Thursday, November 19, 2015




WHEN: Friday, November 20, 8:00pm  
WHERE: St. John the Baptist Church, 69 Valley Street, Hillsdale.
TICKETS: $20 in advance; $25 at the door; children under 13 admitted free.  The venue is handicapped accessible and large-print programs are available.

John Rutter’s exuberant Gloria headlines an evening of music for choir and brass from the Renaissance to the twentieth century. Conducted by Music Director Dusty Francis, the program is the inaugural concert of Ars Musica’s 50th anniversary season. 

Joining Ars Musica is the award-winning Adelphi Orchestra. Fanfare is the first partnership between Ars Musica and Adelphi; the next collaboration will be a performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony on June 3, 2016, hosted by St. John the Baptist, Hillsdale.    

Ars Musica made its Pascack Valley debut in March when St. John’s hosted a concert of music by Bernstein and Kodály and appeared again in May with a program of music by Mozart culminating in his heartrending Requiem. Recognized as one of the most accomplished choruses in the area, Ars Musica has been lauded by Governor Christie as standing “at the forefront of efforts to preserve and promote the inspiring power of music for our residents.”

This program is made possible in part by a grant administered by the Bergen County Division of Cultural & Historic Affairs from funds granted by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Ars Musica is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.