We are only 6 weeks from our concert. Keep up the good work!
10 November 10 Tuesday 7:30 HBW Normal rehearsal 11 November 17 Tuesday 7:30 HBW Normal rehearsal 12 November 24 Tuesday 7:30 HBW Normal rehearsal 13 December 1 Tuesday 7:30 HBW Normal rehearsal 14 December 8 Tuesday 7:30 HBW Normal rehearsal 15 December 15 Tuesday 7:30 HBW Normal rehearsal December 19 Saturday 7:30 Community Center Concert
## Date Day Time Place Comments 01 September 8 Tuesday 7:00 HBW Open House + Rehearsal 02 September 15 Tuesday 7:30 HBW Normal rehearsal 03 September 22 Tuesday 7:30 HBW Normal rehearsal 04 September 29 Tuesday 7:30 HBW Normal rehearsal 05 October 6 Tuesday 7:30 HBW Normal rehearsal 06 October 13 Tuesday 7:30 HBW Normal rehearsal 07 October 20 Tuesday 7:30 HBW Normal rehearsal 08 October 27 Tuesday 7:30 HBW Normal rehearsal 09 November 3 Tuesday 7:30 HBW Normal rehearsal 10 November 10 Tuesday 7:30 HBW Normal rehearsal 11 November 17 Tuesday 7:30 HBW Normal rehearsal 12 November 24 Tuesday 7:30 HBW Normal rehearsal 13 December 1 Tuesday 7:30 HBW Normal rehearsal 14 December 8 Tuesday 7:30 HBW Normal rehearsal 15 December 15 Tuesday 7:30 HBW Normal rehearsal X December 19 Saturday 7:30 Community Center Concert
Vivaldi’s Gloria #226
Light One Candle #480
Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring #529
Moonlight Sleigh Ride #532
The Lights of Hanukah #564
O Holy Night #584
Breath of Heaven #591
Christmas Day (new)
Home for the Holidays (new)
Additionally, we will be practicing “At Last” and “Music of the Night” from Phantom of the Opera for the wedding.
With the conclusion of the Spring Concert, held at Verona Community Center, Verona Voices of West Essex is busy planning for the Fall Season. Voices has been around since 1947 and has been known in the past as the Verona-Cedar Grove Chorus and the Mastersingers. It is directed by Denise Bastanza of Verona, and accompanied by Helga Bartus of Montclair.
Summer is a time for the chorus to reorganize their extensive music collection, as well as to select the pieces that will be considered for the fall season. As with the spring concert just completed, the members will be able to vote on their favorites. Several members have been with the group for over 35 years.
The group normally consists of 26 to 30 people and altos and tenors are a particular need, but all vocal ranges are welcome. “You do not have to read music to sing with us,” said Thomas Jung, President. “Our rehearsal schedule and online resources provide ample time for everyone to learn the music. The rehearsals are relaxed and fun.” Concerts and benefits are held in May and December.
Although Voices rehearses in Verona, its performance venues are geographically diversified: Cambridge Crossings in Clifton; Waterview Center and Community Church in Cedar Grove; Hillwood Terrace, Community Center, and High School in Verona; Woodland Valley and JCC in West Orange; Marian Manor in Caldwell, and many other places. You do not have to reside in Verona to be a member. Members come from as far away as Clifton and Livingston, and the rehearsal location is convenient to many towns, right off of Bloomfield Avenue near Verona Park.
Voices is a not-for-profit organization supported by dues, ticket sales, ad booklet sales, and contributions. An open house is being planned for Tuesday, September 8th at 7pm followed by the first rehearsal. For details, visit www.VeronaVoices.org or contact Tom Jung (973-953-3667; email@example.com).
Advance sale of tickets is recommended. Tickets are $10. Seniors and Students $5. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 973-953-3667.
There will be a meet and greet open house at 7pm on February 3rd, with refreshments.
We have been around for 65 years, with various names, but always based in Verona or Cedar Grove. Members come from as far away as Clifton or Fairfield, but all are welcome. We rehearse every Tuesday night of the season from 7:30pm to 9:30pm at HB Whitehorne Middle School in Verona (Music Room – enter the door near Chase Bank, Verona Municipal Lot #1).
We are usually anywhere from 28 to 32 voices. Denise Bastanza of Verona has been our Director for at least a dozen years and sang with us before that. Helga Bartus of Montclair has been our accompanist for 2 years. We have people who have been with us 30… 35 years. All voices are welcome and we have recently been light on altos.
Audition is very informal… meet with the director during the break of the first rehearsal to confirm voice placement.
There are concerts in May and December, usually at Verona High School or Verona Community Center, but other locations are possible. Each concert is usually preceded earlier in the week by a benefit performance at a nursing home.
The spring season is usually more Broadway and pop tunes. The winter season is seasonal, some jazzy variations on classic Christmas songs, sometimes a piece from Messiah. This spring’s concert is being put together from requests by the members. In addition to the piano, we have had drums, trumpets, flutes, etc.
Please support our boosters, local vendors who’s support makes Verona Voices possible:
ADL Writing Services
All Breed Cat And Dog Grooming
Bob McKinley Website Design
Cirasella’s Fine Jewelry
Dr. Stephen Sandler
JT’s Barber Shop
Laura Weisner Petsitting
Main Street Cottage
Phil’s Bakery and Caterers
The Lotus Spa & Tea
Twin Method Cleaners
Twin Method Cleaners
Verona Leather and Shoe Repair
Verona Spine & Wellness Center
Villani Chiropractic Center
Here is the concert order for the performance:
A Child Is Born
Through Winter’s Window
An Irving Berlin Christmas
He Is Born
One Small Child
Cold and Fugue Season
The Lights of Hanukkah
Santa Claus Boogie