NCS Newsletter September 2012

August 26, 2013 - 1:10pm -- Michele Berman

Do the math for the 2011 -12 season:
 1 year of exquisite music brought to you during the 36th season of NCS
 2 NCS choristers appeared as soloists in Pinkham’s Wedding Cantata
 5 endowment program funds sustain growth and chorus longevity
 8 soloists joined us on stage at the various concerts
 15 staves on the conductor’s score of the Beethoven Mass in C
 28 singers performed in our outreach program
 40 party-goers gathered at our major donor thank you event
 45 choristers sang in the three Chamber Ensembles
 51 instrumentalists accompanied us during our three-concert season
 90 enthusiastic choral singers
 100 hours of rehearsal by the chorus
 206 donors to whom we are grateful
 492 dollars raised through the Amazon link on

From the top:
Music Director David Carrier has announced the Newton Choral Society's 2012-2013 concert year. Our 37th season is rapidly approaching and brings together popular choral works with some of Boston's favorite soloists and instrumentalists.

To open the season in November, NCS will be joined by Newton-based Youth Pro Musica in a performance of the rhythmic and energetic Carmina Burana. Solosists Susan Consoli, Matthew Anderson, and Thomas Jones will be featured.

March brings a presentation of  Haydn’s masterful oratorio, Die Schöpfung (The Creation), with the chorus accompanied by orchestra. The arias will be sung by local  favorites Kendra Colton and David Kravitz as well as newcomer Peter Halpern.

Our late Spring concert will showcase the tranquil and beautiful Faure Requiem with Susan Consoli performing the tender Pie Jesu and David McFerrin offering the Libera Me.

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