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NJ Festival Orchestra Wows Holiday Concert-Goers in Westfield

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Students from Franklin Elementary School and renowned tenors Cody Austin, Cameron Schutza and Matthew White sang with the New Jersey Festival Orchestra Saturday night. Credits: Jackie Lieberman
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Renowned tenors Cameron Schutza and Matthew White and Cody Austin sing with the NJFO. Credits: Jackie Lieberman
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The audience sings along with “Auld Lang Syne.” Credits: Jackie Lieberman
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Students from Franklin Elementary School sang with the New Jersey Festival Orchestra. Credits: Jackie Lieberman
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WESTFIELD, NJ — The New Jersey Festival Orchestra’s “Return of the Three Holiday Tenors” earned a standing ovation Saturday night at the Presbyterian Church in Westfield.

 A nearly packed house came out despite the snow to hear the symphony orchestra with choir students from Franklin Elementary School and renowned tenors Cody Austin, Cameron Schutza and Matthew White.

Members of the audience clapped along with the “Can Can,” tapped their toes to “Sleigh Ride,” sighed to “Danny Boy” and sang along with “Auld Lang Syne.”

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The concert will be repeated Sunday with Madison students at 3 p.m. at The Concert Hall located in The Dorothy Young Center for the Performing Arts at Drew University in Madison.

Tickets are also available for NJ Festival Orchestra’s New Year’s Eve musical celebration at Westfield High School. This year's cabaret-style celebration will feature soloists direct from the Broadway stage and beyond. The event is expected to sell out.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit njfestivalorchestra.org or call 908-232-9400.

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