Announcing “The Intimate Brahms”

Friday, April 21st, 2023, at 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 22nd, 2023, at 3:00 pm
First United Methodist Church
66 Chestnut Street,
Oneonta, New York


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The Catskill Choral Society planned to present this concert, entitled  “The Intimate Brahms”, in the spring of 2020, but  the Covid pandemic intervened.  We are happy to give it another  go.

Johannes Brahms  perhaps is better known for his large orchestral works (his four symphonies, two piano concertos,  the Academic Festival Overture, and the Tragic Overture) and the monumental Ein deutsches Requiem Op. 45.  This concert will focus on his smaller scale music for voices and piano.

The better known of these smaller works are the Liebeslieder Waltzer, a set of 18 short love poems scored for voices and piano four hands. Less well known are the Neue Liebeslieber, completed six years after the first.  Joining accompanist Tim Horne on the bench for these two works will be Fideliz Sta. Brigida in her premiere appearance with the Catskill Choral Society. The program will include Sechs Quartette (Op. 112), Drei Quartette (Op. 64) and two selections from Quartette (Op. 92).  Please join us!  Spring will be the perfect time for a little romantic music. For tickets, select the tickets tab above.


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Tim Horne has been the accompanist for CCS since 1994. He is also the Music Director at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Oneonta, a position he has held since 1988. He accompanies the College and Chamber Choirs at Hartwick College and the choirs at Oneonta High School and Middle School. He has accompanied musical productions at Oneonta and Cooperstown High Schools, Orpheus Theatre, and Foothills Performing Arts Center. He also directed musicals at SUCO in the late ’80’s.


Jill Czarnecki has been a music educator for 15 years. She earned her undergraduate degree in Music Education with a concentration in Piano Pedagogy from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam. She earned her graduate degree in Music Education from Boston University. Jill currently teaches elementary band, chorus, and general music at Valleyview Elementary School in Oneonta. She is a certified NYSSMA piano adjudicator and has accompanied many school choral groups.