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Music Lives In The Voices Of The Greater South Jersey Chorus

What does it take to make a chorus come together?  The pressure of an impending performance?  The skill and sensibility of a conductor? The intrinsic beauty of the music? WRTI’s Meridee Duddleston stopped by the Unitarian Universalist Church in Cherry Hill for a rehearsal of the Greater South Jersey Chorus as it strives for perfection.

This Saturday evening, May 18th at 8 pm, The Greater South Jersey Chorus performs Spotlight, a program of choruses and songs from opera, stage, and screen. The concert will be performed at The Roman Catholic Church of St. Isaac Jogues in Marlton.  More information about the concert.

Greater South Jersey Chorus Artistic Director and conductor Dean Rishel led the ensemble for seven years in the ‘90s and then returned in 2006. He says the chorus has been called the best-kept (sp? Jessica?) secret in South Jersey. In these excerpts of his interview Rishel sheds light on bringing the desired sound to life.

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