Featuring Ars Musica Chorale and Ars Musica’s Encore Young Artists
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 8:30 PM
Kasschau Memorial Bandshell, Ridgewood, NJ. Free and open to the public. Bring lawn chairs for seating.
Ars Musica Chorale is delighted to present their return to in-person singing, “Ars Musica Presents: A Celebration of the Stage!” This free performance at Ridgewood’s Kasschau Memorial Bandshell on the evening of June 22nd will span a wide range of music, from Verdi’s great opera choruses to works by American national treasures Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein, Langston Hughes, and Stephen Sondheim. In addition to fantastic repertoire for choir from everything from classic operas to new musicals, the concert will spotlight Ars Musica’s Encore Young Artists, who will perform arias, duets, and in ensemble numbers with the Chorale throughout the concert.
“I’m excited to be pioneering a safe way to return ensemble singing to Ridgewood,” says Music Director Brian Mummert. “The COVID precautions we’ll be taking by rehearsing outside and masked ensure that every singer joining us from across Bergen County, from high school students to retirees, will be able to safely celebrate their love for the arts and this community. We can’t wait to share that celebration with all of you on June 22!”
A Celebration of the Stage is being performed as part of the Kasschau Memorial Shell 2021 Concert Series.
This concert is also sponsored in part by the Ridgewood Arts Foundation with a grant given in support of the Encore Young Artists.