NCS Celebrates 80th Anniversary

80 Years of Music!

The 2013-2014 Concert Season will mark an historical passage for the Newburyport Choral Society (NCS) –an 80th Anniversary of bringing outstanding choral music to the Greater Newburyport area.  The  Choral Society’s dedication to the education and cultural enrichment of the many local communities it serves is evident in its 80 year history, during which time it has performed music spanning centuries,  featured up and coming artists, supported local students pursuing an education in music through the Betty Gillette Scholarship program, and involved high school students in concert performances.

In looking forward, NCS envisions even more engagement with the community through its We Sing Program” with a primary goal of engaging adults and children in choral music.  Key events will include its increasingly popular Open Community Sing during Newburyport’s Yankee Homecoming festivities, and the inclusion of the Molin School Children’s Chorus in the  2013 Winter Concert. Music enriches our lives and NCS wishes to build upon its 80 year legacy by offering the community new opportunities to experience the richness of choral music. 

NCS 80th Anniversary Gala

Sunday, March 9th, from 3 to 6 o’clock (Snow date: Sunday, March 16th)

The Phillips Building at The Governor’s Academy, 1 Elm Street, South Byfield, Massachusetts

Keynote Address “On the Joy of Choral Singing”

Preview of the NCS Spring Concertin a duet with Music in Bloom featuringnoted floral designer Priscilla Styer

ors d’Oeuvres from Middle Street Foods

ecognition of our Sponsors

Toast to NCS@80 and to our retiringConductor of 27 years, Dr. Gerald Weale

selection of sweets from Dianne’s Fine Desserts

Piano Duel, created by members Penny Lazarus and Debbie Szabo and performed by Dr. Weale and NCS Accompanist Dr. Kirsten Helgeland

Raffle and Silent Auction

Complimentary NCS Punch and a Cash Bar

Tickets are $30 and may be ordered here or send a check (made out to “NCS”) to NCS, P.O. Box 92, Newburyport, MA 01950

Contact Karen Wakefield at or call 978.462.3536 for more details.

All proceeds benefit The Newburyport Choral Society@80.

The Governor’s Academy Directions

NCS 2014 Spring  Concert

A Celebration of 80 Years of Choral Music!

Frostiana, R. Thompson

Dona Nobis Pacem, R. Vaughan Williams

 Zadok the Priest, G. F. Handel

Saturday, May 3rd at 8 pm & Sunday, May 4th  at 2:30 pm

Belleville Congregational Church, Newburyport MA

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