Peace, love and joy will fill local residents' hearts during the Rowan College at Gloucester County & Community Chorus' annual Holiday Cheer Concert on Tuesday, Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Pitman United Methodist Church.
The choir will sing the prophecy section of "Handel's Messiah, Part 1" directed by Lawrence DePasquale and accompanied by David Anderson, with the orchestra led by George Atanasiu. The selected songs will feature solos from James Davis, tenor; Justin Henry, bass; Patricia Januszewski and Brooke Austin, sopranos; Rhonda Holland, mezzo-soprano; and Erica Smith, alto.
This year's concert is dedicated in memory of longtime Gloucester County College professor, provost/vice president, colleague and friend, John Henzy. During his 45-year career at the College, Henzy served as the academic dean of three divisions, vice president of academic services and founding administrator of the T2K education program and Gloucester County Police Academy, in addition to teaching approximately 30,000 students.
Admission to the concert is free; however, alms basins will be available for donations. Proceeds will benefit the John V. Chard Memorial Scholarship Fund, a choral scholarship which is given to selected applicants who are pursuing studies in higher education either at Rowan College or elsewhere in the locale.
This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Gloucester County Cultural & Heritage Commission at Rowan College at Gloucester County.
Rowan College at Gloucester County is located at 1400 Tanyard Road in Deptford, just off Exit 56 of Route 55.