Ars Musica Chorale Presents J. S. Bach: Mass In B Minor, With The Adelphi Orchestra

Ars Musica Chorale Presents J. S. Bach: Mass In B Minor, With The Adelphi Orchestra

Ars Musica Chorale and Adelphi Orchestra will present J. S. Bach's Mass in B minor, BWV 232, on Saturday, May 19 at 7: 00 pm at West Side Presbyterian Church, 6 South Monroe Street, Ridgewood.

The 80 thrilling voices of Ars Musica Chorale, New Jersey's premier choral ensemble, will be joined by the Adelphi Orchestra together with our acclaimed vocalists, the NY Baroque Soloists, conducted by James Kennerley, renowned Bach expert and Music Director of Ars Musica. From the majestic opening of the "Kyrie" to the virtuosic solo, "Laudamus te" to the passionate, breathtaking conclusion of the "Dona Nobis Pacem" Bach created a musical work unlike any other. Even today there is little that comes close to experiencing this amazing work in concert. Ars Musica is partnering with the Adelphi Orchestra, one of New Jersey's foremost instrumental ensembles. In addition we're joined by some of the leading Baroque instrumentalists performing on instruments that would have been used during Bach's time, together with the finest vocal soloists in the New York City area in one of Ridgewood's finest acoustics.

Tickets in advance are $30 for adults and $25 for seniors in advance. Admission at the door will be $35 for adults and $30 for seniors. Ages 18 and under will be admitted free. Tickets are on sale now at http://www.arsmusica.org.

This program is made possible in part by a grant administered by the Bergen County Division of Cultural & Historic Affairs from funds granted by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

The Adelphi Orchestra is a professional, non-profit orchestra performing symphonic, chamber, operatic and dance concerts. For the past 14 years, the Adelphi Orchestra has sponsored a Young Artist Competition and Young Artist Concerts throughout the New Jersey and New York metropolitan area. The Adelphi Orchestra presents concerts with accomplished national and international guest soloists and distinguished conductors. For the past 3 years, the orchestra has been nominated by its peers for the Jersey Arts People's Choice Award in the Favorite Orchestra/Symphony Division. The Adelphi Orchestra is a member of the League of Orchestras and Opera America. It is northern New Jersey's longest continuously performing orchestra and a member of the New Jersey cultural community for 64 years.To learn more about the orchestra and its programs visit www.adelphiorchestra.org

About the Ars Musica Chorale In 1965, Ars Musica began as a small community chorus. More than fifty years later, Ars Musica continues to offer singers the opportunity to perform a wide variety of great music. Our concerts frequently feature soloists and instrumentalists from the rosters of the Metropolitan area's renowned opera companies and professional symphony orchestras.Recognized as one of the most accomplished choruses in the area, the chorus has regularly been invited to perform as guest artist in such venues as Carnegie Hall (with Opera Orchestra of New York), Columbia University's landmark St. Paul's Chapel, and St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Paterson, NJ. The Chorale has traveled abroad, performing throughout Europe and as far as St. Petersburg, Russia. A highlight of Ars Musica's tour of Austria in 2006, Mozart's commemorative year, was the group's participation in the Salzburg Choral Festival.Our performances adhere to the highest standards, as we continue to dedicate ourselves to upholding the heritage of greatness and beauty in choral music. Our roster includes professional singers and dedicated amateurs, all of whom devote hours each week to rehearsals and supporting activities. Many of our members have belonged to Ars Musica for a decade or more, and form the core of this highly cooperative and cohesive group; newcomers are always sought. Our rehearsals are distinguished by a genuine sense of camaraderie among the members who come together to sing some of the world's most beautiful choral compositions.



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