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New Jersey Choral Society Celebrates Holidays with “Caroling, Caroling Around the World”


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Ridgewood NJ, the New Jersey Choral Society’s festive holiday concert “Caroling, Caroling Around the World” will take you on an uplifting international musical journey. You will be transported to Germany, Norway, France, Ireland, the Czech Republic, the Ukraine, Great Britain and Spain where you will hear stirring and traditional ethnic carols such as I Saw Three Ships, Carol of the Bells, Silent Night, Sussex Carol, Riu, Riu, Chiu, Good King Wenceslas, and Wexford Carol.

The performances will be held on Saturday, December 10 at 7:30 pm and on Sunday, December 11 at 3:00 pm at Our Lady of the Valley Church, 630 Valley Road, Wayne. A third performance will be held on Tuesday, December 13 at 7:30 pm at West Side Presbyterian Church, 6 South Monroe St. Ridgewood. Under the dynamic direction of Artistic Director and Conductor, Dr. Lauren Fowler-Calisto, NJCS will also perform Betelehemu, a Nigerian Christmas song, Skating, a traditional Estonian song, The Huron Song, written by a French missionary for the Huron Native Americans in Canada, and the rousing Gospel spiritual Go Where I Send Thee. Linda Sweetman-Waters will accompany the chorus on the piano and organ and several chorus members will be featured, as soloists.

A popular audience sing-along will also be included in the program Come one hour before concert time for The Inside Line, an informative and intimate discussion about the music, complimentary for all ticket holders. The Inside Line will be sign language interpreted at the Tuesday, December 13 performance only. Tickets are $30 for adults and $25 for seniors and students. Patrons with disabilities and up to three companions are eligible for a ticket price discount of $5.00 off. Special pricing is also available for groups of 10 or more. Contact NJCS at 201-273-9027 for details. To obtain more information or purchase tickets, visit To ensure the safety of our singers, artistic staff, volunteers, and audience, NJCS will follow the recommendation(s) of the CDC about wearing masks during our performances. For current policies regarding this issue, please consult our website at Funding for this NJCS program has been made possible by a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner of the National Endowment for the Arts.

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