Upcoming performances: “Fa la la - Christmas in Freehold!” Fri., Dec. 12 at 7:30 PM Site TBA Freehold, NJ 07728 “The Spirit of Christmas” Sun., Dec. 14 at 4:00 PM Holy Spirit RC Church 705 2nd Street Asbury Park, NJ 07756
Classical New Jersey
“Marina Alexander has brought The Arcadian Chorale to a high performance level through
meticulous preparation…. and intelligence in the interpretations.. The polished phrasing
and clear diction of the choir throughout the concert were a testament to her expertise
in choral conducting and her solid musicianship."
Asbury Park Press
“The Arcadian Chorale...celebrated its …Anniversary season... with a heart- pumping
program, titled “Anniversary Waltzes.” Alexander is a first-rate conductor, and her
leadership shows in the consistently warm and rich sound of the ensemble, sharply
focused vocal lines, and precise articulation...a highly effective and emotional
journey. The voices here were confident and soaring..."
Re: Carnegie Hall, May 2, 2008]....For Verdi's "Requiem" the smaller Arcadian Chorale
and Richmond choral society [both] trained by Marina Alexander joined the St. Cecilia
Chorus....From the hushed opening 'Requiem aeternam' it was apparent that a lot
of care had gone into preparing this work. The clarity of diction here and throughout
the work, the attention paid to detail, greatly enhanced the dramatic impact of
the softer sections, perfectly balancing the visceral effect of the 'Dies Irae'
choruses. Overall, the singing was precise, focused, and well-balanced.
“..the Arcadian Chorale.. sang with great passion & accuracy”