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Celebrating Winter With the Ridge Choral Choir (Photos)

"Santa Claus is Back in Town"/"Elvis is Back in the Building," performed by The Ridgemen and featuring senior Sal DiMaggio as Elvis. Credits: By Betsy Bacot-Aigner
RHS Winter Choral Concert's spectacular "Grand Finale" - "Handel's Hallelujah Chorus" with singers from the audience and alumni joining the Concert Choir. Credits: By Betsy Bacot-Aigner
RHS Choir Co-Vice Presidents, Paige Smyth, 2nd from left, & Sydney Vollma, far right; accompanist Sandi Zimmermann, far left; Choral Director Barbara Retzko, 2nd from right. Credits: By Betsy Bacot-Aigner
RHS A cappella Choir performs "Gloria from 'Missa Kenya,'" featuring senior soloist Raveesh Koul. Credits: By Betsy Bacot-Aigner
Senior soloist, Raveesh Koul performing the a cappella performance of "Gloria from 'Missa Kenya.'" Credits: By Betsy Bacot-Aigner
The "Voices of Ridge" - women of the A cappella choir Credits: By Betsy Bacot-Aigner
This year's "Madrigal Singers" group, composed of all seniors, and directed by Timmy Morrow. Credits: By Betsy Bacot-Aigner
"Ridge Chorale" group performing "We Need a Little Christmas," with Natalee Gallo, Audrey Raphaels, Lydia Chwatek on tubanos & Sophie Amalifitano on wood block. Credits: By Betsy Bacot-Aigner
The RHS Concert Choir, along with over 80 "choral alumni" from the audience, singing "O Holy Night." Senior soloist Timmy Morrow is featured. Credits: By Betsy Bacot-Aigner
The A cappella Ridgemen singing "The Holly and the Ivy," with seniors Dan O'Sullivan on guitar, and Thomas Mazumder on the cello. Credits: By Betsy Bacot-Aigner
The Ridge A Cappella choir dropped by the Board of Education before the concert to give a preview during one of its many performances in December. Credits: By Betsy Bacot-Aigner

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Winter can seem like an awful long season, but the Ridge Choral Choir, led by Director Barbara Retzko, started off the season with song and style.

The Ridge Winter Choral Concert filled the high school's Performing Arts Center a few days before students and staff left for the winter holidays. Here are a few scenes from that event, in case you missed it. (But there's always next year.)


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