The Ridgewood Choral Thanks Those Who Made our 90th Anniversary Concert an Evening to Remember

The Ridgewood Choral’s 90th Anniversary Season Spring Concert on Saturday May 5, 2018 was a very memorable and special evening. We could not do our concert without the help of stage and lighting crew, ticket takers, ushers, Afterglow helpers, the staff of the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood and West Side Presbyterian Church, as well as many other unsung (non-singing) assistants. From everyone in the Ridgewood Choral, we say a special “Thank You” to all of you for your time, patience and support.

Please note: The Ridgewood News published a full front page about our 90th Anniversary Concert in the Friday, May 18, 2018 Arts Section, including multiple color photographs, which we encourage you to read if you have online access to

Click below for our 2018 concert program which includes, among other things, information on our history, including history on our scholarships, our Director’s program notes, and includes our benefactors and advertisers, as well as a list of dates for upcoming music in the area:

2018 Spring Concert Program 5-7-18

2018 Ridgewood Choral Scholarship Winners Announced

Fair Lawn High School Student Wins Ridgewood Choral Scholarship

Gala Luncheon Opened Our Anniversary Year Celebrations 

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, Chair of the Music Awards Committee.

The three longest tenured members, Lorraine Heffernan (42 yrs), Heddi Hoffman, (32 yrs), Mary Boggia (34 yrs) and were given the honor of cutting the special 90th anniversary cake.

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