We are pleased to share that $9,300 was raised from our 2022 Canticles concerts in support of the three benefitting organizations: the AIDS Resource Foundation for Children, the National AIDS Memorial Quilt New Jersey Chapter, and Edge NJ. The folk trio Mad Agnes, the Dan Crisci Jazz Trio and the Triad Vocal Ensemble shared musical sets, and then came together for the two final pieces. Additionally, blocks from the AIDS Memorial Quilt were on display in remembrance of lives lost to HIV/AIDS. We are grateful to all who attended, watched the livestream (live or afterwards), made donations, and to all our musicians and dedicated volunteers for helping to bring more love and support to our New Jersey neighbors impacted by HIV/AIDS and related issues.

If you missed the concerts, you can watch the October 2 concert by
clicking the YouTube image.

View the concert program.        Donate online now.

Take a look at pictures from each concert:  October 1   October 2

Welcome! Since the first Canticles for Life AIDS Benefit Concert in the spring of 1997, we have presented performances almost annually to raise awareness and funds to benefit the following charities which are concerned with the quality of life for persons with AIDS and the remembrance of lives lost: the AIDS Resource Foundation for Children, in Newark; The AIDS Memorial Quilt – NJ Chapter (formerly the NAMES Project of Northern NJ), which supports the AIDS Memorial Quilt; and EDGE New Jersey (formerly NJ AIDS Services and The Eric Johnson House), which provides supportive services, housing opportunities, prevention strategies and community education in New Jersey. Since the concerts began, over $173,300 has been raised in support of this music ministry.


The first Canticles for Life AIDS Benefit Concert occurred in the spring of 1997, when composer Virginia Johnston and fellow musician Pamela Taylor had the idea of presenting an evening of music that would directly benefit those in New Jersey affected by HIV/AIDS.


Check back for information on our 2023 concerts!


All donations are fully tax-deductible. Triad Arts Ensemble is a qualified 501(c)(3) organization. Click to learn more about opportunities to support us.


Click to read more about the organizations we support.


Each season the Triad Arts Ensemble collaborates with many of New Jersey’s best talent to create a memorable event celebrating the courage and dignity of the human spirit, while also offering remembrances for lives lost.


Since 1997, our concerts have raised over $173,300. Click to read the highlights of our recent events.


Each year local religious and community organizations graciously open their doors to host our annual events.


Click the image above to find our contact information.