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New Jersey Choral Society presents “bel canto”

The New Jersey Choral Society is proud to host its third annual patron celebration “bel canto” on Saturday, April 28 from 7:00-10:00 pm at The Woman’s Club of Ridgewood, 215 West Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood, NJ.

Under the direction of dynamic conductor Eric Dale Knapp, with Linda Sweetman-Waters on piano, a talented group of singers from NJCS will perform familiar selections from opera, operetta, and Broadway. Musical selections from opera will include “Flower Duet” from Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, “Barcarolle” from Offenbach’s Tales of Hoffman, and arias from Bizet’s Carmen and Verdi’s La Traviata. Selection from the Gilber and Sullivan operettas Pirates of Penzance and Mikado, as well as Sondheim’s Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Sweeney Todd, will also be featured.

This patron event will include dinner and wine and there will also be a silent auction featuring a variety of unique items, including tickets to NY Yankees and NY Mets games, a Nook color, Dooney & Bourke leather handbags, a tour of the historic Bergen County Courthouse, a gift certificate to Spa Envy Massage, and a dinner party for eight with Dawn’s Catering. All proceeds from the evening will support the New Jersey Choral Society.

The New Jersey Choral Society is one of the state’s most prestigious choral groups. Well-known for presenting outstanding and unique programs, NJCS performs three major programs annually in Bergen and Essex Counties, and have performed in Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, China, and Australia. This summer they will perform at Westminster Hall in London as part of the prelude to the Summer Olympics with a follow-up concert in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Tickets for this special fundraising event are $75.00 and can be purchased by visiting www.NJCS.org or calling 201-379-7719. The Woman’s Club of Ridgewood is wheelchair accessible.

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