A free concert of cathedral classics will be presented by the Hudson Community Chorus on Aug. 25 at 4 p.m. at the Hudson Congregational Church, Fellowship Hall.
This event is the culmination of the chorus' first summer concert session and is a gift to the community from the chorus as it ends its 25th anniversary year. No tickets are required.
Artistic Director Nathan Duvuvuei leads the summer chorus in sacred selections from Bruckner's "Locus Iste," to "Sancta Maria, mater Dei" by Mozart, Handel's "Hallelujah Amen" as well as Copeland's moving adaptation of "At The River," James Moore's "Irish Blessing" and Moses Hogan's arrangement of the traditional spiritual "Steal Away." The concert was designed to showcase the variety and depth of sacred music across the centuries and the talents of local singers.
Traditionally, HCC has concentrated on two concert seasons, fall/holiday and spring, but Duvuvuei and the organization's volunteer governing board decided to offer a summer session this year to keep choral singing available for long-time members and those who, due to other fall and winter season obligations, might not be able to sing and for those whose choirs take a summer break.
Hudson Community Chorus provides an opportunity for singers to flex their vocal muscles on a variety of choral styles. From its inception, the chorus has hired talented directors and accompanists to challenge musicians of all levels and to present programs to entertain and educate audiences. Beginning his third year as artistic director, Duvuvuei continues to provide new musical direction to the organization while expanding its repertoire and reach in the area. The fall/holiday season will begin rehearsals on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 7 p.m.
For more information on the Cathedral Classics concert or HCC, go to www.hudsoncommunitychorus.org.