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Fundraising Concert for the New Providence Rescue Squad

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The New Providence Choir Festival will be held on Sunday, May 21st at 4 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church at New Providence, at 1307 Springfield Ave. in New Providence.

The concert, which falls on the first day of National EMS Week, will be a fundraiser for the New Providence Rescue Squad. The New Providence Rescue Squad is a 501 c (3) non-profit organization comprised of volunteers who are dedicated to providing emergency medical attention to the sick and injured. Beyond this, their duties include providing transportation to area hospitals, assisting in Civil Defense Operations, cooperating with the New Jersey First Aid Council, assisting in rescue operations and catastrophes as requested, and promoting instruction in emergency care.


All of the services provided by the New Providence Rescue Squad are free of charge to those in need of them. Being a non-profit operation, the Squad does not receive direct support from property taxes and relies solely on contributions from local residents and businesses for survival. The public is invited to attend and support the NPRS. All donations are tax-deductible.

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Singers of all ages are invited to support the NP Rescue Squad by joining the chorus for the Choir Festival. Rehearsals for high school through adult singers will be Wednesday evenings, April 19 through May 17, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Rehearsals for children in grades four through six will be on Sunday mornings at 11a.m., April 23 through May 14. Two Saturday rehearsals will be held on May 6 and May 20 (9 -10:30 a.m.) for all singers. All rehearsals will be held at the church. Singers will need to purchase music at a cost of $15.


The Choir Festival will feature a variety of sacred choral anthems by John Williams, F.J. Haydn, Louis Vierne, Natalie Sleeth, Allen Pote, John Rutter, and others. The concert is under the direction of Tom Berdos, Director of Traditional Worship at PCNP. Organist Deborah Berdos will accompany the chorus and provide other instrumental music, assisted by other professional musicians. Also featured will be the Sanctuary Ringers, the handbell choir of PCNP. 


Those interested in singing should contact Tom Berdos at berdos@pcnp.org or call the church office at 908-665-0050, ext. 16. 

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