Beginning this fall, Jersey City will feature a new community chorus, “North River Sing,” the first chorus in New Jersey dedicated to American musical theatre. Conceived by Jersey City resident Liz Morrill, North River Sing will be directed by Meg Zervoulis,, currently resident music director and arranger at Paper Mill Playhouse.” The name “North River Sing” derives from an old nautical moniker for the part of the Hudson River that lies between New York City and New Jersey.
“I adore Broadway show tunes and hope to find dozens of neighbors throughout North Jersey who feel similarly,” said Morrill. “I was inspired to create the chorus having sung in a similar group founded by Robbie Capp at the 92nd Street Y,” she added. But knowing the art scene in and around Jersey City, having found such a capable musician as Meg Zervoulis, and knowing the abundant talent in and around Hudson County, I believed North Jersey not only ripe for such a chorus but capable of producing a vibrant and outstanding one.”
North River Sing will feature songs from American musical theater from the early twentieth century until the present. Rehearsals will culminate in semi-annual concerts open to the public and free of charge. Chorus membership will be open to any adult who can hold a tune, and auditions (slated for early September) as well as subsequent weekly rehearsals will take place in downtown Jersey City. Members will be required to pay a semi-annual membership fee solely to cover the organization’s operating expenses. For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who we are: Residents (age 18 and over) from all over
North Jersey and lower Manhattan coming
together to sing.
Why “North River”? North River is a nickname for the part of the
Hudson River between NJ and NYC. North
River Sing celebrates Broadway theater and
welcomes singers from all over the area. The
only prerequisite is love of the Great American
What we’ll sing: Show tunes from the early 20th century til
the present. In five part harmony, of course!
Where we’ll rehearse: Rehearsals will take place in Jersey City at
Victory Hall, located at 186 Grand St., just
Minutes from the Grove St. and Exchange Place
PATH stations and steps from the Marin Blvd.
Light Rail stop.
When we’ll meet: Rehearsals will take place Sunday nights from
5 to 7 PM. The fall semester will run from
Sept. 21st to Jan 18th.
Will we perform?: Resoundingly! Each semester will culminate in
a concert that will be open to the public and free