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Cardinals - Primary Choir - Ages 4-6
Monday's & Tuesday's
4:30 - 5:15
Continuo Arts Conservatory of Music
                      36 Chatham Road
                      Summit, NJ 07901
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Serenades - Ages 7-9
Time:           4:30 - 5:45
Location:    Continuo Arts Conservatory of Music
                      36 Chatham Road
                      Summit, NJ 07901
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Cresendos - Ages 9-11
Time:           4:30 - 5:45
Location:    Continuo Arts Conservatory of Music
                      36 Chatham Road
                      Summit, NJ 07901
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Children's Choir of New Jersey Vita - Where we've been & What we've done!
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"LIVE! IN LIVING COLOR" A Spring Concert Celebration

Date:  May 13th, 2023
Location: Summit High School
Conductors: Candace Wicke, Alicia Brozovich, Devin McGuire, Samantha Ferrara, Ruby Robertson Knox
Children's & Youth Choirs of New Jersey, Civic Chorale, Continuo Arts Chamber Orchestra & guest choir Westminster Community Chorus
  7:30 p.m.
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Spring Concert 2023
Pergolesi Stabat Mater, May 26, Carnegie Hall

Date:  May 26th, 2023
Location: Carnegie Hall
Conductor:  Francis Bardot
Children & Youth Choirs of New Jersey
  7:30 p.m.
Residency Dates:  5-24 - 5-26
Pergolesi Residency

Stabat Mater
Welcome Back Social!  10-10
Welcome Back Social
Open House - 2021!
Open House 2021

Weekly Schedule - Fall 2020
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Contact:    908-264-5324 to schedule Audition date & time or book on-line Click Here
Location:  Continuo Arts Conservatory of Music
                    36 Chatham Road
                    Summit, NJ 07901
Audition Process: 
Perform:   Memorized song selection of choice - 24 measures
                    Optional:  two contrasting selections
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Christmas Cards from Continuo!  2020
Seasons Greetings from Continuo Arts!

Although we aren't together in person, our community is strong and together in spirit.  Happy Holidays from Continuo Arts!

"I Wish You Christmas" - John Rutter

 My Grown Up Christmas List - arr. Hayes

 Seniors Sing! Wishes Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!


 12 Days the Continuos Way!

Carnegie Hall - May 28, 2018  "Mass of the Children" - John Rutter, Composer & Conductor
Carnegie Hall - "Mass of the Children"
Composer & Conductor - Maestro John Rutter
Artists - The Civic Chorale, Children & Youth Choirs of New Jersey
               In collaboration with MidAmerica Productions    
Performance Videos:  Kyrie    
                                   Agnus Dei
Date:        May 28, 2018
Time:        7:30 p.m.
Repertoire: "Mass of the Children"
Composer:   John Rutter 
Conductor:   John Rutter / Dr. Candace Wicke-Rehearsal Conductor
Artists:          Members of The Continuo Arts Symphonic Chorus
Residency Dates:  
                  26th - 28th
Rehearsal Location: 
                   The Grand Hyatt Hotel
                   109 E. 42nd Street
                    NY, NY 10017
 Carnegie Hall
                    81 7th Ave (corner of 7th Ave & 57th)
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The 2017-2018 Video Year Book
The 2017-2018 Year Book:  These are the moments of our Lives!  Click Here
The Festival Pro Musica e Arte Sacra - Rome & Vatican City 2016
Festival Pro Musica E Arte Sacra -  2016

Rutter's "Mass of the Children" Concert Video
Candace Wicke, Conductor
Jennifer Forni, Soprano
Keith Spencer, Baritone
The Continuo Arts Symphonic Chorus & Chamber Orchestra
 The Children's Choir of New Jersey
Roma Sinfionetta

Concert Finale: How Great Thou Art

2016 "Christmas Time in the City" Annual Holiday Concert Extravaganza!
"Christmas Time in the City" Annual Holiday Concert Extravaganza!

HTTV Concert Coverage: Click Here

Photo Album: Click Here
:        December 17th
Time:        7:30 p.m.
Location: Presbyterian Church of Westfield
                  140 Mountain Ave.

Usher in the season!  Join the hundreds of Continuo Arts Choir members, chamber orchestra, Santa, Soloists, surprises & more!
 CTIC 2016

2016 Sounds of Music - Spring Concert
Sounds of Music-Spring Concert 2016
Video Link: Click Here

Date: May 21, 2016
Location: Central Presbyterian Church
                   70 Maple Street
                   Summit, NJ  
Time:        7:30 p.m.           
Repertoire:  "Mass of the Children" John Rutter, composer
                         Symphonic Chorus, Orchestra & Soloists
                         20th Century Celebration, arranged by : Gilpin     
Artists:   Continuo Arts Ensembles: Children's Chorus, Chanticleers, Continuos, Singers, Civic Chorale, Sonare & Seniors Sing!
                 Continuo Arts Orchestra
                 Featured Soloists:
                 Conductors: Candace Wicke, Amanda Blutner, Nicolas Stelzer
                 Musical Theater Director: Samantha Ferrara
                 Accompanist: Lucas Barkley

Program: Click Here
Photo Album: Click Here
Sounds of Music 2016
The Historic Sistine Chapel Concert
 Concerto Cappella Sistina & Idyllic Ireland 2014

Date: February 13 -23. 2014
Location: Limerick, Waterford, Wicklow, Dublin, Rome, Vatican City, Assisi
Repertoire: Selections from "Requiem for my Mother" 
Composer:  Stephen James Edwards
Continuo Arts Symphonic Chorus
Candace Wicke 
Mark Spencer
Rosemary Seimens

 Video Gallery :
Concert Video

Pre-tour Preview Concert Performance

The Sights & Sounds of our Preview Concert Courtesy of Hometowne TVClick Here for Concert Video!
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Pre-view Concert 2014

Date: February 11, 2104
Location: Central Presbyterian Church                    
                 70 Maple Street                    
                 Summit, NJ 07901 
Singers Call Time: 6:30 p.m.
Concert Time: 7:30 p.m.
Artists: The Continuo Arts Symphonic Chorus                
              With Singers from All Saints Princeton
Conductors: Candace Wicke                         
                      Beverly Coulter                         
                      Tom Colao
Harpist: Brother Mark E. Spencer
Violinist: Rosemary Siemens
Guest Soloist:  Mary Zilba       


Festival International Di Arte Per Giovani Musicisti 2012
Festival International Di Arte Per Giovani Musicisti

Video Gallery:
Part One-Click Here  
Part Two-Missa Brevis Premiere Click Here

The Continuo Arts Foundation, in collaboration with The Fondazione Pro Musica E Arte Sacra and Peter’s Way Tours, is pleased to present the Festival International Di Arte Per Giovani Musicisti. 

The annual Festival Di Musica E Arte Sacra is a series regarded internationally as one of the world’s most prestigious festivals.  Recognizing the importance of investing in the future of music and musicians around the world, we have the honor and privilege of presenting the annual Festival International Di Arte Per Giovani Musicisti.  Featuring outstanding choral ensembles, instrumental artists and conductors from around the world, appearance on the Giovani Musicisti Festival is an artistic honor and milestone. 

Performance invitation is by audition only.  Interested directors and musicians may send inquiries for future festivals to 

Click Here for 2012 Concert Program


Continuo Arts Foundation Choruses, St. Patricks Choir, Miami Beach & The Waratah Girls Choir, Australia
Lindy Connett, Candace Wicke
Mark Spencer
Soloists: Kelsey Evenson, Carlie McCumber, Julia Craig, Katie Hammond,Jessica Blunt, Kathryn MacPherson, Emily Swain, Elizabeth Adamczyk, Emma DiMaio

Date: November 23 - December 1st
Location: Rome, Assisi & Prague
Festival Performance Schedule:  
November 25:
 Celebrate Mass with His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI
November 26:
 St. Peters Basilica
November 27: 
Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi
November 28:  Basilica St. Ignatius de Loyola
November 30:  Prague, St. Salvator Church

Festival Partners:
Fondazione Pro Musica E Arte Sacra
Peter's Way Tours

Carnegie Hall - "Sounds of Music" 
Carnegie Hall:  The Lee Kjelson Memorial "Sounds of Music" Concert Series
Date: April 11, 2010
Location: Carnegie Hall, New York
Video Excerpts:

Missa Brevis


Sing A Song With Me
Continuo Arts Symphonic Youth Chorus & Orchestra
with The Children's Choir of New Jersey
       The Youth Choir of New Jersey
       Civic Chorale of New Jersey
Candace Wicke
Gary Fry
Sally Cummings-Elhke
"Sing A Song" by Gary Fry
"Missa Brevis" by Imant Raminsh
"Hope" by Gary Fry
With Singers From:
The Continuo Arts Foundation
The Children's Choir of New Jersey
The Youth Choir of New Jersey
       Civic Chorale of New Jersey
Voices Rising from MidWest Young Artists, Chicago IL
Liberty Middle School
The Kent Place Ensemble, Summit NJ
The Concert Choir from Newark Academy, Newark NJ
Gary Fry
Adele Thomas
Viraj Lal
Guest Artists:
Tovah Feldshuh

Lee Kjelson Memorial "Sounds of Music" Series  
2008 Inaugural Concert - Festival Pro Musica E Arte Sacra - "Requiem For My Mother"
 Inaugural Concert 2008:  "Requiem For My Mother"  Festival Pro Musica E Arte Sacra
Inaugural Concert Performance- Click Here
Requiem For My Mother Trailer- Click Here
Requiem For My Mother Documentary-
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Date: November, 2008
Location: Rome & Vatican City
Repertoire:  "Requiem For My Mother"
Composer: Stephen James Edwards
Conductor: Candace Wicke

Continuo Arts Symphonic Chorus
The Children's Choir of New Jersey
The Youth Choir of New Jersey
Civic Chorale of New Jersey
St. Patrick's Choir: Miami Beach, FL
The Lourdes Singers: Lourdes Academy, Miami, FL
St. Bernard Parish Choir: Madison, WI
ArchBishop McCarthy Choir: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
And singers from Vero Beach, FL & Pittsburgh, PA
Beverly Coulter
Kristopher Jean
Keith Spencer

Mark Spencer
Michelle Garcia
Marilyn Esser
Beatric Malnic

Continuo Arts Orchestra & The City of Prague Philharmonic.

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Click Here to View Photo Album Three              

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President, Executive Director & Principle Conductor

Hailed as a ‘true maestro’ conductor Candace Wicke made her Carnegie Hall debut in 2002.  As a champion of new music, Dr. Wicke has premiered new works in many of her Carnegie Hall appearances including the World Premiere of Imant Raminsh’s Symphony of Psalms, Gary Fry’s Sing A Song With Me, and Stephen Edward’s A Carol FantasyRequiem for my Mother, RevelationMissa Brevis and the New York Premiere of the Ave Maria Mass. Featured in the nationwide PBS broadcast of the Requiem for my Mother documentary, the recording of this work conducted by Wicke is currently on Bill Board’s top ten chart.

 Sharing the stage with the likes of the Vienna Philharmonic, Christoph Eschenbach, and Helmuth Rilling, Wicke appeared on the prestigious Festival Internazionale pro Musica e Arte Sacre Series in 2008, made history in 2014 by conducting the first concert featuring an US ensemble inside the Sistine Chapel and in 2015 served as Chorus Master for the world premiere of Disney’s “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” at the Paper Mill Playhouse.  

 Other major conducting appearances include “Christmas Time in the City” and the Lee Kjelson Memorial “Sounds of Music Series” in Carnegie Hall and two seasons of the Festival Internazionale Di Arte Per Giovani Musicisti in Rome, Assisi and Prague.  Dr. Wicke returned to the International Festival Pro Musica E Arte Sacra in 2016, sharing the series with the Vienna Philharmonic, Zubin Metha and other international artists of note.

 Wicke’s international experience also includes conducting the United States representative Wind Ensemble at the Taipei Presidential Inauguration, the Continuo Arts Symphonic Chorus at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, the City of Prague Philharmonic, in Prague and the Waratah Girls Choir in Australia. Ensembles under her baton have received National and International acclaim performing with Andre Rieu and the Johann Strauss Orchestra, the Turksoy Orchestra in Lincoln Center and the Music Center at Strathmore, the Global International Women’s Summit, Musica Mundi International, Legatus International, and the Miami Civic Associations Young Artist Debut. She is a popular guest conductor, adjudicator and master class clinician across the United States.

 Dr. Wicke is the Founder, President, and Executive Director for the Continuo Arts Foundation where she conducts the Continuo Arts Intergenerational Choral Ensembles, is Co-Artistic Director of The Minuetto Music Festival and Manager of the Continuo Arts Conservatory of Music.  Dr. Wicke is a graduate of the University of Miami and Evangel University, majoring in vocal and instrumental performance, music education, and conducting.  She is the recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Alumni of the Year for Evangel University, New Jersey’s 2016 Women of Excellence in Arts & Humanities Award Winner and has received a 2016 Congressional recognition for dedication and excellence in Arts & Humanities.

Samantha Ferrara
Programs Manager

Samantha Ferrara is the Continuo Arts Foundation's Programs Manager and  Musical Theater Director.Ms Ferrara is a 2014 Graduate of Westminster Choir Colleg with a BM in Music Education and a minor in Musical Theater. Ms. Ferrara is currently teaching chorus and orchestra at Mountain View Middle School in Mendham and is the Alto Section Leader at St. Bernards Episcopal Church.


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