2018 Spring into Song Scholarships Top $5,000
Our 2018 Spring into Song, multi-group concert topped $5,000 in donations from a very generous audience, making it possible for the Trenton Children’s Chorus to send children to the area’s leading summer music programs. These included the Middle School Vocal Institute at Westminster Choir College of Rider University, McCarter Theatre, and the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Camp. (At left) Simone, Esmeralda, and Azhaneet participated in the “All That Jazz” program at Mercer County Community College, where these three singers learned to scat, dug into the blues, upped their performance skills and participated in daily jam sessions with their instructors.
Hopewell Valley Chorus Scholarship Awarded to Trombonist, Chris Nadar
HVC annually awards a $1,000 scholarship to a musically talented graduating senior who resides in the Hopewell Valley.
At left, our 2018 HVC Scholarship recipient, trombonist Christopher Nadar, HVCHS ’18, performs his audition piece, Guilmant’s Morceau Symphonique, at our spring concert.
Spring into Song
The Hopewell Valley Chorus annually presents Spring into Song, a free concert with performances by vocal groups based in–or with close ties to–the Hopewell Valley. After 13 years, the event outgrew the the Unitarian Universalist Church of Washington Crossing. It is now generously hosted by Central Church, in Ewing.
Since 2003, Spring into Song has raised more than $55,000 in donations and, to date, has sponsored camperships for 65 Trenton Children’s Chorus singers, who took part in leading summer music programs, including Camp Albemarle and the Middle School Summer Vocal Institute at Westminster Choir College of Rider University.
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Chorus members volunteer weekly in the after-school program of the Trenton Children’s Chorus. TCC is featured in our annual Spring into Song concert and has participated in several of our concerts, most notably in the piece commissioned for our 50th Anniversary Concert.
The Hopewell Valley Chorus also volunteers at local assisted living and retirement groups. Since 2016, we have entertained the residents of The Memory Care Unit in Princeton Junction with monthly Saturday-morning sing-alongs.
Take Us Out to the Ball Game!
n ensemble of HVC members annually performs the National Anthem at the Trenton Thunder’s Waterfront Stadium.