This setting of a poignant text strikes a perfect balance between captivating and approachable. Written to be performed by choirs separated during COVID, this work is easy to learn (online or in person) and provides wonderful opportunities for expressiveness in the ensemble.

The world is cold
And bleak and harsh.
The night is dark.
The wind is strong.

But I feel safe
Here in your arms
Where I am warm
And held and loved

Performed by the 2021 NJ All Shore Chorus of Ocean and Monmouth Counties 2021

New Jersey All-Shore Virtual Choir
Safe Here In Your Arms
Music – Michael John Trotta
Text – Vaughn Roste
Director – Chris Sabol
Piano – Elizabeth Moore

Participating Schools: Brick Township Memorial High School
Central Regional High School
Freehold Township High School
Howell High School
Manasquan High School
Mater Dei High School
Middletown High School North
Middletown High School South
Monmouth Regional High School
Point Pleasant Beach High School
Point Pleasant Borough High School
Ranney School Raritan High School
Red Bank Regional High School
Saint Rose High School
Wall High School

SOPRANO Breanna Anglum, MDHS Ciara Berardi, MHS Olivia Cappello, FTHS Sydney Casey, RHS Miranda Cogan, RBRHS Erin Downey, HHS Katherine Farrell, BTMHS Lauren Feldman, HHS Laura Gallas, CRHS Ava Giglia, MHSN Kyra Griggs, BTMHS Caitlin Hurley, HHS Maya Jacoby, RS Allison Karmazin, FTHS Emily Landolfi, FTHS Kelly Larkin, FTHS Jada Laws, SRHS Andrea Lopez, MHSS Haley Markulin, FTHS Elizabeth Matthews, MRHS Kylie Mulvihill, HHS Anna Musumeci, RBRHS Christina Natoli, HHS Jacqueline Neice, RBRHS Isabella Paolino, HHS Samantha Polhemus, HHS Lia Polisano, FTHS Alex Quinn, MHS Maria Quintero, RBRHS Megan Ramos, BTMHS Lexi Randazzo, HHS Jackie Rogers, RBRHS Rebecca Roth, RBRHS Amy Scraggs, PPBHS Shannon Solazzo, MHSN Sydney Spencer, RBRHS Isabella Stevens, SRHS Francesca Stix, MHSS Sophia Symonowicz, MHS Talia Tardogno, RBRHS Kelly Taylor, HHS Avery Venino, RBRHS Carolyn Weber, HHS ALTO Jessica Ardolina, MHSN Olly Banerjee, MHSS Rebecca Bludgus, FTHS Sarah Buckman, MHSN Naya Cruz, FTHS Tori Dillon, HHS Piper Doherty, FTHS Sophia Friedenberg, FTHS Vanessa Gorman, FTHS Kaitlyn Gronau, MHSS Lauren Holmes, HHS Chloe Hreha, HHS Kaitlyn Hulme, HHS Taylor Kitzman, RHS Chelsea Lagotta, SRHS Ava Lamantia, HHS Jenna MacDonald, CRHS Eliana Mandelberg, HHS Amber Monroe, CRHS Natalie Moradian, FTHS Gabriella Piccione, RHS Isabella Ramirez, HHS Matisse Rediker, MRHS Erin Saxe, MHSN Holly Scanlon, RBRHS Jillian Scott, RBRHS Kelly Thornley, BTMHS Lorelai Waka, HHS Sara Welsh, MHSN Stefanie Worton, MRHS nor TENOR Christopher Abt, HHS Luke Baker, PPBHS Matthew Blankley, RBRHS Andrew Heim, WHS Matthew Londono, HHS Howell Mato, HHS Joseph Paderon, FTHS Griffin Petry, CRHS Bryan Reimertz, MHSN Anthony Riello, HHS Vincent Utz, FTHS Caleb Zettell, FTHS BASS Raymond Faiella, RBRHS David Gelinas, PPBHS Conner Keough, FTHS Dominic Paduano, WHS Jack Schutzenhofer, RBRHS Evan Silva, PPBHS Gavin Springer, SRHS