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Catskill Glee Club
Catskill, New York
FOUNDED IN 1927
Love to Sing?
New Members are Welcome
Join Us!
 
Men (age 16 and up) are invited to attend our Monday evening rehearsals at the Community Life Church in Catskill (7 pm), where you will find harmony with a great bunch of guys.

Please contact us (see below) if you have any questions.

Music Director
 
Michael Wright
Accompanist 
Lisa D'Arcangelis
 
Officers
President 
Lou Curschmann
 
Secretary 
Phil Dalton
Marty Wallace

Treasurer 
Robert Schieren
 
Librarian
Bob Gaus
 
Ticket Chairman
John Moreton
 
Rehearsals
Day and time:
Mondays, 7 to 9:15 pm
Location:
Community Life Church, 20 West Main Street, Catskill

Schedule:
September to mid-December, and January to mid-May
 
 
Links
about the Conductors Club
Bayside Glee Club
Mendelssohn Club of Kingston
Northeast Men's
Summer Chorus
Down Town Glee Club
Mendelssohn Club of Albany
Mendelssohn Glee Club of New York City
Conductors Club concert calendar
Northeast Men's
Summer Chorus
 
 
 
2022 Annual Spring Concert
 
The Catskill Glee Club

PRESENTS

A Night on Broadway

 

date/time
Saturday, May 7; 7:30 pm

location
First Reformed Church, 310 Main Street, Catskill

guest artist
Michael Benedict Jazz Vibes

admission
$10 (suggested donation) at the door

 
This event is made possible (in part) with funds from a Conductors Club grant.
 
 
visit our facebook page to learn more about our upcoming concerts
 
 
About Us
The Catskill Glee Club (male chorus) was organized in 1927. During the first concert, on May 1, 1928, a fire broke out in a nearby business district. Two members of the club, who also happened to be firefighters, responded and were overcome by smoke. The concert went on as scheduled but without the two men. 

Since its founding, the Catskill Glee Club has had five conductors, ten accompanists, and five assistant accompanists. Sixteen members served in the Armed Forces and one member, who was awarded the Bronze Star, was killed in France in 1944. There have been 134 spring and winter concerts and over 650 road performances. Spring 2020 marks our 93rd season.

We sing in a variety of musical styles -- from Renaissance to rock -- including folk and popular songs, classical pieces, spirituals, sacred music, and show tunes.

The Club performs a winter concert in December and a spring concert in May on Saturday evening. Road concerts (several each year) are on Monday evenings. Concert dress is a tuxedo, but a black suit will do in a pinch.

The Club participated in the Massed Concert of the Mohawk Hudson Male Chorus Association (April 2018) in Rensselaer, New York, hosted by the Mendelssohn Club of Albany. Also joining us was the Mendelssohn Club of Kingston.

In April 2016, the Catskill Glee Club hosted the 57th annual massed concert of the Mohawk Hudson Male Chorus Association.

The Club's 25 members, ranging in age from 21 to 85, come from Columbia, Greene, and Ulster counties and from the Capitol District.

Dues are $30 per year.
 

About the Conductor

Michael Wright joined the Catskill Glee Club as conductor in January 2014.

He has been a singing member of the Mendelssohn Club of Albany for over 20 years and is currently that clubís assistant conductor. He also served, since 2012, as co-conductor of the Yankee Male Chorus for its annual four-day summer tour in New England.

Mr. Wright received bachelorís and masterís degrees in piano performance from Indiana University, where he was a pupil of the late Cuban-born pianist Jorge Bolet. While at Indiana, he also studied conducting, participated in conducting ensembles, and sang under the baton of such notables as Robert Shaw, John Nelson, Helmut Rilling, and Margaret Hillis.

He is a member of the Mohawk Hudson Male Chorus Association and the Conductors Club of New York.

 
Contact Us
Robert Gaus
email: CatskillGleeClub@gmail.com
phone: 845-389-1503
 
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