About Us


Music is our passion.

Come share it with us.

The Masterworks Choir of Ocean City has been a leader in presenting great choral music in southeastern New Jersey for over 46 years. The choir was founded by Esther Weil and members of the Ocean City Arts Council to present performances of Handel’s Messiah during the Christmas season. Messiah is still a standard staple of the choir and is performed at every milestone year, but the repertoire has expanded to include most all of classical literature including works by Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Verdi and Brahms, as well as several 20th century composers including Durufle, Bernstein, and Rutter.

The choir has also premiered several new works by local artists and composers. We rely heavily on donations from our loyal patrons, offerings at our concerts and grants from the Cape May County Cultural and Heritage Society and Ocean City Home Bank. Currently the choir presents two concerts annually, at least one with orchestra. A local critic once said that “the Masterworks Choir was the crown jewel in ecclesiastical music in southern New Jersey.”

This program is made possible in part by funds administered by the Cape May County Culture and Heritage Commission, from funds granted by the New Jersey Council on the Arts. This program is made possible in part by a grant from the Ocean City Home Charitable Foundation.

The Masterworks Choir is committed to making its programs and facilities accessible to everyone.