Palmer, a conductor and pianist, is one of the Capital Region’s most in demand collaborators. In addition to being Artistic Director of the Battenkill Chorale he is Assistant Director and Accompanist for Albany Pro Musica and Assistant Conductor of the Broad Street Chorale and Orchestra in Kinderhook, NY. In 2019, he founded the Palmer Quartet, a piano quartet based in New York’s Hudson Valley.
Palmer has served on the music staff the Skidmore College Opera Workshop, the Midwest Institute of Opera, the Merola Opera Program, Sarasota Opera, and Opera North. In April he debuted with the Battenkill Chorale as their guest conductor.
The Battenkill Chorale, in Cambridge, NY, is a 100+ voice un-auditioned chorus from six counties in New York and Vermont. Founded in 1995 by Founding Director Janet McGhee, we are an eclectic and dedicated group of amateur singers that has become one of the “cultural crown jewels” of the North Country and the Capital Regions.
We perform major works from the choral music literature extending from intimate chamber pieces to larger scale dramatic works for soloists, chorus and orchestra. Our richly-varied and critically-acclaimed repertoire includes both sacred and secular music from the 15th to 20th centuries, all sung in the original language.
We invite you to join us for upcoming seasons of music making!
Rehearsals are held Thursday evenings September through May at Hubbard Hall, an 1878 rural opera house in Cambridge, NY.
We are a unique group of spirited individuals united by a love of singing. We work very hard in rehearsal as we strive to bring a composer’s genius to life. And, we are ever so much more than a chorus. We are a family, sharing the full range of human experience. We revel in our uniqueness, respect our individuality, treasure our friendships, and enjoy making music together.
Members pay a membership fee each concert season, plus the cost of music.
To inquire about membership, email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 518-677-3544.