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50th Anniversary Concert

choral first concertThe Shrewsbury Chorale in 1957 at Monmouth College performing in our first concert.

Four Slovak Songs

Bela BartokBela Bartok



mozartWolfgang Amadeus

Dies Irae and Lacrymosa
Requiem Mass in D Minor




Choose Something
Like a Star

The Last Words of David

The Road Not TakenRandall ThompsonRandall Thompson


June 2, 2007 8PM
Pollak Theatre at Monmouth University
A special 50th Anniversary Celebration concert featuring work commissioned by the Chorale as well as works performed in our very first season and throughout our history.
Five past Music Directors and many former members participated in this special concert performance. A reception followed the concert, featuring artifacts and memorabilia from our past.

Concert Program

How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place
Psalm 84

from Mount of Olives

Johannes BrahmsJohannes Brahms

Ludvig van BeethovenLudwig Van Beethoven
Hallelujah unto God's Almighty Son.
Praise the Lord, ye bright angellic choirs,
In holy songs of joy.
Man, proclaim His grace and glory,
hallelujah unto god's Almighty Son. 

As Angels in Some Brighter Dreams...

Written for the Chorale in memory of our former director
Brian Aschinger:

Brian Aschingerby his friend, English composer Howard Goodall

Howard Goodall

Read what Mr. Goodall wrote to the chorale about his
friendship with Brian and how he came to write
his lovely piece for the chorale.


Battle Hymn of the Republic
Arranged by Peter J. Wilhousky 

Julia Ward HoweLyrics by Julia Ward Howe  

John Brown Song
Music by William Steffe

Serenade to Music

Ralph Vaughan WilliamsRalph Vaughan-Williams

Coronation Anthem #1
"Zadok the Priest"

HandelGeorg Friedrich Händel



Guest Soloists:

Katherine Thompson

Mezzo Soprano
Hanna Harmanmaa-Shen

Arthur Shen

Edward Huls

Soloist Bios


St Matthew's Passion
Mar 11, '07 3PM
First Presbyterian Church, Freehold
118 West Main Street
Freehold, NJ 07728

With guest artists from the
Garden State Philharmonic and Chorus

A semi-staged performance including an audiovisual
presentation of art masterpieces. We will again invite
Monmouth County high school singers to perform with us.


A Colonial Christmas


Colonial williamsburg Christmas


Dec 9, '06 8PM
Christ Church

90 Kings Highway
Middletown, NJ 07748

Our holiday concert in historical context featured a talk on by
Amy Northrop Adamo of the Fraunces Tavern Museum in NYC
Did you join us as the Colonial era came alive with beautiful
organ accompaniment in a wonderful holiday celebration for all ages! A Colonial Reception directly followed our performance.
Members of the Daughters of the American Revolution
were onhand to answer your questions.

A Virgin Unspotted ...William Billings (1748-1800)

Gloria...Antonio Vivaldi (1669?-1741)

I Gloria -
II Et in terra pax hominibus -
III Laudamus te -
Soprano Duet -
Joy More & Chelsea Pace
IV Gratias agimus tibi
- Chorus
V Propter magnam gloriam - Chorus
VI Domine deus - Soprano Solo -
Sondra Lohnes
VII Domine fil unigenite - Chorus
VIII Domine Deus, agnus Dei - Alto Solo & Chorus
Judy Capraro
IX Qui tollis peccata mundi - Chorus
X Qui sedes ad dexteram - Alto Solo - Cindy Allen
XI Quoniam tu solus sanctus - Chorus
XII Cum sancto spiritu - Chorus


Sussex Carol
Traditional English carol arr. David Willcocks

O Little Town of Bethlehem
Traditional English carol arr. R. Vaughn Williams

Christmas Day
(Choral Fantasy on Old Carols) Gustav Holst

Audience Sing-a-long
Here Comes Santa Claus
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Jingle Bells

Joy to the World
...G.F. Handel

Wassail Song
Traditional English carol arr. R. Vaughn Williams