A blog about living in Aberdeen, New Jersey.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

History: Third Annual Interfaith Concert Includes Five Matawan Choirs (1968)

St John's Methodist Church in Hazlet announced in the 16 May 1968 edition of The Matawan Journal that it would be hosting an interfaith choir concert on Saturday evening 25 May 1968, the area's third annual such concert.

Choirs from the following area worship communities would be participating:
  • Cross of Glory Lutheran (Matawan) - choir conductor
  • First Baptist (Keyport)
  • First Methodist (Matawan)
  • First Presbyterian (Matawan)
  • St Benedict's (Holmdel)
  • St John's Methodist (Hazlet) - organist
  • Temple Shalom (Matawan) - pianist, sponsorship
  • Trinity Episcopal (Matawan)
The 11 Apr 2013 edition of The Independent announced the latest iteration of this annual event, now called the Interfaith MusicFest. St Joseph's Catholic Church would be hosting it on the evening of 18 May 2013, with choirs from Cross of Glory Lutheran, First Presbyterian, New Light Baptist (Keyport), St Joseph's, Temple Shalom and others. Funds raised would go to support Manna House.

If these have been held annually since 1965, this year would have been the 48th's annual choir concert. Perhaps a special 50th anniversary festival should be held in May 2015?


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