Looking to add a little music, laughter, and good company to your Monday nights?
Come sing with the the Central Jersey Choral Society!
The Central Jersey Choral Society (CJCS) invites singers of all ability levels that are seeking a creative and joyful outlet in our lives to join its community chorus as the organization begins a new season at a New Member Welcome Night on September 11, 2017.
One of Mercer County’s fastest-growing and oldest arts organizations, CJCS members enjoy learning about the music, composers, and their own musical abilities as they prepare and perform a variety of classical choral works under the direction of Artistic Director Christopher Loeffler. For the coming season, CJCS will be rehearsing and performing Bach’s exquisite fugues set to Psalm 130 and a selection of Psalms by Mendelssohn for performances in January 2018. In Spring 2018, CJCS will rehearse and perform the Dvořák Requiem. Loeffler encourages adult singers of all ages and experience levels to join—while some in CJCS are professionally trained, most are not and choir members enjoy the chance to improve their skills and each other’s company. No formal auditions are required.
Regular CJCS rehearsals are on Monday evenings from 7:30pm-9:30pm at Ewing Presbyterian Church, 100 Scotch Rd, Ewing Township, NJ 08628. CJCS will begin the 2017-2018 season with a New Member Welcome Night at Ewing Presbyterian on Monday, September 11th at 7:00pm, preceding the usual rehearsal at 7:30pm that evening. Singers are welcome to attend, meet current members, learn about CJCS, and be heard for proper placement.
Through their settings of the Psalms, The Central Jersey Choral Society will present together Bach and Mendelssohn, his student displaced through time. Bach’s exquisite fugues set to Psalm 130 (Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir) paint an image of a young Bach, then only 22, honing his craft in what is believed to be one of his earliest cantatas. CJCS will then sing Mendelssohn’s Psalm 115, a work by a 21-year-old Mendelssohn, and bring these composers together as more than just Master and student, but equals. CJCS will complete the concert with Mendelssohn Psalm 42 and Psalm 98, Mendelssohn’s passionate contributions to the Psalm repertoire. The Psalms are some of the most singable texts ever written, and there is no better way to spend an evening than in the hands Bach and Mendelssohn’s interpretations of the Psalms.
If you have questions, feel free to contact CJCS President Sarah Steward at email@example.com or contact us through our site.
We look forward to your joining us!
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