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Local Youngsters Featured on Luna Stage

Dec. 14 holiday concert showcases three young vocalists currently studying at Mark Murphy’s Music in South Orange

The Newark Boys Chorus. Credit: Chris Rohleder.
The Newark Boys Chorus. Credit: Chris Rohleder.

Three young Maplewood and South Orange vocalist will be featured in an upcoming performance with the Apprentice Chorus of the Newark Boys Chorus School at the Luna Stage in West Orange.

The holiday concert will be held on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 4 p.m., offering traditional holiday music as well as classic standards from the chorus repertoire.

In addition to the chorus, the concert showcases three young vocalists currently studying at Mark Murphy’s Music in South Orange. Musical performances feature Ally Salort (age 10), 5th grader at Tuscan Elementary School and Star Spangled Banner performer at this year’s opening day for Maplewood/South Orange baseball; Keira January (age 10), 5th grader at Jefferson Elementary School who sings and plays piano; and Zoe Crutcher (age 13), 8th grader from South Orange and past performer at Rockwood Music Hall in New York City.

The Newark Boys Chorus School, located in Newark and founded in 1969, provides academic and musical education to young men from the greater Newark area in grades five through eight. The chorus has performed at renowned venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

To purchase tickets, on sale now, call (973) 395-5551, visit www.lunastage.org or the box office in person. Ticket prices range from $5 for children (age 16 and younger) to $10 for adults. A percentage of the proceeds will benefit the Newark Boys Chorus School. For more information about Luna’s Holiday Concert and all events and programs at Luna Stage, located at 555 Valley Road in West Orange, please visit www.lunastage.org.

The mission of Luna Stage is to produce thought-provoking theatre that gives voice to emerging American playwrights and re-examines contemporary and classic plays that speak to our times. As producer, educator and innovator, Luna Stage is committed to collaborating with artists of multiple disciplines and community partners to illuminate the diverse perspectives of society. Luna Stage is located at 555 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ 07052. The theatre is handicapped accessible and offers assistive listening devices.

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