Catskill Glee Club, Catskill, NY Catskill Glee Club
Catskill Glee Club
Catskill, New York
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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. Join us as we prepare for our May concert -- The Best of Broadway.

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

Music Director
Michael Wright
Wendy Shelburne
Lou Curschmann
Phil Dalton
Marty Wallace

Robert Schieren
Bob Gaus
Ticket Chairman
John Moreton
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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2020 Annual Spring Concert
The Catskill Glee Club


The Best of Broadway


Saturday, May 2; 7:30 pm

First Reformed Church, 310 Main Street, Catskill

guest artist
Michael Benedict Jazz Vibes

$10 (donation) at the door

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CGC to Award $2,500 Scholarship
to 2020 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 2020-2021 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 2020 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 3, 2020.

click here to download or print application, which includes requirements and instructions for submission

click here to download or print president's letter

click here to download or print informational flyer (for parents and educators)

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, 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 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
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