New Jersey Symphony’s 2016 #ChoraleYou, #CelloYou, and #OrchestraYou events

Posted on: January 28, 2016

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra is inviting amateur instrumentalists and singers to register and participate in #ChoraleYou, #CelloYou, and #OrchestraYou events from January through April at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. The first #OrchestraYou event took place in 2014, and the first #ChoraleYou event followed in 2015; #CelloYou is new in 2016. All events take place before or after NJSO concerts on the same date at NJPAC. On January 30, Heather Buchanan, director of Montclair State University’s choirs, will lead amateur singers in a sing-in of “There Shall a Star” from Mendelssohn’s unfinished oratorio Christus. On February 27 the NJSO will hold #CelloYou, in which amateur cellists may participate in a day of cello workshops with NJSO Principal Cello Jonathan Spitz and Associate Cello Stephen Fang, culminating in performances of cello arrangements of pieces by J.S. Bach, Juan del Encina, and Dvořák. On April 8, players of all orchestral instruments are invited to rehearse and perform Tchaikovsky’s Waltz from Sleeping Beauty, led by Education & Community Engagement Conductor Jeff Grogan. #OrchestraYou and #ChoraleYou events are free to ticketholders to the January 30 and April 8 concerts; #CelloYou’s $200 cost ($100 for college-age or younger students) includes one concert ticket. More information is available at,, and 

Posted January 28, 2016