Mendelssohn's St. Paul
St. Paul was the Masterpiece of Mendelssohn's lifetime. Elijah, his second and ultimately more successful oratorio, premiered only a year before his death. Come experience the work that brought Mendelssohn to the forefront of his craft. With a strong influence from Bach and Handel and yet with the character which is decidedly Mendelssohn, St. Paul tells the story of the martyrdom of St. Stephen and Saul's conversion and ministry. This work features Bach inspired chorales and hints of the brilliance expressed in its fullness in Elijah. It is an event not to be missed. For tickets, see our Ticket information page.
CJCS Announces 2012-2013 Season
Ewing, NJ- The Central Jersey Choral Society (CJCS) is pleased to announce its 2012-2013 season and invites local singers to make music with us!
The season's repertoire begins with our fall concert featuring Giovanni Battista Pergolesi/Francesco Durante Magnificat, Franz Schubert's Mass in G-Major, D. 167, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Mass in C-Major, "Coronation", K. 317 at performances in January 2013.
This spring CJCS will perform Felix Mendelssohn's oratorio St. Paul in local performances in June 2013.
"When I announced the 2012-2013 repertoire to the choir, a few members actually gave me hugs," said Christopher Loeffler, Artistic Director. "From the Mozart Coronation Mass to Mendelssohn's St. Paul, this is really some of the most exquisite and exciting music ever written."
Start the New Year off with song! Come Join Us!
After this year's first concert series is over we'll begin rehearsing Mendelssohn's first oratorio, St. Paul. There won't be a better time this season to come check out a rehearsal any Monday night from 7:30 to 9:30 at Hope Presbyterian in Lawrenceville, NJ. With the beginning of a new piece comes a great opportunity to meet new friends and learn this magnificent work! Thanks for your support and we hope to see you on Monday!