Matinee Idles
Matinee Idles

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We don't like to toot our own horn, but we do want to keep you up to date with what is happening with the chorus.


Red Bank Area Chapter on Zoom

Singing is a vital part of our lives.  We enjoy the sounds we make together as we ring chords and harmonize.  We enjoy the comraderie of our friends on the risers each week.  We find real joy in performing for our audiences around Monmouth County.  COVID-19 has put the world on hold and we are unable to meet in rehearsal.  We will get togther again, but in the meantime, the Chorus of the Atlantic and the Matinee Idles are meeting on ZOOM for weekly meetings on Tuesday evenings.   We have improvised.  Instead of singing together live we record our voice parts and our technical genius puts it all together as a virtual chorus.  We have also taken this time to review Music Theory.  We start at the very beginning and go through guided lessons each week to learn more about music.  But it is not all work.  We spend time each week to socialize and stay connected with our friends.

If you are interested in singing and would like more information about our organization, please visit  You will find resources for all skill levels. 

Join us on our ZOOM meeting.  Contact Allan Dean at [email protected] to get meeting ID and password.

(l-r) Road Warriors is comprised of Terry Schmalzried, tenor, Chris D'Agostino, lead, Robert Maber, bass and Ray Smith, baritone

Road Warriors, competed with ten other quartets for the 59th Annual Rahway Novice Quartet Championship on Saturday, February 22, 2020.  The Rahway Novice Contest unofficially kicks off the contest season in the Mid-Atlantic District.  It is a wonderfully fun contest and a terrific afterglow party.

Road Warriors did exceptionally well against the field of competitors in their debut contest.   We look forward to hearing many great chords from this group. 

Rahway contest winners:

1st place: Rule #1 (Hershey, PA)
2nd place: Rhombus (Cherry Hill, NJ)
3rd place: Shop Class (Hamilton Square, NJ)

Watch for details on our Fall Class.

photo: Craig Page, musical director of the Chorus of the Atlantic, will lead a 5-week series of free singing lessons for men at Red Bank Middle School beginning February 25, 2020.

RED BANK - Free beginner singing lessons are available for men who like to sing. Maybe you sing in the shower or the car, or have sung in a school chorus, a community theater musical or a church choir; the Chorus of the Atlantic is ready to teach you how to enhance that love for singing.

"Give us five Tuesday evenings," said the group's musical director, Craig J. Page, "and we'll give you the skills you need to experience all the fun of solo or group singing."


The course, called "Ready, Set, Sing!" is conducted by Page, a music educator, and associate musical director Kirk Thomson. Both beginning and experienced male singers are welcome. The class size is limited to 12 men. All materials will be provided at no cost.

As part of its mission to promote singing as a fun activity for the general public, the Chorus of the Atlantic offers the 5-week course of SINGING LESSONS twice a year in the Spring and Fall. Classes are held Tuesday evenings from 7:30 - 9:00 at Red Bank Middle School, 101 Harding Road, Red Bank beginning February 25, 2020. Registration for the class is required.  Complete form on this page.