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Pro Arte Chorale In Ridgewood Presents 'Chansons de France' Performance

 Join the Pro Arte Chorale for an afternoon of beautiful French choral music featuring the Chansons of both Debussy and Ravel, Poulenc’s legendary Gloria, and Faure’s Madrigal Op. 35, on Sunday, Nov. 22, at 2 p.m., in the Bethlehem Lutheran Church.
Join the Pro Arte Chorale for an afternoon of beautiful French choral music featuring the Chansons of both Debussy and Ravel, Poulenc’s legendary Gloria, and Faure’s Madrigal Op. 35, on Sunday, Nov. 22, at 2 p.m., in the Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Photo Credit: Paul Donohoe Photography

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. -- Join the Pro Arte Chorale for an afternoon of beautiful French choral music featuring the Chansons of both Debussy and Ravel, Poulenc’s legendary Gloria, and Faure’s Madrigal Op. 35, on Sunday, Nov. 22, at 2 p.m., in the Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

The program, called "Chansons de France," will also include a pre-concert lecture about the early twentieth century French masters and their milieu, given by Andrea Covais, soprano, musicologist and current Doctoral candidate at City University of New York.

Founded in 1964, the Pro Arte Chorale strives to be one of New Jersey’s foremost volunteer choruses and to be among the top rank of regional choruses in America. The Chorale is committed to enriching the lives of its members, its audience and the broader community by exploring many musical traditions in a variety of venues, presenting performances of the highest artistic quality and supporting educational endeavors.

The Chorale has appeared in major concert venues across the region including the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall and the South Orange Performing Arts Center. In addition to its own subscription series, the Chorale has appeared with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, American Symphony Orchestra, Westfield Symphony Orchestra and the Mark Morris Dance Company.

In May 2008, the Pro Arte Chorale traveled to Liverpool, UK to perform with the Liverpool Welsh Choral at Mossley Hill Church, as part of Liverpool’s celebration as Cultural Capital of Europe. In May 2009, the Liverpool Welsh Choral traveled to the U.S. to join the Pro Arte Chorale and Westfield Symphony Orchestra in performances of Verdi’s Requiem in Ridgewood and Westfield, N.J.

For more information, visit www.proartechorale.org/.

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