Our Story

North River Sing was founded by Jersey City resident Liz Morrill in 2014 to give area residents the opportunity to experience the warmth of singing in a group, learn the wonderful, often powerful music of the Great American Songbook, and provide enriching and joyous entertainment for friends and neighbors. North River is a Dutch nickname for the part of the Hudson River that lies between New Jersey and Manhattan and, as such reflects the
chorus’s openness to members from all over the region as well as a metaphoric link to Broadway.

For more information and to learn how to join NRS, feel free to chat with any of our members after the concert or visit our website, North River Sing is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and welcomes any gift large or small. By supporting NRS, you are actively spreading community spirit throughout greater Jersey City.


“Orange Colored Sky”

Solos – Carla Squillace, Ido Naor (6/8, 6/9), Alexander Schuetz (6/12)

Milton Delugg
Willie Stein

“The Tracks of My Tears”

Smokey Robinson
Pete Moore
Marvin Tarplin


Solo – Lauren Kwei (6/9), Ivis Fundichely (6/8, 6/12)

Leon Russell
Bonnie Bramlett

“Another Star”

Stevie Wonder

“Louder Than Words”
(tick..tick..boom!, 2001)

Solos – Hillary Doyle (6/9), Kat Kelly (6/8, 6/12), Elisha Dorsey

Jonathan Larson

“Mrs. Robinson”

Ensemble – Natasha Dzurny, Kat Kelly, Hannah Lee,
Kathleen O’Malley, Julia Kaplan, Christine Murray,
Olivia Tarplin, Melissa Ragsdale, Irina Biller, Ido
Naor, Nicole Vitale, Matthew Palasz, Alex Schuetz,
Bob Garner, Fitz Mangubat

Paul Simon

“The Ballad of Booth”
(Assassins, 1990)

Solo – Fitz Mangubat (6/9, 6/12), Alexander Schuetz (6/8)

Stephen Sondheim

Audience Sing-Along
(Mary Poppins, 1964)

Richard M. Sherman
Robert B. Sherman

“Together Wherever We Go”
(Gypsy, 1959)

Jule Styne
Stephen Sondheim

“Dream (When You’re Feeling Blue)”

Johnny Mercer

“Hit Me With a Hot Note and Watch Me Bounce”

Duke Ellington
Don George

“Big Spender”
(Sweet Charity, 1966)

Choreography – Natasha Dzurny
Ensemble – Sarah Goodman, Hannah Lee, Carla
Squillace, Elisha Dorsey, Jamie Hawkins, Jessica
Nelson, Irina Biller, Fitz Mangubat, Janice Shapiro,
Nicole Vitale

Cy Coleman
Dorothy Fields

“Autumn Leaves”

Solo – Kelli Firth (6/9), Gladys Mercado (6/8, 6/12)

Joseph Kosma
Johnny Mercer

“The Impossible Dream”
(Man of La Mancha, 1965)

Mitch Leigh
Joe Darion

“Joyful, Joyful”
(Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, 1993 – originally composed 1824)

Opening Solo – Nicole Vitale
Closing Solos – Julia Kaplan, Lauren Kwei, Carla
Squillace, Olivia Tarplin

Ludwig van Beethoven
Mervyn Warren
Henry van Dyke

Audience Sing-Along
“Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” (Mary Poppins, 1964)

Even though the sound of it is something quite atrocious
If you say it loud enough, you’ll always sound precocious
Um diddle diddle diddle, um diddle ay!
Um diddle diddle diddle, um diddle ay!

Verse 1:

Because I was afraid to speak when I was just a lad,
Me father gave me nose a tweak and told me I was bad.
But then one day I learned a word that saved me achin’ nose.
The biggest word you ever ‘eard and this is ‘ow it goes — Oh!

Chorus (repeat)
Verse 2:

He traveled all around the world and everywhere he went
He’d use his word and all would say, “There goes a clever gent!”
When dukes and ma’arajas pass the time of day with me.
I say me special word and then they ask me out to tea — Oh!

Chorus (repeat)
Verse 3 (key change):

Um diddle diddle diddle, um diddle ay!
Um diddle diddle diddle, um diddle ay!

So when the cat has got your tongue, There’s no need to dismay.
Just summon up this word and then you’ve got a lot to say.
But better use it carefully or it can change your life.
One night I said it to me girl… and now me girl’s me wife!

She’s — Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!


Drew Bilcik
Irina Biller
Rachel D’Silva
Elisha Dorsey
Hillary Doyle
Natasha Dzurny
Karla Esleeck
Miranda Fallon
Kelli Firth
Lorraine Freeney
Ivis Fundichely
Bob Garner
Blythe Gillespie
Sarah Goodman
Conrad Hardy
Jamie Hawkins
Joy Tao
Diane Kaese
Julia Kaplan
Kat Kelly
Matthew Kuruvilla
Lauren Kwei
Jacques Laden

Hannah Lee
Eric Linton
Emma MacDonald
Fitzgerald Mangubat
Gladys Mercado
Jasmine Mitchell
Christine Murray
Conor Murray
Ido Naor
Jessica Nelson
Kathleen O’Malley
Matthew Palasz
Melissa Ragsdale
Christina Rosivack
Joshua Schmieder
Alexander Schuetz
Janice Shapiro
Carla Squillace
Eve Surcobe
Olivia Tarplin
Nicole Vitale