NCS Winter Concert “Peace On Earth”
Under the direction of Dr. George Case, the NCS Winter Concert in December will offer audiences a richly varied music program with the unifying theme of “Peace on Earth.” The Molin School Children’s Chorus will again be joining NCS in this joyful concert performance.
Under the baton of new NCS Music Director Dr. George Case, the Winter Concert program will feature a wonderfully varied repertoire of choral music that offers the uplifting message of “Peace on Earth.” The concert will open with Gerald Finzi’s In Terra Pax which has been described as “ a radiant, optimistic work of great beauty and sincerity – a compelling musical narrative that is at once personal yet universal.” The first half of the concert will feature the Molin School Children’s Chorus, performing on their own and also joining NCS in a French carol and Joy to the World. This unique concert program will also include the haunting and soulful sounds of Gospel music in “City Called Heaven” and the exuberant Hebrew folk tune Hiney Mah Tov. The program will close with Michael Durufle’ brilliant Requiem, considered to be the greatest of 20th century requiems, setting the fluidity of ancient Gregorian chants within a fabric of glorious harmonies. As always, the concert will include a professional orchestra and soloists, and audience members will be able to join the 130 voices of NCS in singing familiar carols.
2014 Winter Concert
The 2014 Winter Concert “Peace on Earth” features The Molin School Children’s Chorus, the NCS Orchestra, and soloists.
In Terra Pax OP 39, G. Finizi;
Hiney Mah Tov, Arr. I. Livine
City Called Heaven, Arr. J. Poelintz
Requiem OP 9, M. Duruflé
Saturday, December 13th at 8 pm, and Sunday, December 14th at 2:30 pm
Belleville Congregational Church, 300 High Street, Newburyport MA