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Ridgewood High Choir Sings For Village Native Tyler Clementi

The RHS choir will perform in a tribute concert April 24.
The RHS choir will perform in a tribute concert April 24. Photo Credit: Facebook
The Tyler Clementi Foundation has initiated several programs to both prevent cyberbullying and assist its victims.
The Tyler Clementi Foundation has initiated several programs to both prevent cyberbullying and assist its victims. Video Credit: Tyler Clementi Foundation YouTube

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. -- The Ridgewood High School and Ramapo College choirs will join together to perform the newly arranged "Tyler's Suite" on Sunday, April 24.

The performance is to honor Tyler Clementi, a talented local violinist who committed suicide after being cyberbullied. Proceeds will benefit the Tyler Clementi Foundation, which is a nonprofit committed to ending both online and offline bullying, at school, home, work and church -- including the "Upstander Pledge," which you can take here.

"Tyler's Suite" is a nine-piece choral work," a press release noted, that "explores the voice and experiences of Tyler and his family and ultimately shines a light of hope and endless possibility, thanks to the words and music of some of today's top composers and lyricists."

This performance will be in Clementi's hometown of Ridegwood. "His beloved violin lies silent now in its case but his music goes on," the press release continued.

In addition to Clementi's family, Ridgewood Mayor Paul Aronsohn, Superintendent Dr. Daniel Fishbein, representatives from Ramapo College of New Jersey and community faith leaders will attend.

Admission is free for high-school students and $5 for college students, and the suggested donation for adults is $20. The concert will be at Ridgewood's Westside Presbyterian Church, starting at 2:30 p.m.

For more information about the foundation, visit its website.

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