Greater South Jersey Chorus presents: Song Like a River

Greater South Jersey Chorus - Song Like a River

Greater South Jersey Chorus presents: Song Like a River

Sunday, March 12 at 3 pm

The Greater South Jersey Chorus Presents: Song Like a River. This melodious concert will carry you through peaceful choral landscapes to music that lifts your heart upward. From Shearing’s Songs and Sonnets, with its jazz rhythms and fresh melodies, to three river-themed songs, our March concert will beckon your soul to a place of renewal and joy.


Tickets:  $25

Greater South Jersey Chorus History

Established in 1992, Greater South Jersey Chorus (GSJC) is an auditioned, mixed voice ensemble embracing a diverse range of choral genres that has earned widespread respect for its richly varied repertoire, beautiful sound, and thoughtful interpretations. Singers perform in the full chorus and a smaller chamber ensemble, representing a vibrant mix of amateur and professional musicians drawn from throughout the Delaware Valley. Greater South Jersey Chorus is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, singer-managed organization. A board of trustees composed of chorus members and community professionals is its governing body. After 30 years, the chorus remains committed to bringing quality musical performances to a broad audience throughout the region in addition to expanding our community initiatives in the area.

The chorus often performs large masterworks with esteemed orchestras and guest soloists from the region. Recent concerts have included works by Bach, Orff, Handel, Mozart, Lauridsen, Poulenc, Gjeilo, and Susa. Performances also feature a broad range of multicultural, traditional, and contemporary choral pieces. GSJC has premiered several original compositions by former Artistic Director Dean Rishel, noted composers Frank Staneck, Michael Hegeman, Michael Karmon, and a commissioned work by Bob Chilcott.

An active organization that performs with pride and distinction, the chorus has had the honor of appearing at Carnegie Hall, the National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian Institution, and Longwood Gardens. Recent collaborations include concerts with Symphony in C, the Philharmonic of Southern New Jersey, and Bay Atlantic Symphony, as well as a performance with South Camden Theatre Company of an electrifying choral-theater work about the Underground Railroad, Let My People Go.

GSJC has been privileged to be under the baton of several esteemed choral conductors over its long history. Past artistic directors include, Dean Rishel, who led the chorus for more than 15 years; Dr. Heather Buchanan; and Dr. Jason Bishop. In the spring of 2016, we were delighted to welcome Dr. Christopher Thomas as our newest artistic director. In addition to his role at GSJC, Dr. Thomas is Director of Choral Activities in the Department of Music at Rowan University. We enjoy a rewarding, creative partnership with Dr. Thomas and are delighted to benefit from his energy, skill, and musical talents at the podium.

Looking back on the richness of the past and ahead to a vibrant future, the board of trustees, artistic director, and singers of Greater South Jersey Chorus excitedly anticipate more performances of great choral literature for audiences who continue to grow in appreciation and support of our music.

Click here for more information about the Greater South Jersey Chorus.




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