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Catskill Choral Society

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 2020
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JANUARY 23

Auction To Benefit Wigs & Wishes

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FUNDRAISER – 5:30 – 8 p.m. Support Tracy Abrams to provide wigs to local community members who have lost their hair to chemotherapy. Enjoy Quarter Auction, food, drink, preview items. Partnered with 501c organization Wigs & Wishes. Oneonta Vets Club, 279 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-287-4294 or visit www.facebook.com/OneontaVetsClub

Audience Gets To Sing Along At Annual Catskill Choral Concert

Audience Sings With

Catskill Choral Society

Music Director G. Roberts Kolb encourages the audience to sing along to “Deck the Halls” at a performance of the “Songs of Christmas” by the Catskill Choral Society at the United Methodist Church in Oneonta Friday evening. Kolb, a professor at Hamilton College, has worked with the Catskill Choral Society since 1997 and this is the 12th performance he has directed. Next year marks the 50th anniversary of the society, which brings in approximately 50-80 regional singers to perform a variety of choral pieces twice a year. At right, Mary Hall and her friend Jean Seroka applaud the singers. Hall, who’s been a member of the church for 15 years, attends every performance. “It wouldn’t be Christmas without the Choral Society Concert,” she said. “To me this starts the Christmas season.”

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2019
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6

Fun Group Dance For The Holidays

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ANGEL TREE PROGRAM – From The Salvation Army and The Freeman’s Journal thank you to all the sponsors who have made this Christmas a little brighter this year for our families in need!

CONTRADANCE – 7:30 p.m. Fun group dance to music by Tailwind with caller Robby Poulette. 1st Presbyterian Church, 25 Church St., Cooperstown. 607-547-8164 or visit otsegodancesociety.weebly.com

Catskill Choral Society Plans First Open Audition In Awhile

Catskill Choral Society Plans

First Open Audition In Awhile

ONEONTA – For the first time in recent memory, the Catskill Choral Society is opening its rehearsal to the public at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 24, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 12 Ford Ave.

“This is the perfect opportunity for anybody who loves to sing to try the group on for size. There is no cost and no obligation for the open rehearsal,” said David Hayes, performer and spokesman for the society.  “Sight reading is not required.”

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, JAN. 22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, JAN. 22

Audition For The Chorale

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AUDITIONS – 4-7 p.m. Catskill Choral Society holds auditions for new members and Dox Apprentices. All welcome. Unitarian Universalist Church, 12 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call 431-6060 or e-mail ccc@catskillchoralsociety.com or visit CatskillChoralSociety.com

PRESENTATION – 8:30-10 a.m. Jane Clark speaks to Cooperstown Chamber members on the current states of Clark entities & businesses in Cooperstown and provide a look into the future. Fenimore Art Museum Auditorium, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-9983 or visit cooperstownchamber.org/calendar-of-events/#!event/2018/1/22/jane-forbes-clark-speaks-to-cooperstown-chamber

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, DEC. 1
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, DEC. 1

Unique Gifts At The Holiday Bazaar

14-19eventspage Give the gift of Christmas to children in need. To participate in the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program CLICK HERE!

BAZAAR & BAKE SALE – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Find tree trimmings, crafts, knitted and crocheted and quilted items, a white elephant sale, more. Lunch available including soups, chilis, hot dogs, brownie sundaes. Elm Park United Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-6552 visit elmparkumconeonta.org

SALE & LUNCHEON – 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Find wreaths, fresh arrangements, and a holiday bake sale by the Oneonta Federated Garden Club. Soup & sandwich luncheon also available. St. James Episcopal Church, 300 Main St., Oneonta. E-mail Angie.Eichler@oneonta.edu

Art For Music’s Sake

Art For Music’s Sake

Paintings, jewelry and more from the art collection of Dorothy Caswell was auctioned off this afternoon at CANO to benefit the Catskill Choral Society. Here, Andy Puritz acts as auctioneer as Bhala Jones, Gallery Director at CANO, shows off a necklace up for grabs. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JAN. 19
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JAN. 19

‘Local Heroes’ Exhibit

Opening Reception

 

14-19eventspageART RECEPTION – 5-7 p.m. Meet the artists behind the “Local Heroes” exhibit. Project Space Gallery, SUNY Oneonta, 108 Ravine Pkwy., Oneonta. Info, www.oneonta.edu/academics/art/gallery/gallery.html

PICKLEBALL – Noon-2 p.m. Come learn the sport. Gymn floor, Clark Sports Center, 124 Cty. Hwy. 52, Cooperstown. Info, www.clarksportscenter.com

CONSERVATION MEETING – 12:30-3:30 p.m. Discussion of manure spreading strategies to reduce nutrient runoff. A must for farmers spreading or storing manure this winter. Otsego County Meadows Complex, 140 Ct. Hwy. 33W. RSVP by 1/12, (607)547-8337 ext. 4. or email weaverb@otsegosoilandwater.com

AUDITIONS – 3-6:30 p.m. Catskill Choral Society opens auditions for new members and potential Dox Apprentices. Unitarian Universalist Church, 12 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call 431-6060 to schedule and appointment.

Shoppers Find Deals Galore At 37th Grand And Glorious Garage Sale

Shoppers Find Deals Galore

At 37th Grand & Glorious Sale

Bobbi Frazier, Michele Townsend and Roxanne Murry look over the goods at the P.E.O booth at the Grand and Glorious Garage sale this morning. The event, now in it's 37th year, is organized by the Catskill Choral Society. It was bargains galore as shoppers flooded Main Street in search of treasures. Mayor Gary Herzig made the rounds with Senate hopeful Zephyr Teachout who introduced herself to vendors and shoppers. The Community Concert Band gave a performance around mid day, and there was no shortage of foo selections with everything from spicy sausages, walking tacos and local produce from the Farmer's Market. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Bobbi Frazier, Michele Townsend and Roxanne Murry look over the goods at the P.E.O booth at the Grand & Glorious Garage Sale on Oneonta’s Main Street this morning. The event, now in it’s 37th year, is organized by the Catskill Choral Society. Mayor Gary Herzig made the rounds with 19th District Congressional hopeful Zephyr Teachout, who introduced herself to vendors and shoppers. (She is facing Republican John Faso in the November election.)  The Community Concert Band gave a performance around mid-day, and there was no shortage of food selections with everything from spicy sausages, walking tacos and local produce from the Oneonta Farmers’ Market. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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Catskill Choral Society Welcomes Hamilton Professor As Conductor

Catskill Choral Society Welcomes

Hamilton Professor As Conductor

G. Roberts Kolb
G. Roberts Kolb

ONEONTA – G. Roberts Kolb, Hamilton College director of choral activities, is the new music director and choral conductor for the Catskill Choral Society.  An open house to welcome him is planned 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12, at the First United Methodist Church.

He succeeds R. Colin Armstrong, Hartwick College’s choral director, who ended his tenure with the choral society with last month’s all-Bach concert.  He accepted an academic position in Texas.

Catskill Choral Society Bids Farewell To Conductor Armstrong

Choral Society Bids Farewell

To Conductor Colin Armstrong

Conductor R. Colin Armstrong bows at the end of a number during the Bach to Bach concert presented by The Catskill Choral Society at the First United Methodist Church this afternoon. The performance marked the CCS's final direction under Armstrong, who will be moving from the area. The program also included the CCS Children's Choir, Youth Choir and Hartwick College Choir. (Ian Austin/ AllOTSEGO.com)
Conductor R. Colin Armstrong bows at the end of a number during the “Bach to Bach” concert presented by The Catskill Choral Society at the First United Methodist Church this afternoon. The performance marked the CCS’s final direction under Armstrong, who will be moving from the area. The program also included the CCS Children’s Choir, Youth Choir and Hartwick College Choir, which he directs. (Ian Austin/ AllOTSEGO.com)
Catskill Choral Society Warms Up for Winter Concert

Choral Society Warms Up For ‘Lullabies’

The Catskill Choral Society, under the directin of Dr. Colin Armstrong, front, begins their rehearsal in the First United Methodist Church on Tuesday evening in preparation for their upcoming Carols and Lullabies concert on Dec. 5th. (Ian Austin/ allotsego.com)
The Catskill Choral Society, under the direction of Dr. Colin Armstrong, front, begins this evening’s rehearsal in the First United Methodist Church, which will host its “Lullabies & Light” concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday. (Ian Austin/ allotsego.com)

 

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