Area May 20, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES IV • Page 23 Schola Cantorum on Hudson will culminate its fourteenth season with an interactive, multimedia concert, “Space, Light and Discovery,” an homage to the 400th anniversary of Galileo’s invention of the telescope. Founding Artistic Director Dr. Deborah Simpkin King, who is also music director at Ramsey’s First Presbyterian Church, guides the critically acclaimed 35-voice choral ensemble on a musical journey of universal exploration, discovery, and expansion, with Galileo’s contribution to exploring outer space serving as a point of departure. The program features works by contemporary composers Whitacre, Barber, Mechem, and Ticheli, with subject matter ranging from the far reaches of the cosmos to the inner reaches of the human mind. Special guest musicians include Dr. Lisa Laskowich, accompanist, and Greg Gianniscoli, percussionist. The lighting design is by Jonathan Estabrook. The concert will be presented May 29 at 8 p.m., at The ‘Space, Light & Discovery’ slated First Presbyterian Church, 15 Shuart Lane, Ramsey. The program will also be performed in New York City on May 30 at 8 p.m., at Saint Malachy’s Church: The Actor’s Chapel, 239 West 49th Street, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue. Ticket prices range from $15 to $25 with special pricing for reserved seating and senior and student tickets. Mid-season subscriptions are also available. Advance tickets may be purchased online at, by phone at (201) 918-3011, or by email at Organizations, educational institutions, and other groups interested in purchasing a block of ten or more tickets are eligible to receive a special rate. Please contact GroupSales for more information. Additional information regarding this concert or the ensemble and its activities can be obtained online at www. or by calling (201) 918-3009. CantaNova and Skylark, vocal ensembles from Ramapo College, will perform works from the early Renaissance to the present day at the Mahwah Library. The performance is set for May 31 at 2 p.m. Last summer, members of CantaNova and Skylark brought home top honors from the International Festival of Academic Choirs in Prague. The competition included 17 choirs from South Africa, China, Russia, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, and the Czech Republic. This was the first time any Ramapo choirs have entered an international competition. “I have an enthusiastic corps of singers who wanted the opportunities a European tour and competition would bring,” said Dr. Lisa Lutter, assistant professor of vocal performance and director of the choirs. Award-winning groups to perform CantaNova won a bronze medal in the A Cappella category and a silver medal in the World Music category; CantaNova and Skylark won silver medals in the Folklore category; and Skylark won a silver medal in the A Cappella category, and a silver medal in the Jazz category. Last fall, CantaNova performed at the New York Times Center in Manhattan in a commemoration of the 70th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the prelude to the Holocaust. Skylark performed at Cathedral Saint John the Divine in Manhattan at an international choir convention. Next month, members of both ensembles will participate in the Sixth Pacific Summer Music Festival in Guam. The performance at the library is free. No tickets are necessary. The library is located at 100 Ridge Road. Call (201) 529-READ for more information. Engaged? Just Married? Celebrating an Anniversary? Share the news with neighbors and friends! Announce your Special Event in Here’s to your health Dater School and HealthBarn USA provided a hands-on experience to encourage the fourth and fifth grade students to try new foods, be active and participate in family meals. The kids were able to try a variety of fruits, vegetables and dairy as well as fruit smoothies. All food was donated by Whole Foods Market. Pictured on top: Parent volunteer and organizer Kathy Telfer with fourth grader Maura Telfer trying new vegetables. Middle picture: Dater School Principal Mr. Gratale and fourth graders Tim Ryan and Liam Kane trying a new fruit smoothie. Bottom picture: Founder and CEO of HealthBarn USA Stacey Antine, MS, RD with a group of fourth grade students from Dater discussing current food choices. We welcome photographs. Send announcements to: The Villadom TIMES P.O. Box 96, Midland Park, NJ 07432