NCS Winter Concert - Peace and Rememberance

The Newburyport Choral Society Holiday Concert is a true mix of traditional and Spiritual music to get into the Holiday Spirit.

The NCS Winter Concert features the 140-voice chorus, professional soloists, orchestra, and the Greater Newburyport Children's Chorus, all performing classical, traditional and “sing-along” seasonal favorites!  our Winter 2018 Concert “Peace and Remembrance,” a joyful and reflective evening to ring in the holiday season, with music that will appeal to all ages and musical tastes!

The concert will explore the concepts of peace and remembrance through music of the season, both secular and sacred.  The centerpiece of the concert is the Messe de Minuit de Noël by Marc-Antoine Charpentier. This masterpiece from the French Baroque era incorporates French carols within the framework of a traditional Christmas Oratorio/Midnight Mass.

We will also premiere a very special piece by Utah composer Andrew Maxfield commemorating the centenary of the signing of the Armistice after WWI.  The Newburyport Choral Society will be the only chorus in Massachusetts to perform this piece in 2018 and will join choruses across the country in a special nationwide presentation of this work and this important commemoration!

And of course, our concert will include favorite carols of the season, professional vocal soloists, the NCS Orchestra, accompanist Dr. Kirsten Helgeland and the delightful voices of the Greater Newburyport Children’s Chorus:  All under the baton of NCS Music Director Dr. George Case.

THIS WILL BE A MUSICAL EXPERIENCE NOT TO BE MISSED!

Tickets available online or at:

Newburyport Choral Society Holiday Concert 2015

Can't make the evening concert? Come for our Sunday afternoon performance!

nder the direction of Dr. George Case, the NCS Spring Concert in May will offer audiences an exciting program featuring James Whitbourn’s powerful oratorio Annelies, the only musical setting based on the story of Anne Frank.

The Newburyport Choral Society’s Spring Concert will feature British composer James Whitbourn’s powerful oratorio Annelies, the only musical setting based on the story of Anne Frank during the Holocaust. Commissioned and premiered in 2005 by the Jewish Music Institute, librettist Melanie Challenger has crafted Anne Frank’s story into a dramatic and emotional journey for the singers and the audience, alike. Performed with amplified violin, cello, clarinet, and piano accompaniment and a soprano soloist, the. music features styles that are classical and challenging as well as a cabaret influence, depicting the musical interests of the time period. This work was premiered to huge acclaim, and NCS looks forward to bringing it to Newburyport. The concert will also feature a lecture/discussion by leading experts in the fields of music and history. NCS will end the concert with Whitbourn’s healing All Shall Be Amen and Alleluia, transcending the horrors of history and underlining a belief in the power of the human spirit to triumph.

- See more at: https://www.newburyport.com/events-in-newburyport/#sthash.q5hFwIul.dpuf

nder the direction of Dr. George Case, the NCS Spring Concert in May will offer audiences an exciting program featuring James Whitbourn’s powerful oratorio Annelies, the only musical setting based on the story of Anne Frank.

The Newburyport Choral Society’s Spring Concert will feature British composer James Whitbourn’s powerful oratorio Annelies, the only musical setting based on the story of Anne Frank during the Holocaust. Commissioned and premiered in 2005 by the Jewish Music Institute, librettist Melanie Challenger has crafted Anne Frank’s story into a dramatic and emotional journey for the singers and the audience, alike. Performed with amplified violin, cello, clarinet, and piano accompaniment and a soprano soloist, the. music features styles that are classical and challenging as well as a cabaret influence, depicting the musical interests of the time period. This work was premiered to huge acclaim, and NCS looks forward to bringing it to Newburyport. The concert will also feature a lecture/discussion by leading experts in the fields of music and history. NCS will end the concert with Whitbourn’s healing All Shall Be Amen and Alleluia, transcending the horrors of history and underlining a belief in the power of the human spirit to triumph.

- See more at: https://www.newburyport.com/events-in-newburyport/#sthash.q5hFwIul.dpuf

When: 
Saturday, December 8, 2018 8pm
Sunday, December 9, 2018 2:30pm
Prices: 
Students and Seniors: $22
Members: Adults: $24
Door Price: $25
Phone: 
978.462.0650

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