Southeastern New Jersey

Last updated: November 22, 2014 at 9:07 am





From Bach to Broadway

Jerrold Tidwell, CAGO, Organist

Michelle Cook, Soprano and Kay Lee, Contralto

Works by Bach, Mendelssohn, Durufle, Gounod, Strauss and more.

Reception to follow.

November 9, 2014 at 3 PM

Margate Community Church, 8900 Ventnor Avenue, Margate


Sunrise Mass by Norwegian composer Ola Geilo

The Masterworks Choir and Orchestra

John Gregory Bate, Musical Director and Conductor

November 23, 2014, Sunday, 4 PM

Saint Peter United Methodist Church, 8th and Central, Ocean City


Freewill offering


Cape Shore Chorale 10th Anniversary Concert

Scott J. Breiner, Director

Christmas Oratorio by Saint Saens, A Ceremony of Carols by Britten, and Ave Maria by Biebl

November 30, 2014, Sunday, 3 PM

Grace Lutheran Church, 11 East Dawes Avenue, Somers Point


A Festival of Lessons and Carols

The Choirs of Margate Community Church

Jerrold Tidwell, Director of Music and Organist

Reception to follow.

December 14, 2014 at 3 PM

Margate Community Church, 8900 Ventnor Avenue, Margate


An Afternoon of Classical Guitar

Dr. Michael Patilla, internationally acclaimed performer

Featuring works by South American composers

Reception to follow.

December 21, 2014 at 3 PM

Margate Community Church, 8900 Ventnor Avenue, Margate




Richard Bew passed on Wednesday, November 12, 2014. There will be no services but instead we will have a memorial open-house on December 28, 29, and 30. In lieu of flowers we will have donations to Wounded Warriors.

Home: 723 East Lake Drive, Cape May Point, NJ.


Student singers of all ages available for church solo and ensemble work.  Trained and prepared by Fox Vocal Arts instructors.  Seeking singing opportunities as part of their musical and vocal education in sacred music.


Dear Dean Dolch:

I am a retired Episcopal priest in the Diocese of Pennsylvania.  I am also the organist at Family of God Lutheran Church, Buckingham, PA.  I am a member of the Philadelphia Chapter of the AGO.  My wife and I are planning to be at our home in Cape May from Christmas Day to New Year’s Day.  I always take the Sunday after Christmas as a vacation day.  If  parish needs an organist for Sunday, December 28, 2014, I am available.  I don’t need to “work” that Sunday, but I always remember how difficult it was to get a priest or organist for the Sunday after Christmas, especially for the young priests or organists who needed to travel to their families with the grand kids.

Faithfully yours,

Father Glenn M. Matis




Margate Community Church is currently searching for a Tenor Section Leader/Soloist. Contact Jerrold Tidwell, CAGO, Director of Music and Organist, Margate Community Church, 609-992-5158.

Organist or Pianist/Choir Director.


Margate Trinity United Methodist Church. 9500 Ventnor Ave. (corner of Jefferson and Ventnor Avenues), Margate, NJ 08402. Small choir. Electronic organ. Also, a piano. In need of someone who would want a part time small job without many hours. The church uses the Methodist Hymnal (old one) and has much choir music. Contact  Pam Cielinski. 609-823-1711. Pam Cielinski, 221 N. Clarendon Avenue, Margate, NJ 08402.


Saint James Lutheran Church, Pitman NJ, Organist and Choir Director, 2 manual Wicks organ, 8:30 & 11:00 services, adult and youth choirs. Contact Pastor Daniel Leslie at (856-589-1180) or Joan Gebhart at (856-589-1963.)


Saint Michael Roman Catholic Church Atlantic City, NJ Organist and Choir Director 609-344-8536



Helena Bew 609-884-7068 (H), 609-425-8112 (C),

Dennis E. Cook 609-641-2330, 609-345-7686, 609-641-6555(F),

John Curtis 609-536-8379 (H),

John K. Gottschall 609-701-0091 (H),

Sallie B. Mellem 609-884-8625 (H), 609-884-3065 (W)

Jean C. Ridgway 609-399-7186 (H), 609-398-3155 (2nd), 609-399-1833 (W)




Dean: Eric Dolch (2014-16) 609-214-5818, 609-344-1040 ext 29,

Sub-Dean: Doctor Steven Ball (2014-16)

Secretary: Ryan McAteer (2014-16)

Treasurer/Registrar: Dennis Cook (2014-16)

Councillor: George “Buddy” Grover (2014-16)

Councillor: David Condo (2014-17)

Councillor: Charles Gibson (2014-17)

Councillor: Scott Breiner (2014-17)