2018 Spring Choral Concert

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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.

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Spring Concert on May 19th, 2017!

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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!

Handmade Music Themed Quilt for Raffle!

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Don’t miss out! We’re raffling off this incredible music themed quilt hand made by our very own Nancy Averill! This quilt is huge! Perfect for a queen size bed, but fits a king size pretty well, too.

Raffle tickets are $5 each or three for $10, and will be on sale at our Bucksport and Brewer concerts, or you can contact us through our Facebook page or email nrsingers@gmail.com to make arrangements to purchase them! The drawing will be held after our Brewer concert on December 16th!

Silver Celebration! Our Spring 2016 Choral Concert

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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.

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.