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Catskill Glee Club
Catskill, New York
FOUNDED IN 1927
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Music Director
 
Michael Wright
Accompanist 
Patricia Osborn
 
Officers
President 
Lou Curschmann 
Secretary 
Phil Dalton
Marty Wallace
Treasurer 
Robert Schieren 
Ticket Chairman and Librarian
David C. Post 
 
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
Hendrick Hudson Male Chorus
Mendelssohn Club of Kingston
Yankee Male Chorus
Down Town Glee Club
Mendelssohn Club of Albany
 
Mendelssohn Glee Club of New York City
Conductors Club concert calendar
more links
 
 
2018 Annual Spring Concert
Date/time: Tuesday, May 8; 7:30 pm
Location: First Reformed Church, 310 Main Street, Catskill
Guest artists:
Chris Pasin Jazz Ensemble
Tickets:
$10 (donation) at the door

additional performance

TBA

Catskill Glee Club
to Award $2,500 Scholarship
to 2018 Graduating HS Senior
 

The Catskill Glee Club will be awarding a $2,500 scholarship to a graduating high school student who will attend a four-year accredited college, university, or music conservatory in the 2018-19 school year.  

The scholarship -- in memory of former CGC conductor Nelson G. Burhans -- was established by him to help perpetuate his lifelong dedication to music and music education. It will be given to a senior who has demonstrated a passion for the pursuit of excellence in music, who has been an active participant in his or her high school music program, and who plans to pursue a career in vocal music education or vocal performance. 

Applicants must be a 2018 graduate of a high school in one of the following New York State school districts: Greene County, Columbia County, Albany County, Ulster County, Cairo-Durham CSD, Catskill CSD, Coxsackie-Athens CSD, Greenville CSD, Hunter-Tannersville CSD, Windham-Ashland-Jewett CSD, Germantown CSD, Hudson City SD, Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk CSD, and Saugerties CSD. 

The deadline for receipt of the application is Friday, April 27, 2018. Click here to view or print application, which includes requirements and instructions for submission. For additional  information, contact Catskill president Lou Curschmann at 518-943-3980 or click here to send email.

 
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, nine 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 2014 marks our 87th 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 Tuesday evening at the First Reformed Church in Catskill. Road concerts (several each year) are on Monday evenings. Concert dress is a tuxedo, but a black suit will do in a pinch.

On April 16, 2016, at the First Reformed Church in Catskill, the Catskill Glee Club hosted the 57th annual massed concert of the Mohawk Hudson Male Chorus Association.

Singing with the Catskill Glee Club were the Hendrick Hudson Male Chorus, Mendelssohn Club of Albany, and  Mendelssohn Club of Kingston. Each club performed individually in the first half of the concert. In the second half the clubs joined together in works by such composers as Richard Rogers, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Arthur Sullivan. 

Members come from Columbia, Greene, and Ulster counties and from the Capitol District.

Dues are $20 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 serves, 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
David C. Post
email: referee_7772000@yahoo.com
phone: 518-755-9024
 
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