NCS 2018 Summer Sing

Please join us for a community-wide performance of excerpts of one of Johann Sebastian Bach’s most performed works: his B Minor Mass.

This unique event is free and offers the opportunity to perform selections from this beautiful choral work.  NCS Music Director Dr. George Case will conduct both singers and professional soloists, with Dr. Kirsten Helgeland as our piano accompanist.  Other attendees who just want to listen will not only enjoy the arias and the choral movements, but also learn about this great work from comments by Dr. Case throughout the performance.   Refreshments will be served following the performance.  Bring your score if you have one.  A limited number will be available for the evening at no cost.  And bring your friends to this wonderful event!

Monday, August 27, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church

7 Harris Street, Newburyport

Summer Sing 2018: B Minor Mass – Johann Sebastian Bach

Note: All Movement Numbers correspond to Barenreiter Vocal Score

Links have been provided to ChoralWiki, home of the Choral Public Domain Library (Free Choral Music site)

Program Order:

Talk: Intro/Welcome/Brief History

1. Kyrie I (choral) – Missa –

Talk: Introduce Soloists/Italian Love Duet Intro

2. Christe eleison (S1/S2 Duet) – Missa – (CONDUCTOR SCORE)

Talk: Comparison of 2 Kyries

3. Kyrie II (choral) – Missa –

Talk: Symbolum Nicenum (Credo) Structure

3. Et in unum Dominum (S1/A Duet) – Credo – TBD which version

4. Et incarnatus est (choral) – Credo –

5. Crucifixus (choral) – Credo –

Talk: Introduce Bass/Tenor Soloists

7. Et in spiritum sanctum Dominum (Bass Solo) – Credo – (CONDUCTOR SCORE)

2. Benedictus (Tenor Solo) – Benedictus – (CONDUCTOR SCORE)

Talk: Parody/Closing

5. Dona nobis pacem (choral) – Dona nobis pacem –

Program Artists/Soloists will be: 

Dr. George Case – Music Director/Conductor

Kirsten Helgeland – Piano

Sarah Yanovitch – Soprano

Carolyn Olsen – Mezzo-Soprano

Ethan DePuy – Tenor

John Bitsas – Bass

Conor Whalen – Assistant Conductor


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