CRANFORD—The Celebration Singers Children’s Choir and Young Men’s Ensemble will hold auditions on Wednesday, Sept. 9, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Cranford United Methodist Church, 201 Lincoln Avenue, at the corner of Walnut and Lincoln in Cranford.
The children’s choir is open to students ages 9 and older; the young men’s ensemble is for young men in grades 8 to 11 with changed/changing voices. Both choirs rehearse on Tuesday evenings at the Methodist Church in Cranford. The children’s choir rehearses from 6:30 to7:30 p.m. and the young men’s ensemble from 7:45- 8:45 p.m. Each year the young men’s ensemble participates in the barbershop “Festival of Harmony” and has been chosen to perform in their evening concert. Both choirs sing a variety of music ranging from classical to pop.
Tom Pedas, a former music teacher with the Linden and Cranford Public Schools, who now teaches at Saint John the Apostle School in Clark, founded the children’s choir 15 years ago. The current members come from three different counties. Many of them have been chosen for All State, All Eastern and Nationals Honor Choirs.
The Celebration Singers Children’s Choir and Young Men’s Ensemble are tuition-free that are sponsored by the Celebration Singers Adult Choir, a non-profit cultural arts organization.
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