Sponsor a Concert


What

A full-length concert of Jewish music:

Jewish music truly comes alive at our exciting concerts. Your own hazzan may perform in the concert if he or she is so inclined. Also, if your congregation has a volunteer adult choir and/or children’s choir, they, too, may take part in the program.

Why


When & Where

On a Sunday afternoon or evening in the fall, winter or spring in the sanctuary of your synagogue or in an auditorium of your choice. For over forty years the New Jersey Cantors Concert Ensemble has presented concerts in towns all over our region, including Aberdeen, Bayonne, Cherry Hill, Clark, Clifton, Cranford, East Brunswick, Edison, Elizabeth, Fair Lawn, Howell, Lakewood, Lawrenceville, Livingston, Manalapan, Marlboro, Metuchen, Millburn, Morristown, New Brunswick, New York City, Oakhurst, Oakland, Philadelphia, Princeton, Rumson, Scotch Plains, South Orange, Springfield, Summit, Toms River, Union, West Orange, Woodcliff Lake, Wyckoff and Yardley.

The New Jersey Cantors Concert Ensemble also presents programs at Jewish day schools and homes for the elderly; these programs usually take place on Wednesday mornings.

Cost of Sponsorship

In consideration of our own gifts of professional talent and time, and to fulfill the mitzvah that every Jewish community help to preserve our music and culture, the New Jersey Cantors Concert Ensemble requests that your organization:

(Different arrangements apply for programs at day schools and homes for the elderly.)


How

Our Chairperson will confer with a representative of the sponsoring congregation or organization to set the concert date and preliminary details. A signed contract and a deposit of $500 are required at the time of our agreement.

The sponsoring organization should form a concert committee, and your own hazzan should be on the committee. Your concert committee sets the prices to be charged and develops publicity. The New Jersey Cantors Concert Ensemble will share with you publicity ideas which are known to be successful, including the form and content of the press release, flyers, posters, tickets and concert program folders. Your concert committee prepares, prints and distributes these materials as it sees fit. The committee also sets up a procedure for ticket sales, ticket collection and ushering on the day of the concert.

The sponsoring organization should provide a secure classroom or other suitable room in which the members of the Ensemble may assemble, rehearse and leave personal articles. The room will be needed before the concert, during intermission and again after the concert. Light refreshments and beverages should be provided there for the members of the Ensemble; that nominal cost is often absorbed by the congregation’s sisterhood or other auxiliary group.

Since each congregation and organization is unique, some of the above recommendations may be modified during the discussions between your organization and the Ensemble. Problems are always resolved, since everyone is interested in a fine and beautiful program which will be remembered with pleasure for years to come.