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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)November 7, 2002

The American Boychoir and the Newark Boys Chorus
School Celebrate the Season With a Joint Performance

(Mahwah) – The American Boychoir and the Newark Boys Chorus School will celebrate the holiday season with a joint performance at Ramapo College of New Jersey, Friday, December 13 at 8 p.m. in the Sharp Theater.

For over 60 years, the American Boychoir has been dazzling audiences worldwide with its unique blend of resonant tones, musical sophistication, effervescent spirit and ensemble virtuosity. The Boychoir, which is located in Princeton, regularly performs and records with world-class artists and ensembles: from the venerable New York Philharmonic to the incomparable Chanticleer, from legendary jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis to Christian pop sensation Michael W. Smith, from opera diva Jessye Norman to Irish tenor Frank Patterson.

The American Boychoir School is home to students in grades five through eight, but the School also plays host to a select group of younger students in its After-School Apprentice Program. The program is designed for boys local to the School’s Princeton location who are interested in becoming members of The American Boychoir. The Apprentices practice twice weekly with the Resident Training Choir and take part in a concert at the end of the school year.

Carol, a CD released by the American Boychoir, represents a sampling of music from the past 500 years and from many nations. The tracks include “Carol of the Bells,” The Coventry Carol,” This Christmastide,” Christmas Day,” O Holy Night,” What Child Is This,” Away in a Manger,” and We Wish You a Merry Christmas.”

The Newark Boys Chorus School was founded in 1969. Known as Newark’s Musical Ambassadors,” the Chorus has been heard throughout the world with a diversified repertoire that includes African folksongs, traditional classical music, spiritual folk music, and contemporary show tunes, pop and jazz. The Newark Boys Chorus School has performed in prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, Lincoln Center, and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

The Newark Boy’s Chorus School was founded on the model of the great cathedral schools of England, but its purpose has been to provide an artistic and academic beacon to the whole community. The school – the academic and musical home to 75 boys from fourth through eighth grade- is located in downtown Newark. The chorus, under the direction of music director Donald Morris, tours extensively both nationally and internationally, including South Africa and Jamaica.

The Sharp Theater is located in the Berrie Center at Ramapo College. Admission is $21 adults, $18 seniors and $10 students. For additional information, call (201) 684-7844.

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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 CollegesofDistinction.com, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on Niche.com, 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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