NCS Newsletter November 2012

August 26, 2013 - 1:12pm -- Michele Berman

Fate, LIfe and Love - all in one evening!


Since Labor Day, the Newton Choral Society has been gearing up for its first concert on November 17. Under the leadership of David Carrier, Music Director, NCS will perform Orff's Carmina Burana (see sidebar for details). The twenty-five songs of the piece focus on the workings of Fortuna, the goddess of fate, and will tell you of the fickleness and cruelty of fate. Then it's fate that brings the men of the chorus into the tavern for a rowdy evening of drinking songs. And where does fate eventually lead the singers? -- to "the court of love." During the performance NCS will be joined by Newton-based Youth pro Musica as well as soloists Susan Consoli, Matthew Anderson and Thomas Jones. This concert is not to be missed. Tickets are available at the NCS website,, or at the door.

Heard on the Street:

The NCS March performance, Luxurious Harmonies,  included Pinkham's Wedding Cantata, Brahms' Liebeslieder Walzer, and Martin's Mass for Double Chorus. The applause said it all, but there's more. The Arts Fuse reported that "the chorus approached the [Wedding Cantata] tenderly and reveled in the beautiful lines of its choral texture. The group’s warm and welcoming sound revealed why this work is beloved by singers." With regard to Martin's Mass for Double Chorus, the reviewer Anthony J. Palmer wrote that "the Newton Chorus succeeded in both aspects of maintaining good pitch throughout and clearly delineating the vocal lines and resultant harmonies." To read the full review visit The Arts Fuse at

NCS Audience Benefit:

Want to make it an evening out? As a member of the Newton Cultural Alliance, the Newton Choral Society offers its audience the opportunity to save on meals purchased on the day of the concert at several Newton restaurants. To receive your discount simply show your NCS ticket stub at B Street, Restaurant & Bar (Newton Centre); Bokx 109 – Hotel Indigo (Auburndale); Café Sol Azteca (Newton Centre); Cafe St. Petersburg (Newton Centre); Deluxe Station Diner (Newton Centre); Jumbo Seafood (Newton Centre); Max & Leo's Artisan Pizza (Newton Corner); Rox Diner (Newtonville); Terry O'Reilly's Pub (Newton Centre); The Cottage (Chestnut Hill); and Union Street (Newton Centre).   Before planning your evening check the "Culture 'n Cuisine" list at .


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