Returning to live performance for the first time since 2019, the award-winning Monmouth Civic Chorus presents Hallelujah: Together Again for the Holidays. More than ever, the highly acclaimed annual performance of Artistic Director Dr. Ryan James Brandau’s Christmas Suite is Monmouth County’s can’t-miss musical event of the holiday season.
This year’s program will feature cherished selections from Handel’s Messiah and Bach’s Mass in B minor, masterfully intertwined with stirring original settings of holiday classics like Deck the Hall and Auld Lang Syne. “More than anything, we have yearned to bridge the distance and isolation of this last year and a half by having our music reach your ears directly, not via wi-fi but via real, physical vibrations,” said Dr. Brandau. “I sincerely hope that joining us for this event reminds you, palpably, happily, of what a joy it is to be human, alongside others, and what a pleasure it can be to immerse in one of the most meaningful manifestations of humanity: music.” The chorus will be joined by celebrated guest soloist soprano Justine Aronson.
The performance will take place at the historic Count Basie Center for the Arts, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ. Tickets for premium seating are $45 adult, $40 senior, $35 group (10 or more), $15 student; and for regular seating are $30 adult, $27 senior, $25 group, $10 student.
All performers are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and singers will also have tested negative prior to performance. Audience members will be required to show proof of vaccination or negative test result according to the venue’s regulations. Masking is strongly encouraged. Tickets and information are available at monmouthcivicchorus.org or (732) 933-9333.