Verona Voices — formerly the Verona-Cedar Grove Chorus — is gearing up for the fall season.
The chorus is looking for new singers. An open house is planned for Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 7 p.m., in the H.B. Whitehorne Middle School music room (enter through Terry’s Drugs municipal lot), to give prospective members a feel for the group. The open house will be followed by a rehearsal at 7:30 p.m.
No audition is necessary for the chorus, which despite its name has members from around the county.
Verona Voices is currently seeking an accompanist. Paul Villarreal has been with the chorus since 2009 and is relocating.
"We're really going to miss him," Tom Jung, President of Verona Voices, said in a release. "Not only was he a superb and dedicated pianist, but he had a good voice and would sometimes sing to help us learn our parts."
To learn more about the paid position, visit www.veronavoices.org.
The chorus has been directed by Denise Bastanza since 1996. Bastanza, who has a private studio in Verona, has a bachelor's in music and has taught vocal and instrumental music in public schools for 11 years.
A December concert will be held in Verona High School, along with one or two benefit performances.
For more information, call Tom Jung at 973-953-3667 or email email@example.com.