New Renaissance Singers Fall-Winter Season Begins!

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For Immediate Release

Date: September 3, 1014

For More Information: Molly Webster (207) 992-7870 or nrsingers@gmail.com

NRS rehearsals startingRehearsal Season Starts for New Renaissance Singers

On Tuesday, September 9, at 6:30 pm, the New Renaissance Singers will gather at the First Congregational Church at 35 Church Street in Brewer for the first rehearsal of this season. The choral group always welcomes new members, and the first few rehearsals are open to anyone who wants to watch and listen, to see if they are interested in joining!

New Renaissance Singers (NRS) is a non-audition, four-part community chorus serving Central and Eastern Maine for the past twenty-three years. The members of NRS have varied musical backgrounds, are all ages, and perform diverse repertoire from all genres & styles. NRS is governed by a volunteer board of directors and is supported by member dues and community sponsors. NRS Board President, Tricia Griffith states, “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.”

NRS Director Molly Webster has degrees in Music Education and Vocal Performance, and an MM in Choral Conducting. As a professional vocal instructor, Molly frequently adds insights and instruction on the art and mechanics of singing to each rehearsal. In addition, this year rehearsals will include periodic lessons on how to read music to help encourage those who love to sing, but might find the idea of reading music intimidating.

Accompanied by professional pianist Dora Rexrode, NRS stages two performances of their winter concert in early December and another set of performances for a spring concert in May. In addition to these public performances they enjoy singing in area nursing homes, as well as at area benefit concerts.

Bangor Area Children's Choir Scholarship GiftA 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. Last year, NRS was able to donate a scholarship to the Bangor Area Children’s Choir. This year the group plans to donate scholarships at both the winter concert and the spring concert, and welcomes suggestions for future beneficiaries, especially in the area of vocal music.

If you would like to join New Renaissance Singers, sponsor their scholarship fund, or advertise in their concert programs, you can contact Director Molly Webster at (207) 992-7870, or email nrsingers@gmail.com. Follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/nrsingers, or visit their website, www.nrsingers.com.

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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 2014 Concert Schedule

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SATURDAY, MAY 31ST – BREWER, MAINE – 7:00PM

First Congregational Church of Brewer – 35 Church Street, Brewer

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 1ST – BANGOR, MAINE – 4:00PM

Benefit for the Columbia Street Baptist Church Community Center – 63 Columbia Street

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 7TH – ORONO, MAINE – 7:00PM

Church of Universal Fellowship – 82 Main Street, Orono, Maine

Please join us for refreshments after the concert!

A portion of the proceeds from our Brewer and Orono Concerts will benefit the New Renaissance Singers Charity Fund, which supports music for the children in our community, from the Bangor Area Children’s Choir to scholarships for music lessons and continuing education.

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!!!

Press Release November 9, 2013

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NEW RENAISSANCE SINGERS 2013 WINTER CONCERT SCHEDULE

BANGOR, MAINE – Celebrating the Season with Music from Around the World

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This season, The New Renaissance Singers have added a third venue to their concert schedule. In addition to performing at the Columbia Street Baptist Church and the Church of Universal Fellowship, the group has added a performance in the beautiful Hampden Congregational Church.

The choir will perform three main concerts this holiday season, beginning with a matinee on December 1st at 3pm, at the Church of Universal Fellowship in Orono. On December 7th, following the Downtown Festival and Tree Lighting, the group will perform at the Columbia Street Baptist Church, followed by a gathering with snacks and drinks downstairs. They will wrap up the concert season on December 14th at 7:30pm, at the Hampden Congregational Church.

The choir, under the direction of Molly J. Webster, will be performing a wide variety of music from around the word, including songs of the season from as far away as Africa and Russia, beautiful favorites like Still, Still, Still and Do You Hear What I Hear, and much more!

In addition to the main concerts, New Renaissance Singers will perform several concerts at area senior homes throughout December.

Photos of the Group can be found at: http://bit.ly/HNGIcI

Contact information:

Website: https://nrsingers.com/

Email: nrsingers@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nrsingers

Mailing Address: PO Box 3544, Brewer, ME 04412

Contact Board President: Tricia Griffith (207) 812-0039

Contact Director: Molly J. Webster (207) 992-7870