Over the past 94 years, The Ridgewood Choral has evolved into the exceptional group it is today as we remain true to our mission of “Women in Song and Service.” We ask that you help us to continue our mission well into the future through a tax-deductible gift to the Choral.


We have all felt the effects of Covid19, and for The Ridgewood Choral the restrictions imposed due to this virus meant our musical programs in 2020 and 2021 had to be canceled. It also meant that our acknowledgments for donations to our Florence Reinauer Memorial Music Award and General Fund (which includes the Marjorie Vandervoort Vocal Award) were not printed in our concert program, as was the usual custom.  We hope to present our next Spring Concert on April 9, 2022, but we feel that is too long to wait to recognize the beloved friends and family we have lost and to thank our wonderful donors.

Although the usual and “normal” are different, we welcome your financial support to continue our mission of “Women in Song and Service” and keep the music flowing when conditions allow.  Donations may be sent to The Ridgewood Choral, P.O. Box 208, Ridgewood, NJ 07451. Our heartfelt appreciation to all our friends and supporters.

In Memory of:

Robert Scott Vandervoort, Beloved husband of Choral Director Marjorie Vandervoort

Robert M. Gilmartin, Beloved spouse of Choral member Gilda Gilmartin

Walter and Mary Lou Pachnowski, Loving parents of Choral member Laura Van Orden

Bob Nutt, Beloved spouse of Choral member Mary Jo Nutt

Helene and Karl Schaefer, Loving parents of Choral member Julianne Schaefer

Tom Delorenzo, Ridgewood Singers member and friend of the Choral

Jo Delaney, Friend of the Choral, longtime member of Kasschau Memorial Shell Committee

Yvette Camps-Campins, Beloved sister-in-law of Choral member Mary DeLima

William “Bill” Mazur, Friend of the Choral, frequent concert usher

Don Landzettel, Beloved spouse of Choral member Gail Landzettel, Choral “Helping Hand”

Burtis William Howard, Loving father of Choral member Thia Longhi

Alan Hoffman, Beloved spouse of Choral member Heddi Hoffman

Lillie Fell, Former Choral Member, former Corresponding Secretary, Ways and Means, Website and Nominating Committees, Part Captain

Olive Yennie, Former Choral Member, Music Award Chair 20+ years

Honesto Caes, Jr., Dear brother of Choral member Mercedes Caes

Mary Elizabeth Collins, Harpist who performed with the Choral on many occasions

Joanne Kennedy, Devoted audience member and friend of the Choral

Ruth Strickhart, Former Choral Member

Marcia Sptiz, Former Choral Member

In Honor of:

Those who applied for a Scholarship from the Reinauer Fund

Sally Novak for the contribution of her artwork

Gifts to the Florence Reinauer Memorial Fund were made by: Marjorie Vandervoort, Mary Jo Nutt, Thia Longhi, Julianne Schaefer, Deborah Goodell, Laura Van Orden, Mary Boggia, Frieda Holober, Nancy Boye, The Ridgewood Choral, Steven Fell, Mr. & Mrs. David Lichtenfels, Richard Cantor

Gifts to the General Fund were made by: *Judge and Mrs. Peter F. Boggia, John and Claudia Moran, May Vanden Broeck, The Van Orden Family, Sally Novak, Maureen Martin, Mary Jo Nutt, Thia Longhi and Family, Anita C. Young, Jacqueline Blesso, Stephen and Lynn Novak, Frieda and George Holober, Deborah and Douglas Goodell, Nadine Lisecki, Marjorie Vandervoort, Fran and Bob Kaufmann, Susan Keller, Ralph and Connie Kopperman, Albert and Mary DeLima, Fern Wilensky, Richard Cantor, Rebecca Bruce, Nina & Chris Androski,  Joanne and Peter Kennedy, Elizabeth Ann McGrath, Ruth E. Scherrer, Evelyn and Enrico Tissi, Rita Warner, June Yennie Donmoyer, Martha P. Lieblich, Lorraine and James Heffernan, Peggy O. Singer, Madeleine Truninger, *Rosemary and Rudolph Dujnic, Daniella Ashbahian and Family, Susan Goodstadt-Levin

*also denotes contribution to the Marjorie Vandervoort Vocal Award

Until we can perform again, please view our slideshow to learn more about the history of the Ridgewood Choral  (Ridgewood Choral History Presentation). Also, please keep checking our website to learn about the various ongoing weekly zoom events that are open to the public, and to meet our talented scholarship winners who will be chosen in March.

Stay safe and healthy,

Laura Van Orden

President, The Ridgewood Choral

In usual years, we offer many special benefits to our donors, and so this is a preview of our usual offerings:

  • Diamond: $500 and above, All of the Ruby benefits plus a CD of the 2019 Annual Spring Concert (the 2020 and 2021 concerts were cancelled) or, your choice, a CD of the upcoming 2022 Annual Spring Concert
  • Ruby: $250-$499, All of the Emerald benefits plus an additional ticket to
  • the upcoming 2022 Annual Spring Concert
  • Emerald: $100-$249, All of the Pearl benefits plus one ticket to the 2022 Annual Spring Concert
  • Pearl: $10-$99, Recognition in the 2022 Annual Spring Concert Program plus a commemorative bookmark

Please consider adding to your gift amount in celebration of Marjorie Vandervoort’s 28th Season as conductor of The Ridgewood Choral. This gift will support our Vocal Scholarship named in her honor.

Donor names are printed in our music program for the Annual Spring Concert. Please let us know how you would like your name listed. And, if it is not on the check, please also include your return address so that we may thank you. Please note that contributions must be received by March 1, 2022 for inclusion in the 2022 Spring Concert program.

Please make your check payable to “The Ridgewood Choral” and mail to PO Box 208, Ridgewood, NJ 07451.

If you would like your donation earmarked for a specific fund, please note it on your check.

If you would like to send in the donation form with your check (this is preferred), please print out and send in this form with your check: Annual Fund Donation Form.

Please email us at if you have any questions or need any assistance, and we will respond as soon as possible.

Your tax-deductible donation is what makes our mission of song and service possible. We look forward to making beautiful music and performing service this 94th Anniversary Season and we thank you in advance for your donation.