Map location of Christ Episcopal Church, 74 Park
Ave, Glen Ridge, NJ

Bulletin Board

Montclair Music Club
Tues. May 8, 2018
8:00 PM
Young Artists Showcase

Society of Musical Arts
Concert Sunday,
June 3, 2018
Oo-la-la (Greetings from France)
4 pm, Maplewood MS

Metropolitan Orchestra of NJ

Sunday, June 10, 2018
3 pm - venue TBA

Radiance Chamber Ensemble (various)

Summer Orchestras 2018:

August Symphony
July 29, 2018 at 3 pm at
Westfield Presbyterian Church - stay "tuned."

Essex County Summer Players
Sunday, August 5, 2018
Livingston High School
at 3 pm - stay "tuned."

South Orange Symphony

Ridgewood Symphony

Adelphi Orchestra

Start-up in Fair Lawn
Jennifer Seligman announces Art Murray of the Fair Lawn Library is gathering musicians to rehearse/play together.  No residency requirement.  If interested, call Art at the Circulation Desk 201 796 3536


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We are an ad-hoc group of professional and serious amateur musicians who meet on selected Sunday evenings to read standard orchestra repertoire, enjoy each other's company and network.  We're under no pressure to perform, although we perform occasionally, and many of our group are regular players in local community orchestras.

 NJRO meets at 7 pm on selected Sunday evenings at Christ Episcopal Church, 74 Park Avenue, Glen Ridge, NJ 07028.

Celebrating the end of another musical season:

Front row: Steve Lepp, Ruth Lepp, Innes Borstel, Laura Paparatto, Alice Marcus, Barbara Bivin, Peg LaVake

Back row:  Janet Cicero, Sybille Wallace, Ysa Borstel, Evan Schwartzman, Donna Dixon, Jennifer Seligman, Peggy Reynolds

                          Photo Sam Paparatto 6/11/17

Reading Dates for 2017-2018 

All sessions are Sundays, starting at 7:00 pm

September 10, 2017  (SOMA music pick-up, run-thru, Parish Hall)

October 8  CANCELLED!

November 19

December 17   CANCELLED! 

January 7, 2018  (SOMA run-thru, Parish Hall)

January 28

February 18   CANCELLED!

March 4

April 8

May 13  (change of date!)  SOMA music pick-up, run-thru, Parish Hall

June 10  NJRO end-of-season party

NJRO over the years - see group photos from 2010 to 2016

Recognize anyone?  Peggy LaVake and Laura Paparatto play for
the MESH - Montclair Emergency Serivce for the Homeless - on
selected Thursday evenings

  A thank-you note to Christ Episcopal Church

  ( this letter was mailed hard copy to the C.E.C. along with our donations on January 29, 2018)


Who we are, what we doLauraSteve_NJRO_9-14-08_JPG_w300h225.jpg

We're an ad hoc group of accomplished musicians ranging from serious amateur to professional who meet to enjoy reading orchestral and chamber works and to network and enjoy each other's company.

                                                                                                             Founder Laura Paparatto and Conductor Steve Culbertson



Interested in joining us?

Any orchestra player is eligible to join. We always need string players. Woodwinds, brass and pianists should check with Laura at (973) 433-0244. Watch this space for our meeting dates.


Want to join us?  Questions, comments?  Get in touch with us at:

Mailing Address:


c/o Laura Paparatto
l08 Holly Lane
Cedar Grove, NJ 07009 

(973) 433-0244
You can also email Peggy Reynolds at

Phone: (201) 435 5447