The Northport Chorale
P.O. Box #55
Northport, New York 11768

The Northport Chorale was formed in September, 1982 as part of the Northport Continuing Education Program. Since then the Chorale has grown in size as well as accomplishments and has become a popular, familiar addition to many local events both within and outside the Northport Community.  



Joseph Smaldino, Director

After enjoying his time as Assistant Director, Joseph Smaldino is thrilled to be assuming the role of Director and Conductor for the Northport Chorale.

Joe holds a BA in Music Education from Five Towns College in Dix Hills, NY, primarily focusing on voice and choral techniques. Having predominantly classical training, his education at Five Towns enabled him to work closely with his professors through the Phi Sigma Eta Honor Society, and become open to a vast variety of music styles and musical skills. He plans to continue his education with a Masters’ Degree in Choral Methods and Choral Conducting. An avid and talented performer, Joe was often a featured counter tenor and tenor soloist during his undergraduate studies at Five Towns.

Joe is currently full time Director of Music, Choir Director, and Organist at Christ the King Catholic Church in Commack, NY. A musician for the Diocese of Rockville Centre as well, he has been a featured soloist, cantor, and organist at many different liturgical events. Joe enjoys membership in the National Association of Pastoral Musicians, the American Guild of Organists, the National Association for Music Education, the Suffolk County School Music Educators Association and is a very active committee member of the Diocesan Choir and Schola Cantorum of the Diocese of Rockville Centre.



Kelly Horsted, Accompanist

Pianist Kelly Horsted, a native of Sioux City, Iowa, enjoys an active career in NYC as an accompanist and vocal coach specializing in new opera, art song, and role preparation. 
Mr. Horsted is a gifted and versatile young pianist whose other performances include appearances at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall and the prestigious Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, as well as Fountainbleau, France and NBC’s Weekend Today Show. He earned both Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from Eastman School of Music, where he was a fellowship recipient and 1st place winner in the Kneisel Lieder Competition.



Awards & Recognition
The Chorale is proud to have participated in
"The Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall"
event held at Peter Nelson Park in Huntington this October.
(Click on smaller images to enlarge for readable version)
Awards & Recognition

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