5. Season tickets are available. Info: 845-635-0877.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
7:00 PM
Organ Recital by Kevin Donnelly
Kevin is a young organist native to Dutchess County. Regina Coeli RC Church, Route 9 at Harvey Street, Hyde Park, NY. Suggested Donation is $10. Proceeds to help support Regina Coeli's 7th & 8th Grade trip to the Youth Congress this Fall as well as the Hyde Park Food Pantry. Info: 845-229-2134.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
3:00 PM
NOTE NEW TIME!
Hymn Festival
Presented by Rick Erickson. Cadet Chapel, USMA, West Point, NY.
Let's get not only our choirs but our congregations to participate. A hymn festival works best when there are LOTS of people in the congregation singing! Click here for a printable flyer. Info: Call Beverly Simmons at 845-463-1249.
Sunday, October 4, 2009
3:00 PM
Mendelssohn in the Romantic Century
Gail Archer, organist. Music of Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn, Schumann, Brahms, and Reger. Main Chapel, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY. Info: 845-437-7294.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
4:00 PM
Organ Recital by Mark Laubach
Canon Mark Laubach is Organist and Choirmaster of St. Stephens Episcopal Church in Wilkes-Barre, the Pro-Cathedral of the Diocese of Bethlehem, PA, and is well-known as a teacher, performer, and recording artist. Location: Historic St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 31 West Main Street, Port Jervis, NY. Free will offering to benefit the restoration fund for the 100-year-old Morey pipe organ. Reception follows. Info: 570-430-1755.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
2:30 PM
Organ Concert by Robert Fertitta
Works by Couperin, Bach, Saint-Saens, Vierne and arrangements of works by Gershwin and Rogers. Robert Fertitta is an organist, performer, lecturer, workshop presenter, adjudicator of competitions, and music reviewer for the American Organist Magazine. He is also the founder, photographer, and curator of the Gallery of Stained Glass Art. Location: Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha Roman Catholic Church, 1925 Rte 82, Lagrangeville, NY. The new 3-manual, 80-stop Allen organ at Blessed Kateri Church represents state-of-the-art digital technology in the sampling of true pipe organ sounds. Suggested donation: $10.00. Reception to Follow. Info: call Bev at 845-462-0516 or Anthony at 845-489-6174.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
4:00 PM
Great Music in a Historic Setting
Organ Recital by Jimrae K. Lenser to benefit the Orange County Classic Choral Societys 50th Anniversary Program. Several selections by Johann Sebastian Bach (including Fugue in G major) as well as works by Dietrich Buxtehude, John Stanley, David Ballantine, Henry Grimshaw, Jean Joseph Mouret, John Ireland and others. Blooming Grove United Church of Christ, at the corner of Rte. 94 and Old Dominion Road, Blooming Grove, NY. Organ: 1902 Hook & Hasting Opus 1935 tracker. Suggested donation: $20 for adults and $14 for seniors and students. Info: 845-928-6462.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
3:30 PM
Summer's End Concert
Donald Filkins, organist; Douglas Coates, pianist/baritone; Carol Osgood, pianist. First Presbyterian Church, 50 Liberty Street, Beacon, NY. Free will offering. Reception to follow. Info: 845-831-5322.
Saturday, September 19, 2009
2:00 to 4:00 PM
Choral Technique for the Church Choir Director
presented by Christine Howlett, Director of Choral Activities at Vassar College. Location: Skinner Hall, Vassar College, Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY.
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!
Sunday, September 13, 2009
3:00 PM
Organ Recital by Brian Hoffman
Organist and Music Director, St. Georges, Schenectady, NY
(Class of 1964 Recital Series) The program will include pieces by Bach, Dupre, Franck, Hoffman, Langlais, Tournemire and Mulet. The recital is free of charge and open to the public. Cadet Chapel, USMA, West Point, NY. Free. Info: 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu
Saturday, August 29, 2009
7:00 PM
Bachs Passion according to St. Matthew (BWV 244) with choir and orchestra
Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie, NY.
Laura Ramsey Russell, conductor; Craig Williams, organist; James Ruff as Evangelist; Kent Smith as Jesus. Part of Hudson Valley BachFest. Tickets: $15 general admission; $12 seniors/students. For more information go to www.christchurchpok.org or www.hudsonvalleysocietyformusic.org or call Laura Russell at 845-485-1648.
Friday, August 28, 2009
7:30 PM
Bach Organ Recital by Gail Archer
Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie, NY. Program: Prelude and Fugue in Eb (BWV 552 1/2 - St. Anne); Sei gegrusset, Jesu gutig (BWV 768); An Wasserflussen Babylon (BWV 653); Komm Heiliger Geist (BWV 651); Concerto in a minor (BWV 593); Prelude and Fugue in C major (BWV 547).
Part of 2009 Hudson Valley BachFest. Tickets: Reduced to $10 general admission. For more information go to www.christchurchpok.org or www.hudsonvalleysocietyformusic.org or call Laura Russell at 845-485-1648.
Friday, August 28 at 7:00 PM through Sunday, August 30 at 10:00 AM
Church Music Lover's Retreat
Mount St. Alphonsus, Esopus, NY. This weekend retreat is perfect for people that love church music, men and women that sing in choirs and folk groups, instrument players and music directors. Spend time in quiet prayer, learn beautiful music that your church group will be able to learn, and enjoy the company of fellow church music lovers. The retreat is directed by Michael Sweeney, a member of the retreat team and accomplished choral director. Cost is $160, which includes music, accommodations and meals. Reservation and $25 deposit required. Click here to reserve online or click here to download a printable reservation form. Info: 845-384-8000.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
12:15 to 12:45 PM
Uptown Organ Recital Series presents The Rev. Kenneth Walsh
Old Dutch Church, 272 Wall Street, Kingston. Old Dutch Church is located on Main Street between Fair and Wall Streets in Uptown Kingston. The Series features local artists and all concerts are free and open to the public. The Church is handicapped accessible. For more information call the Church office at 845-338-6759.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
12:15 to 12:45 PM
Uptown Organ Recital Series presents Anthony Rispo
Old Dutch Church, 272 Wall Street, Kingston. Old Dutch Church is located on Main Street between Fair and Wall Streets in Uptown Kingston. The Series features local artists and all concerts are free and open to the public. The Church is handicapped accessible. For more information call the Church office at 845-338-6759.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
12:15 to 12:45 PM
Uptown Organ Recital Series presents Boyd Herforth
Old Dutch Church, 272 Wall Street, Kingston. Old Dutch Church is located on Main Street between Fair and Wall Streets in Uptown Kingston. The Series features local artists and all concerts are free and open to the public. The Church is handicapped accessible. For more information call the Church office at 845-338-6759.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
12:15 to 12:45 PM
Uptown Organ Recital Series presents Clarence H. Chaisson
Old Dutch Church, 272 Wall Street, Kingston. Old Dutch Church is located on Main Street between Fair and Wall Streets in Uptown Kingston. The Series features local artists and all concerts are free and open to the public. The Church is handicapped accessible. For more information call the Church office at 845-338-6759.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
12:15 to 12:45 PM
Uptown Organ Recital Series presents Eric Hepp
Old Dutch Church, 272 Wall Street, Kingston. Old Dutch Church is located on Main Street between Fair and Wall Streets in Uptown Kingston. The Series features local artists and all concerts are free and open to the public. The Church is handicapped accessible. For more information call the Church office at 845-338-6759.
Saturday, July 25, 2009
4:00 PM
CONCORA Festival 2009 choir presents "Music of Maurice Durufl"
Immanuel Congregational Church, 10 Woodland St. (corner of Farmington Ave.) in Hartford. Conducted once again by Richard Coffey and accompanied by organist Larry Allen, the 130-voice Festival choir will sing the Requiem (1947) as well as the four unaccompanied motets Ubi caritas, Tota pulchra es (for women's voices), Tu es Petrus, and Tantum Ergo. The men of the Festival will present the Durufl setting, in French, of The Lord's Prayer (Notre Pre). Tickets for the July 25th concert are only $20 each, $10 with student ID, and may be purchased at www.concora.org, or by calling 860-224-7500.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
12:15 to 12:45 PM
Uptown Organ Recital Series presents Craig S. Williams
Old Dutch Church, 272 Wall Street, Kingston. Old Dutch Church is located on Main Street between Fair and Wall Streets in Uptown Kingston. The Series features local artists and all concerts are free and open to the public. The Church is handicapped accessible. For more information call the Church office at 845-338-6759.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
3:00 PM
Annual Chapter Picnic
We will gather at the home of Eric Hepp at 24 Lor-Mar Court in Wappingers Falls for our annual chapter picnic. Beautiful surroundings, good food, great fellowship. More details to be announced soon. Plan to come and join the fun.

Thursday, July 16, 2009
12:15 to 12:45 PM
Uptown Organ Recital Series presents Thomas Sheehan
Old Dutch Church, 272 Wall Street, Kingston. Old Dutch Church is located on Main Street between Fair and Wall Streets in Uptown Kingston. The Series features local artists and all concerts are free and open to the public. The Church is handicapped accessible. For more information call the Church office at 845-338-6759.
Thursday, July 9, 2009
12:15 to 12:45 PM
Uptown Organ Recital Series presents Terry Earles
Old Dutch Church, 272 Wall Street, Kingston. Old Dutch Church is located on Main Street between Fair and Wall Streets in Uptown Kingston. The Series features local artists and all concerts are free and open to the public. The Church is handicapped accessible. For more information call the Church office at 845-338-6759.
Sunday, July 5 through Friday, July 10, 2009
Organ Historical Society 2009 Cleveland Convention
Info: http://www.organsociety.org/
Saturday, July 4, 2009
7:30 PM
Recital of Patriotic and American Organ Music
St. John's Episcopal Church, corner Clinton and Hazen Streets, Cornwall NY. Jonathan B. Hall, FAGO, organist. Works by Locklair, Sowerby, Hampton, Strayhorn, Dickinson, others. Free. Info: 845-534-5475.
Wednesday, July 1 through Friday, July 3, 2009
2009 Regional Convention for Region I (New England) and Region II (New York & New Jersey)
The Boston Chapter of the American Guild of Organists welcomes you to the Landmarks Convention! We begin on Wednesday morning, July 1, and conclude on Friday night, July 3, 2009. This leaves Saturday, July 4, open for you to stay in the area and take the optional mid-day excursion to hear the famous Methuen Memorial Music Hall Organ, to settle on the famous Charles River Esplanade for the annual Boston Pops Concert with fireworks, or to head home to celebrate Independence Day your own way.

We have planned a Green Convention: most venues are within walking distance of the hotel, and your registration will include a pass for unlimited travel on all modes of public transportation for seven days. We will offer the option of a bus transportation package for an additional fee (minus the cost of a mass-transit pass) but convention participants are strongly encouraged to help us keep Boston as clean and free of idling buses as possible.

Boston is a city of landmarks: historical, political, architectural, and musical. As organists, how would we trace the development of our craft without the landmark American organs, churches, and halls of greater Boston? Think of Aeolian-Skinner at Symphony Hall, The Christian Science Mother Church, and The Church of the Advent; Charles Fisk at Old West Church; Ernest M. Skinner at Old South and Trinity Churches. There are new landmarks of our craft here, too: Richards & Fowkes at First Lutheran Church; Shoenstein at Christ Church, Cambridge; and the lovingly restored Welte at Church of the Covenant. It is good to visit and revisit the landmarks of our identity and even better to do it together!

Among the artists matched up with our landmark venues are Christa Rakich, David Briggs, Hatsumi Miura, Peter Sykes, and Diane Meredith Belcher. The New Philharmonia Orchestra will perform with James David Christie at Symphony Hall, two brass ensembles will join organist Barbara Bruns for an evening of polychoral splendor at Trinity Church, and Peter Krasinski will improvise accompaniment to a silent movie on the ultra-orchestral Skinner in Old South Church. Pre-convention events include the AGO/Qimby Regions I and II Competitions for Young Organists on Tuesday, June 30, and a concert that evening by Stuart Forster on the new Schoenstein organ in Christ Church, Cambridge the post once held by E. Power Biggs.

We are very pleased to offer complimentary registration for up to twenty-five students with ID. Please get the word out! Students should register by email or USPS directly to Mary Sue Willie, Registrar, 41 Hillcrest Road, Concord, MA 01742; cvmwillie@aol.com.

Early member registration (by Feb. 28, 2009) is $295. It goes up $50 to $345 on or after March 1. Senior registrants and spouses/partners of all registrants receive a $50 discount. Please see the convention website where you can register online with PayPal: www.agoboston2009.com.
Our hotel is the Back Bay Hilton, located in the heart of Boston. And the room rate is unbeatable! How often can you stay in the heart of Boston on the Fourth of July for just $189 per night? To reserve your room, follow the link on the convention website or call 1-800-HILTONS. The local hotel number is: 617-236-1100.

Please make plans now to attend the entire convention. Let it be for you a three- or four- day retreat. Even if your home is in the Boston area, leave it and check into the Back Bay Hilton to be with your AGO friends and colleagues. Remember, your colleagues benefit by your presence as much as you benefit from theirs. We are expecting you and looking forward to sharing our citys many landmarks with you.

Sunday, June 21, 2009
3:00 PM
Concert by Two Conveners
Two of our A.G.O. District Conveners, Katie Boardman (Central NY) and Roberta Rowland-Raybold (Western NY) are teaming up for one terrific musical program at the Old Palatine Church, Rt. 5, just East of St. Johnsville, NY for a special concert which will feature lots of wonderful early music. Composers will include des Prez, Palestrina, Victoria, Loeillet, Callahan, Bertheir, Bach and Pachelbel. Katie on recorders and Roberta on pipe organ make a great team and the historic Old Palatine Church, rich in pre-Revolutionary War history, and boasting a pipe organ patterned after the early Tannenberg organs along with huge Palladian windows and a wine glass pulpit is the perfect setting for a Fathers Day afternoon!
Katie is not only District Convener, but Director of Music at First Presbyterian Church and Organist for Saturday Vigil Mass at St. Marys R.C. Church, Cooperstown. She is known for her performances and directing of vocal and instrumental ensembles in historical and traditional music at the Farmers Museum and is a frequest clinician at music and educational conferences. She is Dean of the Oneonta Chapter AGO.
Roberta is Organist/Choirmaster at Christ Church, Cooperstown, and is former Dean of the State College (PA) and Binghamton (NY) AGO Chapters. She is daughter of the Palatine organs builder, Robert S. Rowland and a member of the Palatine Association. Her passions are pipe organs, teaching organ, and promoting the preservation and restoration of pipe organs.
This is a free concert (offering to be taken, of course). Why not join our two District Conveners for this special event? Wed love to meet you there.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
7:30 PM
"A Slice of the Big Apple"
presented by The Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of artistic director and conductor Kathleen Beckmann. The program features world-class harmonica virtuoso, Jia-Yi He; organist, John Baratta, and baritone, Robert Weintraub, narrator/soloist. It will include Gershwins Rhapsody in Blue; excerpts from Dvoraks New World Symphony; Bernsteins West Side Story Medley, Kanders New York, New York; Rossinis Overture to The Barber of Seville; and highlights from Schwartzs Wicked. Rhinebeck High School, 45 North Park Road, Rhinebeck, NY. Tickets are $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for students and seniors. They may be purchased two weeks in advance at Molloy's Pharmacy (4170 Route 9) in Hyde Park or at the door starting at 6:45 PM the day of the performance. Info: 845-229-4021, ext. 1238.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
4:00 PM
Choral Reading Workshop
Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, 775 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, NY. We will have a packet of anthems for each participant containing pieces from Concordia, Augsburg, GIA and Morning Star. Dr. Laura Russell will lead us in singing through them with the hope that you will find some of interest to use with your choir. We will be accompanied by Darren Motise. Come get some ideas for your next choir season. Info: 845-242-7276 or 845-485-1648.
Sunday, June 7, 2009
4:00 PM
Three Organists Spectacular
An organ concert featuring Kathryn Jones, Joseph Nigro, and Thomas Zachacz. Huguenot Memorial Church, Pelhamdale Avenue, Pelham, New York 10801. Works of Alain, Bach, Franck, Mendelssohn, Ibert, Pierne, Boellman and others. Suggested offering $10. Info: 914-738-3488.
Saturday, June 6, 2009
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wanamaker Organ Day
Featuring Peter Richard Conte, Mormon Tabernacle Organist Richard Elliott, Rudy Lucente, Walt Strony (Pops).
Grand Closing Concert with the Friends of the Wanamaker Organ Festival Chorus and Brass and Tympani Ensemble
This concert is free and open to the public. Info: Wanamaker Organ web site.
Sunday, May 31, 2009
2:00 PM
**NOTE TIME CHANGE!**
Annual Members' Recital
Poughkeepsie United Methodist Church, 2381 New Hackensack Road, Poughkeepsie, NY. Anyone who wants to play in the members' recital should call Polly James, organist and director of music
at Poughkeepsie United Methodist Church, at 845-255-7720 (leave a message if needed) to arrange practice time. Those who are playing must also call or e-mail Laura Russell (845-485-1648 / LRUSSELL@hvc.rr.com) with information about the piece they will play.

Saturday, May 30, 2009
7:30 PM
Concerts Con Brio presents Thirty Years of Song - the songs of Hudson Valley composer David Alpher
Christ Episcopal Church, Academy & Carroll Streets on the Southside of Poughkeepsie. Tickets are available at the door for $12.
The concert will include David Alpher's settings of works by William Blake, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and even a set of charming and witty cabaret songs co-written with his wife, cabaret singer Jenny Litt. Other performers, in addition to Mr. Alpher and Ms. Litt, will include Hudson Valley singers Shanna Andrawis, Paul Frazer, Sarah Levine Simon, Peter Walker, and Danielle Woerner; New York City singers Lila Deis and Robert Osborne; and pianists Gregg Michalak and Laura Russell. The composer himself will be at the piano for many of the jazzy, majestic, and emotionally evocative songs.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
3:30 PM
Tower Music Series presents Thomas Sheehan, Organist
Tom returns to the Tower Music Series by popular
demand for a third performance. A former member of CHVAGO and currently a student of organ at Westminster College of the Arts, Mr. Sheehan has given previous organ recitals at the Reformed Churches of Poughkeepsie and Kingston, and at the United States Military Academys Cadet Chapel in West Point. The Reformed Church, 70 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY. Handicapped accessible. Admission: Free will offering (suggested donation: $10). Info: 845-452-8110
Thursday through Sunday, May 21-24, 2009
Alexander Technique Workshop
Presented by Bill Connington, the former Chairman of the American Center for the Alexander Technique and the co-author of The Alexander Technique, published by HarperCollins.

Location: the Holy Cross Monastery and Retreat Center, West Park, New York, about halfway between Albany and New York City. Cost: $425 (includes tuition, room and board in a private room). Info: 845-384-6660 x3002.

Sunday, May 17, 2009
2:30PM
Interfaith Music Festival
Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha R.C. Church, 1925 Rte 82, LaGrangeville, NY. The Dutchess County Interfaith Council is calling all singers to participate in the combined interfaith choir. Also featured will be children's choirs, adult choirs, instrumental ensembles and organ music. Combined choir rehearsals begin Sunday, April 19th at 7:00 PM at Blessed Kateri. Other rehearsals at the same time and place on April 26, May 3, and May 11. The theme for the concert is "Singing God's Praise in a Multi-Faith World". Save the date...Plan to sing...plan to attend.

Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha is a splendid new church which seats 1200 people. There is plenty of parking near the church. Rt. 82 traverses central Dutchess County from Fishkill to Pine Plains. The church is on the west side of Rt. 82 just under 2 miles south of where Rt. 82 crosses Rt. 55. Maps and directions are available at www.blessedkateriparish.com or call (845) 227-1710 ext. 3.

Sunday, May 10, 2009
7:30 PM
Concerts Con Brio presents: Piano & Organ: A Symphonic duo from Italy
performed by the Italian Duo of Francesco Attesti, piano and Matteo Galli, organ. Works of Verdi, Chopin, Franck, and Gershwin. Christ Episcopal Church, Academy & Barclay Streets, Poughkeepsie, NY.
Tickets: $12 at the door. Info: 845-452-8220.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
7:00 PM
Rehearsal for Interfaith Music Festival
Sponsored by Dutchess Interfaith Council. Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha R.C. Church, 1925 Rte. 82, LaGrangeville, NY.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
3:00 PM
Organ Recital by Johan Hermans
Organist, St. Quintinus Cathedral, Hasselt, Belgium
(Class of 1936 Distinguished Organists Recital Series). Masterworks by Bach, Lemmens, Guilmant, Franck, Peeters and others. Cadet Chapel, USMA, West Point, NY. Free. Info: 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu
Sunday, May 3, 2009
7:00 PM
Rehearsal for Interfaith Music Festival
Sponsored by Dutchess Interfaith Council. Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha R.C. Church, 1925 Rte. 82, LaGrangeville, NY.
Sunday, May 3, 2009
7:00 PM
Concerts Con Brio presents "Its a Grand Night for Singing"
SUNY-New Paltz Music Department. The Chamber Singers perform English Madrigals and music by Debussy, Mendelssohn, and Britten. Also music from Die Fledermaus, Act II. Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie, corner of Academy, Barclay street. Handicapped access is via the Carroll Street entrance. Suggested donation $8; $4 for students at the door. Info: 845-452-8220.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
7:00 PM
Second Rehearsal for Interfaith Music Festival
Sponsored by Dutchess Interfaith Council. Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha R.C. Church, 1925 Rte. 82, LaGrangeville, NY.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
3:00 PM
American Cancer Society Benefit Concert
Sacred and secular music performed by organist, Beverly Simmons, and soloist, Diane Kessler. Trinity Episcopal Church, 1200 Main Street, Fishkill, NY. Trinity Church is located at Route 9 and Route 52 in Fishkill on the eastern corner of Route 9. The Church faces Route 52. Parking is behind the church just off Route 9. (From Route 9 turn as if going to Taco Bell and immediately enter the parking lot.) Ticket price is $5 and all proceeds will go to the Dutchess County American Cancer Society via the Trinity Memorial Team at the Relay for Life Event. Info: 845-463-1249.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
3:00 PM
Benefit Concert
Please join us for a delightful afternoon of sacred and secular music performed by organist, Beverly Simmons and soprano, Diane Kessler, at Trinity Church, Fishkill. Ticket price is $5.00 and all proceeds will go to the Dutchess County American Cancer Society via the Trinity memorial Team at the Relay For Life event. Info: 845-463-1249.

Sunday, April 26, 2009
3:00 PM
"Springtime in Paris"
Evergreen Chorus concert at [L=http://www.standrewsofpoughkeepsie.org]St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 110 Overlook Road, Poughkeepsie, NY. Classical Music, Show Tunes,Etc. Refreshments available (including desserts, finger foods, & beverages). Donations: (Adults, $15; Seniors $14; Children,$8). For tickets, contact Stu Ballinger at wa2bss@hvc.rr.com
Saturday, April 25, 2009
7:30 PM
Concerts Con Brio presents "An Evening of French and American Music"
Christopher Brellochs, saxophone, and Allison Brewster Franzetti, piano. Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie, corner of Academy, Barclay street. Handicapped access is via the Carroll Street entrance. Suggested donation $12; $6 for students at the door. Info: 845-452-8220.
Saturday, April 25, 2009
CANCELLED
VOICE JAM: The Hudson Valley Choral Competition 2009
CANCELLED
Sunday, April 19, 2009
7:00 PM
First Rehearsal for Interfaith Music Festival
Sponsored by Dutchess Interfaith Council. Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha R.C. Church, 1925 Rte. 82, LaGrangeville, NY.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
3:00 PM
Organ Recital by Eric Plutz
Organist, Princeton University Chapel
(Class of 1936 Distinguished Organists Recital Series)
Cadet Chapel, USMA, West Point, NY. Free. Info: 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu
Friday, April 17, 2009
7:30 PM
"Save Our Steeple" Concert Series
The Royal Memorial Chapel Choir, Peter Beaven, conductor, from Sandhurst, UK. The Episcopal Church of St Mary-in-the-Highlands, One Chestnut Street (corner of Routes 9D and 301), Cold Spring 10516. Tickets: $20 adults, $15 students. Info: Fr. Shane Scott-Hamblen at frshane@optonline.net or 845-265-2539.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
12:15 PM
Noontime Recital by the Four J's
Trumpeter Jim Paradies; violinist Julie Berman; cellist Jay Shulman; and pianist James Fitzwilliam. Old Dutch Church, 272 Wall Street, Kingston, NY 12401. Program: Antonn Dvok Bagatelles (classical), Hummel Trumpet Concerto (classical), Claude Bolling Vesperale (jazz). Free. Info: 845-338-6759 or www.JimParadies.com
Sunday, April 5, 2009
7:30 PM
Durufl Requiem
PERFORMED BY: Craig Williams, organist at the West Point Cadet Chapel; Christ Church Choir, directed by Laura Ramsey Russell; Mezzo Soloist: Jacquelyn Matava (class of 2009 at Vassar College & voice student of Christine Howlett); Baritone Soloist: Paul Frazer. Christ Episcopal Church, Academy & Barclay Streets, Poughkeepsie, NY. Tickets: $12 at the door. For directions go to www.christchurchpok.org. Some information about the Requiem: Maurice Durufls Requiem, is a twentieth-century piece that embraces the past while also looking to the future. At the time he began writing it, Durufl was working on an organ suite using themes from Gregorian chant. The Requiem combines Gregorian Chant and Monet-like Impressionist harmonies by incorporating the chant melodies into the whole compositional framework so that the Gregorian chant is imbedded into a twentieth-century harmonic language reminiscent of that of Debussy. The result is a powerful addition to the Requiem tradition that remains the greatest and most performed work of this important French composer.
Sunday, March 29, 2009
3:30 PM
Tower Music Series presents Stringendo Vivace Orchestra
The Stringendo Orchestra School of the Hudson Valley currently enrolls over 180 students between the ages of 7 and 18. Their orchestras have performed at conventions for the New York State School Music Association and the National Association of Music Education, as well as concerts in Minneapolis, Cleveland, and Amherst. The Reformed Church, 70 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY. Free will offering (suggested donation: $10). Handicapped accessible. Info: 845-452-8110.

Sunday, March 29, 2009
3:00 PM
Organ Recital by Meredith Baker
Director of Music, Most Holy Trinity (Catholic) Chapel, USMA. Cadet Chapel, USMA, West Point, NY. Free. Info: 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu
Saturday, March 21, 2009
10:00 AM - 12:00 noon
NOTE NEW DATE CHANGE!
Historic Organs of Dutchess County
Presented by Susan LaGrande and Connie Lacey. St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, Staatsburg, NY.
Sunday, March 1, 2009
3:00 PM
Organ Recital by Craig Williams
St. Marys Church, 50 Ball Street, Port Jervis NY 12771 - 845-856-8212. Come enjoy a varied program of music on the 43-rank Levsen pipe organ in one of the largest free-standing churches in North America. Program: Festal Flourish on Rise Up, O Men of God by Craig S. Williams; Setting of America the Beautiful by Calvin Hampton; Concert Variations on The Star-spangled Banner by Dudley Buck; Chorale Prelude on Sleepers, Wake! (Wachet auf) by Johann Sebastian Bach; Toccata and Fugue in D Minor by Bach; Prelude and Fugue in B Major by Marcel Dupr; Pastorale by Csar Franck; Theme from Largo (New World Symphony) by Antonin Dvork; and Toccata by Nancy Plummer Faxon. For more details, please contact the church or Craig Williams at 845-938-7352 or e-mail at craig.williams@usma.edu
Sunday, February 22, 2009
4:00 PM
Kairos Consort concert
Location: Holy Cross Monastery, Route 9W, West Park, NY
Kairos will present the first in our 2009 Bach Cantata series with a performance of Cantata 72, Alles nur nach Gottes Willen (All things but as God is willing), with chamber orchestra. The concert will also include a selection of preludes from Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, performed by harpsichordist Dr. Mary Jane Corry. The concert is free to the public (free-will offering gratefully accepted). The cantata and choral work will be performed as part of a choral evensong service. Supported in part by a grant from the Dutchess County Arts Council, administrator of public funds through NYSCA's Decentralization Program. Info: 845-256-9114.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
4:00 PM
Benefit Concert Celebrating Handel's 324th Birthday
Patricia R. Maimone, organist. The Episcopal Church of St. Mary in the Highlands, One Chestnut Street, at the corner of Routes 9D and 301, Cold Spring, NY. Donations to benefit St. Mary's Save Our Steeple Fund. This will also mark Pat's farewell concert before she departs for the west coast. Info: 845-265-2539
Sunday, February 15 & Monday, February 16, 2009
Annual Presidents Day Conference
presented by the New York City Chapter, AGO. Church of the Holy Family, the United Nations Parish, 315 East 47th Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues) in Manhattan. The church is a short walk from Grand Central Terminal and accessible by public transportation. The conference schedule is as follows:
Sunday, 15 February - 7:30 PM: Recital, Peter Richard Conte
Monday, 16 February
10:00 AM: Registration
10:30 AM: Lecture, Thomas Murray: Marcel Dupr, a generous benefactor, and the Fifteen Antiphons, Opus 18
12:00 Noon: Lunch on your own
2:00 PM: Lecture, Thomas Murray: Mendelssohn Discovery in Cracow, Poland
3:30 PM: Break
4:00 PM: Master Class with Alan Morrison
6:30 PM: Solemn Celebration of Evening Prayer
Music provided by The Holy Family Choir, Paul Murray, Director. A reception follows Evening Prayer. Admission to the recital and conference are free to members of the NYC Chapter. For all others, admission for the recital is $20 ($15 students/seniors) and the conference registration is $40. Consider dual membership in the New York City Chapter and attend for free! For more information, please contact Paul Murray, Sub-Dean, at pjmurray@churchholyfamily.org.
Saturday, February 7, 2009
12:00 noon
Organ/Vocal Mini-Concert
Patricia R. Maimone, organ, and Jeremy Moore, baritone. The Highland Falls Library, Main Street, Highland Falls, NY. A 30-minute Mini concert of arias and love songs. Free refreshments will be served and homemade chocolate will be available for sale until the library closes at 2 PM. Info: 845-446-3113.
Saturday, February 7, 2009
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
"Gospel Music and the Worship Experience"
presented by Celestine Campbell. Location: Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 2611 South Avenue, Wappingers Falls, NY. Info: 845-463-1249.
Saturday, January 31, 2009
7:30 PM
La Traviata performed by the Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra
F.D. Roosevelt High School, Hyde Park, NY. Tickets are $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for students and seniors. They may be obtained at the door starting at 6:45 PM the day of the performance. Info: www.ndsorchestra.org or e-mail at info@ndsorchestra.org
Sunday, January 25, 2009
7:30 PM
Interfaith "Gift to the City" Benefit Concert
featuring the "Jazz Cantata" by area pianist Gretchen Gould and "Chichester Psalms" by Leonard Bernstein. Combined choirs of Shalom Singers, United Methodist Church Choir, Christ Church Choir. Mexican Folk Dancers and Saxophone music will also be featured. Suggested donation $12 to Benefit the Rural & Migrant Ministry. Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie, NY. The church is handicapped-accessible from the Carroll Street entrance. Suggested donation. Info: call Laura Russell at 845-485-1648.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
4:00 PM
Pipes, Reeds, and Horns
Rhinebeck Chamber Music Society presents the Renaissance City Winds with Mark Brampton Smith, Organ. Featuring works by Ibert, Hertel, Paine, Debussy, Frescobaldi, Sowerby, James, and Whipple. The Church of the Messiah, 6436 Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck, NY. Admission: $25 for adults, $5 for students with ID. Reception follows. Info: 845-876-2870.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
4:00 PM
Messiah Sing at Old Dutch Church
Featuring local soloists, conductors & orchestra members to perform Part I of Handel's great work. Singers are urged to participate by bringing their own score or borrow one at the door. Audience seating is available for those who just wish to listen. Program is free. Church is handicapped accessible. There will be a reception following the program. Old Dutch Church, Wall & Main Streets, Kingston, NY. Info: 845-338-6759
Sunday, January 18, 2009
3:30 PM
Choral Evensong Service
Region-wide Choir. Concerts Con Brio - Fall 2008 Concert Series at Christ Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie, NY. It will begin at 3:30PM with an extended organ prelude of music for Epiphany played by Gregory Citarella and Laura Russell. The organist for the service will be Eric Hepp. All area choirs are welcome to participate in the event. Music: Anthems - Vaughan Williams Magnificat and Nunc dimittis; Andre Thomas Keep your Lamps. Additional hymns and canticles will be determined later. Choir directors should contact Laura Russell if they want to participate. There will be a dress rehearsal on Saturday 1/17 at 3:00 PM. Other rehearsals Thursday nights at Christ Church on dates TBA.

The church is handicapped-accessible from the Carroll Street entrance. Freewill offering. Info: call Laura Russell at 845-485-1648.

Sunday, January 11, 2009
5:00 PM
NOTE NEW DATE!
"Spuds & Sundaes" Social
Trinity Episcopal Church, 1200 Main Street, Fishkill, NY. We provide baked potatoes and ice cream, along with various appropriate toppings for each, and beverages. You bring any unused/duplicate/unwanted sheet music for a "musical bake sale; proceeds from the sale will be donated to the chapter's scholarship fund. Bring a guest! Info: 845-463-1249.
Saturday, January 10, 2009
7:00 PM
Voice and Piano Recital
Lynn Gardow, mezzo-soprano, and Darren Motise, piano. Works by Mozart, Poulenc, Strauss, Barber, Sondheim, Rodgers. Church of the Holy Trinity, 778 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, NY. Free. Info: 845-242-7276.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
10:30 PM
Christmas Eve Choir Concert
Benjamin Britten Ceremony of Carols with Choir and Harp. 11:00 PM - Festival Communion Service with Christmas Hymns and Readings. Concerts Con Brio - Fall 2008 Concert Series at Christ Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie, NY. The church is handicapped-accessible from the Carroll Street entrance. Freewill offering. Info: call Laura Russell at 845-485-1648.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
7:30 PM
East meets West a Festival of Advent Lessons & Carols
presented by the combined choirs of St. Gregory the Theologian Orthodox Church and Christ Episcopal Church. Traditional Advent Readings and music from the Anglican and American Orthodox traditions will combine to present a unique and moving celebration of the season of Advent. A reception will follow the event. Location: Christ Episcopal Church, on the corner of Academy, Carroll, and Barclay Streets on the southside of the City of Poughkeepsie. The church is handicapped accessible via the Carroll Street entrance. Free. Info: 845-452-8220.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
7:30 PM
TreasureHouse Chorale Concert
"Te Deum" - 14th Annual Concert for Advent and Christmas. Works of deJerusalem, Mozart, Rutter and Others. The TreasureHouse Chorale and Chamber Orchestra, Joseph J. Nigro, Conductor. Saint James Church, 16 Gleneida Avenue, Carmel, NY. Info: 845-225-2079


Sunday, December 14, 2008
5:00 PM
Evensong for the Third Sunday in Advent
Featuring the Botticelli Chamber Ensemble and the Choirs of St. Margaret's Church (Staatsburg) and the Church of the Messiah (Rhinebeck). St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, Elm Street, Staatsburg, NY. A reception will follow the service. Info: 518-462-1512.
Sunday, December 7, 2008
3:00 PM
50th Annual Handels Messiah Performance
Cadet Chapel, USMA, West Point, NY. Free. Info: 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu
Saturday, December 6, 2008
7:00 PM
Advent Lessons and Carols - World Premier
Aoede Consort and the Immaculate Heart of Mary presenting music of Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625) and the World Premier of "The Joseph Triptych" by Thomas F. Savoy. Performers include Thomas F. Savoy, composer, organist; E. Philip Schneider, baritone; and Andr Laurent O'Neil, viola da gamba; with the Aoede Consort and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Meet the composer at 6:15 PM. St. Patricks Church, 515 19th Street, Watervliet, NY 12189. Suggested Donation: $20.
Sunday, November 30, 2008
3:00 PM
Choral Concert by the Evergreen Chorus
Women's A Capella Harmony by the Evergreen Chorus. St. Andrew's Church, 110 Overlook Road, Poughkeepsie, NY. Tickets: $12 for Adults; Seniors $8. There will be refreshments available. Info: 845-452-6832.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
3:00 PM
Camerata Chorale Concert
Music of Vaughan Williams including Dona Nobis Pacem, Serenade, and Greensleeves. First Lutheran Church, 325 Mill Street, Poughkeepsie, NY. Info: call Connie Lacey at 845-897-5962
Saturday, November 22, 2008
8:00 PM
Kairos A Consort of Singers
joined by the SUNY-New Paltz Concert Choir, College-Community Chorale and Chamber Singers in concert featuring The Ecstasies Above by British composer Tarik O'Regan. The work is scored for chamber chorus and string quartet and is based on the Edgar Allen Poe poem Israfel. The concert will also feature Bach's motet Frchte dich nicht and Beethoven's Elegischer Gesang, Op. 118. Concerts Con Brio - Fall 2008 Concert Series at Christ Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie, NY. The church is handicapped-accessible from the Carroll Street entrance. Suggested donation: $12. Info: call Laura Russell at 845-485-1648.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
8:00 PM
Camerata Chorale Concert
Music of Vaughan Williams including Dona Nobis Pacem, Serenade, and Greensleeves. New Paltz United Methodist Church, 1 Grove Street, New Paltz, NY. Info: call Connie Lacey at 845-897-5962

Sunday, November 16, 2008
4:00 PM
Organ Concert by Craig S. Williams
to celebrate the 250th Anniversary of the Blooming Grove United Church of Christ. The concert is free and open to the public. Location: Blooming Grove United Church of Christ, 8 Old Dominion Road, the intersection of Rt 94 and Round Hill Road, Blooming Grove, NY. Craig Williams is organist at the Cadet Chapel, USMA, West Point, NY. The organ is a magnificent 1902 Hook and Hastings tracker organ which was donated to the church in 1902 by David H. Moffat of railroad fame, in honor of his father who was choirmaster in the church in the late 1800's. The concert is free and open to the public. Info: Call Sharen Casazza at 845-496-5222 or casazza@frontiernet.net
Sunday, November 16, 2008
3:00 PM

Organ, Trumpet, and Violin Concert
Gregory Citarella (Organ), Jim Paradies (Trumpet) and Julie Berman (Violin).
St. Nicholas-on-the-Hudson, 37 Point Street, New Hamburg, NY. Free Will offering. A reception will follow the recital. Info: Call the church at: 845-297-2010 or call Gregory Citarella for more information at: 845-297-7693
Sunday, November 16, 2008
3:00 PM
Three Organists Spectacular
An organ concert featuring Kathryn Jones, Joseph Nigro, and Thomas Zachacz. Location: The Union Church of Pocantico Hills, 555 New Bedford Road, Route 448, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591. Works of Bach, Gigout, Franck, Hollins, Vivaldi, Gawthrop and others. Suggested offering $10. Info: 914-631-2069
Saturday, November 15, 2008
7:00 PM
Bach, Beethoven and Broadway!
Donald Filkins, Organist. First Presbyterian Church, Wappingers Falls, NY. Free will offering. Info: 845-297-2800.
Friday, November 14, 2008
7:30 PM
"American Songbook: An evening of 20th Century American Art Song"
Songs by Barber, Ives, Bernstein, Libby Larsen, and John Musto. Shana Andrawis, soprano. Concerts Con Brio - Fall 2008 Concert Series at Christ Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie, NY. The church is handicapped-accessible from the Carroll Street entrance. Suggested donation: $12. Info: call Laura Russell at 845-485-1648.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
5:00 PM
SOLD OUT!
Inaugural Concert by Diane Bish
to celebrate the installation of the new 3-manual, 80-stop Allen Organ in the new 1000-seat sanctuary at Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church in Lagrangeville, NY. Diane Bish is the most visible and influential classical organist performing today. Her television program The Joy of Music is broadcast to over 300 million people around the world each week. Co-sponsors: CHVAGO, Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church, and Allen Organ Company. Admission is free, by advance reservation; reserve your seat by calling the church at 845-227-1710 or visiting the web site at www.blessedkateriparish.com. NOTE: As of October 9, all available seating has already been reserved; no further reservations are being accepted. Parking is limited; carpooling is highly recommended.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
2:00 PM
Ensemble Concert
Brass Ensemble, directed by Susan Guse; Recorder Ensemble, directed by Maris Kristapsons; and String Ensemble, directed by Liz Handman. St. John's Lutheran Church, 55 Wilbur Blvd, Poughkeepsie, NY. Free will offering to benefit the Music Ministries Fund. Info: 845-452-1550
Saturday, November 8, 2008
7:00 PM
Mid-Hudson Love In the Name of Christ (Love INC) 1st Annual Inter-Church CHOIR FEST
An evening of great music, and worship. Information about the Love INC ministry as well. Adult Choir, Bell Choir, Praise Dance Teams, Youth Choir, Soloists...the list is growing daily! (Participating churches already include Bethel Missionary Baptist of Wappingers Falls, New Beginnings of Poughkeepsie, Poughkeepsie United Methodist and Salvation Army of Poughkeepsie.) Literature about Love INC will be available. Poughkeepsie United Methodist Church, 2381 New Hackensack Road (Route 376), Poughkeepsie, NY. No admission charged. A free will offering will be taken. All funds received will go directly to Mid-Hudson Love INC. Light refreshments will follow the concert, generously provided by Poughkeepsie United Methodist Hospitality. Info: 845-452-2933.
Saturday, November 8, 2008
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Pipes, Pedals, & Pizza
A wonderful event designed to introduce young piano students to the King of Instruments. Location: Union Presbyterian Church, 44 Balmville Road, Newburgh, NY. To reserve a place for your child or student, or for more information, call Dr. Margaret Small, 845-562-0954.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Time 3:00 PM
Organ Recital by Scott Dettra
In honor of Dr. John A. Davis, Jr., USMA Organist/Choirmaster 1955-85. Cadet Chapel, USMA, West Point, NY. Free. Info: 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu
Sunday, October 26, 2008
4:00 PM
150th Anniversary Concert
Calvary Presbyterian Church, at the Corner of Grand and South Streets, Newburgh, NY. Featuring the Calvary Ringers Bell Choir directed by Sue Young, folk music by Jeff Wilkinson, and The Sensational Wonders, a gospel quintet. Gordon Shacklett, the churchs Organist and Choir Director, will play the Skinner Pipe Organ, and an ensemble of eight cellos and Soprano Leilah Dione Ezra will perform Villa-Loboss Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 and the Pie Jesu from the Faur Requiem. The requested donation at the door will be $20. A reception will follow in Common Ground, the churchs Fellowship Hall. Info: 845-562-8730.

Friday, October 24, 2008
7:30 PM
Vocal Concert of English and American Art Songs and Folk Songs
Performed by Paul Frazer, baritone and Laura Russell, piano. Music by Barber, Copland, Britten and Vaughan Williams. Concerts Con Brio - Fall 2008 Concert Series at Christ Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie, NY (Newton Community Room). The church is handicapped-accessible from the Carroll Street entrance. Suggested donation: $12. Info: call Laura Russell at 845-485-1648.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
1:30 PM and following
"Organ Spectacular: Albany"
A musical "Walk-About" down State Street featuring consecutive organ concerts at four churches: (free bus provided also)
1:30 PM - First Presbyterian Church, 362 State Street, Albany: "Organ and Instruments" by organist Nancy Frank and local instrumental players.
2:10 PM - Westminster Presbyterian Church, 262 State Street, Albany: "Rex: The King of Instruments", a musical story adventure presented by organists Al and Susan Fedak.
2:50 PM - Saint Peter's Episcopal Church, 107 State Street, Albany: "Dueling Organs", the two organs of Saint Peter's displayed by Neil Keen and Mary Bon.
3:30 PM - Cathedral of All Saints, 62 South Swan Street, Albany: Festal Evensong, festival music for choir and organ by the Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys and organists Woody Bynum and Robert Richter.
All Sunday events are free; free bus transportation is provided between venues. Info: 518-347-0660 or 518-339-6297.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
3:30 PM
Organ Spectacular to mark the high point in the International Year of the Organ
Concert by Gregory D'Agostino, holder of a DMA in organ from the Juilliard School. He is a recording artist who has concertized internationally, and has performed at National AGO Conventions and at major venues in the US. Location: The Reformed Church, 70 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY. Info: 845-452-8110.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
9:00 AM to noon
"Pedals, Pipes and Pizza"
A free program that introduces young pianists and musicians to the magical world of the pipe organ. Led by organist Charles Jones and organ builder John Schreiner. Examine the gadgets and gizmos from inside the organ, see a video of an organ being made, and find out how all those buttons and knobs make music. Also see some real pipes made right before your eyes. Several piano and organ students will perform selections on the organ. Enjoy excerpts from the silent film "The Phantom of the Opera" accompanied live in old-fashioned cinema organ style. And finish the day with pizza for lunch. Part of the International Organ Spectacular hosted by the Eastern New York Chapter AGO. Zion Lutheran Church, 153 Nott Terrace, Schenectady. Free. Info: 518-347-0660 or 518-339-6297.
Friday, October 17, 2009
7:30 PM
"From Sea to Shining Sea"
A multimedia concert telling the 250-year history of the organ in America, presented by organist Dr. Jeanine Jordan. Part of the International Organ Spectacular hosted by the Eastern New York Chapter, AGO. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 262 State Street, Albany, NY. Admission: $10 & $7. Info: 518-347-0660 or 518-339-6297.

Sunday, October 12, 2008
4:00 PM
"The songs of Max Reger - Little-known out-of-print gems and masterpieces
Concert of Max Reger songs sung by Sarah Levine Simon, Peter Ludwig, Christine Howlett, Shirley Perkins, Barbara Hardgrave, and James Ruff. Concerts Con Brio - Fall 2008 Concert Series at Christ Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie, NY. The church is handicapped-accessible from the Carroll Street entrance. Suggested donation: $12. Info: call Laura Russell at 845-485-1648.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
3:00 PM
The Fourth Donald M. Pearson Memorial Organ Recital
with guest organist Diane Meredith Belcher, faculty at University of Pennsylvania and co-organist/choirmaster at Saint Mark's Episcopal Church, Philadelphia. Ms. Belcher's program will include works of Bach, Schumann, Franck, and Messiaen. Vassar College Chapel, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY. Free and open to the public. Info: 845-437-7294.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
2:00 PM
Memorial Concert to Celebrate the Life and Work of Ray C. Corey
St. James Methodist Church at the corner of Fair and Pearl
Streets in Kingston, NY 12401. Parking is available.
Performers: IBM Chorus, Soloists to include Cheryl Hoffman (Ray's Daughter) and Loren Hoffman (Ray's Granddaughter) and the following guest organists: Jean Hattersley(Old Dutch Church, Kingston, NY); Jane Bier (Upper Red Hook Reformed Church, Red Hook, NY); Lonnie Kulick (Hurley Reformed Church, Hurley, NY); Rob Brown (Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY). Rev. David M. Jolly will officiate. Free Will Donation will go to the "Ray Corey Organ Scholarship Fund." Info: 845-331-3030

The significance for having the memorial at St. James is that Ray Corey and his father-in-law Ralph W. Harrison
actually rebuilt the organ that is currently at the church. Ray was organist and choir director at St. James from 1955 - 1961. The dedication recital was played
by E. Power Biggs.

Sunday, October 5, 2008
3:00 PM
Organ Recital by Carol Williams, San Diego Civic Organist
Internationally Acclaimed Performing and Recording Artist
(Class of 1936 Distinguished Organists Recital Series). Cadet Chapel, USMA, West Point, NY. Free. Info: 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu
Sunday, October 5, 2008
2:00 PM
Organ Recital by Kevin Donnelly
First Presbyterian Church, 100 Cannon Street, Poughkeepsie, NY. Works by Cesar Franck, Jehan Alain, Max Reger, Francois Couperin and Henri Mulet. Mr. Donnelly will also exhibit his improvisational skills on themes suggested by audience members. The organ is a Moller, Opus 8769 (1955).

Kevin Donnelly, organist at First Presbyterian Church, started his organ study with Gregory Citarella. He then attended Lawrence University Conservatory of Music in Appleton, Wisconsin with a Trustee Scholarship and studied under Wolfgang Rubsam and Dr. Susan Klotzbach. He also studied composition with Dr. Joanne Metcalf. While at Lawrence, Kevin received the Miriam C. Duncan Award in Organ Performance. He also was afforded a unique opportunity to study improvisation with Prof. Rubsam, a course of study not offered at many U.S. schools. Kevin has a great interest in the French school of music and their great tradition of improvisation. Free. Info: 845-471-1214.

October 4 Demonstration: "Working with Children's Choirs"
St. John's Lutheran Church, 55 Wilbur Blvd, Poughkeepsie
Presenters: Susan Guse and Susan Bialek
September 19 Evensong service for organists and clergy, followed by light reception.
First Congregational Church, Poughkeepsie.
July 19 Annual Chapter Picnic
Susan LaGrande's Home, Wappingers Falls, NY
June 14 Hands-On Workshop: "How to Start a Handbell Choir"
New Hackensack Reformed Church, Wappingers Falls
Presenter: Charles E. Kelley
Member, American Guild of English Handbell Ringers
Director of Music at New Hackensack Reformed Church, Wappingers Falls
Director, Rhinebeck Choral Society
Choral Director, LaGrange Middle School
May 2 Members' Recital
Central Hudson Valley Chapter 50th Anniversary Celebration
St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 55 Wilbur Blvd, Poughkeepsie, NY
Announcing the establishment of the Margaret Pecoraro Memorial Scholarship Fund for the support and encouragement of young organists. Click here to send a note requesting information about how you can contribute.
March 17 "Conducting from the Console"
Lecture-Demonstration by CHV chapter member Craig Williams
Organist/Director of Music at the Cadet Chapel, USMA, West Point
Location: Cornwall United Methodist Church, 196 Main Street, Cornwall
Click here for a review of the event.
February 9 New Choral Anthem Reading Workshop
Jointly sponsored with the Westchester chapter AGO
Presenter: Clifford Hill, of Cliff Hill Music Company
Yorktown United Methodist Church, Yorktown Heights
January 12 4th Annual "Spuds & Sundaes" Social, plus Musical "Bake Sale"
Dubois House, on the grounds of the Reformed Church, Fishkill
November 24 All-Bach Concert by David Shuler, FAGO
Christ Episcopal Church, Poughkeepsie, NY
Click here for a program list
Click here for a biography and photograph of the artist.
November 2
"Introduction to the Organ for Young Piano Students"
About 30 piano students given an opportunity to try out the organ by playing a familiar piano piece.
October 2002 "Making Bach Work on a Non-Baroque Organ"
A presentation by chapter member Patricia R. Maimone
     Organist/Choir Director, Post Chapel, USMA, West Point
     District Convener for Upstate New York, American Guild of Organists
Mini-Organ Crawl, featuring the Reformed Church, Trinity Episcopal Church, and Our Savior Lutheran Church, all in Fishkill, NY
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July 2002 Annual Picnic
Greg Citarella's Home, Wappingers Falls, NY

June 2002 Members' Recital
Zion Episcopal Church, Wappingers Falls, NY

May 2002 Choral Reading, presented by Oxford University Press
Christ Episcopal Church, Poughkeepsie

April 2002 Recital by Cynthia Powell
Grace Episcopal Church, Middletown

March 2002 Alexander Technique Workshop, presented by Judith Youette, MM, NASTAT
First Presbyterian Church, Pleasant Valley

February 2002 Music Notation Software Demonstration
Presented by Robin Hodson, a representative from Sibelius software
Reformed Church, Poughkeepsie

January 2002 Social/Business Meeting
"Spuds & Sundaes," nomination of officers, and Musical "Bake Sale" - instead of goodies, bring music! All sales to benefit the chapter.
Dubois House at Reformed Church, Fishkill
November 2001 Organ Crawl
Cadet Chapel, USMA, West Point
October 2001 "Improvisation Workshop" - Conducted by Don Filkins
kicking off a new season of classes in improvisation
First Presbyterian Church, Monroe
September 2001 "Sacred Music for Organ and Voices" by Joseph Bertolozzi, with Denise Bonnet (Soprano) and Elliot Z. Levine (Baritone)
The Chapel of Our Lady Restoration, Cold Spring
July 2001 Annual Picnic
Susan LaGrande's home, Wappingers Falls
June 2001 Annual Members Recital, featuring the organ in combination with other instruments and/or voice
United Methodist Church, Poughkeepsie
May 2001 Recital by Rick Erickson, Director of Music at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, NY
St. John's Lutheran Church, Poughkeepsie
March 2001 "AGO Certification Workshop"
presented by Frank Morana, FAGO, Region II Councillor for Education - Reformed Church, Fishkill
February 2001 "Masterclass on Bach/Krebs"
"Senior" chapter members coached "student" members in performances of the 8 Little Preludes & Fugues
Christ Episcopal Church, Poughkeepsie
January 2001 1. "A Meal for the Millennium" - Dinner at Hudson's Ribs & Fish Restaurant on Route 9 in Fishkill
2. "Pedals, Pipes and Pizza" - 1st Presbyterian Church, Middletown
November 2000 "New Ideas in Preludes & Postludes" - Members shared their favorites
First Presbyterian Church, Beacon
October 2000 "Pipes Spectacular!"
The program, designed to appeal to young people, included "Rex - the King of Instruments" and Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
United Methodist Church, Poughkeepsie
September 2000 Annual Kickoff Chapter Meeting - "Spuds & Sundaes"
Menu: Topped baked potatoes and ice cream sundaes
Dubois House at the Reformed Church, Fishkill
July 2000 Annual Picnic
Denise Levine's home, Hopewell Junction
June 2000 Members' Recital
St. John's Lutheran Church, Poughkeepsie
May 2000 "Music for the Small Church Organ" - Dr. Marilyn Keiser, presenter
Union Presbyterian Church, Newburgh
March 2000 "Music for the Small Choir" - Agnes Armstrong, presenter
Methodist Church in Hyde Park
February 2000 "Introduction to Handbells for Organists", presented by Al and Lois Reese and the Halellujah Ringers
First Prebyterian Church, Monroe
January 2000 1. "MIDI Overview" (Bob Zeliff)
2. "Reaching the Next Generation of Organists" (Susan LaGrande)
Reformed Church of Poughkeepsie
Novevmber 1999 1. Recital by French organist Michel Colin - Grace Episcopal Church, Middletown
2. Presentation by Frank Crosio, AGO Region II Coordinator for Professional Concerns - Our Savior Lutheran Church, Fishkill
September 1999 "Spuds & Sundaes" - Discussion Topics: Conventions, Seminars, Concerts, Local Professional Concerns
Dubois House at Reformed Church, Fishkill
June 1999 Potluck Picnic at Jeff Alban's house
April 1999 "Coping with Contemporary Hymns" - presented by Jimrae Lenser and Joe Bertolozzi
Holy Trinity Church (RC), Poughkeepsie
March 1999 Choral Workshop by Meredith Elaine Baker, Organist/Choirmaster of Most Holy Trinity Chapel, West Point, and Director, Long Island Choral Society
Union Presbyterian Church (Balmville), Newburgh
February 1999 Reception for Catherine Rodland, 2nd Prize Winner, 1998 AGO National Organ Competition, following her recital at the Cadet Chapel, West Point (sponsored by the USMA Class of 1936)
Herbert Hall, West Point
January 1999 Holiday Sing-along Social
Hopewell Reformed Church, Hopewell Junction, NY
November 1998 Lecture/Recital/Masterclass on Johann Gottfried Walter, presented by Keith Williams
Grace Episcopal Church, Millbrook, NY
October 1998 Organ Favorites for Advent and Christmas - Members' Choice!
St. Columba Church (RC), Hopewell Junction, NY
September 1998 "Spuds & Sundaes" - Discussion Topics: Conventions, Workshops, Salaries for Church Musicians
Dubois House at Reformed Church, Fishkill

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