Choral Music Is Our Passion
Come Share It With Us
The Masterworks Choir of Ocean City has been a leader in presenting great choral music in southeastern New Jersey for nearly a half-century.
Thursday, July 25th
The Masterworks Choir and Chanteuse will present John Rutter’s Mass of the Children on Thursday, July 25th at 7:30PM. The performance will include a chamber orchestra and pipe organ.
Sunday, November 24th
In the fall, the Choir will present Mozart’s Missa Brevis and Bach’s Jesu Meine Freude on Sunday, November 24th at 4:00PM. The Choir will be accompanied by a chamber orchestra.
The location of both concerts is the sanctuary at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, Eighth and Central Ave. Ocean City, NJ.
The Choir was founded by Esther Weil and members of the Ocean City Arts Council in 1970. Initially, Masterworks presented performances of Handel’s Messiah during the Christmas season. Messiah is still a standard staple of the Choir and is performed at every milestone year.
Today, the Masterworks Choir repertoire has expanded considerably. Featured music includes composers such as Bach, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Haydn, Verdi, and Beethoven. The Choir also performs music from several 20th century composers like Durufle, Bernstein, and Rutter. Masterworks has also premiered several new works by local artists and composers.
How to Find Us
St. Peter’s United Methodist Church is located in the center of downtown Ocean City, New Jersey at the corner of 8th Street and Central Avenue.
Upon entering Ocean City via Route 52 and the 9th Street Bridge, continue on 9th Street to Central Avenue and turn left. The church is at the intersection of 8th Street and Central Avenue. Click here to open in Google Maps.
Parking is available on Central Avenue in the lot next to the church. There is also a lot behind the church on Wesley Avenue between 7th and 8th Streets. Handicapped parking and elevators are accessible from the parking lot behind the church.
This program is made possible in part by funds administered by the Cape May County Culture and Heritage Commission, and from funds granted by the New Jersey Council on the Arts. The Masterworks Choir is committed to making its programs and facilities accessible to everyone.