In 1973 a small group of professional musicians who lived in Leonia, NJ, and played in the major concert halls of New York City, joined together to give chamber music concerts in their own town. Since then, the Leonia Chamber Musicians have performed hundreds of the great pieces of chamber music, featuring masterworks for small ensemble by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, and Mozart, as well as compositions by the foremost composers of the 20th and 21st centuries.
In 2009 The Leonia Chamber Musicians Society, Inc. was registered as a New Jersey not-for-profit corporation in order to facilitate a financial base, through donations and grants, to provide high-quality chamber music concerts in the same tradition as the original group. Our mission is to enrich the cultural environment of our town and the surrounding community and to educate audiences about different periods and styles of music, to engage them, and stimulate an increased interest and appreciation of chamber music.
Leonians have a unique opportunity to hear their neighbors play in the intimate chamber surroundings of local venues. The members are Roy Lewis and Janey Choi, Violins; Maggie Speier, Viola; Daryl Goldberg, Cello; Theresa Norris, Flute.