Recent and Upcoming Events

Office of Education and Community Outreach

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

Schedule subject to change.

All programs take place on the Montclair State University campus, are free of charge, and open to the general public unless otherwise noted.

Saturday, December 10, 2011 – 1:30pm – 4:30pm - Alexander Kasser Theater

Free Concert for Schools & Community Groups
OPEN DRESS REHEARSAL - Featuring the MSU Chorale & MSU Symphony Orchestra

Parables Herschel Garfein, libretto & Robert Livingston Aldridge, composer

 As part of the 2011 Crawford Concert, the 160-voice MSU Chorale will perform the East Coast Premiere of the Symphonic Oratorio Parables, a major work for large mixed chorus, SATB soloists, and symphony orchestra. This exciting new work deals with the themes of tolerance and universality of cultural and spiritual beliefs and utilizes texts drawn from Christianity, Judaism, and Islam.

The MSU Chorale is joined by the MSU Symphony Orchestra, professional soloists Monica Yunus soprano, Janara Kellerman mezzo-soprano, John Lindsey tenor, Todd Thomas baritone, and professional instrumentalists under the direction of Dr. Heather J. Buchanan, conductor.

This is a working dress rehearsal that will give valuable insights into the artistic process as the performers make final preparations for their Crawford Concert performance. Audience members will also have the opportunity to interact with the composer, librettist and conductor.

Admission: Free – ticket required

Registration: Contact Kathleen Reddington or (973) 655 7071; no later than Friday, November 11, 2011.

Friday, April 20, 2012 - 11:30am – 1:30pm - Alexander Kasser Theater

Free Concert for Schools & Community Groups
CHORAL SPRING CONCERT - Featuring the MSU University Singers and MSU Chorale

The 60-voice MSU Singers will present The Making of the Drum (Bob Chilcott), Traditional South African Songs & African-American Spirituals.

The 160-voice MSU Chorale will present David Fanshawe’s epic “Afro-Latin, tribal-choral masterpiece” African Sanctus with professional guest artist Indra Thomas, soprano, and accompaniment of piano, percussion, African tape, lead guitar, bass guitar, drum kit, & ethnic drumming troupe.This unorthodox setting of the Latin Mass integrates authentic traditional African music recorded by the composer on his now legendary journeys up the river Nile through Egypt, Sudan, Uganda and Kenya. The MSU performance will be a dramatic multi-media production with slide projections of the composer’s photographs simultaneously coordinated with the musical performance.

Admission: Free – ticket required

Registration: Contact Kathleen Reddington or (973) 655 7071; no later than Friday, March 23, 2012.


Arts Voyage in Action

Students from
Passaic County Cerebral
Palsy High School in
Clifton, NJ participate in
a visual arts workshop.

Me-Mask Project
Bradford School
The University Magnet

Stage Make-up Workshop


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.


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