Deptford Twp. – The College & Community Chorus of Rowan College at Gloucester County’s (RCGC) Annual Spring Concert has turned into a Spring Concert Tour, with three local performances. The chorus will be singing on April 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Woodbury Heights, April 17 at 3 p.m. at Congregation B’Nai Tikvah-Beth Shalom in Sewell and May 1 at 3 p.m. at RCGC’s Fine Arts Center. The chorus was invited to expand their spring concert to include both congregations after their successful March 2015 benefit for the Food Bank of South Jersey in Haddon Heights.
Conductor Lawrence De Pasquale and accompanist David Anderson return for their 16th season to lead an array of melodies. The 62-voice choir will be joined by guest soprano Patricia Januszewski, retired music educator for the West Deptford Public Schools, to perform selections from the following. The choir will treat audiences to selections from Felix Mendelssohn (“Hear My Prayer,” “He” and “Watching Over Israel”), Andrea Higgins (“The 23rd Psalm”), Johannes Ockeghem (“Hava Nashira”) and Deems Taylor (“Water Ripple and Flow”). In addition, there will be a Surprise Treble Trio offering: “Three Little Maids,” “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” and “A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes.”
The Sunday, April 17 performance at Congregation B’Nai Tikvah-Beth Shalom will include a special contribution by Cheryl Dungan Cunningham, a talented harpist. Over the past 20 years, she has collaborated with chorus member and flutist Amy Shimmin. Under the moniker The Fine Companions, they have published “Echoes of the Dance” – their own arrangement of English country dance music.
All three performances are not ticketed. A donation of $5 per person is suggested. These performances are open to the public, and all ages are invited to attend. Ticket proceeds from the concert will benefit students pursuing studies in higher education either at RCGC or elsewhere in the area. For more information, contact Diane Macris at 856-464-5214.
Rowan College at Gloucester County’s 250-acre campus is located on Tanyard Road in Deptford, just off Exit 56 of Route 55.
First Presbyterian Church is located at 335 Elm Avenue in Woodbury Heights.
Congregation B’Nai Tikvah-Beth Shalom is located at 115 East Holly Avenue in Sewell