How strange it feels to be writing this as we are in our sixth month of social distancing, but it is very important for us to keep all our friends up to date. Although the Ridgewood Choral’s 92nd season certainly did not go as we had hoped, we did manage to accomplish quite a bit before our season was cut short. In September, we held our Semi-Annual meeting where we not only discussed business, but collected food and school supplies for children in need. On into the fall, we prepared beautiful selections for our Holiday Musicale, which included the addition of Laura Carnibucci on flute. We performed our program for the residents of Van Dyk Park Place in November and repeated it for a musical “afternoon tea” for our beloved audience in December. At the Musicale we collected donations for the Center for Food Action.
As we rang in the New Year, we began preparations for our Annual Spring Concert as well as our yearly scholarship auditions that took place in March. Our scholarship winners were Bruce Xu for the Florence Reinauer Memorial Music Award and Caitlin O’Brien for the Marjorie Vandervoort Vocal Award. Unfortunately, for the first time in memory, our Annual Spring Concert had to be cancelled. We didn’t have the opportunity to sing our beautiful program or have our scholarship winners “wow” you with their talent. However, we have included performances by our winners on our Music Awards Page.
Unfortunately, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our Holiday Musicale this season. But please, continue to check our website for updated information and remain safe and healthy as we continue to fight the spread of Covid19.
With love and gratitude,
The Ridgewood Choral
PS Please read this additional letter from our President, Ms. Laura Van Orden Update to our Friends
NB: Although the performance dates below are no longer valid, they give a sense of our regular season and what we plan with YOU, our audience, in mind. Thank you for your ongoing support and please continue to check back often, and stay in touch.