[June 01, 2014] Last night in a small New Jersey town, there was a celebration of the 75th anniversary of singing by The Celebration Singers. These singers have been entertaining audiences in the area for 75 years. Their goal is to provide quality musical programs for their audiences and members.
Strong leadership works and it worked great things for a group of over 120 singers, both young and old. Founded in 1938 as the Esso Choristers, the adult choir they have performed at the 1964 World’s Fair, Liberty state Park, the National Cathedral in Washington DC, Symphony Hall in Chicago Illinois, Carnegie Hall in New York City, just to name a few. In 1955 they created the children’s choir and in 2011 the “Middle Cs” for high school students.1
So, what makes them so successful? One of their musical directors said it best when he said, “It is the passion that is the secret that keeps us going.” Getting volunteers to help out with stage preparation, snacks and drinks for the audience, coordination of events, and all those things we behind the curtain, we as the audience can only imagine but certainly appreciate.
Leadership and the passion they hold are what makes them successful in achieving their goals and in entertaining us. All it takes is a few people with the vision and desire from a small town in New Jersey to create wonderful musical program and good for all.
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