The Newburyport Choral Society Presents: Songs for the Journey

Music Director Ryan Turner, has put together an amazing concert program entitled “Songs for the Journey: From Remembrance to Renewal.” Through the power of music, the concert acknowledges the difficult depths of the pandemic period, and joyfully celebrates our reemergence into a season of recovery and hope.

This concert features a unique collection of emotionally evocative choral music, including:   

·        Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem 

·        Kevin Siegfried’s Songs for the Journey

·        Sarah Quartel’s How Can I Keep from Singing?

·        Ola Gjeilo’s Across the Vast Eternal Sky

·        Stephen Paulus’ The Road Home

·        J. Rosamond Johnson’s Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing (arr. Robles)

Our soloists will be Corrine Byrne, soprano, and Will Prapestis, baritone. Kirsten Helgeland will again be our featured accompanist, along with the NCS Orchestra.

Saturday May 14 @ 7:30pm & Sunday May 15 @ 4:00 pm

Belleville Congregational Church ● 300 High Street, Newburyport, MA

General Admission – $25

Students – $15 (with valid and current student ID)

At door (if available) – $30

We hope you, your family, and friends can join us for this “must hear” event!!

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Concert Safety Protocols

In order to protect our community gathering within the historic Belleville Meetinghouse, all attendees, participants, and staff will have to:

1.     Show proof of full vaccination protection against COVID-19; and

2.      Wear a high-quality, well-fitted mask covering both the wearer’s mouth and nose.

Thank you for your adherence to these safety protocols.

          NCS Board of Directors

About Ryan Turner

NCS Music Director Ryan Turner brings a wealth of experience to lead NCS into the future, and to strengthen our presence throughout the North Shore, the Merrimack Valley, and southern New Hampshire. Widely regarded as a passionate and expressive vocal ad orchestral conductor, he is also an accomplished tenor soloist and music educator. A resident of Haverhill, he is also the artistic director of Emmanuel Music in Boston, and is on the voice and early music faculty at the Longy School of Music of Bard College in Cambridge. 

Ryan is highly regarded for his masterful and innovative conducting, with a choral repertoire that encompasses the complete masterworks of Bach, and major works by Stravinsky, Mozart, and Handel. As a champion of new music, he has programmed and premiered the works of several contemporary composers, and as an opera conductor recently led acclaimed performances with the Boston Lyric Opera.

This program is supported in part by grants from the Amesbury, Merrimac, Newbury, Newburyport, Rowley and Salisbury Cultural Councils, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. 

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