New Jersey Choral Society Presents Pops Spectacular

Posted: Monday, February 17, 2020

New Jersey Choral Society’s Pops Spectacular focuses on
“Fire and Rain – Forces of Nature”

Ridgewood – The vigorous elements of fire and rain will fill the air as the New Jersey Choral Society presents its Pops Spectacular “Fire and Rain – Forces of Nature,” featuring music of iconic artists. Performances will be held on Friday, March 6 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, March 7 at 3:00 pm at the West Side Presbyterian Church, 6 South Monroe St., Ridgewood.

Under the dynamic direction of interim Artistic Director and Conductor, Dr. Lauren Fowler-Calisto, NJCS will perform popular hits inspired by the elements of fire and rain featuring music by Prince, James Taylor, Adele, Katy Perry, Toto, Earth, Wind and Fire and many other pop icons. The NJCS Festival Youth Chorus, under the direction of Noelle Dachis, will join NJCS on several selections and numerous soloists and small groups will be featured. Pianist and artist-in-residence Linda Sweetman-Waters will accompany NJCS along with a musical trio.

The uplifting and invigorating program features James Taylor’s popular Fire and Rain, the Grammy Award-winning Purple Rain by Prince, Adele’s Set Fire to the Rain, the haunting Here Comes the Rain Again by the Eurythmics, Eternal Flame by the Bangles, the upbeat It’s Raining Men by The Weather Girls and a medley of songs by Earth, Wind and Fire. Some contemporary pieces by John Legend, Katy Perry, Alicia Keys and Phillip Phillips will also be included.

Come one hour prior to concert times for The Inside Line, an informative and intimate discussion about the music, complimentary for all ticket holders. Tickets are $30 for adults and $25 for seniors and students. Special prices are available for patrons with disabilities, children, groups and Families First Discovery Pass holders. To obtain more information or purchase tickets, visit or call the New Jersey Choral Society at (201) 379-7719.

West Side Presbyterian Church is wheelchair accessible. Funding for this NJCS program has been made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.