NCS Announces Its 2017 – 2018 Concert Season!

NCS is pleased to announce its 84th musical season!   There is something for everyone this year.  Here are the highlights for our 2017 – 2018 concert season:

NCS 2017 Winter Concert – “The Rose and the Night Star”

Featuring the Saint-Saëns Christmas Oratorio, and a

selection of traditional and popular holiday tunes

Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.

Belleville Congregational Church

300 High Street, Newburyport

It wouldn’t be an NCS Winter Concert without professional soloists, orchestra, audience sings, and classical art music mixed with moving holiday and winter favorites! The winter season features Camille Saint-Saëns’ beautiful and melodic Christmas Oratorio. This work has been beloved among choruses and audiences alike for its transcendent melodies, featured virtuosic solo movements, and beautiful orchestration. In addition, we will visit the beloved Lo How A Rose E’er Blooming through various settings throughout the ages. The Greater Newburyport Children’s Chorus joins us again, and we look forward to their youthful voices joining us throughout the concert.

NCS 2018 Spring Concert  – “Harmony”

Featuring Missa da Requiem by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

(Levin completion) and music of Jan Dismas Zelenka

Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.

Belleville Congregational Church

300 High Street, Newburyport

There are few pieces more well-known that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Messa da Requiem, written at the very end of his life. In fact, Mozart leaves his Requiem unfinished. Most often performed in the version completed by his student Franz Xavier Süssmayr, the Requiem has been completed by other composers throughout history. NCS will present the most virtuosic and exciting of those completions – one by eminent musicologist and Mozart scholar, Robert Levin – with professional soloists and orchestra. We will pair this work with music of maverick 18th century Czech composer Jan Dismas Zelenka, known for his harmonic inventiveness and exceptional counterpoint. Join NCS for one of the most memorable and important works in the choral canon, as well as an adventure in lesser known 18th century music.

We hope to see you in the audience during our next season!

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