Winter concert ‘Silent Nights’

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Celebrating the 200th anniversary of the song ‘Silent Night’, New Renaissance Singers are pleased to invite you to their winter concert! Directed by Molly Webster and accompanied by Dora Rexrode, this event is sure to be a highlight of the season! Cookie sale after the concert, and a raffle basket as well! Suggested donation of $10 at the door.F0A30A88-680C-4975-BAF8-DD3A1A1111C3

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Fall Rehearsals Have Begun!

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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!

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.

Winter Choral Concert December 15th!

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New Renaissance Singers invites you to join us for our 2017 Winter Choral Concert “Remembering Decembers”!

Our director, Molly J. Webster, has programmed a wonderful mix of sacred and secular music to help you celebrate the season! We’ll be kicking off the performance with Thomas Morley’s madrigal “Lirum Lirum”, followed by classic favorites such as Vittorio’s O Magnum Mysterium and Javier Busto’s Ave Maria. We’ll wrap up the concert with seasonal favorites like O Holy Night, and put a new twist on Jingle Bells and I’ll Be Home for Christmas.

Before and after the concert, you’ll be able to purchase raffle tickets to win a gift basket filled with some great local treats to help you unwind from the holiday season, including wine, music, massage, and more! We’ll also be hosting our annual post-concert Christmas Cookie Sale — Save yourself some baking and grab a box or plate of cookies to take to your next holiday gathering!

Suggested $10 donation at the door.

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!