Dear Friends,

Here’s the latest news and reminders:

  • Hudson Chamber Opera plays the Castle this Sunday
  • Benefit Musicale July 10 – Opera in the Barn
  • Chamber Opera Season Opener
  • On another subject – Job Openings

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Hudson Chamber Opera plays the Castle
Sunday, July 3rd at 8:00pm
Celebrate the 4th of July with a rousing selection of Gilbert & Sullivan and music of the Broadway stage on the East Lawn.

Program will include selections from:
H.M.S. Pinafore
Yeomen of The Guard
Princess Ida
The Pirates of Penzance
The Mikado
and a Broadway Sampler

Alaina Zachary, soprano
Mary Hack, mezzo-soprano
John Davey, tenor
Peter Van Derick, bass
Gwen Gould at the piano
$10/car. For directions and more information click here

Hudson Chamber Opera, a not-for-profit corporation, was created in 2004 (under the name Hudson Opera Theatre) to produce a diverse repertoire of fully-staged, costumed productions of small-scale works for the lyric stage including chamber operas and music theatre pieces.

HCO also offers free children’s programming to local schools. Slated for the fall is Edward Barnes’ humorous and engaging “The Vagabond Queen.” For more information, please visit our website:, contact us at 518 828-7042 or e-mail us at

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Benefit Musicale – Opera in the Barn
Sunday, July 10 at 4pm
Enjoy a late summer afternoon at a spectacular private home in the rolling hills of Spencertown for a benefit Musicale. We have uncovered some exciting new talent as a result of our auditions and would like to introduce them to you.

Program will feature young soprano, Elissa Premerlani, as well as some members of the cast of “The Medium” (Alaina Zachary, soprano; Mary Hack, mezzo soprano, Keith Spencer, baritone) singing repertoire from Puccini to Bernstein.

Tickets are $50 per person. call 828-7042 or e-mail to make a reservation. Proceeds will help to underwrite the first season of Hudson Chamber Opera.

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Chamber Opera Season Opener
Hudson Chamber Opera (formerly Hudson Opera Theatre) will open it’s first season this fall. Co-Artistic Directors are Gwen Gould and Mary Hack.

Gian Carlo Menotti’s
“The Medium”
Directed by Dean Anthony

Baba, Mary Hack, mezzo-soprano
Monica, Megan Weston, soprano
Mrs. Nolan, Nina Fine, mezzo-soprano
Mrs. Gobineau, Alaina Warren Zachary, soprano
Mr. Gobineau, Keith Spencer, baritone
Toby (uncast)

Performances are tentatively scheduled for:

Friday, October 7, 8pm
Saturday, October 8, 8pm
Sunday, October 9, 2pm

Exciting venue for our production to be announced shortly. Stay tuned…

We are still looking for an actor/dancer to cast in the non-speaking role of Toby. Please e-mail us if you know of someone interested in auditioning for this role.

For updates and more information, please visit our website:

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Job openings at JSL Computer Services, Inc.
As some of you may know, I am President of JSL Computer Services ( We are currently looking to fill two positions. If you know of someone who might be interested, please ask them to e-mail me at

Part-Time Admin Asst / Data Entry
Computer staffing company requires a part-time employee to do admin asst functions (light) and data entry using a specialized human resources database (will train). Work is in Hudson, NY. The job could include functioning as a personal assistant to Gwen Gould for music related activities as well. Requirements: computer literacy a must; familiar with MS Outlook, Word, Excel. Optional Quickbooks and background in music a plus. Send resume to

Part-Time IT Telemarketing
Computer staffing company requires a Part-Time employee to do telephone sales of IT services. We place IT personnel with major corporations and government in consulting and full-time positions. Hourly rate plus bonus for new business secured. Good phone skills important, some knowledge of the computer industry necessary. Work is in Hudson, NY. Send resume to

Check out our website:

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