Rockland Camerata

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Our Mission
Creating Beauty in Music to Enliven the Spirit!


An ensemble of approximately 30 voices, the Rockland Camerata strives to provide audiences with a luscious variety of both sacred and secular music, from the 16th century through to present day compositions. It is made up of dedicated men and women who enjoy the opportunity to become acquainted with fine music and perform with professional instrumentalists and vocal soloists. We have a distinguished history of bringing music of high caliber to the lower Hudson Valley, and we have worked with many other groups, such as the Rockland Symphony Orchestra, the County Choral Society, the Rockland Opera Society, in our efforts to share and promote the enjoyment of classical music.

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Our Director and Conductor

Music Director and Conductor Matthew Rupcich is an experienced professional singer, conductor, and teacher. A consummate musician, he brings a passion and love for choral music that communicates itself to singers and audiences alike. Currently, he is Dean of Student Life and Director of Music for the middle school at the Trinity School in New York City, and Adjunct Professor of Music at Hunter College (CUNY).  Mr. Rupcich has also served as music director of the Blue Hill Troupe and New York Christmas Revels.


Dear Friends of the Rockland Camerata:

Please help us celebrate Rockland Camerata's anniversary season, as we commemorate a long tradition of performing a wide range of choral music dating from the 15th century to the present.  Tastes change and styles evolve, but the joy of hearing great music in a live concert setting endures, as fresh and exhilarating as ever.

To kick off this important anniversary, our holiday concert this year on December 7, 2013 at 4:00 pm at Clarkstown Reformed Church in West Nyack will include a program of some of the best music that Camerata has performed in the past, including the Saint- Saëns Christmas Oratorio, and music by Vaughan Williams, Gibbons, Bruckner, Bach, Schickele, and Monteverdi.  As usual, we will have a gala reception following the concert, where we invite you to reminisce with us about all  the years and all  the traditions.

We will continue the anniversary festivities at our Spring Concert on June 8, 2014.  We will have more information about that in the new year, but also expect some other surprises from us throughout this concert season.
But don't just be a listener, be an active supporter. Help to keep great music alive, both financially and by your attendance at our wonderful performances, so that we may continue to bring our unique musical programs to the residents of Rockland County.

Please take this great opportunity to support the arts in Rockland County by contributing to the Rockland Camerata.

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Concert Schedule 2013-2014


Come join us as we celebrate the Rockland Camerata's THIRTY-FIFTH
SEASON! Tickets are available by calling 845-365-0224, or at the door:

35th Anniversary Concert 

Saturday, December 7, 2013
4:00 pm 

Clarkstown Reformed Church 
107 Strawtown Road 
West Nyack, NY

Music by Vaughan Williams, Monteverdi, Bruckner, Finzi and Bach, and featuring the Saint Saëns Cristmas Oratorio. 

Join us for a reception following the concert.


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New City Library Concert

Sunday, May 18, 2014
2:00 pm

New City Library
220 N. Main Street
New City, NY

Excerpts from the “Mass of the Children”, by John Rutter.
 

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Spring Concert

Sunday, June 8, 2014
4:00 pm

Clarkstown Reformed Church
107 Strawtown Road
West Nyack, NY


Mass of the Children by John Rutter will feature the Camerata, with children’s choir, soloists, organ and piano. 

Meet the Artists reception to follow.

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Our History


 

The Rockland Camerata was founded in 1978 and incorporated as a not-for-profit organization (501-c-3) in 1980. The Camerata founder, Dr. William H. Reese, also founded the Philadelphia Chamber Chorus in 1951, was Music Director of the renowned Bach Festival Chorus of Bethlehem, PA, and was Professor of Music at Haverford College, PA, conducting the College Chorus and the Bryn Mawr-Haverford College Orchestra. Maestro Reese retired from the Rockland Camerata in 1999. He was honored in 1995 with a Lifetime Award from the County Executive and the Arts Council of Rockland for his more than 20 years of leading the Rockland Camerata.

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Support Acknowledgement


The Rockland Camerata is an Affiliate of the Rockland Conservatory of Music and an Associate member of ArtsFund, a project of the Arts Council of Rockland. The Rockland Camerata gratefully acknowledges the support of ArtsFund for Rockland, funding from the County of Rockland and from the Community Cultural Grants, and the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program, administered by the Arts Council of Rockland.


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Subscribe


There are several levels of support for the Rockland Camerata. Each level constitutes a tax-deductible donation:

Please make checks payable to ROCKLAND CAMERATA, Inc..
Mail to:

Rockland Camerata
c/o Rockland Conservatory of Music
45 South Main Street
Pearl River, NY 10965

IMPORTANT: Please indicate how you would like your name to appear in the program!

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Join Us!


 

The Camerata rehearses on Wednesday nights from 8pm - 9:30pm in the Rockland Conservatory, 45 South Main Street, Pearl River, New York. We welcome the opportunity to bring new voices to our ensemble, so if you would like to sing with the Rockland Camerata, please call 845-365-0224 or e-mail slrentz128@gmail.com  for information. We will reply promptly.