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Hillsdale, New York
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27 October 2017 06:00PM
David Smith

At 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 12th at Kinderhook Reformed Church, Concerts in the Village will present Handel’s monumental oratorio Israel in Egypt, with the Broad Street Chorale, the Cantilena Chamber Choir (Lenox), Andrea Goodman, Director, the Broad Street Orchestra, and soloists. This will be the second program of CITV’s eighth season. CITV Artistic Director David Smith will conduct.

For this concert CITV warmly welcomes the award-winning Cantilena Chamber Choir, in what is a first-ever collaboration for the Broad Street Chorale, CITV’s resident choral ensemble. Four outstanding soloists will be featured, each a returning CITV artist: sopranos Rose Hunsberger and Katie Roppolo, countertenor Daniel Moody, and tenor Christopher Sokolowski. The choral and instrumental forces required to perform Israel in Egypt are not exceeded by any other work of Handel and contribute mightily to its powerful effect.

In no other oratorio or opera is Handel more colorfully descriptive than in Israel in Egypt, where he portrays the dramatic exodus of the Israelites from Egypt (Part I), and upon their deliverance extended thanksgiving and celebration (Part II). The composer’s text-setting is absolutely brilliant. In Part I the rivers run with blood, the King’s chambers are overwhelmed by frogs, there is pestilence for man and beast, flies and lice are everywhere, locusts devour crops, hailstones shower down, there is fire, and finally there is darkness . . . The first-born are beaten. There is no end to the horror so vividly conveyed by Handel. But at last the Red Sea is dried up and the Israelites escape, while the waters behind them overwhelm their enemies. All of this is high drama indeed, with action and emotion worthy of Hollywood at its cinematic best!

According to David Smith, CITV’s Artistic Director and Conductor, “In Israel in Egypt Handel leaves no dramatic opportunity unpursued. Largely forgotten in the late 18th and early 19th c., this remarkable oratorio was reintroduced by Mendelssohn in 1833. The enthusiasm on that occasion lasted throughout the rest of the 19th c. In fact for many years the popularity of this work was easily the equal of Messiah, and with good reason. However, current performances are not common due to the complexity of the choral writing and the extensive forces required to deliver the high drama of Handel’s work.

“For Concerts in the Village, the time to offer Israel in Egypt seems just right – thanks in no small measure to the opportunity we have to collaborate with the award-winning Cantilena Chamber Choir of Lenox. I am especially grateful to Andrea Goodman, Cantilena’s Director and founder, for being so receptive to this collaboration and for contributing so essentially to our preparation. All of the many necessary ingredients are falling into place. I am confident that our listeners will be thrilled with the results on November 12th.

Four fine soloists will join the combined choral and orchestral forces. Soprano Rose Hunsberger is a frequent soloist in the area and member of Cantilena Chamber Choir. Soprano Katie Roppolo is a member of the Broad Street Chorale, with which she has appeared on several occasions, memorably as the Sorceress in CITV’s performances of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas in Kinderhook and at PS21 in Chatham.

Countertenor Daniel Moody (http://www.danielmoodycountertenor.com/) will be making his second CITV appearance. Moody has appeared throughout the United States, and has been a Tanglewood Fellow. Among many laudatory reviews, the New York Times has noted that his “vocal resonance makes a profoundly startling impression…” Tenor Christopher Sokolowski (http://www.christophersokolowski.com/), a Tanglewood Fellow in 2016, will be making his third CITV appearance. Sokolowski, a native of the Hudson Valley, has performed throughout the United States in both opera and concert repertoire. In October of this year his impressive talents took him to Japan. The New York Times calls attention to Sokolowski’s “solid, attractive tone.”

As for Concerts in the Village and its previous Handel offerings, reviewing a 2014 program the late John Paul Keeler (Register Star, Hudson) concluded that the performance was “stunning . . . one of the finest musical events of its kind in many seasons . . . Maestro Smith has brought his musical forces to heights of musical grandeur . . . In a short time Concerts in the Village has taken on a major musical role in the Upper Hudson Valley.”

Kinderhook Reformed Church, 21 Broad Street (US Route 9), Kinderhook, NY 12106.
Contribution: $ 20. Reception follows. Handicapped accessible.

For further information and assured seating (recommended) visit http://www.concertsinthevillage.org or call 518-758-6869.

For an informal talk about this program, please join CITV Artistic Director David Smith and Rev. Rudy Visser of Kinderhook Reformed Church at the Kinderhook Memorial Library, at 4:00 p.m., Sunday, November 5th.

CITV concerts are made possible with public funds from the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts, administered in Columbia, Greene and Schoharie Counties by the Greene County Council on the Arts through the Community Arts Grants Fund. Generous funding has also been received from the Hudson River Bank and Trust Company Foundation, T. Backer Fund, and Stewart’s Shops, as well as from many individual and business supporters. Kinderhook Reformed Church is especially acknowledged for its many in-kind donations.

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Hillsdale, New York
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24 October 2017 04:19PM
CHFM

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The final week of the Copake Hillsdale Farmers Market is this Saturday, October 28th from 9AM to 1PM. We are under the covered barn at the Roeliff Jansen Park, 9140 Route 22, Hillsdale NY.
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STOCK UP! Many of our vendors offer items that will last: jams, jellies, maple syrup, honey, pesto (frozen), pickles, frozen poultry and meat, charcuterie (salamis and cured sausages), baked goods that you can freeze, bottled wine, beer and cider, jars of smoked salt, and a farmers cheese from Jacuterie that is vacuum-sealed to last months in your refrigerator.

In addition, you can stock up a supply of fresh produce to can or preserve. Even pumpkins can be made into puree that will last for months in your freezer. Questions on this? Ask one of the farmers!
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ARTISAN CRAFTERS & SPECIALTY FOOD PRODUCERS will be joining us! About 20 vendors will be just outside the covered barn. All season, customers have been remarking on the quality and assortment from the artisans and foodies — and we agree!

You will find many of your favorites — including warm, fresh made cider donuts from Great Cape Baking — as well as a first-time vendor, Deborah Klein’s Beaux Tricots. Many accept credit cards, making gift shopping more convenient.
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LIVE MUSIC! We close out the season with the fabulous pair of Marilyn & Betsi, who have been very well-received in the past.
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NEWSLETTER: Although this season is ending, we will be occasionally publishing our newsletter with news on where to find various vendors. Don’t miss it! Subscribe by going to our website, http://www.copakehillsdalefarmersmarket.com/ , scrolling down, and using the newsletter signup form. If you run into a problem, you can also use the “email signup” tab on the left side of our FB page, http://www.fb.com/copakehillsdalefarmersmarket (as seen on a laptop/desktop, not mobile device).
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THANK YOU FOR A GREAT SEASON!

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Hillsdale, New York
Barbara Reina

“Why I Love the Library” is the sixth in a series of video vignettes featuring different aspects of the Kinderhook Memorial Library Capital Campaign to renovate and expand the existing building.

Produced by Barbara Reina Productions, LLC
http://www.BarbaraReina.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KC10v_wL71M&feature=youtu.be

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3 November 2015 12:30PM

Our last Open Day of 2015 is on Sunday, November 8th from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. We are located at 3212 Route 66, Chatham, NY.

For more details: http://www.equineadvocates.org/news.php?recordID=60

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