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BRAHMS REQUIEM, Robert Shaw Edition
Monday, July 28 at 7 p.m. Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 7 Harris St., Newburyport MA
Open to all . Free Admission . Reception (at break)
Bring your music . Some music available
NEW NCS MUSIC DIRECTOR MAKES DEBUT AT SUMMER SING
The Newburyport Choral Society (NCS) is bringing a Brahms Summer Sing and a new Music Director to Yankee Homecoming. As part of the city’s annual Yankee Homecoming festival, this unique event offers the opportunity to experience the Brahms’ Requiem which is is not only a great work of art, but has been described as a joyful and inspiring affirmation of life.
A highlight of the evening will be the introduction of the Choral Society’s new Music Director Dr. George Case as he makes his debut in Newburyport. 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 is also featuring 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 can join NCS singers in this joyous evening of singing, while other attendees who just want to listen can 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 is sure to provide all attendees with a rich community evening of music.
Optional Rehearsal at 6:30 pm, presentation by Dr. Case at 7pm, and performance starts at 7:30 pm. Refreshments will be served during an intermission. Bring your score if you have one or borrow one for the evening at no cost, and bring your friends to this wonderful event.