Formed in April of 2001 by the Jefferson Arts Committee, The Jefferson Township Community Chorus has attracted many township adults, Jefferson Township High School students and alumni to its ranks over the years. Many members belong to church choirs and just want to branch out to more secular music.
Since September 2010, The Chorus has been directed by Cherwyn Ambuter, M.M. from the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati and a BA in Music from Tufts University. She also directs the a cappella group Zephyr Vocal Ensemble and serves as choral accompanist at the NJ Conservatory. Cherwyn is a warm and engaging person who has experience on "both sides of the baton" and knows what singers need and enjoy to sing their best and to have a wonderful time making delightful music.
Janet Breckenridge became the Chorus’ Assistant Director/Accompanist in September 2012. With a B.A and M.A. from The College of New Jersey, she has 38 years of music teaching experience having taught at Milton, Cozy Lake and White Rock Elementary Schools. Janet is also an organist at the Oak Ridge Presbyterian Church and Accompanist and interim Director of the Picatinny Chorus. She plays tuba in the Jefferson Township Community Band and piano in the Jazz Band.
The Chorus presents spring and winter concerts and performs at the annual Jefferson Township Day celebration, Christmas In the Village event, and other special events by invitation. Through the years they have sung traditional folk songs, Broadway show tunes, sacred music, ethnic tunes, popular songs, and classical music.