The North Jersey Philharmonic Glee Club, one of the oldest continuously singing all-male groups in the Mid-Atlantic States, will perform at the Toms River branch of the Ocean County Library (101 Washington St.) Monday June 14 at 7 p.m.
Throughout their history, the North Jersey Philharmonic Glee Club’s members have been drawn to perform because of their love of choral music. That joy is evident throughout each concert.
The North Jersey Philharmonic Glee Club is dedicated to the preservation of male choral singing tradition performing a wide variety of music. Since its founding in 1939 it draws much of its repertoire from African American idioms and Western European Classical music forms.
The group’s performances reach audiences throughout the nation and have delighted people from different cultures, social classes and neighborhoods. They have appeared in The White House, Lincoln Center, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Smithsonian Institution, the National Cathedral, Riverside Church and the Schomberg Center in New York City, and the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark.
Since their formation they have performed with such singers as Paul Robeson, Harry Belafonte, Smokey Robinson, Ben Vereen, the late Christopher Reeves, Savion Glover, the Newark Boys Chorus and gospel legend Shirley Caesar.
The glee club’s performance is free and open to the public but registration is required. To register or for more information go to the library Website (www.theoceancountylibrary.org) or telephone the operator (732) 349-6200 or (609) 971-0514.