Winds And Voices

     Sunday, April 14, 2024
4:00PM
West Side Presbyterian Church

Adult – $25.00
Senior (62+) – $20.00
Student – $5.00

The New Jersey Wind Symphony shares the stage with the West Point Glee Club and Ramapo College’s CantaNOVA for an evening of works for band and chorus. The program will include “Song of Democracy” by Howard Hanson and “Wine Dark Sea” by John Mackey.

Featured Guests
West Point Glee Club
CantaNOVA

West Point Glee Club

CantaNOVA

The West Point Glee Club is one of the U.S. Military Academy’s most visible cadet organizations. For over one hundred years, its members have touched audiences around the world with a model depiction of the Corps of Cadets through live performance in the nation’s finest concert halls, national network and feature film appearances, and CD and DVD recordings. The Glee Club enhances life at West Point through its traditional and ceremonial duties, and represents West Point and the U.S. Army at official events. The cadet chain of command functions in the Army staff model and is essential to the planning and execution of the club’s many activities. The camaraderie enjoyed by members in their pursuit of performance excellence is best summed-up in the club’s time-honored motto: “No fun without music, no music without fun!”

Under the direction of Dr. Lisa Lutter, Ramapo College’s CantaNOVA performs mostly a cappella and contemporary music but also enjoys other styles including classical, jazz and more. The 24-voice mixed ensemble performs throughout the region and has also earned a distinguished reputation in promoting global awareness and social justice. Among its credits, CantaNOVA was featured at the New York Times Center’s Genocide: The Unbroken Promise of Never Again. In 2010, the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic presented CantaNOVA at Bohemian National Hall, performing Songs of Children, a cantata based on children’s poems from the Terezin concentration camp. The concert was sponsored by the United Nations. Most recently, CantaNOVA was featured at the Pacific Summer Music Festival.

Program

Song of Democracy – Howard Hanson
Wine Dark Sea – John Mackey
Sleep – Eric Whitacre
Battle Hymn Of The Republic – arr. Wilhousky

Program Subject To Change

All New Jersey Wind Symphony Subscription Concerts are held at the West Side Presbyterian Church, Ridgewood, NJ.  West Side Presbyterian Church is fully ADA compliant providing handicap accessible entry to the concert venue as well as bathroom facilities. Important signage and directions are presented in braille..