Here are the answers to some common questions that we hope will add to the enjoyment of your NJCS event experience. If you don’t find the answer to your question here, please contact us by clicking the link at the top right, or call 201.379.7719 and leave a message.

How do I purchase tickets?
Tickets can be purchased online by clicking on “Shop” on the menu bar above, by calling 201.379.7719 and leaving a message, or from a chorus member. Individual tickets are available for general admission at adult, senior, student and child rates, as well as season subscriptions for 2 or 3 performances. Groups of 10 or more can receive a discount - call for details. The senior ticket price is for people 62 and older.

What are the advantages to being a season subscriber?
Subscriptions for 2 or 3 concerts in a season result in savings of up to 37% on tickets, compared to purchasing tickets individually at the door. Season subscribers also get preferred seating, exchange privileges and invitations to exclusive events. In addition, since our events can sell out, subscribing early guarantees you get a ticket!

Where does NJCS perform?
Performance venues are currently in Bergen and Essex Counties. Directions to venues can be found by clicking here. All venues are accessible to people with physical disabilities.

When should I arrive?
The Inside Line, our complimentary pre-concert lecture, begins one hour before performance times, so if you plan to attend the lecture, please come more than an hour ahead to get seated before the talk begins. Otherwise, we suggest you plan to arrive 45 minutes before the performance start time to ensure you get parked, pick up tickets at Will Call (if applicable), and find a seat. Parking around some venues is limited and may require walking a few blocks. Doors into the hall usually open 30 minutes prior to the performance start time.

Is there any reserved seating?
Our seating is General Admission. However, a special section is reserved for season subscribers, donors, and people who attend The Inside Line. This section is open for those ticket-holders until 10 minutes prior to performance time and then released to the general audience.

I see you have a “Child” ticket price. Is it appropriate to bring my children, and at what age?
We encourage children’s exposure to all kinds of music and applaud parents who want their kids to be concert-goers. That being said, we acknowledge that some of our more classical concerts (the Masterworks and often our Holiday concerts) may contain long works that are difficult for little ones, especially those under 7 or 8, to sit through quietly. We ask parents to use their discretion at bringing young children and note that children making noise or disruptive behavior should be removed from the hall as quickly and quietly as possible. (The "Child" ticket price is for children age 12 and under.)

What other reduced ticket prices do you have?
The "senior" ticket is for patrons 62 and older. This price also applies for people with disabilities. Proof of age or disabiliity is not required. A student card or other ID must be presented for the "student" price. 

How long is a typical NJCS performance?
Holiday and Pops performances usually run around 2 hours with a 15 minute intermission. Masterworks concerts run 1.5-2 hours; the 90 minute concerts may not have an intermission. Check your program for details.

When do I applaud?
Most artists appreciate applause at any time during a performance, and we are no exception! Often it is appropriate to hold applause between movements or a set of pieces for musical continuity. When the conductor drops his arms completely, that generally indicates an appropriate time for applause.

Can I take photographs or video?
Photography of any kind, especially with the use of flash, can be distracting to the singers, musicians and other audience members. Please refrain from flash photography and generally be mindful of others when using a camera.

What about cellular phones?
Please take a break from the outside world! Be sure to turn off your cell phones, pagers and all other audible electronic devices (including watch alarms), before the program begins. We often record our performances and disruptive noises can spoil the recordings.