2015 Winter Concert: Silver Celebration

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NRS Winter 2015 poster 8x10New Renaissance Singers will present their winter concert, Silver Celebration, Friday, December 18, 7 pm at First Congregational Church of Brewer. The church is located at 35 Church Street and is handicap accessible. The concert is free and open to the public with a suggested donation of $10 per person at the door. A Christmas Cookie sale and beverages will follow the concert. A portion of the proceeds will be used to support the NRS education scholarship fund. 

Silver Celebration will kick off the group’s twenty-fifth anniversary year. The music includes classical pieces by Bach, Haydn, and Rachmaninoff as well as contemporary arrangements and compositions celebrating the Christmas season.

New Renaissance Singers is an independent, four-part community chorus directed by Molly Webster and accompanied by Dora Rexrode. The group will also be performing at several assisted living facilities in the Bangor area in December. “We want to share our joy in music with as many people as possible,” says Board President Tricia Griffith.

For more information: call Molly Webster, Director, 992-7870 or email nrsingers@gmail.com or follow them on Facebook.

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Spring 2013 Concert Program

My Spirit Sang All Day ——————- Gerald Finzi (1901 – 1956)

Words by Robert Bridges

Bright Morning Stars —————————— Arr. Jay Althouse

Kentucky Folk Hymn

The Flight of the Moon —————————— Audrey Snyder

Words by Oscar Wilde

What a Wonderful World ——————————- Bob Thiele

Thomas Griffith

Earth Song ———————————————- Frank Ticheli

Linden Lea —————— Ralph Vaughn Williams (1872 – 1958)

Mike Strang

Look at the World ————————————— John Rutter

Featuring: Caitlynn Gunn

Let There Be Music ————————————— Joel Raney

~ Intermission ~

The Gift To Be Simple —————————– Arr. Bob Chilcott

Traditional Shaker Tune

How Can I Keep from Singing? ——————– Arr. Andy Beck

American Folk Hymn

Make You Feel My Love ———————————- Bob Dylan

Cheryl Russell, voice

Mike Strang, guitar

At the River ————————————– Arr. Michael Larkin

Singers Around the Bend

Molly Stevens, Patrick Stevens, Melva Kent, Merrill Boynton

Shenandoah ——————————————– John Purifoy

American Folksong

The Parting Glass ———————————- Arr. Ed Sheeran

Tricia Griffith

Traditional Scottish folksong

Down by the Sally Gardens ————————- Yeats/Ireland

Bill Shook

Loch Lomond ———————————– Arr. Jonathan Quick

Traditional Scottish folksong

Take Me to the Water —————————– Rollo Dillworth

African American Spiritual