2014–2015 Season

A community of choral excellence

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


Duruflé: <em>Requiem</em>

Duruflé: Requiem

Saturday, November 22 | 8:00pm
West Side Presbyterian Church

Please join us for a free Preconcert Talk | 7:00pm

$20 before November 22 • $25 at the door
12 years & younger are free


Handel: <em>Messiah</em>

Handel: Messiah

Friday, December 12 | 8:00pm
West Side Presbyterian Church

Please join us at 7:00pm for a Preconcert Reception with Dusty Francis and our featured performers

$20 before December 12 • $25 at the door
12 years & younger are free


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, More

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 beloved French masterpieces, 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