The Ridgewood Choral is pleased to announce it is planning our Spring Concert for Saturday, April 9, 2022, at 7:30pm at the West Side Presbyterian Church, Ridgewood, NJ. In person rehearsals will begin on Friday, January 7th and take place weekly through April 1st. They will be at the Unitarian Society and will run from 10:00-12:00. NEW SINGERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO AUDITION! Please visit our “Join Us” link on this website, simply filling in a little information about yourself so that we may contact you!
Thank you and many best wishes!
The Ridgewood Choral
The Ridgewood Choral is pleased to announce that violinist Aleksi Zaretsky of Valley Cottage, NY as the winner of the 2021 Florence Reinauer Memorial Music Award of $2,000 for excellence in instrumental or vocal performance. The award is given to a high school senior who intends to continue his or her musical education at an institute of higher learning. Instituted in 1967, the fund was later endowed by Franklin Reinauer as a memorial to his wife Florence. To date the Choral has awarded more than $50,000 to encourage talented young musicians.
The Marjorie Vandervoort Vocal Award in the amount of $1,000 was instituted in 2018 in honor of Marjorie Vandervoort’s 25 years as Music Director. Tenor Emanuel Singletary of Hackensack, New Jersey is this year’s winner.
Cellist Irene Lee of Upper Saddle River, NJ received Honorable Mention in the Reinauer competition.
Mr. Zaretsky and Mr. Singletary would have performed at the Ridgewood Choral Annual Spring Concert held in April. The concert will not be held this year. The Choral hopes to be bring back their popular Spring Concert in 2022.
To watch and listen to these talented young artists, and to find a donation form to support these scholarships, go to https://ridgewoodchoral.org/music-awards/ . Thank you and enjoy!