May 22, 2014 at 4:00 AM
NEWTON, NJ-Harmony in Motion, an a cappella chorus comprised of women from the community, will host a “Fabulous 50s Reunion,” to benefit the Auxiliary of Newton Medical Center on June 1. The event will take place at Sussex County Community College’s Performing Arts Center, Newton, NJ.
Proceeds from the show will help the Auxiliary’s mission to support the hospital and provide financial assistance to initiatives that promote the health and welfare of the community.
“We are looking forward to an exciting afternoon of wonderful music and support from the community both on and off the stage,” said Karen Curd, president of the Auxiliary of Newton Medical Center.
The “Fabulous 50s Reunion” was sold out when the chorus last performed it in October 2013 at Newton High School. This upcoming performance will also mark the final show for Pat Smith, who has directed the chorus for nine years. Smith will pass leadership to Sandy Newcomer, who will co-direct this performance.
The New Jersey chapter of Harmony in Motion, based in Sussex County, is part of Harmony Inc., a national organization of women’s signing groups. The group sings in four-part harmony for shows, gala events and fundraisers. The New Jersey chapter has 52 members, many of whom join together weekly on Monday nights at Bristol Glen in Newton to rehearse and share their love of singing and performing. The group also has quartets who perform in the area.
The organization is open to women of all ages and all walks of life. Funding for Harmony in Motion has been made available in part by the NJ State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, through the State/County Partnership Block Grant Program, as administered by the Sussex County Arts and Heritage Council. For more information about the chorus, visit www.harmonyinmotion.net.
The Auxiliary of Newton Medical Center exists to act as ambassadors within the community and to promote good will in keeping with the mission and vision of Newton Medical Center. Each year, the Auxiliary awards three, $2,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are pursuing an education in health-related fields. These deserving seniors are chosen from high schools in the Sussex, Warren and Pike counties. Many members of the Auxiliary also volunteer within the hospital or at the Beehive Thrift Shop on Spring Street in Newton and at the Sparta Cancer Center in Sparta.
The event will begin at 1:30 p.m. with a silent auction. The auditorium will open at 2:30 p.m. for a 3 p.m. show time. For tickets or more information call 973-579-8425.