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The Shrewsbury Chorale
PO Box 7984
Shrewsbury NJ 07702
732-747-1362
WelcomeNeil BrownNeil F. Brown, Music Director
Open Rehearsals & Auditions
girl A chance to “try us on for size!” Auditions are held throughout our season, from Sept - June. If you are interested in more information or in auditioning please contact Joy More 609-686- 9140.
Our next Open Rehearsals will be held Tuesdays January 17 & 24, 2017 at 7:45pm at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Monmouth County in Lincroft NJ. Interested singers of all voice parts, age high school and older, are invited to participate. If you like what you see and hear, please schedule an audition. Scores are provided. Open Rehearsals are free.
Fundraisers
Shrewsbury Chorale Multi-Family Garage Sale
The Shrewsbury Chorale will hold its annual giant indoor Garage Sale on Sat., April 22, 9am-3pm at the First United Methodist Church, 103 Monmouth Rd., Oakhurst, NJ. Hundreds of items plus baked goods. Info: 732-747-1362. Please help us keep the concerts coming by supporting this event! Shop till you drop!
Concerts

The Shrewsbury Chorale Celebrates 60 Years
Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 3pm
Christ Episcopal Church
90 Kings Hwy
Middletown, NJ

Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 3pm
Manasquan United Methodist Church
23 Church St
Manasquan, NJ

Program:
Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzes 
Handel Ode for St. Cecilia's Day 
Whitbourn Requiem Canticorum

Monica Rose Ziglar, Soprano

From recital to opera stage Monica Rose Ziglar is known for “possessing a gift of transcending angelic high notes.” Tucson Citizen Press Ms. Ziglar hails from Tucson, Arizona where she studied music at the University of Arizona and developed her love for art song and sacred oratorio from her beloved teacher Soprano/Professor Elizabeth Mosher. While there Monica was known throughout the Southwestern region and Sonora Mexico for her opera and concretizing programs as well as festival performances such as the Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Music festival in Alomos, Sonora, Mexico. In 1993 Monica came east to attend the Academy of Vocal Arts (AVA) in Philadelphia, PA. Some of her Operatic roles include: Suor Angelica, Alice in Falstaff, Magda in The Consul, The Mother in Hansel & Gretel, and Salud in La Vida Breve. Smaller secular works include performances of Leonard Bernstein's A Julia de Burgos, Paul Hindemith’s Das Marian Leben and J.S. Bach's BWV211 Coffee Cantata. Currently Ms. Ziglar is in her twenty-third season as soprano soloist with St. Marys Episcopal Church where she met her husband Scott. Mrs. Ziglar has also been the soprano soloist and choral section leader for the past twenty years with the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association, New Jersey where she performs secular and sacred repertoire in the historic Great Auditorium, built in 1894, which boast over 6,500 seats and one of the largest Hope Jones organs in the world. This venue has hosted performances by artists such as Enrico Caruso, John McCormick, Marian Anderson and Current Metropolitan Opera Tenor Ronald Naldi. Under the direction of Dr. Gordon Turk and Dr. Jason Tramm her passion for Sacred Oratorio is regularly expressed in such works as: Rossini’s Stabat Mater, Dubois' Seven Last Words, Bach's B Minor Mass and several masses by Mozart. Mrs. Ziglar has been heard performing Jaromir Weinberger's The Way to Emmaus and Arvo Part's Stabat Mater. In March of 2009 she made her Carnegie Hall debut singing Mendelssohn’s Elijah.

David Kellett, Tenor

Critics and audiences assessing David Kellett's performances have consistently remarked on the clarity and purity of his tenor voice, praised the taste, refinement and subtlety of his interpretations and lauded his excellent diction in standard operatic, oratorio and recital repertoire. Reviewing David in David Amram's Twelfth Night, Bernard Holland of the New York Times wrote "Set apart from the rest of the cast was the pleasing, seamless tenor of David Kellett in the role of Feste." He made his operatic debut as Count Belfiore in Mozart's La Finta Giardiniera with the Opera Shop at the Vineyard Theatre and has performed over 45 principal and secondary roles in opera and operetta. As composer/conductor David Amram's tenor of choice, David has sung in the composer's opera, Twelfth Night, and performed his songs in concert on numerous occasions. He appeared at Lincoln Center on a program celebrating the 50th anniversary of Joseph Papp’s Shakespeare Festival singing selections composed for productions directed by Papp during the first 11 years of its existence. An active oratorio soloist, David has appeared with numerous choral organizations in the New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania area. Since 1995, he has taught private voice at Princeton University.

Paul Cohen, Soprano Saxophone

Paul one of America's most sought-after saxophonists for orchestral and chamber concerts and solo recitals. He has appeared as soloist with the San Francisco Symphony, Richmond Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, Charleston Symphony and Philharmonia Virtuosi. His many solo orchestra performances include works by Debussy, Creston, Ibert, Glazunov, Martin, Loeffler, Husa, Dahl, Still, Villa-Lobos, Tomasi, and Cowell. He has also performed with a broad range of orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera (NYC), Cleveland Orchestra, Santa Fe Opera, New Jersey Symphony, Oregon Symphony, Long Island Philharmonic, Group for Contemporary Music, Greenwich Symphony, Charleston Symphony, New York Solisti, and the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra.  He has recorded three albums with the Cleveland Symphonic Winds under the direction of Frederick Fennell and a compact disk of the music of Villa-Lobos with the Quintet of the Americas as well as recordings with the Saxophone Sinfonia, Philharmonia Virtuosi, New York Solisti, Paul Winter Consort, North-South Consonance, and the New Sousa Band. This summer His latest solo CD, American Landscapes, was releasd in 2016 featuring three centuries of American music for saxophone including the newly discovered saxophone concerto of the 19th-century American composer Caryl Florio. Earlier recordings include an environmental-jazz CD of solo improvisations and his solo CD, Vintage Saxophones Revisited, featuring the premiere recording of Cowell's Hymn and Fuguing Tune #18. A specialist on the soprano saxophone, he is the founder and leader of the New Hudson Quartet, which has performed concertos by Calvin Hampton and Nicolas Flagello and has issued three CDs of American music.  Dr. Cohen is featured on a 2016 CD release of the saxophone music of Henry Cowell and Percy Grainger, as soloist and chamber player on alto and soprano saxophones. Dr. Cohen is currently on the faculties of Manhattan School of Music, Rutgers University, New York University, Columbia University, and the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College.

Former members are invited to sing in this program.
No dues, fees or auditions, but rehearsal attendance is required.
Rehearsals begin Jan. 17, 2017.


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Wouldn't you love to have a Lively small group of singers for your holiday party or other functions? We can provide beautiful ensemble singing throughout our entire season. Please contact
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In past holiday seasons we have caroled at The Grove
at Shrewsbury, Brook 35 Plaza in Sea Girt, Dearborn Market in Holmdel, Sickles Market in Little Silver and Holiday Harmonies in Red Bank, Seabrook Village Tinton Falls and also at several other senior residences. In May 2008 the chorale performed at the Ocean Grove Music and Art Festival.

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