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New Jersey Choral Society Nominated For JerseyArts.com “People’s Choice” Award

BERGEN COUNTY, NJ – Have you been inspired by the passion, excellence and imagination of the New Jersey Choral Society? If so, visit JerseyArts.com and vote for NJCS in the category of “Favorite Choral Group” by January 22, 2013. The New Jersey Choral Society is one of the most prestigious choral groups in the state, well known for presenting outstanding and unique programs.

Nominations were announced in December for the 5th annual JerseyArts.com “People’s Choice’” awards. Public voting takes place until January 22, 2013 for New Jersey nonprofit arts organizations, which also includes theaters, museums and art centers. Winners will be announced in early February. Complete details, including the public ballot, can be found at JerseyArts.com/peopleschoice. Discover Jersey Arts is a partnership between the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and ArtPride New Jersey Foundation to increase awareness of and participation in the arts in the Garden State. Other participating organizations include the New Jersey Theatre Alliance, South Jersey Cultural Alliance, and New Jersey Division of Travel and Tourism.

NJCS Artistic Director and Conductor, Eric Dale Knapp, is thrilled with the honor of this nomination. “Nowhere is the human spirit of aspiration for excellence more alive than with the fine people of NJCS – people that love the music, understand the discipline, and seek to serve the community through great programs of varied repertoire,” says Knapp. “What more could any conductor ask for than commitment to the music and the synergies of intellect and tremendous spirit?”

The New Jersey Choral Society will hold its annual Pops concerts on March 16 and 17, 2013 at Immaculate Heart Academy in Washington Township, NJ. The performance, entitled “Old Man River,” will feature songs from the musical “Showboat” as well as songs about the Mississippi River. For more information, visit www.NJCS.org or call 201-379-7719.