the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Ridgewood NJ, The Orpheus Club Men’s Chorus will present its annual Holiday Gala Concerts on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 7:30 pm, and on Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 4:00 pm at the Ridgewood United Methodist Church, 100 Dayton Street, Ridgewood, NJ.
This year’s concerts will feature a diverse selection of carols and songs including While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks, the Pop hit: Text Me Merry Christmas, Gesu Bambino, Duke Ellington’s Mood Indigo, Schubert’s Ave Maria, selections from Fiddler on the Roof, The Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth, and many others. This year’s concerts also feature trumpet soloist, Daniel Minogue, and the West African Drum Ensemble of Montclair State University accompanying the Chorus in the Nigerian carol, Betelehemu.
Tickets for the concert are $15 in advance and $25 at the door. Seniors and students under 17 years of age may purchase tickets at the door for $18. Advance purchase may be made online at the Orpheus Club Men’s Chorus website www.ridgewoodorpheusclub.org and at any of the following local businesses: Daily Treat Restaurant, Wine Seller and Town and Country Apothecary in Ridgewood; Lewis Drug in Westwood; Perry’s Florist and Rock Ridge Pharmacy in Glen Rock; Wine and Spirit World in Ho-Ho-Kus; and Benny’s Luncheonette in Fair Lawn.
The Orpheus Club Men’s Chorus has been a keystone of the cultural life of the tri-state region for 107 years. Founded in 1909, it is the oldest cultural institution in all of Bergen County and the premier men’s chorus in all of New Jersey. Fifty voices strong, it is directed by John Palatucci and accompanied by pianist Ron Levy.