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VENUE ANNOUNCED for August 20th Benefit

Newark Boys Chorus School’s Board Vice President, Mary Bentley LaMar, is coming out of her 'musical theatre' retirement to sing to raise funds to support the

Newark Boys Chorus School (NBCS). She will be accompanied by her son, Hunter LaMar, a composer, co-owner of and NBCS Alum. Mary has performed on Broadway, in concert and cabaret throughout the United States, Japan and Europe.

Critical acclaim includes:

“Her pure vocal freedom is thrilling.” ~New York Post

“Has a set of pipes that make the listener’s soul want to get up and dance.” ~Bloomington Herald Telephone

“One of the most original and talented pop, cabaret and rhythm n blues singers to come along in more than a decade.” ~NY Daily News

NBCS is the only independent private elementary school serving boys of color in the country dedicated to academic excellence and the boy choir tradition. Currently, the school is experiencing financial challenges that threaten its survival.

For more background on NBCS, see the following -

and link to the NBCS GoFundMe fundraiser #SustaintheNote

We ask you to donate whatever you can. Horizon has pledged a dollar for dollar match (up to $125,000) for donations making your contribution double in value. With your support we can help NBCS to continue as the cultural institution that has produced scholars and global musical ambassadors since 1969.

For more information about this fundraiser contact Mary at 908 247-9130 or


For more information about the school call 973 621-8900 or visit


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