New Horizons Glee Club

NEW HORIZONS GLEE CLUB

Glee Club Welcomes New Director

Mary Eileen Johnston

Mary Eileen Johnston is known in our area as a musician of diversity.  As a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, she has attained certifications in music therapy, music education, and liturgical music.  In addition to making music as a soloist and in ensemble, Mary Eileen has directed vocal ensembles, written and produced musical performances with special needs, recorded original lullabies, and is called on regularly by her fellow professionals for consultation.

Mary Eileen Johnston


New Horizons Glee Club was introduced to our new director by our drummer, George Cocco, with whom she shares participation in another volunteer band in Delaware County, "Legends". When presented with the symbolic "New Horizons Key" at the Club's annual dinner in June 2017, she announced, "May this be the key to our musical journey together."  

Our Past and Our Future
New Club Director Mary Eileen Johnston, immediate past Director Jane Jennings, former Director Linda Pilacik and Director Emeritus Selma Savitz

 



Widely recognized for 25 + years of performances for senior groups and schools in the Philadelphia area, the New Horizons Glee Club presented a "stirring" Musical Melting Pot program on June 16, 2017 in our 2016 - 2017 season under the direction of Jane Jennings.


From a Musical Melting Pot Performance at Brandywine Hall
New Horizons Senior Glee Club performing It's About Time at Merion Cricket Club
on March 23, 2016 - Photo courtesy of Constantin Raducan


For more information or to schedule a program for your club or organization please call or email Pat Cocco or Debbie Zug whose contact info can be found in the upper right box on this page.











Here is a short list of some of the many awards won by the New Horizons Glee Club: 


Outstanding Service Award - Coatesville VA Medical Center - 2012 (image above)


Pennsylvania Gold and Silver Award - 2002


Commendation from Governor Edward Rendell - 2004-05


PA. House of Representatives and Senate Citations - 2002-03


Volunteer of the Year Award - 2006



"Good Will Ambassadors of Music" - designation by RSVP - 2008

Additionally, the Club has enjoyed feature stories in the following publications:

Philadelphia Inquirer, Main Line Times, Daily Times of Delaware County, City and Suburban News, Main Line Neighbors, Bala Cynwyd/Narberth Patch (on-line), and other community newspapers and newsletters issued by churches and synagogues.


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