2014–2015 Season

A community of choral excellence

2014 Summer Sings

2014 Summer Sings

Tuesday, August 19 | 7:30 pm
Bach: Magnificat
Vivaldi: Gloria

Tuesday, August 26 | 7:30 pm
Mozart: Solemn Vespers
Verdi: Stabat Mater

Suggested Donation $10


Craft Beer Tasting

Craft Beer Tasting

Friday, October 24, 2014 | 7:00pm
The Red Barn (Msgr. Salemi Hall)
Church of the Guardian Angel
320 Franklin Turnpike, Allendale, NJ

  • All you care to drink
  • Featuring local craft brews
  • Food available for purchase

$25 per Person -or- Reserve your Table of 8 for a Discounted Rate


Announcing the 2014–2015 Season: Reflections

The Ars Musica Chorale, under the baton of Dusty Francis, opens its 2014–2015 Season, “Reflections,” at West Side Presbyterian Church, 6 S. Monroe St., Ridgewood, NJ, on November 22, with French masterpieces of the Romantic era, including Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem for chorus and organ. Don’t miss the world premiere of a new composition by Ars Musica’s 2014–2015 Composer-in-Residence, Joshua Groffman. Handel’s Messiah, a perennial favorite mirroring the joy of the holiday season, takes place December 12. We strike the harp for beautiful settings of holiday favorites both old and new. Dr. Groffman contributes another original work. More

Ars Musica Invites Singers to Attend an Open Rehearsal on September 9, 2014

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 |  7:30PM– 10:00PM

Unitarian Society of Ridgewood
113 Cottage Street, Ridgewood, NJ 07450

We will be rehearsing for our November 22 performance of French masterpieces of the Romantic era, including Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem for chorus and organ. We’ll also take our first look at a new work by our Composer-in-Residence, Joshua GroffmanScores will be provided. Refreshments will be provided at the conclusion of the rehearsal.

Ars Musica is a concert choral group of approximately 60 voices. Interested singers in all voice parts are invited to attend. More

Joshua Groffman | Composer-in-Residence

Joshua Groffman

Joshua Groffman has written works for orchestral, vocal, and chamber ensembles, as well as for electronic media, theater, and film. His works have been performed by groups including the American Composers Orchestra, Ensemble Laboratorium, Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, Delaware Valley Chorale, Duo 231, Indiana University Contemporary Vocal Ensemble, and the Cornell University Chamber Singers, and selected for performance at the Aspen Music Festival, June in Buffalo, SEAMUS National Conference, Florida State University New Music Festival, Cal State Fullerton New Music Festival, the CUNY POP! Conference, Midwest Composers Symposium, and the 60×60 VoxNovus East Coast Mix. Projects for 2014-2015 include a position as composer-in-residence with Ars Musica Chorale, a new work for soprano Lucy Dhegrae, and Vertigo Rounds, a multi-composer setting of Psalm 119. More