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The Newburyport Choral Society welcomes new singers!

Join Us as a Singing Member of the Newburyport Choral Society!

The Newburyport Choral Society enthusiastically welcomes new singers to our musical family each season!  Singers range from high school age to adults and the only requirements for membership are a love of singing, commitment to learning the music, and a willingness to support the success of the chorus in any way that you can.

As an active member you will experience—

  • a rewarding atmosphere of creative outlet,
  • an expansion of your musical horizons,
  • the warm camaraderie of our choral community,
  • a sense that you are contributing to the art and culture of the broader community.

Registration is completed online, and you can join during the first few weeks of either our Fall or Spring seasons. The Fall season usually begins in early September and the Spring season usually begins in early January.

We accep new singers for our semester during the first two weeks of each semester (September and January). Registration announcements appear on the home page preceding registration each semester.

About NCS Music Director Dr. MInji Kim

Dr. Minji Kim, Music Director, Newburyport Choral Society

Appointed as NCS Music Director in July, 2023, Dr. Kim currently serves as Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choirs at Gordon College in Wenham, MA.  

Dr. Kim holds a Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) in Choral Conducting from the University of Maryland, a Master of Music (MM) in Choral Conducting from The Ohio State University, and a Bachelor of Music (BM) in Composition from Yeungnam University in South Korea.  She has held conducting master classes and has participated in conducting competitions in the United States and around the world.  

Health Protocols

Proof of vaccination and age-appropriate boosters are required for new singers who are not yet on record with NCS for proof of vaccination. Please show proof of vaccination to the membership director Penny Lazarus or email a photocopy to

Masking Policy – Masks are not required.  But if you have been exposed to an illness but are not yet symptomatic, an N or KN 94/95 mask is highly encouraged.