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Get to Know Us

Meet the team that puts the melody with the harmony. Our dedicated leaders who put their hearts & souls into making sure the music happens.


Founder/Artistic Director/Conductor

Cherisse Bonefont

The mind behind the vision. For the past 4 years, she has been the Artistic Director and Conductor of the Community Holiday Choir, at Bethel AME Church Freehold, which includes directing Handel’s Messiah. Cherisse attended Colorado State University as a vocal performance music major, participated in the Summer Choral Festival at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, and was accepted into Chorus America’s Conducting Academy in July 2019. Additionally, she is a member of ACDA (American Choral Director’s Association), Chorus America, Delta Omicron Professional Music Fraternity, and will be joining NANM (National Association of Negro Musicians).

The Singers

Musically Exceptional

Essence of Harmony Choral Society is comprised of dynamic voices, some young and some with years of experience. As a choir, their main goal is to inspire with their performances and provide their audience with an enjoyable musical experience. Meet the team that has dedicated their lives to creating beautiful harmonies.





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