Conductors Club Conductors Club of New York
Conductors Club
promoting male choral singing in New York State
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Do you sing in or conduct a male choral group (small or large) that performs in New York State? You may be eligible for membership in the Conductors Club.

Arnold Jones
Vice President 
Mike Wright

Martin Edelman
Financial Advisor 
Gene Wisoff
Allen Lindsay
Elmer Joerg
Frank Kitchens

Next meeting:
Saturday November 13, 2021; 1pm
Zoom; to attend contact Mike Wright (email) for link and/or call-in number     

concert calendar
Bayside Glee Club
Mendelssohn Club of Kingston
Catskill Glee Club
Down Town Glee Club
Mendelssohn Club of Albany
Mendelssohn Glee Club of New York City
Northeast Men's
Summer Chorus
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About Us
The Conductors Club of New York is an association of male chorus conductors and singers founded in 1934.

Membership in the Conductors Club is not limited to conductors of male choral groups but includes singers, accompanists, and others involved with male choral singing.

If you are not a member and would like to attend a meeting, please contact us.

Members of the Conductors Club come from male choral groups that perform in New York State. These choruses include the Bayside Glee Club, Catskill Glee Club, Down Town Glee Club, Mendelssohn Club of Albany, Mendelssohn Club of Kingston, Mendelssohn Glee Club of New York City, Northeast Men's Summer Chorus, and University Glee Club.

The public is cordially invited to attend all concerts offered by member groups of the Conductors Club.

Each member club gives at least two major performances a year, and the cost of admission is often nominal or by donation. These  performances are listed on the Conductors Club concert calendar page (click here). In addition, member clubs give free concerts throughout the year in venues ranging from college campuses to senior care facilities and also sing at community and public events.

The clubs occasionally present joint performances and massed concerts. The most recent such event -- the 58th massed concert of the Mohawk-Hudson Male Choral Association -- was hosted by the Mendelssohn Club of Albany in Rensselaer, New York, in April 2018. Also participating were the  Mendelssohn Club of Kingston and the Catskill Glee Club.

In May 2019 the Bayside Glee Club featured a program marking its 75th year with selections from musical theater and popular music from each decade since its founding in 1944.

In 2016 the Mendelssohn Glee Club of New York City celebrated its 150th anniversary with two concerts (May and December) of selections important to the club's history and featured guest artists from the world of opera and jazz.

What We Do

--advance the cause of worthy male choral singing

--raise the standard of musical performances
--provide members with the opportunity for meeting and discussing music-related topics
--advance the musical and artistic affairs of the Associated Male Choruses of America
--furnish conductors for concerts and choruses
--commission pieces by composers and arrangers
--publicize member clubs and exchange information
Regular:  Conductors of male choruses; the chorus must perform a minimum of twice yearly in New York State.

Associate:  Singers in male choruses, accompanists, and others connected with male choral singing.

Membership is open to both men and women. More than one member of a choral organization may join the Conductors Club, including anyone who has a keen interest in male choral singing.  

Regular members need not reside in New York State, but the chorus with which he or she is associated must perform within the state.

The Conductors Club meets four Saturdays each year. In March, May, and November meetings are held at the SSMCGA Club in Manhattan (Soldiers', Sailors', Marines', Coast Guard, and Airmen's Club, 283 Lexington Avenue, between 36th and 37th streets.)September meetings take place upstate, near Kingston, New York.

Members must attend a minimum of two meetings per year in order to maintain membership and be eligible for club benefits.

Officers are elected for one year at an annual meeting in March from among the membership.
Dues: $20 for the fiscal year, normally payable each fall or upon acceptance to the club.
Contact Us
New York metro area:
Martin Edelman --'  212-249-3038
Arnold Jones -- 845-687-7071
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