Hi all,
The summer is practically upon us and there are a number of things I’d like to alert you to. Please forward this e-mail to anyone you think might be interested.

Hudson Chamber Opera
A fabulous production of “The Face on the Barroom Floor” by Henry Mollicone and an old time saloon cabaret will take place on Memorial Day Weekend at Basilica Industria, 110 South Front Street, Hudson:
    Friday, May 26 at 8pm
    Saturday, May 27 at 8pm
    Sunday, May 28 at 2pm
For more information and to purchase tickets online
If you are a PASSIONATE OPERA LOVER, please:

  • Volunteer your help (e-mail Beth at
  • Join our board, as a member or advisor
  • Make a contribution

This is a company of incredible artists, most of whom live here in Columbia County, with an incredible audience that seems to be hungry for this kind of off-beat entertainment. We have been sold out at every performance so far.  Please help Hudson Chamber Opera grow and thrive in any way that you can.

PS21 opens under a tent
July 2nd is the date. Please mark your calendars.

After 6 years of planning, the PS/21 (Performances Spaces for the 21st Century) project launches its first Tent Season on Sunday, July 2, with Kelley Love’s Pandemonia Orchestra and singer Nina Fine (courtesy of Gwen Gould Ensembles) in a performance of swinging sound and song. Members will be invited to a special preview party on Sunday, June 25th. To receive membership info, contact  For program information and schedule check the website (it may be stilll under construction, but soon to be up and running). The tent is located a mile north of Chatham Village on Route 66.

Summer Sings at PS21
    Mondays at 7:30pm
    Grounds open at 5:30 for picknicking
    General admission $7
    Music provided
    Light refreshments and choral cameraderie served up at the break

    Gwen Gould, conductor
    Michael Clement, pianist
    Mary Hack, vocal coach
    Amanda Boyd, soprano
    Steve Dahlin, baritone
    other soloists to be announced

    July 31 – Faure Requiem
    August 7 – Bach Cantatas #4 “Christ lag” and #140 “Wachet auf”
    August 14 – Brahms Requiem

Bring your voice and join other choral enthusiasts in singing these masterworks of Faure, Bach and Brahms. The evening begins with a vocal warmup by Mary Hack and a brief rehearsal of difficult sections led by Ms. Gould.  Ms Hack will also help with vocal techniques to execute vocally challenging excerpts.  Sections will have the opportunity to sing the most popular solos as part of the rehearsal.  After the break, the work will be performed in its entirety with professional soloists from Hudson Chamber Opera.