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They Sang With Their Hearts: Ridge Spring Choral Concert

The guys of Ridge, past and present and long graduated, performed "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" at June 7's spring choral concert. Credits: By Betsy Bacot-Aigner
Senior Seraphima Morrow received huge applause from fellow singers and the audience for "student conducting" the choir in "Freedom Train." Credits: By Betsy Bacot-Aigner
The 26 seniors who received "4-year Choir Member" roses at the RHS Spring Choral Concert on June 7.   Credits: By Betsy Bacot-Aigner
The Ridge A cappella choir performing "With a Little Help from My Friends." Credits: By Betsy Bacot-Aigner
The Ridge A cappella choir's performance of "With a Little Help from My Friends" on June 7. Credits: By Betsy Bacot-Aigner
"Voices of Ridge" conducted by Choral Director Barbara Retzko. Credits: By Betsy Bacot-Aigner
The Ridge High School Concert Choir performing their finale, "Bridge Over Troubled Water," during the spring choral concert on June 7. Credits: By Betsy Bacot-Aigner
"The Madrigal Singers" Credits: By Betsy Bacot-Aigner
Barbara Retzko, choral director at Ridge High School, received a show of appreciation at the spring choral concert on June 7. Credits: By Linda Sadlouskos
Carol Beadle - Co-Director/Accompanist/Choreographer of the "Guys Nite Out" group and Choral Director at Liberty Corner School. Credits: By Betsy Bacot-Aigner
The Ridge Chorale group, conducted by senior Seraphima Morrow, sing "Waters Ripple and Flow.' Credits: By Betsy Bacot-Aigner
Sandi Zimmermann, Ridge High School choral program's ccompanist. Credits: By Betsy Bacot-Aigner
The "Ridgemen" (men of A cappella) singing "I Wish I Was Single Again." Credits: By Betsy Bacot-Aigner

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Here are some scenes from Ridge High School's spring choral concert last month, courtesy of photographer Betsy-Bacot Aigner.

Performed under the direction of Choral Director Barbara Retzko, the evening was a last chance for some seniors who later graduated as part of the Ridge Class of 2016 to sing with their schoolmates.

During the evening performance at the Ridge PAC on June 7, 26 seniors received "four-year choir member" roses for singing for all their high school years in the choral concert.

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During the program, senior singer Seraphima Morrow received a huge applause from her fellow singers and the audience, after "student conducting" the Concert Choir's performance of "Freedom Train."  Seraphima will be attending the Westminster Choir College and plans to study Choral Music Education.

The ever-popular "Guys Nite Out" group consisting of 63 guys - students from 6 to12 grade males, grads, dads, friends and Barbara Retzko's husban - also roused the crowd during their performance of the song "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life," conducted by co-director, Carol Beadle.

The A cappella Choir sang and took over the stage for "With a Little Help from My Friends," which featured as soloists  senior John Pinto, sophomore Ally Lambie, junior Spencer Krell, senior Evelyne Labelle, junior Emily Kopchains, and sophomore Emma Marsters.


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