History of Ridgewood Choral on Display at the Ridgewood Library Through the Month of May
Please visit the Ridgewood Library,125 North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450 for a current display of the Ridgewood Choral Celebrating 90 Years of Women in Service and Song. Many thanks to Frieda Holober, Heddi Hoffman, and Mary Boggia, Curators and Historians
INSTALLATION LUNCHEON: Friday, June 8th, noontime
A special time to gather with friends, relax, have a delicious lunch AND, very importantly, be there for the installation of our newly elected officers of The Ridgewood Choral. It is the ideal opportunity to meet and greet our officers and board members and members and friends. Come to celebrate with us as we wrap up our 90th season of Song and Service at noon at Justin’s Ristorante, 234 Lafayette Ave, Hawthorne. Friday, June 8th, noontime. To enhance our delicious lunch, entertainment will be provided by two performers dear to our hearts – Susan LaFever our accomplished accompanist and horn player and Ron Levy internationally acclaimed pianist/ keyboardist who has appeared in major venues, both as a soloist and in partnership with many of the world’s leading singers and instrumentalists.
Ridgewood Choral at the Kasschau Shell, June 14
The Ridgewood Choral, under the direction of Marjorie Vandervoort, will be on stage once again at the Kasschau Memorial Band Shell on Thursday, June 14, at 8:30 p.m. Four celebrations will be marked that evening: The Choral’s 90 years of Song and Service; Vandervoort’s 25 years as Music Director; Susan La Fever’s 10 years as pianist, and 60 years of Kasschau Shell performances “under the stars.” The Choral was instrumental in raising funds to build the shell and performed at the opening night concert 60 years ago on June 17, 1958.
The chorus will draw upon its extensive library of music to sing American folk songs, show tunes and songs to celebrate Flag Day. Several pieces will feature vocal or instrumental solos, duos and trios, including jazz alto saxophonist Isaac Ketter of Fair Lawn HS, the 2018 winner of the Florence Reinauer Memorial Music Award.
Bring your lawn chair and settle down for a breezy evening of summer music sponsored by Boiling Springs Savings Bank. The Kasschau Shell is located in Veterans Field behind the Ridgewood Public Library, on North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood. Rain site is George Washington Middle School at South Monroe and Washington Avenue. Taped rain site information (June – August) 201-444-1776 after 7 p.m.
To view our flyer for this event, click here: