From the hit TV show Glee to the sensational quartet Pentatonix and the film “Pitch Perfect,” the popularity of a capella singing is hitting new highs!

On April 1, enjoy a benefit concert of local a capella performers, the Morris Music Men, and support the ECLC of New Jersey PRIDE program for adults with special needs. The group sings something for everyone to hum along: pop songs, show tunes, calypso and foot-stompers! After the show, concert goers can stay to meet the performers, join in a sing-a-long and snack on light refreshments.

The PRIDE Adult Program is for graduates of ECLC’s schools who are not ready for employment. PRIDE clients choose their daily activities—including book club, community volunteering, cooking, arts and crafts, social skills, computers, fitness and paid opportunities. They go into the community every day for different activities. There are PRIDE Centers in Florham Park and Paramus.

The benefit takes place on Saturday, April 1, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., at the ECLC of New Jersey school for students with special needs at 21 Lum Ave., Chatham. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Tickets can be purchased by sending a check payable to “ECLC Foundation” to:

ECLC Foundation
Attention: Heather Alonge
100 Passaic Ave., Suite I
Chatham, NJ 07928

For more information, contact: Foundation Director Heather Alonge at or 973-635-1705 ext. 17.

At the event, ECLC will be collecting non-perishable food items to donate to the Interfaith Food Pantry serving Morris County.

Proceeds from the benefit will go to the Renee and Bruce Litinger and Family Endowment in the name of longtime ECLC Executive Director Bruce Litinger of Short Hills. The Litinger Endowment, which recently topped $1 million in donations, will provide long-term support for the PRIDE program. Donate to the Endowment.

The Morris Music Men are big on benefits, performing regularly for local causes.