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Ridgewood NJ, This is a year of momentous anniversaries for The Ridgewood Choral! Celebrating 90 years of song and service, the Choral will present its Annual Spring Concert on Saturday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m. at West Side Presbyterian Church, 6 South Monroe Street, Ridgewood, NJ.
Under the direction of Marjorie Vandervoort, who is celebrating her 25th year as Music Director, the choral will sing classics by Purcell as well as modern pieces such as A Spring Bouquet written for the Choral by our beloved friend and former accompanist, Richard Lane. To make our 2018 concert even more unique, the Northern Highlands Regional High School concert choir, under the direction of Thomas Paster, will join us.
Susan LaFever, pianist is celebrating 10 years with the Choral. She will also accompany the choral on French Horn in two Emily Dickinson poems set to music by James Mulholland.
Jazz Saxophonist, Isaac Ketter of Fair Lawn, winner of the 2018 Florence Reinauer Memorial Music Award, will perform at the concert. The scholarship is presented annually for excellence in vocal or instrumental music.
The Marjorie Vandervoort Vocal Award was instituted this year in honor of Marjorie Vandervoort’s 25 years as Music Director. The winner Alto Tiffani Rivera of Suffern, NY will also perform at the concert.
A reception with light refreshments will follow the performance. Join us as we welcome Spring with this beautiful blend of choral pieces.
Tickets are $20 advance sale; $25 at the door. For advance tickets, call 201-327-8184. For more information on The Ridgewood Choral, visit www.ridgewoodchoral.org.