Press Release–May 26, 2014

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New Renaissance Singers

P.O. Box 3544

Brewer, ME 04412

nrsingers@gmail.com

http://www.nrsingers.com

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Contact: Tricia Griffith, President, New Renaissance Singers

(207) 812-0039 or nrsingers@gmail.com

 

The New Renaissance Singers 2014 Spring Choral Concert

I DREAM: Songs of Faith, Hope & Love

 

(BANGOR) Wednesday, May 14, 2014:

New Renaissance Singers is pleased to announce their 2014 Annual Spring Concert Schedule. This season, the choral group will be revisiting a favorite old location in Brewer, with a performance at the First Congregational Church of Brewer on Saturday, May 31st at 7:00pm. They will wrap up their spring concert season at 7:00pm on Saturday, June 7th at the Church of Universal Fellowship in Orono. Admission to the concerts is a suggested $10 donation.

 

A portion of the concert proceeds will go into the new NRS Student Scholarship Fund as part of New Renaissance Singers’ mission to nurture a love of music in the community and beyond. This year, the funds contributed will go towards providing scholarships to children singing in the Bangor Area Children’s Choir. The group welcomes suggestions for future beneficiaries, especially in the area of vocal music.

 

The repertoire this year features a beautiful collection of songs of hope, peace, love and life, from classic works like Mozart’s Laudate Dominum and Ubi Caritas by Duruflé to energetic pieces like Martin Shaw’s With a Voice of Singing and Road to Freedom by Gwenyth Walker. Choral music fans may also recognize favorites like Rutter’s For the Beauty of the Earth and Cover the World with Love by Jerry Estes. As always, the concert will feature soloists as well as a duet and quartet.

 

New Renaissance Singers is extremely fortunate to be celebrating its second successful season with director, Molly J. Webster. Originally from Patten, Maine, Molly is an alumnus of The University of Maine with degrees in Music Education and Vocal Performance, as well as a Masters of Music in Choral Conducting. In addition to directing New Renaissance Singers, Molly is the choir director at The Church of Universal Fellowship in Orono, an instructor at The New England School of Communications-Husson University. She is also the founder of the Husson University Singers and Divisi, a select choir.

 

New Renaissance Singers is a well-established, non-audition, multigenerational chorus serving Central and Eastern Maine. We welcome all who share a love of singing, and believe that in uniting our voices in song we can nurture a love of music in our community and beyond. If you love to sing and would like to join the fun, The New Renaissance Singers always welcomes new members. For more information about the group, visit their website: www.nrsingers.com. Visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/nrsingers , or contact Tricia Griffith, NRS President at (207) 812-0039 or nrsingers@gmail.com.

 

New Renaissance Singers is grateful for the continued support of individuals and businesses throughout the community.

Spring Rehearsal Season Starting Up!

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Membership drive poster 2014Tuesday, January 14th, New Renaissance Singers begins their spring season with an open rehearsal from 6:30 – 8:30pm at Columbia Street Baptist Church! All voices and experience levels are most welcome!

NRS is a multi-generational, non-auditioned choir that comes together each and every Tuesday (6:30 – 8:30pm) throughout the spring and fall to join in a shared love of singing and making music as a community.

We have some amazing music planned for this semester including pieces by W.A. Mozart, Thomas Morley, John Rutter, Z. Randall Stroope, Joshua Shank and more…a little bit of something for everyone!

Come check out a rehearsal and see what it’s all about!!!

New Renaissance Singers to Perform with Foreigner

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New Renaissance Singers is thrilled to join the rock band Foreigner on stage on Thursday, June 27th at the Maine Magazine Pavilion for the 2013 Pop the Cork event. This event will benefit the Grammy Foundation’s efforts to keep music education in public schools, a cause which is near and dear to the hearts of all NRS members. We will be singing along with the band for the classic “I Want to Know What Love Is”, right on stage!

We were fortunate to have a visit from WABI during our Artsapalooza rehearsal this weekend, and had a little feature on the news Monday night: http://www.wabi.tv/news/41174/local-choral-group-singing-with-foreigner-in-rockport adding to the excitement of the already energized choral members.

Stay tuned, as we hope to share YouTube video footage after the event!

(Now, aren’t you just eager to join New Renaissance Singers and see what adventures we have next?)