The Mohawk Valley Chorus
The Mohawk Valley Chorus presents annual Christmas Concerts, “Sing a Merry Christmas!”
Bringing beautiful music to the region for more than 75 years
Two Live Concerts on December 3 & 4
Join the Mohawk Valley Chorus as they bring the sounds of the holidays to the Mohawk Valley on Saturday, December 3, at 7 p.m. at West Charlton United Presbyterian Church, West Charlton and Sunday, December 4, at 3 p.m. at United Presbyterian Church in Amsterdam. (All details at “Sing A Merry Christmas.” Familiar holiday songs and music of the season are always a bit more special when experienced at a life concert. Get your tickets early to be sure a good seat at one or both of these festive events!
The early beginnings of the Mohawk Valley Chorus has its roots in the joining of two organizations combined back in 1948. The Mohawk Mills Glee Club, which was first conducted in 1935 by John A. Gillies, and the Mohawk Carpet Mills Ladies’ Glee Club, formed by director Reginald Harris in 1941. Early financial support came from Mohawk Carpet Mills, which became Mohasco Industries, Inc. During those years the Chorus performed in area concerts, Army camps, hospitals, televison specials, and War Bond drives.
The group incorporated as the Mohawk Valley Chorus in 1962, and is financially self-sufficient under the direction of Carl M. Steubing. A highlight of those years was a World’s Fair appearance in New York City. Subsequently the chorus was directed by Henry F. Sullivan.
More then just a Chorus
Over the years the The Mohawk Valley Chorus have added additional programs and offerings for the Mohawk Valley community including a student scholarship established in 1992 is awarded to a high school senior or junior each year. There are now 100 members from Fulton, Montgomery, Schenectady, Saratoga, Schoharie, Albany and Hamilton counties in the main chorus, as well as three other performing groups. These programs have expanded outreach of the group and increased community involvement while offering more opportunities for live performances throughout the Mohawk Valley.
Mohawk Valley Chamber Ensembles
Directed by Stephanie Podolec, the ensembles include a saxophone ensemble, a mixed woodwind choir of flute, oboe and clarinets and a clarinet choir.
The MVC Kids
Directed by Amanda Grab and managed by Stephanie Podolec, this group is comprised of our youngest MVC members.
The MVC Youth Chorale
Directed by Amanda Grab, the Chorale features students in middle or high school.