As many of you know, this year marks an historic 80th Anniversary for the Newburyport Choral Society and we are celebrating this passage at an Anniversary Gala. Please join us on the special occasion.
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
A Keynote Address “On the Joy of Choral Singing”
A Preview of the NCS Spring Concertin a duet with Music in Bloom featuringnoted floral designer Priscilla Styer
H ors d’Oeuvres from Middle Street Foods
R ecognition of our Sponsors
A Toast to NCS@80 and to our retiringConductor of 27 years, Dr. Gerald Weale
A selection of sweets from Dianne’s Fine Desserts
A Piano Duel, created by members Penny Lazarus and Debbie Szabo and performed by Dr. Weale and NCS Accompanist Dr. Kirsten Helgeland
A Raffle and NCS Gala 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 email@example.com or call 978.462.3536 for more details.
All proceeds benefit The Newburyport Choral Society@80.
The Governor’s Academy Directions
NCS is not only a performing organization, but is also a community of singers, sponsors, and community members who experience and support our concerts. The Gala is an opportunity to bring us all together to celebrate our history and the possibilities of our future. Enclosed is an invitation with the details of this event which promises to be joyful and entertaining. We very much hope that you will join us at this special event.
For the past 27, we have sung under the baton of Dr. Gerald Weale, and we wanted you to know that he will be retiring after our 8oth Anniversary Concert in May. Throughout these years he inspired NCS to bring the best of choral music to local audiences and set standards that led to professional level performances. We’re committed to building on these standards and have launched a search process to find the next NCS conductor who will build on this foundation and also offer new opportunities as we begin our next decade of concert performance. We will keep you informed of our progress.
As an NCS sponsor you are a vital part of the tradition of choral music we have performed for 80 years, and we hope you will join us at the Anniversary Gala and at the Anniversary Concert. Dr. Weale has selected a beautiful and exciting program - Randall Thompson’s Frostiana, a choral setting of 7 poems by Robert Frost, and Vaughn Williams Dona Nobis Pacem, a sweeping cry for peace in the modern world. These contemporary pieces are great works of art, and we hope you can attend this historic concert.
The Newburyport Choral Society wishes to extend our sincere appreciation to all our Individual and Business Sponsors who have helped us to bring choral masterpieces to the community for 80 years. As an NCS sponsor or advertiser in the concert program you are helping to keep our musical heritage alive and accessible. Join us in preserving these incredible works that touch each of us in unique and meaningful ways.