Brava to the 50 members of NJYC's Coriste ensemble who sang in the East Room of the White House at the annual Holiday Open House on December 3. "Performing at the 'People's House' was a tremendous honor for the New Jersey Youth Chorus," said NJYC's Founder & Artistic Director Trish Joyce. "We were thrilled to share our artistry, integrity, and passion for choral music with the White House Visitors. This was an experience our choristers will treasure all their lives," she added.
Sola Voce, Coro Vivo and Primo Coro performed together at The Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes on December 6. The choral ensemble sang a festive a capella set conducted by NJYC Directors Gabriele Hingelberg and Hannah Nacheman. "Singing on the iconic main stage of Radio City Music Hall was a thrilling experience for NJYC," said Nacheman. "What a huge honor to open for the Rockettes! The choristers' hard work paid off in a stellar performance," added Hingelberg.
Primo Coro, pictured here with members of the Grace Episcopal Church School Choir, performed in the annual "Family-Friendly Halloween Concert" at Grace Episcopal Church in Madison on October 26. It was Primo Coro's 2019 debut, as well as the first public performance for Director Hannah Nacheman. Well done, Primo Coro!
Members of the NJ Youth Chorus, directed by Founder & Artististic Director Trish Joyce, sang the National Anthem at Citi Field on Saturday, September 28th, prior to the historic Mets game against the Atlanta Braves. We'd like to think that NJYC's performance set the tone for the game-- Mets first baseman Pete Alonso later went on to hit his league-leading and rookie record-setting home run. You can see the homer here at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGxuvY2zT4Y
Maybe it was just a coincidence, but NJYC's music certainly is inspirational!
Coro Vivo and Primo Coro joined ensembles from all over the United States and Canada as part of Music In The Parks 2019. They performed at Hershey Park in Pennsylvania in the morning, then spent the afternoon having fun in the park.
NJYC's Coriste participated in an interactive workshop for music educators focusing on the treble chorus rehearsal. Clinicians included NJYC's own Trish Joyce, as well as Dr. John Leonard and Dr. Nicholas McBride of The College of New Jersey Department of Music, and renowned conductor Rollo Dilworth.
Members of Sola Voce joined the Harmonium Choral Society for a production of one of Bach's most profound and dramatic works, also featuring The Sebastians as the double baroque orchestra and Grammy-winning Dann Coakwell as Evangelist. The performance also brought New York and New Jersey’s finest professional soloists to Morristown, including Grammy-nominated Stephen Sands, award-winning musical theater and classical artist Michael Maliakel, Elena Bird, Patricia Ruggles and Malcolm Merriweather.