“journeys” the New Jersey Choral Society 2012/13 season

The New Jersey Choral Society, under the direction of dynamic conductor Eric Dale Knapp, is pleased to announce “journeys,” its 2012/13 season of unique musical repertoire that will inspire understanding of a diverse world.
 
 
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Oct. 16, 2012 - PRLog -- The season kicks off with “Ring Out, Celestial Spheres,” a joyous holiday journey into the season of light. This concert will be presented on Saturday, December 1 at 8:00 pm and Sunday, December 2 at 3:00 pm at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, 30 North Fullerton Ave., Montclair. A third performance will take place on Sunday, December 9 at 5:00 pm at the West Side Presbyterian Church, 6 South Monroe St., Ridgewood. The program features “O Magnum Mysterium” by Morten Lauridsen, William Walton’s “Coronation Te Deum”, “Gloria” by David Hamilton, “Ring Out, Ye Crystal Spheres” by Ralph Vaughan Williams, “Christmas Day” and “In the Bleak Midwinter” by Gustav Holst, and Mendelssohn’s anthem “There Shall a Star Come Out of Jacob.”  Linda Sweetman-Waters will accompany NJCS on the organ.

The annual Pops Concert “Old Man River” takes a journey down the mighty Mississippi River as NJCS presents the sights and sounds of the Broadway musical “Showboat” and other river music of the Americas. This performance will be presented on Saturday, March 16 at 8:00 pm and Sunday, March 17 at 3:00 pm at Immaculate Heart Academy in Washington Township. Aside from hits from “Showboat,” the program will also include other river music such as “Shenandoah” by James Erb, “Cloudburst” by Eric Whitacre, “Summer Rain” by Toivo Tulev, and Mark Hayes’ arrangement of the Paul Simon hit “Bridge over Troubled Water.”  Soloists and ensembles from NJCS will be featured.

The Fourth Annual NJCS Patron Celebration "Bel Canto Gala" featuring music from the American songbook will be held on Saturday, April 27 at 7:00 pm at the Woman’s Club of Ridgewood, 215 West Ridgewood Ave. Enjoy this spectacular evening of food, wine and song in support of NJCS. Tickets for this special fundraising event are $75. (Purchase two or more for a 10% discount).  

As a stunning finale to the “journeys” season, NJCS will present Anton Bruckner’s unusual and spellbinding “Mass in E minor” on Saturday, June 1 at 8:00 pm at the West Side Presbyterian Church, 6 South Monroe St., Ridgewood. Take an inspirational journey with NJCS to experience Bruckner’s rare gem along with Mozart’s “Adagio” from Gran Partita and “Easter Hymn” from Cavalleria Rusticana by Pietro Mascagni. Linda Sweetman-Waters will accompany the chorus on the piano along with the NJCS Wind Ensemble.

Come one hour prior to concert times for The Inside Line, an informative and intimate discussion about the music complimentary for all ticket holders. To purchase concert tickets or for more information about NJCS events, visit http://www.njcs.org or call (201) 379-7719. Purchase a season subscription for two or three concerts and receive up to 15% off single ticket prices. In support of the Center for Food Action, the New Jersey Choral Society will be collecting nonperishable food items at each concert. All venues are wheelchair accessible. Funding for NJCS programs has been made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.
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