2013–2014 Season

A community of choral excellence

Hispanic World <em>Wine & Food Festival</em>

Hispanic World Wine & Food Festival

Saturday, April 26 | 7:00pm
Unitarian Society of Ridgewood

Come celebrate the warmth of friendship and the pleasures of good dining!


A German Requiem: <em>A Masterworks Concert</em>

A German Requiem: A Masterworks Concert

Saturday, June 7 | 8:00pm
West Side Presbyterian Church

$20 before June 7 • $25 at the door


Ars Musica Invites Singers to Attend an Open Rehearsal on March 18, 2014

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 |  7:30PM– 10:00PM

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

We will be rehearsing for our June 7 performance of Brahms’ A German Requiem. Scores 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

2013–2014 Season Announcement

Ars Musica is proud to announce the launch of its forty-eighth concert season in which we present four performances. Introducing our new Music Director and Conductor, Dusty Francis, the season reflects the diversity of styles and periods this accomplished choral group relishes. Ars Musica is also proud to introduce its first-ever Composer-in-Residence, Vince Peterson, a favorite composer of the multi-Grammy® award winning ensemble, Chanticleer. He has been hailed by the New York Times as “authoritative beyond his years” and will be composing two original works for Ars Musica, to be performed in the December and March concert programs.


Ars Musica appoints Dusty Francis as Music Director and Conductor

Dusty Francis

Ars Musica is delighted to have engaged Dusty Francis as our new Music Director, following his tenure as Assistant Conductor during the 2012–2013 season. Dusty’s passion for leading community choruses began with his training and work as a music educator in Cincinnati; it grew through his time conducting community, church, and university choruses in the Washington, DC area, while he was earning his Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from the University of Maryland. Concurrent with his position as the Music Director of Ars Musica, Dusty serves as Organist/Choirmaster at All Saints Episcopal Church in nearby Leonia, NJ. More