The diverse program of uplifting and inspirational songs features Spanish, African and Celtic selections such as “¡Cantar!,” “Oy Es Dia de Placer,” “Baba Yetu,” and the Celtic new age classic “Orinoco Flow.” Other featured songs include“Corner of the Sky” from Pippin, “Look to the Rainbow” from Finian’s Rainbow,“What a Wonderful World” and the haunting ballad “Rainy Days and Mondays,” popularized by the Carpenters. The concert will conclude with the rousing “Hope for Resolution,” a tribute to Nelson Mandela, which will be sung with the Festival Youth Chorus.Soloists and vocal ensembles from NJCS will be featured along with NJCS Camerata, a select chamber chorus.
Established in 1988, the New Jersey Choral Society is one of the state’s most prestigious choral groups well-known for presenting outstanding and unique programs. Under the direction of Eric Dale Knapp, NJCS performs three major concerts annually in Bergen and Essex counties. They have performed in Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, China, Australia and England. In July 2014, they will perform in France as part of the Normandy Festival commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Normandy invasion.
Come one hour prior to concert time for The Inside Line, a complimentary lecture that provides an insightful and intimate discussion of the music for all ticket holders.
Tickets are $25.00 for general admission, $22.00 for students, seniors, and patrons with disabilities and $12 for children 12 and under (add $5.00 at the door). Group discounts are also available. For reservations or more information, visit www.njcs.org or call the New Jersey Choral Society at (201) 379-7719.
In support of the Center for Food Action, the New Jersey Choral Society will be collecting nonperishable food items at these concerts. Immaculate Heart Academy is wheelchair accessible. Funding has been made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.