This Day in History: 1962-03-05
The Mahwah Choral Society, an affiliate of the School Community Organization of the Mahwah Schools announced that Mrs. Celeste Connes of Spook Rock Rd., Suffern, had accepted the post of director of the year-old organization. She succeeded Robert Pernichief who had resigned recently. Mrs. Connes was a graduate of the Juilliard School, and Birmingham Conservatory of Music and Greenboro College, North Carolina. She was rehearsal performance accompanist for the Ridgewood Gilbert and Sullivan Company and the Elmwood Players in Nyack and a member of the voice Department of the Community Music School in Spring Valley. A concert on June 9th was the weekly rehearsals held on Monday evenings in the Mahwah High School.