Feb 15 2021 - 3:41pm

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...

Feb 13 2021 - 11:21pm
It is a very sad time for all of us with the passing of our dear chorus sister Lynn Weiner. First and foremost, Lynn was a loving mother to her son Matthew and beloved wife to Jeff. Lynn was a baritone, front row member, past board member, energetic physical warm-up team member, and quartet member. She will be greatly missed.
Dec 13 2020 - 2:27am
The Heart of New Jersery is pleased to share a playlist of our 2020 Virtual Holiday Performance!
The playlist features five songs:
  • Chocolate in My Stocking
  • Holly Jolly
  • Man with tthe Bag 2020
  • Jingle Bell Rock
  • Feast of Lights


Oct 14 2020 - 12:11pm
It is with a heavy heart that we inform the region of the passing of our beloved member, Michie Palaia. She left this world on September 10, 2020, after a year-long battle with cancer. We will always remember her beautiful smile and rich bass voice. Mostly, we will forever cherish her loving, generous heart and caring, thoughtful nature. Michie always had a kind and encouraging word for everyone, even as she was dealing with her own devastating illness.
In addition to her chorus life, she sang in her church’s...
Sep 4 2020 - 2:13am

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...

Nov 5 2019 - 4:56pm

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.

Sep 27 2019 - 10:02pm

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...

Sep 9 2019 - 3:57pm

With deep sadness, Twin County Chorus sends condolences to the family and friends of Marilyn Vokoun, who passed away on August 28, 2019. She was a much loved, cherished member of our chorus, who generously shared her time and many talents. Always happy to help, Marilyn was our Ways and Means Chair, and served on our Management Team for six years. She amazed us all with her analysis and organizational abilities, and incredible attention to detail. During her eleven years with the chorus, she was known for her lovely bass voice, her generosity, her humor, and her devoted friendship. We will...