Catskill Glee Club, Catskill, NY Catskill Glee Club
Catskill Glee Club
Catskill, New York
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Music Director
Michael Wright
Wendy Shelburne
Lou Curschmann 
Phil Dalton
Marty Wallace
Robert Schieren 
Ticket Chairman and Librarian
David C. Post 
Day and time:
Mondays, 7 to 9:15 pm
Community Life Church, 20 West Main Street, Catskill

September to mid-December, and January to mid-May
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2019  Winter Holiday Concerts
(three performances)
Date/time: Sunday, December 1; 4 pm
details TBD

Date/time: Monday, December 2; 7:30 pm
Location: Rondout Valley United Methodist Church, Stone Ridge
$10 (donation) at the door

Date/time: Saturday, December 7; 7:30 pm
Location: First Reformed Church, Main Street, Catskill
Guest artists:
The Harmonics (chorus from Ravena Coeymans Selkirk High School)
Tickets: $10 (donation) at the door

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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 2019 marks our 92nd 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 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.

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 30 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
phone: 845-389-1503

David C. Post
phone: 518-755-9024

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