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Camp Dudley Choir 7/14
The Wannabes 7/21
Dr. William Tortolano 7/28
Meadowmount 8/4

The Mid Day Concert Series series features an eclectic mix of music performed by local musicians. The atmosphere is casual, and attendees are invited to Essex Community Concerts | Evening Concert Serieshave lunch following the performance at a local restaurant.

Performances
Performances are held Thursday mornings at 11:30am, and last about 45 minutes.

Admission
Admission is free, but a $5 donation is appreciated.

Location
All performances are held at the Essex Community Church in Essex, NY.

The church is located within one block of the Essex - Charlotte Ferry. During the summer months the ferry operates late enough in the evening to accommodate visitors to the evening programs from Vermont.

Location Map
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Lake Champlain Ferries Schedule

"This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council of the Arts with support the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the North Country Cultural Center for the Arts."
The 2016 Mid Day Concert Series
Camp Dudley Choir
JULY 14, 2016
Camp Dudley's history began in 1885, when, with backing from two YMCA associates, George Peck and Rudolph Leypoldt, a 30-year old volunteer named Sumner Francis Dudley started the Boys' Camping Society or "B.C.S." Dudley established, through personal example, the importance of committed leadership and the spiritual life. After bouncing around among various sites, Camp Dudley landed in 1908 in Westport, New York at its current site, and the process of building Camp Dudley as we know it today, began.

Camp Dudley's history began in 1885, when, with backing from two YMCA associates, George Peck and Rudolph Leypoldt, a 30-year old volunteer named Sumner Francis Dudley started the Boys' Camping Society or "B.C.S." Dudley established, through personal example, the importance of committed leadership and the spiritual life. Camp Dudley's motto, "The Other Fellow First," was adopted in the early 20th century and the camper population grew and grew.

THE WANNABES
JULY 21, 2016

The Wannabes were drawn together by a love of singing in harmony and a desire to play “our own ‘roots music’: songs that speak to struggles for justice, human rights, and peace and lift the spirit. As younger women, we all secretly “wanted to be” the folk singers we grew up listening to. We like a good story and lyrics and always encourage singing along. The songs may be familiar but we interpret them in our own unique way.”





Dr. William Tortolano
JULY 28, 2016

Dr. William Tortolano serves as Professor Emeritus of Music and Fine Arts at Saint Michael's College, Vermont. He earned his Bachelor of Music at Boston University, Master of Music from the New England Conservatory of Music, and his Licenciate in Sacred Music and Doctor of Music from L'Universite de Montreal. Dr. Tortolano has been a Visiting Fellow at Trinity, St. Catherine's, and King's Colleges in Cambridge, England, and has also held a Fellowship from the National Foundation for the Humanities at Yale University and researched Gregorian Chant at St. Pierre de Solesmes. Dr. Tortolano is the author of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Anglo-Black Composer, Original Music for Men's Voices, The Mass and The Twentieth-Century Composer, as well as over 35 music editions from GIA Publications.

Meadowmount
AUGUST 4, 2016
Founded in 1944 by Ivan Galamian, the Meadowmount School of Music, located in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York, offers exceptional string players and pianists a seven-week-long intensive program of private study and chamber music coaching with our dedicated and internationally recognized faculty. Performance opportunities include weekly masterclasses with the Meadowmount faculty, The list of distinguished alumni who have spent summers at Meadowmount over the years is extensive, and many artists such as Michael Rabin, Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman, Jamie Laredo, Kyung Wha Chung, Arnold Steinhardt, Joshua Bell, James Ehnes, Lynn Harrell and Yo-Yo Ma went on to establish international careers.  Through the guidance of the teaching and coaching staff, students can accomplish at Meadowmount in a summer what would ordinarily take a year to accomplish at home.