Newark Boys Chorus delights

The Newark Boys Chorus performed at two packed out events, held at St.George’s Anglican Church, last Saturday, and the Ritz-Carlton on Sunday.

Billed as the Haven for Children Benefit Concerts, the event was a fundraiser for Eagle House, Bonaventure, Francis Bodden and Nadine Andrea Homes.

Dressed in matching smart black suits with bright red bow-ties, the chorus kicked off the musical programme with a rendition of Gloria by Eugene Butler.

Proving their musical talent, they followed up with the Jewish song Al Shlosha D’Varim and various Vivaldi Gloria excerpts.

Lighter musical pieces included Gives Us Hope by James Papoulis, Ride On King Jesus, by Moses Hogan, Order my Steps, by Glenn Burleigh and Praise His Holy Name by Keith Hampton.

Directed by Donald Morris, the Newark Boys Chorus has performed globally. Founded in 1966, members range in age from eight to 14 years. Over the years they have sung at such prestigious venues as the White House and the Vatican.

As well as the 36-strong chorus, the fundraiser also featured guest soloist, Valerie Cobb, who treated the audience to a rendition of He’s Got the Whole World In His Hands, by Margaret Bonds.

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