Greene and Columbia Counties oldest all-female choral group, The Treble Choraliers, presents its 67th winter concert on Friday, December 7 at 7:30 pm at the Catskill United Methodist Church. As we have done since our founding in 1951, The Treble Choraliers showcase the richness and versatility of the female voice. Our thirty-plus members, under the direction of Julie Carney, present a wide selection of holiday and seasonal music.From Praetorius and Luther to Walker and Frost, songs en francaise and those sung in Ladino, songs of the Solstice and those from the manger, the Choraliers promise their audience a wonderful listening experience. We will be joined at our concert by our guest artists The Hudson River Bells a handbell choir from Athens, NY. An Afterglow reception immediately follows the concert.
For the last several years as part of our community outreach, the Choraliers have presented a “mini-concert” at the Fireman’s Home in Hudson. We perform about 2/3 of our concert program for the Home’s residents and staff. This event provides us an opportunity to polish and tighten up our performance, and it allows those who may be unable to join us in Catskill, a chance to hear some lovely choral singing. The Choraliers will also participate in this year’s Winter Walk in Hudson on December 1st.
Tickets for the December 7th concert are available through sponsorship of our group or may be purchased at the door on concert night for $10. For ticket or sponsorship information, or to learn more about the Treble Choraliers, please call Lori at 518-943-1030. Check out our website (www.treblechoraliers.org) and like us on Facebook.
These programs are made possible, in part, with public funds from the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, administered through the Community Arts Grants Fund in Greene County by the Greene County Council on the Arts.
Best news: For those who were unable to attend our Spring 2017 concert or who want to experience it again, here’s a link to our concert video (very well produced by Lance Wheeler Video):
About the Treble Choraliers
Formed in 1951, the Treble Choraliers is the oldest women’s vocal ensemble in the New York State Hudson River Valley. We are a non-profit, sponsorship-supported arts organization dedicated to performing women’s choral music.
We are currently 30 voices strong with members from Greene, Columbia, Albany, Rensselaer, Dutchess and Ulster counties. Our members come from diverse backgrounds and musical experience, united by our common love of choral music. Our youngest member is in her twenties; our oldest is in her seventies.
Our repertoire and arrangements for musical tastes are wide-ranging and eclectic and include: Early Music, Ethnic Folk Songs, Gospel/Spirituals, Jazz, Classical, and Musical Theater. Composers represented in our recent concerts include: Randall Thompson, Cole Porter, Mozart, Irving Berlin, Brahms, Duke Ellington, Roy Orbison, Benjamin Britten, Gustav Holst, Bach, and Faure.
The Treble Choraliers conducts a subscription campaign every year from January to April. These funds provide approximately 90% of our operating expenses. The remainder is provided by membership dues, grants and other contributions.
Our sponsorship levels are:
# of Tickets to Winter and Spring Concerts
Gift of Music
A “Gift of Music” may also be purchased for $75 in memory or in honor of a loved one. Each time that music is performed, the name of the person mentioned is printed in the program and comes with 2 tickets to the Spring & Winter Concerts.
Advertisements in our concert programs are also available at $35 for business card size , 1/2 page 4.5″ high x 7: wide $60 or a full page ad 9.5″ high and 7″ wide for $100. All ads will be displayed on the performance program and come with 2 tickets to the Spring and Winter Concerts.
Contact Sponsorship Chairperson Darlene Ramm at 518-945-1061 for additional information.
We invite women of all ages (including students) who enjoy choral singing to join the Treble Choraliers.
We perform two concerts a year, the Winter Concert in early December, and the Spring Concert in early May. Rehearsals for the winter begin right after Labor Day in September, and spring rehearsals begin after New Year’s. We rehearse on Tuesday nights from 7:30 to 9:30pm at the Catskill Methodist Church, 40 Woodland Avenue, Catskill.
Our repertoire is wide ranging and eclectic, including early music, folk songs, spirituals, jazz, classical music from every era, musical theater and pop. We sing in 3 or 4 part harmony,accompanied or unaccompanied, preparing approximately 10 selections for each concert. Dues are $25 per season.
We invite prospective members to join us at the first two rehearsals of each season (September and January) to see if this group is a good fit for you. Levels of musical and choral singing experience vary within the group.We work hard, but we also have FUN!
For questions or more information, fill out the contact form on this website or contact our president, Kathy Ventura at email@example.com or call 518-755-4467.