The New Jersey Choral Society’s repertoire is among the most diverse in the area, each season providing exciting musical opportunities and experiences for both singer and audience member. The NJCS season consists of December holiday concerts, Pops concerts in March, featuring music from Broadway, American standards and jazz, and late spring concerts of major choral masterpieces and classical selections. NJCS enjoys the privilege of sharing the stage with many exceptional performers, often collaborating with other choral groups, soloists, instrumentalists, and dancers who create a unique concert experience with each performance. An initiative by Mr. Knapp to feature new music has resulted in the presentation of world premieres of works by Joakim Seidevall, Terre Johnson, Ed Lojeski and Rita Blacker.
St. Elizabeth's Church, 169 Fairmount Rd. Ridgewood, NJ 07450
NEW JERSEY CHORAL SOCIETY is a prestigious choral group, well-known for presenting outstanding and unique programs. An ensemble of nearly 100 auditioned singers from around the tri-state area, NJCS performs under the baton of dynamic Artistic Director and Conductor, Eric Dale Knapp, accompanied by Linda Sweetman-Waters.
Ever expanding its horizons outside the Bergen County area, the New Jersey Choral Society has performed at the White House and made several Carnegie Hall appearances. The choir enjoyed a solo performance tour of the Czech Republic and Germany in 2005, and NJCS singers have performed with Mr. Knapp at festivals in London, Sydney, Vienna, Beijing, Shanghai and Paris.
Our Mission: The New Jersey Choral Society exists to serve the Community, the Membership and the Art with passion, imagination, and a commitment to excellence.
The African Children's Choir, which started in 1984 thanks to the vision and efforts of founder Ray Barnett, is a music and education program that has sponsored thousands of choir graduates to go on to higher education.