The Auditorium Choir
The Auditorium choir is open to all singers without audition. We welcome you to join us any time you are in Ocean Grove during the summer. For Sunday Services, we rehearse briefly about 9 pm Friday night after the Festival/Sacred Concert rehearsal and then on Sunday morning at 9 am.
We will resume rehearsals June 8, 2018, and the first Sunday in the Auditorium is June 10, 2018.
Choir Festival is July 8, 2018 and Sacred Concert is August 26, 2018.
Choir Festival Registration materials are posted further down on this page.
Rehearsals: It often is warm in the choir loft, so dress comfortably and sensibly!
Sunday morning services: Neat, casual attire is fine, but please do not wear shorts.
Sunday evening services: Casual ok, shorts ok if worn with a Hawaiian shirt
Concert Dress: Ladies: white dress or white top and black bottom. Men: white long or short sleeved shirts, dark tie, dark pants.
Always - love thy neighbor! Please refrain from wearing perfume or other scented products for rehearsals, services, and events; allergies to these products would make it difficult for some to sing.
Special note: no knapsacks or large bags are permitted in the Auditorium, and no liquids except water are allowed in the choir loft.
Our 64th Annual Choir Festival
will be held Sunday, July 8, 2018 at 7 PM.
Join us for this yearly event in the historic Great Auditorium, directed by Dr. Jason Tramm and featuring hundreds of singers, exciting guest conductors, brass ensemble and Dr. Gordon Turk on the magnificent Great Auditorium pipe organ.
Guest conductors: Prof. Cindy Bell, Dr. Joseph Martin, C. Everett McCorvey, Mark Miller, Andrew Monath, David Clyde Morse
To Participate in the Choir Festival
The Festival Mailing was sent out March 23. If you did not receive it , click the links in this section to access the documents.
Registrations are due June 8 for listing in the program. Please choose a means of registering here:
Dinner Reservations are due June 29.
Festival Music Notes
Two pieces are not yet available from the publisher; the rest of the packets were mailed Weds. May 30 from Young's music and should be arriving shortly.
Young's has provided us a pdf file of the Mark Miller piece; if you have purchased it and would like a copy to print (15 pages), please email
|Title||Composer/Arranger||Publisher||Practice link||Music notes||Dedication|
|And Can It Be||Joseph Martin||Shawnee Press||Listen|
|Chords of Love||Gwyneth Walker||ECS Publishing||Listen|
|Greater Love Hath No Man||John Ireland||Galaxy Music Corp.||Listen|
|Ho, Everyone That Thirsteth||Will C. MacFarlane||G.Schirmer||Listen|
|In Dat Great Gittin' Up Mornin'||Jester Hairston||Bourne Co.,Schuman Music Div.|
|Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee||Simeone||Shawnee Press||Listen|
|Love Never Fails||J.A.C. Redford||Hal Leonard||Listen|
|O The Deep, Deep Love of Jesus||Joseph Martin||Shawnee||Listen|
|Our God Our Help in Ages Past||Mark Miller||Shawnee||Not available on Youtube||Not available on Youtube|
|When I Survey the Wondrous Cross||Gilbert M. Martin||Theodore Presser Co.||Listen|
Choir Festival Regional Rehearsals
If you plan to hold regional rehearsals, please let us know so we can publish the dates and locations here.
|Where||County||When||Contact and Links|
First Memorial Presbyterian Church
|Morris Co. NJ||
7:30 pm Tuesdays
|First United Methodist Church
111 Ryerson Avenue
Newton NJ 07860
|Sussex Co. NJ||7:30 pm Wednesdays
May 30-June 27 plus
Monday, July 2
|Phoenixville First UMC
865 Main St,
|Chester Co., PA||Wednesdays 7:30-9:30||Dave Nicol
|Cornerstone Christian Church
495 Wyckoff Ave.
Wyckoff, NJ 07481
|Bergen County, NJ||7:30 Wednesday starting May 30||Laura Jackson
Delaine Terpening Sarraf's collection of Festival ribbons