Spring Rehearsals Begin January 24th

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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!

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.

Spring Rehearsal Season Starts!

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The weather outside is frightful, so why not warm yourself up with thoughts of spring – and join us as we start rehearsals for our spring concert season! Rehearsals begin Tuesday, January 20th!

We’re already excited about this season’s repertoire! Our intrepid Director Molly Webster says that it’s going to be centered around the theme of LOVE and it includes some Billy Joel! Maybe some Foreigner? And no doubt some other really awesome choral music.

New members are welcome to join us, and if you’re considering joining, but aren’t sure, you’re invited to come listen in on a rehearsal or two and see if it’s something you might like.

The songs are usually a mix of easier and more challenging pieces, and even if you’re not comfortable with your ability to read music, Molly is a great teacher and you will learn a lot, and probably surprise yourself!

 

Come sing with us!

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.

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.