The Camerata Chorale, led by Lee Harold Pritchard, is a dedicated ensemble that performs both sacred and secular classics by old and contemporary composers. Under Pritchard’s direction, the group has become a circle of friends, ranging from educators, lawyers, managers, engineers, homemakers, librarians, nurses, students, and other professionals from all walks of life. Founded in 1963, the group consists of experienced and devoted singers from over 20 Hudson Valley communities.

The ensemble typically performs two or three concert cycles each season, accompanied by an orchestra, organ, or piano, which offers a variety of stylistic works to the public. The choir has become multigenerational, with members ranging in age from 17 to 70 plus years old. Maintaining its high caliber, the ensemble conducts a simple audition process as well as a vocal development program.

Over the years, the group has become more than just a choir, it is a family. With singing as their passion, the members come together every Tuesday evening in Poughkeepsie to sing, have fun, and make serious music. The choir is always open to individuals with experience in choral singing who are interested in joining their family and experiencing the joy of music.