Mar 13 2021 - 7:16am


Colleen Marron  May 16, 1950 February 19, 2021 Long Island Sound Chorus


     Just hours before Colleen passed on, one of our members posted a check for her dues along with an appreciative note thanking Colleen for her generous, reliable service as our chorus’s Finance Coordinator. The news of her passing came as a shock. Our chorus members could not believe that Colleen was gone. She was always there for every rehearsal, management team meeting, fundraiser, contest and show.  Colleen received anesthesia for a dental procedure, came home, went to bed,  and never...

Feb 19 2021 - 6:47pm

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...

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.