Recognized as one of the most accomplished choruses in the area, the chorus has regularly been invited to perform as guest artist in such venues as Carnegie Hall (with Opera Orchestra of New York), Columbia University’s landmark St. Paul’s Chapel, and St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Paterson, NJ. The Chorale has traveled abroad, performing throughout Europe and as far as St. Petersburg, Russia. A highlight of Ars Musica’s tour of Austria in 2006, Mozart’s commemorative year, was the group’s participation in the Salzburg Choral Festival.

Music Director: James Kennerley

A prize-winning composer, he specializes in music for organ and choral ensembles, and for works that incorporate historic instruments. His 2012 piece Lauda novella was featured as part of the Twelfth Night Festival at Trinity Church, Wall Street and he was awarded first place in the Association of Anglican Musicians 2013 composition competition.

Mr. Kennerley led a workshop for the composers of Princeton Sound Kitchen, which will result in an opera scheduled to be performed in 2017. Mr. Kennerley made his New York orchestral conducting debut at Lincoln Center in 2009 in two performances of the contemporary operetta, The Velvet Oratorio. He was Music Director for the Virginia Best Adams Fellows at the Carmel Bach Festival in July 2016, and conductor of ground-breaking US premieres of Cuban eighteenth-century music at the Hispanic Society in New York City in May that same year.