Teaneck Community Chorus Receives Teaneck Township's Highest Community Honor.
The Teaneck Council and Community Relations Advisory Board awarded the Matthew Feldman Award for 2013 to the Teaneck Community Chorus, June 25th, 2013 in a ceremony at Town Hall.
Citing exemplary efforts to improve community relations, volunteerism, and fostering the spirit of service to community, the award was presented by Teaneck Mayor Mohammed Hameeduddin and Patricia White, Chair of Teaneck's Community Relations Advisroy Board. Hon. Loretta Weinberg, Majority Leader of the New Jersey State Senate also presented a joint resolution from the New Jersey State Legislature congratulating the chorus for its music and service.
The Community Relations Committee quoted the Chorus'
mission statement: "As the Chorus continues its commitment to approaching songs from many cultures "by looking at the deep feelings behind the songs," and by "recognizing that each one's own culture is not the best culture, but one of many that have value." The Chorus' vision is increasingly important in this time of global stress and change. Now more than ever we all need to learn to sing together, listen to one another, and celebrate and embrace our diversity."
Accepting the Award were Steve Bell, Artistic Director, Gail Smith, outgoing President of the Chorus, and Wes Matsui, Chair of the Chorus Music Committee.
You can see the event – and hear the chorus sing – in Part 1 of the video minutes of the Council meeting of June 25, 2013 on the Teaneck Township website.