Men’s glee club holds ‘open sing’

Photo Courtesy of Erik Solberg
The Maplewood Glee Club performs at a recent concert.

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — If you’re a guy who likes to sing, whether seriously or in the shower, the Maplewood Glee Club has an invitation for you! The group is hosting it’s annual “open sing” on Monday, Sept. 11, at 7:45 p.m. at the DeHart Community Center, 120 Burnett St. in Maplewood, for men in the area to get to know the club.

“It’s an open invitation. No auditions. No pressure. Just come hang out and sing a few songs,” club President Arthur Heyl said in a press release. “We sing everything from George Gershwin to Billy Joel, from choral classics to doo-wop. All ages are welcome!”

Founded in 1946, the group is dedicated to good fellowship and good singing.

“It’s an amazingly friendly and welcoming group, probably two-thirds about the music and one-third about the fun of being with a bunch of guys,” new member Edmund Jones said.

“I joined the Glee Club because I wanted a way back into singing, and it was a nice low-stress way of doing it,” tenor Steve Adamczyk said.

Although sponsored by the town of Maplewood, current members come from throughout Essex, Union and Morris counties. The group is led by renowned musical Director Greg Scime and local legend John Conte as the piano accompanist.

Besides yearly spring and holiday concerts, the Maplewood Glee Club is known for its annual music scholarship, given each year to a local high school senior planning a career in music.

For more information, visit or contact Erik Solberg at 908-273-5777.