NJCS 2017 - 2018    THE JUBILEE SEASON    Celebrating Linda Sweetman-Waters' 30th Anniversary Season
Dear Friends,
The New Jersey Choral Society was delighted to present THE JUBILEE SEASON in celebration of Linda Sweetman-Waters' 30th Anniversary, with concerts that uplifted the spirit and offered “odes to joy”! I could not imagine a better way to spend our Jubilee Season than celebrating Linda’s starry tenure with us. Linda - our friend, artist, teacher, and colleague - has touched the hearts of thousands of people around the world by her elegantly peaceful performances of great music. From the churches and villages nearby, to world stages such as the Sydney Opera House, Vienna’s famed Musikverein, Carnegie Hall, and so many more wonderful venues, Linda has garnered artistic acclaim and added so much to our lives. 

Warm regards,
Eric Dale Knapp
Artistic Director and Conductor

Here is a recap of our exciting events throughout the 2017-2018 season:
LakeComo2017 WhiteParty BelCanto LSW BelCanto
Eric Dale Knapp directed Verdi's Requiem at the Festival Como Della Musica in Italy - July 2017 White Party Season kick-off in Ridgewood - August 2017 Bel Canto Gala fundraiser at Preakness Country Club -
October 2017
Linda was awarded the NJCS Lifetime Achievement Award
College of 30 CoC.West Side.2017 CVehmas Unified studio
We celebrated our "College of 30" - NJCS members for the past 30 years! Celebration of Carols in Montclair and Ridgewood - December 2017 Choral Scholar Christopher Vehmas wrote and conducted "Laudate Dominum"   Six of our youth choristers sang back-up vocals on recording artist, Belle's, song "Unified"
 LSW piano FYC GlobalRhythms   NoelleDachis
Our Pops Spectacular, Key of B, featured music of The Beatles, Billy Joel and Carole King - March 2017 The NJCS Festival Youth Chorus presented it's first "solo" concert,
Global Rhythms, in Ridgewood - May 2017
FYC Artistic Director and Conductor, Noelle Dachis
EDK.B9  Immortal Beethoven LSW.30Gala
NJCS Artistic Director and
Conductor, Eric Dale Knapp
Immortal Beethoven, our outstanding season finale, featured an all-Beethoven program, with 56-piece orchestra and world-class soloists  -
June 2018
Linda Sweetman-Waters was
celebrated at the post-concert
Gala Reception 
    Photos by Noah Dachis