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

Bulletin Board

3 Fundraisers for
Metropolitan Orchestra of NJ

April 30 at 2 pm
in Jersey City RSVP 4/26
May 7 at 3 pm
in Millburn
May 14 at 2 pm
in Montclair  RSVP 5/5
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Medieval May Day

Sat. May 20 at 1:30 pm
St. James Church

Society of Musical Arts
Concert Sunday, June 4, 2017 at 4 pm, Maplewood
"Beethoven & Friends"

South Orange Symphony

Ridgewood Symphony

Metropolitan Orchestra of NJ
Sun. June 11 at 3 pm Chatham

Adelphi Orchestra
2016-17 season

Radiance Chamber Ensemble (various)

Summer Orchestras:

August Symphony
July 30, 2017 at 3 pm
Westfield Presbyterian Church at 3 pm

Essex County Summer Players
August 6, 2017 at 3 pm
Livingston High School
at 3 pm


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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.

Front row:  Janet Cicero, Barbara Bivin, Peggy LaVake, Peggy Reynolds, Barbara Brandyberry, Luba Schnabel

Second row:  Sibylle Wallace, Diana Hessinger, Innes Borstel, Evan Schwartzman, Ysa Borstel, Robert Whiteley, Libby Schwartz, Matt Hessinger, Laura Paparatto, Daniel Rath, Steve Culbertson, Herb Steiner, Donna Dixon, Laura Carnibucci, Lisa

Reading Dates for 2016 - 2017

All sessions are Sundays, starting at 7:00 pm

September 18, 2016

September 25  (SOMA music pick-up/run-through)

November 13

December 18 (Christmas party)

January 8, 2017

January 22  cancelled!

February 5 

February 19  (SOMA music pick-up/run-through)

March 12

April 2

April 23     cancelled!

May 7  (SOMA music pick-up/run-through)

May 21

June 11  (end-of-season party)

NJRO over the years - see group photos from 2010 to 2015

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 December 19, 2016


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