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!
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.
Some of the fantastic music and talent that will be part of our concert tomorrow evening! We have guest conductors and accompanists along with intrepid soloists! It’s going to be amazing! Hope to see you there!
MAINE SUMMER YOUTH MUSIC SENIOR CAMP SCHOLARSHIP
We created our student scholarship fund to help foster and grow a love of music and singing in our community. In the last few years, we have donated scholarships to Bangor Area Children’s Choir. This year, we are offering a senior camp scholarship to the Maine Summer Youth Music at UMaine, Orono. High school students in the greater Bangor area are welcome to submit their applications.
Thank you to everyone who has generously supported NRS and our scholarship fund and made it possible for us to give back to our community. As we continue to grow, we hope to be able to offer several scholarships a year!
Applicants must be greater Bangor area students eligible for senior camp as of Spring 2015 (See MSYM website for details.) The student’s specific area of interest should be vocal/choral music. To apply for the scholarship, students must send the following to New Renaissance Singers:
- Completed MSYM Application
- Letter of Recommendation from a Teacher or Vocal Instructor
- Short essay describing their musical experience and how attending MYSM camp will impact their plans for the future (approx. 500 words)
Send the application, letter, and essay to:
New Renaissance Singers
Attn: Scholarship Committee
PO Box 3544
Brewer, ME 04412
Application Deadline is June 1, 2015. A decision will be made and the student notified by June 5, 2015. MSYM will be notified of the applicant’s acceptance and scholarship, and the information and payment will be sent to MSYM directly.
Incomplete applications and those received after June 1 will be ineligible for the scholarship. For questions, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or director Molly Webster at 992-7870