This 2017-2018 Season, the Ridgewood Choral Celebrates 90 Years of Women in Song and Service

By Admin / December 10, 2017


Annual Spring Concert – A Celebration of Our 90th Anniversary

As in 1928, the Choral still performs music of the highest caliber written for women’s voices. Our Annual Spring Concert, on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 7:30pm at the West Side Presbyterian Church, will be no exception. Listeners will enjoy classics by Purcell as well as modern pieces such as “A Spring Bouquet” written for the Choral by our beloved friend and former accompanist, Richard Lane and first performed during our 75th season. To make our 2018 concert even more unique, the Northern Highlands Regional High School concert choir, under the direction of Thomas Paster, will join us.

Directed by Marjorie Vandervoort

Susan LaFever, Pianist

Saturday, May 5, 7:30 p.m.

West Side Presbyterian Church, 6 South Monroe Street, Ridgewood, NJ

Special Guests:

  • Northern Highlands Regional High School Concert Choir. Thomas Paster, Director.
  • 2018 Florence Reinauer Memorial Award Winner
  • 2018 Marjorie Vandervoort Vocal Award Winner

Gala Luncheon Opened Our Anniversary Year Celebrations

By Admin / October 22, 2017

The Gala Luncheon, held on October 22, 2017 at Bacari Grille, Washington Township, NJ, was a wonderful afternoon of friendship and celebration of 90 years of the Choral’s long history of Women in Song and Service. Heddi Hoffman headed the committee. The venue provided a bright, spacious and congenial atmosphere and a delicious menu. The slide show, created by Kelly Van Orden and her mother, Laura, was a treat. President Thia Longhi served as emcee.

Highlight of the day was acknowledgement of Marjorie Vandervoort’s 25 years as our Music Director with the announcement of a $1,200 Vocalist Music Award in her honor, announced by Deb Goodell. The three longest tenured members, Lorraine Heffernan (42 yrs), Mary Boggia (34 yrs) and Heddi Hoffman, (32 yrs) were given the honor of cutting the special 90th anniversary cake.

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