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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)November 21, 2011

(MAHWAH, NJ) – The Ramapo College Chorale, along with CantaNOVA, Skylark and Take12, will present An Early American Holiday on Sunday, December 4 at 4 p.m. at the Old Paramus Reformed Church in Ridgewood, NJ. 

The candlelit performance will include 70 voices accompanied by harp, dulcimer, flute, guitar, organ as well as the Ramapo strings. 

The Chorale, led by Director and Associate Professor of Vocal Music Lisa Lutter, is comprised of 70 singers from virtually every academic program on campus.  CantaNOVA, founded in 2005, is an auditioned 24-voice vocal ensemble that performs mostly a cappella music.  Skylark, started in 2007, is the College’s 20-voice women’s ensemble.  Take12 is the men’s group.   

In addition to the choral event, the Schoolhouse Museum, located next door to the historic Old Paramus Church, invites all concert attendees to show their tickets between 2 and 4 p.m. for free admission to the Ridgewood Historical Society’s exhibit, The Civil War Years: At Home and on the Battlefield.

Tickets are $5 for Ramapo students and $10 for community members.  Tickets may be purchased at the door or may be purchased in advance by contacting Lutter or any Ramapo Chorale member.   

For An Early American Holiday ticket information or for more information about the Ramapo College Chorale, CantaNOVA, Skylark or Take12, please contact Chorale Director Lutter at 201.684.6265 or via email at    


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 College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

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, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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