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Performing Groups

Kairos: A Consort of Singers: select vocal ensemble specializing in a cappella repertoire from the Middle Ages to the present.

State University of New York at New Paltz College-Community Chorale: Dr Edward Lundergan, Director.  One of 4 vocal performance groups at the college, comprised of both community members and college students.

Christ Church Choir, Dr. Laura Ramsey Russell, Director

Hudson Valley Society for Music: dedicated to the promotion of music at a community level for the following purposes: To promote the enjoyment of live "classical" music among the general public; to help area professional performing musicians develop their skills; to develop communal support among area musicians; and to provide enrichment for local schools

Composers' Sites

American Composers' Forum: links communities with composers and performers, in the making, playing and enjoyment of new music.

Society of Composers, Inc. dedicated to the promotion of composition, performance, understanding and dissemination of new and contemporary music

American Music Center:  The American Music Center is a national service and information center for new American music.


Dr. Edward Lundergan - tenor; Director of Kairos; Director of SUNY New Paltz College-Community Chorale, Concert Choir and Chamber Singers

Carol Lundergan - soprano; member of Kairos: A Consort of Singers

Dr. Laura Ramsey Russell - Director of the Christ Church Choir and the Bardavon Opera Chorus; Instructor at Dutchess Community College

Joël Evans - oboist extraordinaire; member of the Hudson Valley Philharmonic; Adjunct Professor at SUNY New Paltz

Susan Seligman - cellist; principal cellist of the Hudson Valley Philharmonic; member of the HVP String Quartet; Adjunct Professor at SUNY New Paltz

Ruthanne Schempf - pianist; co-director of the Hudson Valley Society for Music; Adjunct Professor at SUNY New Paltz

Other Sites of Interest

Women in Black - Women in Black is an international peace network. Women in Black is not an organization, but a means of mobilization and a formula for action.  Women In Black stand in silent vigil to protest war, rape as a tool of war, ethnic cleansing and human rights abuses all over the world.

New Paltz, New York - Located about 75 miles north of New York City, New Paltz is a wonderful place to visit and to live.  Also click here and here to learn more about our community. - MoveOn works to realize the progressive vision of our country’s founders. MoveOn is a service – a way for busy but concerned citizens to find their political voice in a system dominated by big money and big media.

Shirley's Miniature Twig Furniture:

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Twig Chairs and Felted Dolls