Maplewood Glee Club to host ‘Open Sing’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — If you’re a guy who likes to sing, whether seriously or in the shower, the Maplewood Glee Club has an invitation for you. The group is hosting its first-ever “open sing” on Monday, Sept. 12, at 7:45 p.m. at the DeHart Community Center, 120 Burnett St. in Maplewood.
“It’s an open invitation. No auditions. No pressure. Just come hang out and sing a few songs,” Arthur Heyl, newly-elected president of the Glee Club, said in a press release. “We sing everything from George Gershwin to Billy Joel, from choral classics to doo-wop. All ages and all levels of ability are welcome!”
Founded in 1946, the group is dedicated to good fellowship and good singing. New member Edmund Jones says it’s “an amazingly friendly and welcoming group, probably two-thirds about the music and one-third about the fun of being with a bunch of guys.”
Tenor Steve Adamczyk added, “I joined the Glee Club because I wanted a way back into singing, and it was a nice low-stress way of doing it.”
Current members hail not only from Maplewood, but from nearby Union, Summit, Westfield, Cranford, Chatham, Roselle Park, and as far away as Berkeley Heights, Glen Ridge, Livingston and Green Village.
Besides yearly spring and holiday concerts, the Maplewood Glee Club is known for its annual music scholarship, given each year to a local high school senior planning a career in music.