Live Music Returns for the 2021-2022 Season!

In Memoriam:

The Requiems of Gabriel Fauré and John Rutter

Sunday, April 10 at 7:30 pm

First Presbyterian Church of Moorestown
101 Bridgeboro Rd. Moorestown, NJ 08057

Audiences must be masked for this performance.

You may find this evening’s concert information and our program booklet, with a full list of our sponsors, on our Requiems of Gabriel Faure and John Rutter page.

This concert is a gift of the many friends who loved C. Harry Knowles. Admission is gratis, no tickets required.

The West Jersey Chamber Music Chorale and First Presbyterian Adult Choir with the West Jersey Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Joel Krott, Director, join to preform Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem, as well as John Rutter’s setting of the same mass, in celebration of the life of C. Harry Knowles (1928 – 2020).

For those who cannot attend, a live broadcast will also be available free of charge, through this website.

World-Class Chamber Music in a Welcoming Environment,
Right Here in Southern New Jersey


“We always look forward to these concerts. They never disappoint.”—Cheryl D. from Medford

“Your concerts during this difficult time bring joy and hope.”—Lissa H. from Moorestown


The West Jersey Chamber Music Society has been bringing affordable, classical music performances to audiences in Southern New Jersey for over 40 years. Our professional musicians – orchestra and choir – bring their amazing skills and sense of style to the works of leading composers from the U.S. and Europe.

2021–2022 Concert Series
A Message from the Music Director: 

“Last season, through live broadcast, we were able to continue presenting live performances for all who enjoy our music. Even through a screen live music has intrinsic value, though it is increased tenfold by the presence of a live audience! We are pleased to have both in person and livestream options for our 2021-2022 season. Welcome back to the acoustically fine sanctuary of First Presbyterian this season!”

– Joel Krott, Music Director

Join us for our next  concert on Sunday, October 10 at 7:30PM EST, featuring the West Jersey Chamber Symphony Orchestra!

New Jersey State Council on the Arts

Funding is made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts / Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts through a grant to the Burlington County Board of Commissioners.

WJCMS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Hear what others are saying around the community.

“The quality of the ensemble singing, the solos, the acoustics, and the conducting/musical direction were uniformly excellent.”

Neil H. from Athens, GA

“We really enjoyed our night at the show… and will be back again!”

Dana F. from Moorestown

“It was a spectacular evening. I am glad I was there.”

Karen L. from Collingswood

“I’m glad we have this quality of music here close by, instead of having to fight the traffic going into Philadelphia.”

Anthony D. from Moorestown

“The WJCMS is a cultural gem in our region”

Steve H. from Haddonfield

“Bravo WJCMS for great concert series and always delivering fresh and engaging concerts that fill the heart!”

Jacque F. from Burlington

Our Music Director

Joel Krott

Joel Krott

WJCMS’s commitment to high standards in music begins with music director Joel Krott. A graduate of the Philadelphia Music Academy, Mr. Krott has studied and traveled throughout Europe, including extensive musical research with renowned masters from the Royal Conservatory of Copenhagen and the Vienna Conservatory. He has expertly and graciously guided the West Jersey Chamber Music Society ensemble from its inception in 1980, creating over 40 seasons of music that challenge and inspire both supporters and musicians.