Our choir is composed of a  small group of faithful, devoted singers,  who sing together for the glory of God.

Cantantes in Cordibus, Inc. also features a Schola of men who chant the ancient Gregorian Chant during the celebration of liturgical functions. The Schola and Choir have performed at many events in New Jersey and New York City. Some members travel to the Hudson Valley where they perform every month.

The choir performs every Sunday at St. Anthony of Padua  Church in historic downtown  Jersey City,  and at other times, where it provides musical and choral accompaniment during the celebration of various liturgical functions and in particular the Mass in the “usus antiquior”or the Traditional Latin Mass.

Cantantes in Cordibus, Inc. is governed by a board of trustees with oversight of financial and fiduciary responsibilities. The musical component of the organization is chiefly made up of volunteers from the local metropolitan area.

Simone Ferraresi - Choir Director and Organist

A renowned international performer, he has played in venues that include Carnegie Hall, and concert halls in Rome and elsewhere in Europe and the United States.Please view these pages for more information on this extraordinarily gifted talent:



Joseph T. Orchard, Ph.D. - Schola Director 

Dr. Orchard  earned his doctorate at Rutgers University, writing his dissertation on rhetoric in the string quartets of W.A. Mozart.  He has presented papers on Mozart's work at various conferences.  In addition to being a scholar and academician, Dr. Orchard  is a cellist and is actively involved in the New York and New Jersey classical music scene. Under his delicate baton, the Schola soars.


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