Heart of New Jersey Chorus was saddened to hear of the passing of longtime past member, Pat Reynolds, on February 1st, after a long illness. Pat was a Sweet Adeline for nearly (or over) 60 years. HONJ was her last chorus, where she was a member along with her sister, Ginny Cebello. Pat sang Bass when she was with us, but had sung Baritone in several choruses before joining us. In heart she remained a baritone, and would often slip into the bari notes when we informally sang the older songs at our holiday parties or post competiton celebrations! With at least one chorus, she competed...more
Heart of NJ is proud to announce that we had our first ZOOM Retreat on February 5th and 6th, 2021! We are fortunate to have had two fabulous coaches with us. On Friday evening, Kathleen Hansen imparted some valuable information on vocal production. On Saturday morning, Jennifer Cooke taught us some of her wonderful tags, in addition to some great techniques to use on our musical journey.
In the afternoon, a few of us attended some of two-time Queen, Karen Breidert's afternoon classes at the Region's Leadership Day forum.
Then, at 7:00p.m, HONJ returned to...more
- Chocolate in My Stocking
- Holly Jolly
- Man with tthe Bag 2020
- Jingle Bell Rock
- Feast of Lights
On August 28, baritone Diane Buschel and the Golden Apple Chorus were honored to receive the SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY award from Support Connection, a local not-for-profit organization that provides emotional, social and educational support to people affected by breast and ovarian cancer. The event was a virtual celebration and annual benefit to help fund the free counseling services that Support Connection provides. Diane and Golden Apple have performed at many of Support Connection’s events, including singing at the annual Support-A-Walk for the last 20 years! As part of the virtual...more
With sorrow, Twin County Chorus sends condolences to the family and friends of Tina Ackerman, who passed away suddenly on October 28. She was a treasured member of our chorus for about a year. In that short time, she became a friend to all of us. We will remember her for her pretty voice, her warmth, and her upbeat positive nature. She was a kind, talented, lovely lady we will greatly miss.
On August 26, A double quartet from the Seneca Soundwaves directed by Elaine Macrillo were privileged to sing at a Naturalization Ceremony for 21 new citizens from 18 countries held in Seneca Falls, NY, in the chapel of the Women's . Fittingly, the ceremony was held at the Women's Rights Museum in Seneca Falls, NY at the end of 'Women's Equality Weekend' (August 23 - 26).
Every Soundwave who took part agreed that it was a very moving, emotional experience, and all felt honored to have been asked to sing - "Consider Yourself" (from Oliver), "God Bless America" for the new citizens...more