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Octavo Singers

by The Staff May 1, 2014


  One of the region’s venerable choral groups—they’ve been around for 80-plus years—will give their spring concert in Schenectady this weekend (Saturday). Octavo Singers will present Musical Bookends, a program featuring three of Mozart’s Regina Coelis ...

First Reformed Church of Schenectady


by The Staff October 24, 2013

Chanticleer: An Orchestra of Voices

  “The world’s reigning male chorus,” as per The New Yorker, will take on musical dialogues between the sexes tomorrow (Thursday) night at Proctors when Chanticleer present the program She Said/He Said. From godly medieval choral ...


Octavo Singers

by The Staff May 1, 2013


  This Sunday afternoon, Schenectady’s Octavo Singers will perform a majestic, infrequently performed work from the choral repertoire: George Frideric Handel’s Judas Maccabeus. Like everyone else, a composer must sing for his or her supper—or at least ...

First Reformed Church of Schenectady

Rachmaninoff’s Vespers

by The Staff May 17, 2012


  One of the most beautiful choral works of all time, Vespers, (All Night Vigil), is considered to be among the most sublime achievements of Sergei Rachmaninoff, the finest pianist of the turn of the last ...

Cathedral of All Saints

Albany Pro Musica

by The Staff January 26, 2012


The days are growing longer as winter (such as it has been) wanes. Darkness into light, then, is the season-appropriate theme of Albany Pro Musica’s performance this Sunday afternoon at the Cathedral of All Saints ...

Cathedral of All Saints

Thursday Musical Club

by The Staff December 1, 2011


Now in their 98th season, Schenectady’s Thursday Musical Club will again present a concert of seasonal favorites. This women’s choir, accompanied by Elsinore Farnum and directed by Judy Panke, will sing carols and classical pieces ...

First Reformed Church of Schenectady