Ridgewood Choral Seeks New Members
The Ridgewood Choral, celebrating its 93rd season of Song and Service, is looking for new members. Are you an alto or soprano who loves to sing? Have you been thinking about joining a chorus? Take this opportunity to join a group of friendly women from throughout Bergen, Passaic and Rockland Counties who love to sing and work together on service projects.
Prospective Member Information
Traditionally, the Ridgewood Choral presents an annual winter seasonal entertainment with refreshments for prospective new members and other invited guests. Due to the epidemic Covid19, the most recent Holiday Musicale, directed by Marjorie Vandervoort with Susan LaFever at the piano, was held on Friday, December 6, 2019 at the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood.
The Annual Spring Concert is the highlight of our Season, was cancelled in both 2019 and 2020. The next Annual Spring Concert will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2022 at West Side Presbyterian Church in Ridgewood, NJ.
Required rehearsals to sing in the Annual Spring Concert are every Friday morning from 10AM-12 Noon through January – April. This Season, rehearsals begin on January 8, 2021. Additional (optional) rehearsals are generally held every Wednesday afternoon, beginning the first Wednesday in March from 12:45PM-2:45PM.
All rehearsals are generally held at the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood, 113 Cottage Place, Ridgewood, NJ. Currently, however, they are being held on Zoom.
CD’s/listening files are made available to help study the music.
Annual dues are $50. The music is yours to keep, and the fee is generally $25.
At the Annual Spring Concert, members dress in pastel gowns, the Ridgewood Choral’s trademark concert attire since 1928.
Besides the Annual Spring Concert, and the Holiday Musicale in December, the Ridgewood Choral delivers a number of additional outreach performances, as well as engages in a number of social events, and sponsors educational trips/tours and other fun and fund-raising gatherings during the year. Please see the link on our website for information on these vents and trips:
Joining the Ridgewood Choral is a rewarding commitment and full participation from singing to volunteering for various special projects and events is expected of all singers.
If after exploring our website, or perhaps after attending one of our performances, you feel you would be a good fit, please fill out and submit the form below so we can contact you to schedule an audition by our Music Director. At the audition, you will be asked to do basic vocalization and range testing with piano accompaniment.
Audition dates are generally available from October – December and in early January. But we would like to hear from you, so we encourage you to fill out and submit the form below, at any time of the year. We look forward to hearing from you!