ADIRONDACK SINGERS', INC.
Beryl Szwed,(left) Treasurer Adirondack Singers and
Linda Warner, Pres. Adirondack Singers
with Rob Grant, Pres. Adirondacks.com
|The Adirondack Singers, Inc. became a public, not-for-profit
1988, after a 20-year partnership with North Country Community College.
In June, 2001, we became a tax-exempt organization. Under our musical
director, Karen Butters, we exist to stimulate and promote an interest
in choral music; to provide a variety of fine
choral music to the general public of the area; to provide a venue
for soloists or small groups to perform in their own style, as our
guest artists; to coordinate choral groups in the Tri-Lakes region
(including active participation in the annual "Messiah Sing-In"
and the Adirondack Festival of American Music); and to support local
arts development (including the Festival of the Lakes). While our
"home" site is St. Bernard's Church in Saranac Lake, we
have traveled to give guest performances at Uihlein Mercy Center
Placid, at St. Alphonsus Church in Tupper Lake every spring, as
guests of the
Sweet Adelines in their Christmas concert, and before hundreds of
Star representatives at their NYS spring meeting, and as a "back-up"
group for a Lake Placid Christmas performance by Kenny Rogers.
Audiences at each of our concerts have stayed at an average of 100,
representing music-lovers of all ages from the Tri-Lakes region,
seasonal visitors from throughout the state. Hundreds of viewers
all ages have watched our concerts in their homes, as those concerts
have been broadcast on local access cable TV, courtesy of Adelphia
the past six years.
Our financial support comes from membership dues and donations from
those attending our concerts. We hold an annual meeting every January,
have an elected slate of officers, and three additional directors,
compose our board of directors. This board is responsible for financial
business decisions. Membership in the Adirondack Singers is open
to any adult or older student; no auditions are required, but the
ability to learn the
music and to perform in the concerts are necessities. Concert "seasons"
from late January through May, and from late September through December.
Rehearsals are on Tuesday nights, from 7:30-9:15, at St. Bernard's
Saranac Lake. Nominal dues are charged each season to support the
of new music.
Further information is available by calling Mrs. Linda Warner,
President of the Adirondack Singers, at 523-2238,
or Mrs. Beryl Szwed,
Treasurer, at 891-5008.