Saratoga Voices’ Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Noah Palmer will be the chorus’s new Artistic Director. Starting on July 1, 2023, he will be the group’s sixth director in the organization’s 53-year history, including the decades when the chorus was known as the Burnt Hills Oratorio Society.
Interim Board President Sue Brunelle stated,
“We are delighted to have Noah bring his experience and musical talents to Saratoga Voices. He was selected aer a nationally-advertised search, which we narrowed down to four highly qualified candidates. Noah stood out for his energy, his mastery and ease of imparting knowledge of technique to singers. During his interview Noah displayed a deep understanding of our history and values. In the audition process, Noah demonstrated a directness and precision in expressing his artistic viewpoint and improving the unity of our sound, which we believe will prove a great benefit to Saratoga Voices.“
Noah Palmer is a native of Baltimore who graduated from New York University with a B.A. in Music and earned a Master’s degree from the Mannes School of Music in Piano. An accomplished chorister himself, he says “I work with many ensembles across New York’s Capital Region as a pianist and conductor. I trained as a pianist, worked as a freelance opera pianist and coach in New York City and with regional opera companies, then moved to the Capital Region where I now work with choruses, orchestras, and opera companies in many different capacities.”
He has worked as the Principal Coach and Accompanist for the Berkshire Opera Festival, Director of the Batenkill Chorale, conductor for Kinderhook’s “Concerts in The Village”, and Music Director for Skidmore College’s Opera Workshop. Noah currently is Artistic Director of Music at Trinity Lenox, an Assistant Conductor at Opera Saratoga, and Assistant Music Director of Albany Pro Musica. “I am interested particularly in expanding my work as a conductor in the region also in mentoring young singers, pianists, and conductors. I am looking forward with enthusiasm to start working with the singers of Saratoga Voices. I am delighted to add Saratoga Voices to the list of incredible musical organizations that I collaborate with in the Capital Region. We are so fortunate to have plentiful ensembles performing at a high level in this beautiful part of the Northeast!”
For more information about plans for the coming concert season and how you can become part of this 60-voice ensemble, please check the website at Saratogavoices.org.