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BETHLEHEM — The Delmar Community Orchestra will begin rehearsals for its fall-winter season on Monday, Sept. 9, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Delmar Reformed Church at 386 Delaware Ave. in Delmar.

What Donald Webster has loved about the town band since he founded it 50 years ago is the way it shows high-school students that involvement in music can last a lifetime.

A congregation of about 90 Micronesians from the Chuuk islands in the northern Pacific Ocean has worshiped each week in Guilderland since 2011.

The Empire State Youth Orchestra has a new musical director. It also has roots in and ongoing connections to Guilderland.

Andy Spence, who founded and has led Old Songs Inc. for the past 40 years, has taken a step back and handed control of her not-for-profit to Joy Bennett, a former director of contracts for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

Sydney Worthley is making the rounds on the summer festival-circuit, on Aug. 18, she plays the Hope Rocks Festival, in Saugerties.

SCHOHARIE — The Depot Lane Singers, in its 39th year, begins rehearsals for winter concert programs on Tuesday, Sept. 5, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Lexie Paddon, 18, wants to be a lawyer who advocates for children in court. She also wants to help them find their way toward self-expression through music.

EAST BERNE — Cahal Dunne, a singer, pianist, and entertainer, will be performing at Maple on the Lake in East Berne, Sunday, Aug. 27, from 2 to 4 p.m.

This will be the third time Dunne will perform at the restaurant; his performances have been organized by longtime Berne resident Peggy Warner.

 


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