(NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ) -- Nearly two hundred choristers in the New Jersey Youth Chorus will present a Winter Concert on Sunday, January 21, 2024 at Ridge Performing Arts Center in Basking Ridge. Tickets are $20/Adults and $15/Students and Seniors, available at NJYC.org. Showtime is 4:00pm.
Said NJYC Founder and Director Trish Joyce, “All five of our choirs look forward to lifting their voices to celebrate the joy of music and song at this annual winter event. We hope you will join us and enjoy a wide variety of repertoire performed with beauty and artistry.”
Joyful selections performed by NJYC’s youngest choristers, Primo Coro led by Trish Joyce and Coro Vivo led by Dan Malloy, include Three Fiddle Tunes arranged by Robert Hugh, Who Has Seen the Wind with text by Christina Rossetti and music by Edwin Childs, Glory to God by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, and Eneza Upendo (Spread Love) by Jim Papoulis. NJYC’s Sola Voce ensemble led by Joanna Scarangello will perform JAM! (Jom – Ayuh – Mari!) by Tracy Wong. The Malaysian translation means, “Come, let’s go make some music together and sing while passing time! Leave your worries for a while.” They will also perform I Started Out Singing by Jocelyn Hagen. NJYC’s most advanced ensembles, Camerata led by Dan Malloy and Coriste led by Trish Joyce, will perform Hold Out Your Light, a traditional spiritual arranged by Stacey V. Gibbs; Nada Te Turbe with text by St. Teresa de Ávila (1515-1582) and music by Andrew Steffen; TāReKita by Reena Esmail, a piece based on the sounds of the Indian tabla and hand gestures, called mudras, used in Indian classical dance; and And Sure Stars Shining by Z. Randall Stroope.
Tickets are $20/Adults and $15/Students and Seniors. Tickets are available for purchase online. The Ridge Performing Arts Center is located at 268 South Finlay Avenue in Basking Ridge, New Jersey.
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The 5 ensembles of the New Jersey Youth Chorus, an auditioned choral ensemble program for students in grades 3–12, encourage a love and appreciation of choral music while nurturing personal growth and creative development. The 15 ensembles of the New Jersey Youth Symphony, which serve over 500 students in grades 3–12 by audition, inspire young people to achieve musical excellence through high-level ensemble training and performance opportunities. Based in Paterson, the Paterson Music Project is an El Sistema-inspired program of Wharton Arts that uses music education as a vehicle for social action by empowering and inspiring young people to achieve their full potential through the community experience of ensemble learning and playing. From Pathways classes for young children to Lifelong Learning programs for adults, the Wharton Performing Arts School has a robust musical theater and drama program and offers both private and group classes for instruments and voice for all ages and all abilities. With the belief in the positive and unifying influence of music and that performing arts education should be accessible to all people regardless of their ability to pay, Wharton Arts offers need-based scholarships.
Wharton Arts is located in Berkeley Heights, New Providence, and Paterson, NJ and reaches students from 12 counties. All of Wharton Arts’ extraordinary teaching artists, faculty members, and conductors hold degrees in their teaching specialty and have been vetted and trained to enable our students to achieve their personal best.