NEW NCS MUSIC DIRECTOR
The Choral Society’s new Music Director Dr. George Case made his debut in Newburyport at the NCS Summer Sing. This is a significant event both for the Choral Society and the local cultural community. With the retirement of Dr. Gerald Weale this past spring, this is the first time in 27 years that NCS has had a new Music Director.
Dr. Case is the Director of Choral Activities at the Boston Conservatory where he directs the chorale ensembles, teaches Choral Literature, and directs the graduate choral conducting program.
NCS also featured outstanding soloists in this Summer Sing which will be accompanied by NCS accompanist Dr. Kirsten Helgeland. Soprano soloist Elissa Alverez has been noted by the Boston Globe for her “intensely lyrical” singing in her opera and concert performances, and baritone soloist David Clark has performed in a wide range of opera roles and oratorios.
Choral enthusiasts joined NCS singers in this joyous evening of singing, while other attendees just listen and learn about this great work from a presentation by Dr. Case on the life of Brahms and the history of the Requiem. With its lyric melodies and grand expression this choral work provided all attendees with a rich community evening of music.