Artist's NameJesse Mark Peckham
Artist's NameJonathan Griffith
Artist's NameRichard W. Weymuth
Artist's NameKara Shay Thomson
Artist's NameCatrin Finch
Artist's NameBryn Terfel
Artist's NameDoris Brunatti
Artist's NameDavid Guzman
Artist's NameStefan Szkafarowsky
Participating Group Directors
Described as "The Queen of Harps", Catrin has delighted audiences with her performances in the UK and worldwide. Born in Wales she was inspired to learn the harp at the age of five and her first major competition success came in 1999 winning the Lily Laskine International Harp Competition in France.
On winning the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York, Catrin went on to play in over thirty states in the USA, including the Lincoln Centre and Weill Recital Hall, Boston and Washington D.C.
Catrin is the former Royal Harpist to H.R.H. the Prince of Wales.
Catrin’s recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations was released by Deutsche Grammophon in 2009 and entered the UK Classical charts at number 1. Her versatility in different musical genres is demonstrated in her many recordings.
2012 highlights include concerts in North Carolina, New York, Hong Kong and Australia, concertos with the European Union Chamber Orchestra, the BBC NOW, premieres of two new harp concertos written for her, a tour with Malian kora player, Toumani Diabaté and various recitals.
The Cresskill High School Vocal Ensemble is the premier audition-only vocal performance group at Cresskill High School. The Cresskill High School Vocal Ensemble performs a variety of literature, from classical to jazz to pop, regularly performing within the community throughout the school year. The Vocal Ensemble has performed at Carnegie Hall, New York in 2008 and 2010.
The Jay High School Jazz Choir is the select group at JHS. Students must audition to be a part of this group. Some Jazz Choir members are All-District Honor Choir, All-State Honor Choir and National Cherokee Youth Choir members. Several have traveled to Europe on concert tours as well as a pervious trip to NYC to sing in Carnegie Hall. This group receives excellent ratings at contests. Three currant members will be on vocal scholarships next year as they begin their college career.