Local scholarship winners to perform at Maplewood Glee Club’s spring concert

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Every spring since 1971, the Maplewood Glee Club awards a scholarship to a high school senior intending to study music in college and beyond. According to club scholarship Chairman Steve Adamczyk, “This year, the level of talent was so phenomenal, we handed out two!”

The winners, Hunter Kovacs, a musical theater tenor from Columbia High School, and Catherine Moore, a jazz and classical pianist from Westfield High School, will both be featured in the Glee Club’s annual spring concert on Sunday, April 29, at 4 p.m. at St. Joseph Church, 767 Prospect St. in Maplewood.

The family-friendly concert, titled “It’s About Time,” is a collection of songs about, yes, time.

“Without giving it all away, we have classic rock songs, Broadway ballads, a tune from a Hollywood blockbuster, a pop song recorded at Abbey Road Studios, a famous song from a beloved country singer and the ‘Time Warp,’” club member Ian Foster said.

Columbia High School’s honors choir, the Excelsior Singers, will also perform, as will audience favorites The Doo-Wop Preservation Society. Tickets are charged, though children under 10 enter for free.

The Maplewood Glee Club was founded in 1946 and comprises singers from all over the area, including Summit, Chatham, Westfield, Livingston, the Oranges and Montclair. For more information, visit www.maplewoodgleeclub.com.

Photos Courtesy of Erik Solberg