Chorale to Present Annual Holiday Concert
The RVCC Chorale will give its annual holiday concert on Saturday, December 7, at 8 p.m., in the Welpe Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College’s Branchburg campus.
The program will feature Johann Sebastian Bach’s cantata, Wachet Auf, also known as “Sleepers Awake,” as well as Christmas music from the Middle Ages and Renaissance. The program also will include an audience singalong of traditional carols.
Directed by Dr. John Sichel, RVCC Assistant Professor of Music, the RVCC Chorale is composed of students, former students and members of the community. The holiday concert’s performers include Kayla Rodriguez, soprano; Joy Auerbach, Ruth Dilley, Angelique Dunlap, Holly Ellerbush, Carissa Culino, Jennifer Kapoian and Jane Sausanavage, altos; and Brian Hewitt, Joe Maselli and Tyler McManus, men’s voices. Michael Nuzzo is the Chorale’s accompanist.
For this concert, the Chorale will be assisted by a chorus of elementary and middle-school students from Clinton, Franklin Township and Union Township public schools. Also assisting on the program are sopranos Alex Borden and Martha Desmond, bass Gregory Hartline, flutists Eugenia Cline and Clarissa Nolde, and the Littmann String Quartet.
General admission tickets cost $12 per person, $8 for students and seniors. Tickets may be purchased at the door on the night of the concert or in advance from the Theatre Box Office, 908-725-3420. The Box Office is open Monday through Friday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Ranked by BestColleges.com, WalletHub.com, and Niche.com as the #1 community college in New Jersey, Raritan Valley Community College has been serving as an academic and cultural center for Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for over 50 years. The College has been nationally recognized for its service to the community, environmental stewardship, and commitment to diversity. It is home to a Planetarium, Science Education Institute and 3M Observatory; a 1,000-seat Theatre offering professional performances for all ages; and an Honors College for high achieving students.
The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, small business assistance through the Small Business Development Center, and professional development courses. RVCC is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu.
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November 15, 2019