NCS 2018 – 2019 Concert Season!

NCS is pleased to announce its 84th musical season!   This entire season draws upon the rich trove of history and musical contributions Americans have made throughout the 20th and 21st centuries.  It also celebrates the traditions, music, and history of the composer writing them and the culture from which they come.  We hope you will join us for these spectacular performances over the coming year!

Here are the highlights for our 2018 – 2019 concert season:  

NCS 2018 Winter Concert – “Peace and Remembrance” 

Our Winter 2018 concert will explore the concepts of peace and remembrance through music of the season, both secular and sacred.  The centerpiece of the concert is the Messe de Minuit de Noël by Marc-Antoine Charpentier. This masterpiece from the French Baroque era incorporates French carols within the framework of a traditional Christmas Oratorio.  

We will also premiere a very special piece by Utah composer Andrew Maxfield commemorating the centenary of the signing of the Armistice after WWI.  The Newburyport Choral Society will be the only chorus in Massachusetts to perform this piece in 2018 and will join choruses across the country in a special nationwide presentation of this work and this important commemoration.   And of course, our concert will include favorite carols of the season, our NCS orchestra, and the delightful voices of the Greater Newburyport Children’s Chorus. 






Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.  

Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 2:30 p.m.

Belleville Congregational Church

300 High Street, Newburyport


NCS 2019 Spring Concert – “Voices of America”

Our Spring 2019 concert will celebrate the unique American voices in composition in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein are two paragons of American composition.  We will present the two composer’s best loved vocal works: selections from the Old American Songs by Aaron Copland and Chichester Psalms by Leonard Bernstein. Paired with these works will be the New England Premiere of Utah composer, Andrew Maxfield’s Celebrating Wendell Berry in Music, which, through Berry’s poetry, expresses an appreciation of the land upon which we live, and emphasizes the resilience of the American spirit. 

Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

Belleville Congregational Church

300 High Street, Newburyport










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