Plainfield, NJ – In a concert entitled Simply Schubert, the Crescent Choral Society, under the direction of F. Allen Artz, III, will perform several sacred works by Franz Schubert on Saturday, April 9th at 7:00 pm as part of Crescent Concerts’ 34th season. The Choral Society will present these masterpieces in the splendor of the neo-Gothic Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church in Plainfield.

Schubert chose to use a German translation, rather than the traditional Latin text, when he composed his Stabat Mater for choir, Soprano, Tenor, and Bass, and Crescent Choral Society will be performing this piece in German as he intended. The Choral Society will also be performing Schubert’s Intende Voci – a beautiful prayer for Tenor Soloist and choir – and his powerful Magnificat – a wonderful arrangement of Mary’s prayer. In addition, the women and the men of the choir will be breaking out to sing The Lord is My Shepherd and Liebe, respectively.


The professional soloists for this concert will be Marc Andrew Day, Tami Petty, and Phillip Cheah. Tenor Marc Day has a Master’s in Music from Manhattan School of Music, has performed with the San Francisco Opera, and is a member of many ensembles in the greater New York City Metropolitan Area. Tami Petty is an award winning soprano who has performed extensively throughout the United States at venues such as Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall. Bass Phillip Cheah maintains an active professional life as a conductor, vocalist, pianist, and teacher, and has performed as a soloist Church of Saint Luke in the Fields, The Glass Menagerie, the Crescent Choral Society, and the Canby Singers.

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The Choral Society and Soloists will be accompanied by a full orchestra.


Concert Information

Saturday, April 9 at 7:00 pm

Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church Sanctuary

716 Watchung Avenue, Plainfield

Ample free, secure parking in Church lot (Entrance on 1st Place - connected to church by walkway)


Ticket prices: General Admission-$20, Seniors-$15, Students-$5. 


Tickets may be purchased at the door the day of the concert, or are available during normal business hours at the Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church office. Call 908-756-2468 or visit for more information about this and upcoming concerts.


About Crescent Concerts

Since 1980, Crescent Concerts at Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church has brought world-class musical events to the residents of the City of Plainfield and surrounding communities. Under the superb musical direction of F. Allen Artz III, programming for our concert series is wonderfully diverse, including solo voice and instrumental performances, chamber groups, and full choral/orchestral spectaculars. Crescent Concerts is committed to ensuring that its programs are accessible to all. If you require a special accommodation, please do not hesitate to ask at the concert or call in advance at 908-756-2468 (9am – 4pm).


Funding has been made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment of the Arts, through a grant administered by the Union County Division of Cultural and Heritage Affairs.