NJCS 2017 - 2018    THE JUBILEE SEASON    Celebrating Linda Sweetman-Waters' 30th Anniverary Season

Dear Friends,
The New Jersey Choral Society is delighted to present THE JUBILEE SEASON, in celebration of Linda Sweetman-Waters' 30th Anniversary, with concerts that uplift the spirit and offer “odes to joy”! I cannot 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 garnished artistic acclaim and added so much to our lives. 

We invite you to celebrate with us as we offer a glorious season of concerts in honor of Linda. Please be our guest as the red carpet is rolled out, the concerts unfold, and we join in a most joyous Anniversary Season of musical celebrations.

Warm regards,
Eric Dale Knapp
Artistic Director and Conductor

lindasweetman-waters-bioLINDA SWEETMAN-WATERS’ keyboard talents have provided her with a multi-faceted career as a piano soloist, chamber musician, accompanist and organist.  She has performed in New York City at Carnegie Hall, Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Weill Recital Hall, Lincoln Center’s Bruno Walter Auditorium, Merkin Hall and WQXR’s “Listening Room.” Linda has also performed as guest soloist with the North Jersey Philharmonic and the Williamsburg Symphonia in Williamsburg, Virginia. On numerous occasions she has been guest artist with the Ridgewood Symphony and premiered the Concerto for Piano and Orchestra which was composed for her by Richard Lane. She was guest soloist with the Tianjin Symphony Orchestra in China and performed at the WhiteHouse and the National Gallery of Art. 

lindasweetman-waters-carnegLinda has dazzled audiences both in the United States and abroad. She performed in Vienna at The International Haydn Festival in the famed Musikverein, and in Beijing at the Forbidden City Concert Hall and in Shanghai at the Oriental Arts Center in celebration of the XXIX Olympiad. In her role as pianist/organist with the New Jersey Choral Society, she has performed in Berlin, Prague, Sidney and Rome. Her travels as a chamber musician have taken her to Copenhagen, London, Brussels and Zurich. As an accompanist, she has collaborated with conductors Lenora Thom, Joshua Greene, Diane Wittry, Janna Hymes and currently with Eric Dale Knapp of the New Jersey Choral Society and Connecticut Choral Society. With MidAmerica Productions, NYC, she has worked under the baton of John Rutter. In London last summer, Linda was rehearsal accompanist for The Fire Within, a Concert of Friendship and Goodwill in tribute of the Summer Olympic Events. She also had the opportunity to perform in Southwark Cathedral, London and Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford. Linda is an alumna of the Vienna State Academy of Music in Austria and a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University. In addition to her music studio, she has served as an adjunct faculty member at William Paterson University, Vice-President of the Professional Music teachers Guild, and organist in the Ridgewood, New Jersey community.