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New Jersey Choral Society presents “Old Man River”

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New Jersey Choral Society presents “Old Man River”
March 5,2013

Bergen County – Take a journey down the mighty Mississippi and other rivers of the world as the New Jersey Choral Society presents its annual Pops spectacular “Old Man River” featuring songs from Show Boat and more. The performances will be held on Saturday, March 16 at 8:00 pm and Sunday, March 17 at 3:00 pm at the Immaculate Heart Academy, 500 Van Emburgh Ave., Washington Township.

The imaginative and unique program, under the direction of dynamic conductor Eric Dale Knapp, features selections from Broadway musicals such as “Muddy Water” from Big River, “Don’t Rain on My Parade” from Funny Girl, “River Jordan” from The Civil War: An American Musical and a medley of rousing songs from Oscar Hammerstein’s Show Boat. Movie themes such as “Let the River Run” from Working Girl and “Singin’ in the Rain” from the film with the same title will also be featured, as well as the popular American Folk song “Shenandoah” and the Irish Folk song “Sweet Vale of Avoca” (The Meeting of the Waters). The program will conclude with an uplifting choral rendition of Paul Simon’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” Several soloists, duets and small groups from NJCS will perform and Linda Sweetman-Waters will accompany the chorus on the piano.

Come one hour prior to concert time for The Inside Line, a complimentary lecture that provides an insightful and intimate discussion of the music for all ticket holders.

Tickets are $25.00 for general admission, $22.00 for students, seniors, and patrons with disabilities, and $12 for children 12 and under (add $5.00 at the door). Group discounts are also available. For reservations or more information, visit https://www.njcs.org or call the New Jersey Choral Society at (201) 379-7719.

In support of the Center for Food Action, the New Jersey Choral Society will be collecting nonperishable food items at these concerts. Immaculate Heart Academy is wheelchair accessible. Funding has been made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

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