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Ramapo Chorale and Voices Combine Music Genres from Different Eras to Continue the May Song Tradition

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)April 29, 2004

(Mahwah) – The Ramapo Chorale and Voices, a madrigal group, will perform an evening of May Song, a program of eclectic music including American composers, gospel music, jazz, madrigals and musical theater Tuesday, May 11 at 8 p.m. in the Sharp Theater at Ramapo College of New Jersey.

The two groups, which perform at numerous college functions, are under the direction of Adjunct Professor of Music Barbara Gordon. The Ramapo Chorale, which has grown from eight original members to a 44-member ensemble, will sing music of Deems Taylor, Vincent Persichetti and Moses Hogan, as well as two American folksongs, a Navajo prayer and jazz arrangements.

Founded by Gordon, Voices is a 10-12 member ensemble comprised of students interested in more challenging music. They will perform madrigals of French and British Renaissance composers as well as two 20th century American madrigals and a jazz arrangement of a Beatles favorite.

Admission for May Song is free. The Sharp Theater is located in the Angelica and Russ Berrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts on the Ramapo College campus. For more information call 201.684.7844.


About Ramapo College

Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The comprehensive college is situated among the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, is within commuting distance to New York City, was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and boasts the best on-campus housing in New Jersey per Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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