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Hendrick Hudson Male Chorus

East Greenbush, New York

FOUNDED IN 1968

Do You Love
 to Sing?
Join Us!

New Members Are Welcome
ability to read music not required

 
Conductor 
Bruce J. Wagner
Accompanist 
Herb Lange
 
Officers
President 
David Titus
Vice President 
Peter Larson
Treasurer
Carl Eno
Secretary
Jim Goold
 
Rehearsals
Day and time:
Mondays, 7:30 to 9 pm
Location:
Community Congregational Church, 221 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush
Schedule:
Rehearsals begin the first Monday after Labor Day for the winter concert (first Sunday in December). Rehearsals for the spring concert (third Saturday in May) begin the first Monday in January.
 
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Mendelssohn Club of Kingston
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Down Town Glee Club
Mendelssohn Club of Albany
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Yankee Male Chorus
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2014 Annual Winter Holiday Concert

 

Date: Sunday, December 7; 7:30 pm
Location: Community Congregational Church of Clinton Heights, 221 Columbia Turnpike, Rensselaer
Admission: $10
 
About Us
The Hendrick Hudson Male Chorus performs throughout the Capital District and each December presents a holiday concert at the Community Congregational Church of Clinton Heights, its current rehearsal site. In addition, HHMC gives an annual spring concert in May.

The chorus performs in a wide variety of musical genres, including sacred, classical, spiritual, theater and film, folk, popular, and operetta.  

HHMC was founded in 1968 by Edward VanKampen as the Cordial Greens Men's Glee Club, the name referring to the country club where the group rehearsed and often performed for the first 15 years of its existence.  The name was changed to the Hendrick Hudson Male Chorus in 1984. Previous conductors include Donald Clair, Theodore Grab, Robert Claus, Bruce Wagner, and David Lance.

An active member of the Mohawk-Hudson Male Chorus Association, the Hendrick Hudson Male Chorus has participated in each of the association's biannual massed concerts. HHMC hosted the 56th massed concert in April 2014 at the First United Methodist Church in East Greenbush. Participating along with HHMC were the Mendelssohn Club of Albany, the Catskill Glee Club, and the Mendelssohn Club of Kingston.

HHMC is also represented in the Yankee Male Chorus, which performs annually in Vermont and New Hampshire in August.

Hendrick's Crew 

For more than 24 years, small-group singing has been a tradition in the HHMC, in the a cappella style of such well-known college ensembles as the Yale Whiffenpoofs, Cornell Hangovers, and Colgate Thirteen. 

At its inception, the HHMC a cappella group was known as The Trio, which in 1989 expanded to an octet called the Hendrick’s Two-by-Fours. The group has continued to perform in various combinations since then -- as Hendrick’s Six in the early 1990s, Hendrick’s Ten since 2000, and now Hendrick's Crew.  

In addition to performing at each regular HHMC concert, Hendrick’s Crew does guest appearances, having most recently been featured at the Siena Men's basketball game, in January 2007, at the Times Union Center, where HHMC sang the national anthem for an audience of 5,500.

Hendrick’s Crew counts among its varied repertoire such signature pieces as the swing ballad “Perfidia,” the barbershop selection “Lida Rose,” Billy Joel's “The Longest Time,” and the Scottish air “Loch Lomond.” Hendrick’s Crew is available for hire as public concert guest artists or as entertainment at private functions. Contact dcaneen@nycap.rr.com. 

 
Membership

There are currently 21 singing members in our group. The minimum age to join is 14. Annual dues are $20. Ability to read music is not required. New singers may be accepted at any point during a rehearsal period at the discretion of the conductor. 

 
About the Conductor
Bruce J. Wagner has returned to lead the Hendrick Hudson Male Chorus, after having served as HHMC conductor from 1989 to 2003. Mr. Wagner conducted the Catskill Glee Club in 2009.

He earned an A.B. degree in music at Cornell University, where he studied voice as a principal instrument with the late Barbara Troxell and conducting with Karel Husa and Thomas Sokol.

He is the former music director at Germania Hall, Troy, where he conducted the Maennerchor and Damenchor from 1992 to 2003. In August 2013 he returned for his 20th season as a co-conductor of the Yankee Male Chorus, which presents four concerts in Vermont and New Hampshire each summer.

He is a past president of the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Corporation and served six years as the secretary of the Conductors Club. Mr.Wagner has served as president of the Mohawk-Hudson Male Chorus Association since 2008. He lives in Schodack with his wife Janet and their two children, Brett and Sarah.
 
Contact Us
Please contact us for additional information or to arrange to sit in at a rehearsal.
Email: Dave Caneen:
dcaneen@nycap.rr.com
 
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