NCS in celebration of our 80th anniversary introduces the “NCS We Sing Program” to encourage and foster music in our community. The program offers opportunities to all ages to experience music, raise your voice in song or continue your education in a music related field.
The Summer Sing…This program has seen a growing success as a community event with nearly 200 people in attendance during Newburyport’s Yankee Homecoming. The NCS Chorus comes together on a summer evening with community singers and patrons, admission free, to listen or join in singing wonderful choral music. The gracious use of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church enhanced the beauty of the music of the Lord Nelson’s Mass this summer. The extraordinary professional soloists and wonderful singing was preceded by a historical over view of the composer by NCS Conductor.
Including children and youth in the performance of choral music…. By popular demand and in recognition of the 80th we are honoring our long legacy of choral performance by presenting the ever-popular Handel’s Messiah, and honoring the future by featuring the Molin School Children’s Chorus in our Winter Concert performance. This is an exciting event for NCS and the 5th and 6th graders of the Molin Elementary School. In addition annually NCS reaches out to to high school students, to encourage them to consider meeting their community service by singing and participating in NCS.
The Scholarship Program… The scholarship encourages future study in music education. The scholarship is open to area high school seniors and is awarded annually in honor of our founding member Betty Gillette.