Join us on Saturday, December 14th at 7pm for our annual winter concert! Our beloved long-time accompanist Dora Rexrode has retired, and we’re breaking in our new accompanist, Lynette Dancoes, with some fantastic music this season! Our program opens with selections from Vivaldi’s Gloria. Along with Vivaldi, we’ll be performing a collection of seasonal favorites, from Thomas Morley and Tchaikovsky, to Purifoy, and more.
Stay after the concert for snacks, drinks, and our annual Christmas Cookie sale! We’ll also have a fabulous gift basket of goodies to raffle off! See you there!
It’s that time of year again! Members new and old are welcome to join us for the beginning of our 2018 rehearsal season. Love to sing? Come and check out our first couple of rehearsals and see if New Renaissance Singers is the group for you!
Our director, Molly Webster, has been working hard to put together another fabulous program for our December concerts! Just a few of the songs we’ll be learning include Christmas Lullaby by John Rutter, African Star Carol by Michael Barrett, Silent Night by Pentatonix, and Gloria by David Giardiniere.
We rehearse Thursday evenings from 7-9 through December. We’re excited to begin a new season, and we look forward to seeing you all!
Join us for our 27th annual spring choral concert on Friday, May 18th at 7pm at the First Congregational Church of Brewer.
This year our Director, Molly Webster, has put together a program filled with old favorites and beautiful contemporary pieces that will shine a little hope in your day, including the gospel works “Unclouded Day” arranged by Shawn Kirchner, and “The Storm is Passing Over” arranged by Barbara W. Baker. We’ll be revisiting old favorites, “Omnia Sol” by Z. Randall Stroope, and “Hope is the Thing With Feathers” by Kenney Potter, (based on the poem by Emily Dickinson). Rounding out the mix will be pieces from Bob Chilcott, Moses Hogan, Steven Foster, Gerald Finzi, and even U2.
We will be raffling off another basket of fabulous local items, gifts and assorted goodies, and the concert will be followed by an ice cream social.
Suggested donation of $10 at the door.
Curious about what we’re singing this season? Of course you are!!! Here is our program for our upcoming concert on Friday, December 15th at 7pm. See you there!
New Renaissance Singers invites you to join us for our 2017 Winter Choral Concert “Remembering Decembers”!
Our director, Molly J. Webster, has programmed a wonderful mix of sacred and secular music to help you celebrate the season! We’ll be kicking off the performance with Thomas Morley’s madrigal “Lirum Lirum”, followed by classic favorites such as Vittorio’s O Magnum Mysterium and Javier Busto’s Ave Maria. We’ll wrap up the concert with seasonal favorites like O Holy Night, and put a new twist on Jingle Bells and I’ll Be Home for Christmas.
Before and after the concert, you’ll be able to purchase raffle tickets to win a gift basket filled with some great local treats to help you unwind from the holiday season, including wine, music, massage, and more! We’ll also be hosting our annual post-concert Christmas Cookie Sale — Save yourself some baking and grab a box or plate of cookies to take to your next holiday gathering!
Suggested $10 donation at the door.
Join New Renaissance Singers as we unite in song for our 26th Annual Spring Choral Concert!
This season’s program “United In Song”, arranged by our Director, Molly J. Webster, features a walk through the history of American composers from Steven Foster to the more contemporary works of Jay Althouse and Maine’s own Andrew Hirst. The theme expands to include works from outside influences such as the Beatles and Leonard Cohen, and songs of peace and unity.
Before and after the concert, there will be a silent auction of items donated by varied talents and services of our members, from a picnic basket with wine, to massage, art and handmade items, with funds raised to benefit New Renaissance Singers and our music scholarship fund. Refreshments will be provided after the concert, so feel free to hang out with us, have a snack, and bid on some great stuff!
The weather outside is frightful, but we’re about to start planning our spring concert season! Love singing? Come warm yourself up by singing with us every Tuesday evening starting January 24th!
We are a non-audition community choir that sings a wide variety of classic and contemporary choral music. We welcome people of all experience levels! You’re welcome to attend our first two rehearsals to sit in and listen or sing along, and see if you think our music is in tune with yours!
See you in January!
Join New Renaissance Singers for its 25th Anniversary Celebration Season Finale! We’re wrapping up a year of celebrating 25 years of sharing our music with our friends in Central and Eastern Maine.
For our 25th Anniversary Winter Concert, we’re sharing some old favorites such as S’Vivon by Bertaux and Christmas Jazz by Shaw. We’re mixing in some Handel and Eric Whitacre and rounding out the mix with a beautiful, spirited arrangement of Gaudete by Thomas Juneau.
Come early and sign up for the raffle of our beautiful music themed, handmade quilt. Join us after the concert for anniversary cake and our Christmas Cookie bake sale. Get your sugar rush instant gratification and then pick up some more to take home!
Admission: $10 suggested donation
We can’t wait to see you there and celebrate with you!
Join us and be a part of our year-long celebration of 25 years of making music together!
For our spring concert season, we are bringing you a beautiful mix of songs of hope and joy, with music ranging from contemporary to folk and classical. Included in the spring repertoire are pieces from Beethoven, Brahm and Mozart, mixed in with a little Pete Seeger and U2, and a collection of pieces based on the works of poets like Edna St. Vincent Millay and Emily Dickinson.
We are exceptionally excited to unveil a song specially commissioned to celebrate our silver anniversary. This contemporary choral piece was created for us by UMaine alumnus Andrew Hirst. “Everyone Sang” is based on the poem by Siegfried Sassoon, written at the end of World War I.