Maplewood Glee Club to put on extraordinary performance

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The spring concert of the Maplewood Glee Club will be Saturday, April 30, beginning at 8 p.m. at Prospect Presbyterian Church, 646 Prospect St. in Maplewood. The glee club is led by musical director Greg Scime, with John Conte as accompanist.

The Maplewood Glee Club portion of the program includes popular selections from Broadway shows and from the 1950s arranged for the harmonies of the club’s singers.

The concert will also feature a selection of classic songs by the club’s DooWop Preservation Society, led by Steve Adamczyk, as well as vocal selections by Columbia High School’s select a cappella group “Unaccompanied Minors,” led by Jamie Bunce.

The club also recently announced that the winner of the 2016 John A. Plumer Memorial Scholarship Award is Isaiah Thomas, a senior at Columbia High School. Thomas was selected from among a number of applicants from public and private high schools in the Union, Essex, Hudson and Morris county areas.

Thomas, a singer, pianist and organist, will perform at the concert and is a member of “Unaccompanied Minors.” He has been the lead in his high school play for two years in a row and sings with his church choir at the Church of God and Saints of Christ in Newark. He is also the head organist for a Baptist church and has been recognized for many other musical accomplishments. Thomas plans to continue his studies at the Berklee College of Music in the fall of 2016. He attributes his success so far to his love of music and God.

All are welcome to attend for an enjoyable evening of song; tickets are charged. A free reception for concertgoers will be held directly after the concert.