The Triad Vocal Ensemble, a 30-voice mixed choir adult choir, is comprised of professional musicians as well as talented amateur singers.

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.

Triad is partnering with the Dan Crisci Jazz Trio and Mad Agnes  for our 2022 Canticles for Life concerts to raise much-needed funds that will impact many lives. Proceeds raised will directly benefit three NJ organizations that support those impacted by HIV/AIDS and in memory of those lost to the disease, as well as raise awareness, dispel ignorance and help to shine compassion.

Dan Crisci is a pianist and composer who creates calm and meditative songs, thoughtful sophisticated compositions, and funky energetic grooves. Through an introspective and reflective process, he produces memorable melodies that are enhanced by his ability to improvise. Dan enjoys exploring his compositions as a solo pianist as well as with other musicians. He has performed or recorded with Zach Brock, Steve Holloway, Brynn Stanley, John Carlini, Todd Collins, Ginny Johnston, Anton Denner, Sue Williams, Nick Scheuble, Bill Robinson, Brian Glassman, Rick Crane, Dave Rimelis, and Rob Thomas, among others. He has been the accompanist for the Triad Arts Ensemble Choir for over 20 years and has recorded five albums, three of which feature his original music. In addition, Dan has written songs with music and lyrics and pieces for choir and piano.

Mad Agnes has won hearts on two continents with their signature intricate harmonies and compelling songwriting.  The genre-bending trio—Margo Hennebach, Adrienne Jones and Mark Saunders—weaves Celtic, folk, and vocal improv into an exciting, inclusive performance, showcasing a body of individual and collective work comprising 13 albums and a concert DVD. 

“Dazzling harmonies, superb arrangements, terrific instrumental virtuosity, brilliant original songs and fine treatments of other material… there really aren’t enough superlatives to describe one of the best evenings I’ve seen in the many years I have been involved in the Folk scene.”  Folk on the Moor, Devon, UK