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“Life without music is unthinkable. Life without music is academic. That is why my contact with music is a total embrace.” – Leonard Bernstein

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Ars Musica Chorale concludes its 53 rd season with A Total Embrace: Bernstein at 100, a spectacular celebration of the music of Leonard Bernstein in his centennial year. The performance will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at West Side Presbyterian Church, Ridgewood, New Jersey.

Ars Musica will present a wide-ranging selection of the composer’s most popular works for chorus and orchestra, accompanied by the award-winning Adelphi Orchestra, together with our Encore Young Artist soloists and the New Jersey State Children’s Chorus. Our featured soloist
will be Lauren Worsham, soprano and 2014 Tony Award Nominee.

Works performed will include the Chichester Psalms, the Bergen County premiere of MASS (chamber version), as well as extracts from West Side Story and Candide. Don’t miss this celebration of one of the most prolific and revolutionary composers of the twentieth century.

This night of music will include a Silent Auction of music related goods and services, such as 2 tickets to a recital by Renee Fleming, accompanied by Evgeny Kissin, at Carnegie Hall; 6 tickets for Parlance Chamber Concerts at West Side Presbyterian Church Ridgewood in the 2019-2020 season; 4 sets of tickets and passes to the reception at intermission for a choice of 4 New Jersey Symphony Orchestra concerts in the 2019-2020 season.

Advance tickets are $30.00 for adults and $25.00 for seniors and those with special needs. (Add $5.00 if purchased at the door.) Children under 18 are free. Premium tickets for the balcony are $45.00. For reservations or more information, visit www.arsmusica.org or call the Ars Musica
Chorale at (551) 226-9305.

West Side Presbyterian Church a wheelchair accessible. Large programs are available. Established in 1965, Ars Musica Chorale is one of the oldest and finest choral groups in Bergen County, well-known for presenting outstanding and unique programs. Under the direction of
Music Director James Kennerley, Ars Musica Chorale performs four major concerts annually in Bergen County. West Side Presbyterian Church is wheelchair accessible.

This program has been made possible in part by a grant administered by the Bergen County Departments of Parks, Division of Historic and Cultural Affairs from funds granted by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Ars Musica Chorale, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation.

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