With the holiday season over and winter promising to be around for a while, the Depot Lane Singers are offering interested singers the opportunity to escape cabin fever as they begin to practice for their spring concerts.

Guilderland High School senior Joe Giordano will be headed to the Grammys in February. But he won’t just be watching from the audience. He’ll also be performing at the after-party and at a number of events leading up to the awards show.

GUILDERLAND —Six  Guilderland High School students were selected to perform in the Area All-State Music Festival, which will be held on Nov. 18 and 19.

“Bells for Burls” is a campaign to bring a carillon to St. John’s Church in Altamont, honoring Mark “Burls” Burlingame who listened to the music as he lay dying.

When they couldn’t find a workshop anywhere in the country dedicated to helping hobby cellists play Bach’s Cello Suites better, husband and wife Marc Violette and Margaret Lanoue created one here in the Capital District.

A young Altamont trumpet player and recent Guilderland grad will play a solo on a big local stage before heading to college.

Sydney Geddes, Guilderland

ALTAMONT — One of only three musicians invited from the United States to be part of the Maxence Larrieu Flute Competition, Amanda Dame, of Altamont, will be on of 62 candidates competing in this high-level international competition, taking place in Nice, France this month.

The Mendelssohn Club of Albany will hold auditions in October for male singers interested in joining the club for its 108th season. Interested tenors and basses are invited to rehearse with the club on Wednesday, Sept. 9, at 7:15 p.m. at the New Covenant Presbyterian Church at 916 Western Ave. in Albany.

SCHOHARIE — The Depot Lane Singers, a 70-voice community chorus based in Schoharie, is looking for singers to join them for winter concerts as it begins its 37th season. Rehearsals will begin on Tuesday, Sept.


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