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The New Jersey Youth Chorus Hosts Three Trebles & Friends Festival

originally published: 04/14/2024

The New Jersey Youth Chorus Hosts Three Trebles & Friends Festival

(MORRISTOWN, NJ) -- The New Jersey Youth Chorus (NJYC) will host Three Trebles and Friends: United in Song April 20-21 culminating in a concert on Sunday, April 21, 2024 at Morristown United Methodist Church located at 50 South Park Place in Morristown. The concert is free and open to the public. Showtime is 3:00pm.

NJYC’s Sola Voce led by Joanna Scarangello will be joined by the Princeton Girlchoir, Children’s Chorus of Washington, and Mosaic Youth Chorus (PA) for two days of sharing, bonding, singing, and fun. In addition to accompanists Phillip Steffani and Yukiko Wilson, the guest choirs will be led by Margaret Nomura Clark, Artistic Director and Advanced Bel Canto Director and Cecile Audette, Beginning Bel Canto Director of the Children’s Chorus of Washington; Tom Shelton, Director of Princeton Girlchoir; and Joy Hirokawa, Director of Mosaic Youth Chorus.

Said NJYC Founder and Director Trish Joyce, “Our Sola Voce ensemble traveled to Washington, DC last year to participate in a day of choral sharing and recreation with the Children’s Chorus of Washington. We are thrilled to welcome them, along with Princeton Girlchoir and Mosaic Youth Chorus, for two days of music and friendship. We are so looking forward to the singing and camaraderie of Saturday’s festivities, which will include rehearsals of joint repertoire, musical games, and a shared dinner to be capped off by a movie, karaoke, crafts, and games in the evening. The public is warmly welcome to attend Sunday’s concert, which features each choir individually, as well as all the choristers raising their voices in collective song!”

Wharton Arts’ mission is to offer accessible, high quality performing arts education that sparks personal growth and builds inclusive communities. Wharton Arts’ vision is for a transformative performing arts education in an inclusive community to be accessible for everyone.

Wharton Arts is New Jersey’s largest independent non-profit community performing arts education center serving over 2,000 students through a range of classes and ensembles. 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 nearly 600 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.



 
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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.


 

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