Deptford Twp. – The lyrical stylings of the Gloucester County College and Community Chorus will serenade listeners as it performs “Viva Vivaldi,” a tribute to Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi, Tuesday, May 14 at Pitman United Methodist Church.
Beginning at 7:30 p.m., the concert will open with the Rowan University Chamber Orchestra playing Vivaldi’s “Concerto for Four Violins.” Led by guest conductor Dr. George Atanasiu, of Woolwich Township, soloists Ian Hoblitzell, Alexandra Rones, Courtney Quinn and Noel Munoz will perform the “Four Violins,” Op. 3, No. 7.
Community Chorus director Lawrence DePasquale and accompanist David Anderson will then take the stage and guide the choir through Vivaldi’s celebrated “Gloria in D Major.” The rendition features soloists Patricia Januszewski, soprano, of Mickleton; Rhonda Holland, alto, of Merchantville; and Richard Schockley, baritone, of West Deptford.
In a special homage, the Gloucester County Children’s Choir will celebrate its 20th anniversary as it sings three compositions of its choice under the direction of Sylvia Richardson. The Children’s Choir legacy includes performances as near as southern New Jersey and as far as Europe.
Additional songs to be performed include “Et in Terra Pax,” “Amazing Grace” and “Ain't That Good News.” GCC student Kelly Freno will perform Schumann’s Lied “Widmuung” alongside Anderson.
A $5 free-will donation is the suggested cost of admittance. Ticket proceeds from the concert will benefit students pursuing studies in higher education either at GCC or elsewhere in the area.
Gloucester County College’s 250-acre campus is located on Tanyard Road in Deptford, just off Exit 56 of Route 55.
The spring concert program is funded and made possible in part from the N.J. State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment of the Arts, and the Gloucester County Cultural and Heritage Commission at Gloucester County College.