The men were honored to perform a few patriotic songs during the ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct 16, 2016 for the newly renovated barns at the Parker Homestead in Little Silver.
An article about the event appeared in the Atlantic Highlands Herald:
Even the music during the ribbon cutting ceremony recognized the significance of history. With the Little Silver Boy Scout troop providing an honor guard, the Chorus of the Atlantic, a Red Bank Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, sang the National Anthem and God Bless America, under the direction of Craig Page. In introducing the song, Page pointed out Irving Berlin’s classic was written at the onset of World War I and revised in 1938 as an international war was brewing in Europe and the song was first sung by Kate Smith.
When the Chorus sang America the Beautiful, Page noted the music was composed by a New Jersey organist and choirmaster, Samuel A. Ware of Grace Episcopal Church in Newark.
For more information on the Parker House and its open hours, visit www.parkerhomestead-1665.com
The Chorus of the Atlantic welcomed students from the Ready Set Sing Program into the auditorium at Red Bank Middle School to jointly rehearsal a new song for the men, Love Me And The World Is Mine. Some students are also learning Jingle Bells and Christmas Chopsticks. These students will be invited to sing with the Chorus of the Atlantic on the Holiday Show December 3 at Ocean Township High School.
We are very happy with the community response to our offer of Free Singing Lessons. The 6-week course is taught by COA Director Craig J. Page and Matinee Idles Director John T Huetz at Red Bank Middle School on Tuesday evenings. The students were given instruction in the mechanics or singing and breathing.
The Red Bank Area Chapter is proud to participate in the 9/11 Memorial Ceremony each year. Early Sunday morning, on September 11th, The Chorus of the Atlantic, under the direction of Craig J. Page, performed The Star-Spangled Banner, God Bless America and The Irish Blessing for the assembled crowd of about 50 people. The 9/11 Memorial Ceremony is hosted by the Red Bank Elks Lodge at the beautiful and peaceful, Riverside Gardens Park in Red Bank. Mayor Pat Menna spoke to the people about the sacrifices made by first responders, police and firefighters and the lives cut short. The Elks ceremony highlighted the communal sense of loss we feel for those who perished and encouraged the audience to the determination that America will persevere as the beacon of liberty and freedom.