We are very happy with the community response to our offer of Free Singing Lessons. The 6-week course is taught by COA Director Craig J. Page and Matinee Idles Director John T Huetz at Red Bank Middle School on Tuesday evenings. The students were given instruction in the mechanics or singing and breathing.
On Saturday, September 17th, the men of the Chorus of the Atlantic, under the direction of Kirk Thomson, shared some time and a few tunes with the patients in the Rehab Unit at the Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank.
The Chorus performed the Star-Spangled Banner at the opening of the Lakewood Blueclaws baseball game on August 16th.
The Red Bank Area Chapter is proud to participate in the 9/11 Memorial Ceremony each year. Early Sunday morning, on September 11th, The Chorus of the Atlantic, under the direction of Craig J. Page, performed The Star-Spangled Banner, God Bless America and The Irish Blessing for the assembled crowd of about 50 people. The 9/11 Memorial Ceremony is hosted by the Red Bank Elks Lodge at the beautiful and peaceful, Riverside Gardens Park in Red Bank. Mayor Pat Menna spoke to the people about the sacrifices made by first responders, police and firefighters and the lives cut short. The Elks ceremony highlighted the communal sense of loss we feel for those who perished and encouraged the audience to the determination that America will persevere as the beacon of liberty and freedom.
RED BANK - For men who like to sing in the shower or the car, or have sung in a school chorus, a community theater musical or a church choir; the Chorus of the Atlantic, who rehearse in Red Bank, are ready to teach you how that love for singing can be turned into a great hobby.
"Give us six Tuesday evenings," said the group's musical director, Craig Page, "and we'll give you the skills you need to experience all the fun of solo or group singing."
READY SET SING
The course, called "Ready, Set, Sing!" is taught by Page.
Both beginning and experienced singers are welcome; and all learning materials are free. Advance registration is recommended.
The next series of free "Ready, Set, Sing!" classes take place on Tuesday evenings, from September 20 to October 25 at 7:00 p.m. in the Red Bank Middle School Auditorium, 101 Harding Road in Red Bank.