Past Events

Office of Education and Community Outreach

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Office of Education and Community Outreach
Life Hall, Room 130D

Friday, April 23, 2010 - 11:30am - Alexander Kasser Theater

Free Concert for Schools & Community Groups
Featuring the MSU Singers and Chorale

MSU Chorale & Children's Choir of Sussex County Repetoire
Saint Nicolas, Op.42 Cantata
Benjamin Britten (1913 – 1976)

Under the direction of conductor Heather J. Buchanan, the 150-voice MSU Chorale joins forces with the Children’s Choir of Sussex County, (Deborah Mello, conductor) to present Benjamin Britten’s Op.42 Cantata Saint Nicolas featuring tenor Peter Gillis in the role of Nicolas. Universally known to children in his disguise of ‘Santa Claus,’ Saint Nicolas is the hero of many popular legends. He lived and died during the first half of the 4th century and is the patron-saint of children, seamen, travelers, Russia and Greece.


February 2007 - Ballroom!

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This 12 week dance experience for elementary school students was led by the Amy Marshall Dance Company. The dance-based pilot program was designed to expose young students to different styles of dance while developing an appreciation for the art form. The program culminated in a performance on the stage of Memorial Auditorium, as part of the Night of Stars with Bradford Academy, The University Magnet. Inspired by the documentary hit "Mad Hot Ballroom", the program will be introduced as a model to other schools.


Arts Voyage is made possible in part by FLEET, PNC Bank, the Independence Community Foundation, the Junior League of Montclair/Newark, and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.