To promote the awareness of the spiritual bond that unites all people by performing music for the Glory of God and to raise cultural awareness through music appreciation, education and vocal performance training.
Although our first rehearsal was postponed due to weather and street conditions, we continue to hope for a mild winter this year.
See you all on Monday, February 8th!
Happy New Year to the members of CoC! Rehearsals have resumed at 7:30 pm at Grace Church in Nutley. Auditions for new members will generally begin at 7:00 pm. We hope you will join us then as we begin preparations for our spring concert "Mostly Mozart" scheduled for Saturday, April 16, 2016 (7:30 pm) at Grace Church in Nutley. The featured Mozart works are Organ Solo Mass (K 259), Regina Coeli (K 276) and Exultate, Jubilate (K 165).
Our 26th Annual Christmas Concert this year included the Missa pastoral by Karl Kempter, Puer natus in Bethlehem by Praetorius and Vergine Bella by Guillaume Dufay for Soprano soloist and 3 recorders. In addition to other carol settings sung by the chorus we continued our tradition of singing carols with the audience. Thanks to the Chorus and to YOU, it was a wonderful success. Thank you all for your continued support!
Here is a sample from the 2015 - Christmas Concert, the Gloria from the Kempter Pastoralmesse:
COC2- 2015 Gloria-Kempter
Happy New Year!
Rehearsals have resumed on Monday nights, 7:30 PM at Grace Church in Nutley. Come a little earlier if you'd like to audition for a section. We hope you will join us then as we begin preparations for our spring concert "Mostly Mozart."
"We hope you enjoy these live recordings of past Holiday performances by the Chorus of Communities!"
Bells Across the Snow - Charles Gounod
Christmas Day - Gustav Holst
Christmas Oratorio, Final Chorus - Camille Saint-Saens
Hallelujah, from Messiah - George Frideric Handel
Our 25th Anniversary Spring Concert in 2015 at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Montclair, NJ.
Our 25th Anniversary Winter Concert 2014 at St. Peter the Apostle in Belleville.
You can also enjoy several more sound clips of our past perfomances by visiting our Face Book Page!