As many of you know, this year marks an historic 80th Anniversary for the Newburyport Choral Society. 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 Spring Concert is an opportunity to bring us all together to celebrate our history and the possibilities of our future. We very much hope that you will join us at this special event.
Dr. Weale has selected a beautiful and exciting program for the Anniversary Concert – 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.
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.
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.