Christmas Concerts A Success

The NP Chorale Christmas concerts were great successess! Thanks to all who came to hear us in Henderson and Raleigh. We had good crowds at both locations and are truly grateful to First United Methodist Church in Henderson and to New Hope Baptist Church in Raleigh for hosting our concerts.

Here is just a little of the message director Cindy Edwards sent after the concerts:

“After almost a week since our big weekend, I continue to hear wonderful remarks about both of our programs. I want you to know that I am so very proud of each of you. You were excellent at following last minute instructions in a totally different venue (Friday evening) and absolutely rose to the occasion. When I finally got to the podium after all that had transpired in the preceding half hour and took a breath, it was comforting. You looked like a picture and when the flute and oboe played the opening introduction, I knew it was going to be spectacular! Then, when Saturday’s concert occurred, there was a calmness and confidence that made our sound even more outstanding.”

Her message concludes with “I look forward to finish planning our spring program in the next couple of weeks so that when we return in January, we can continue to rise to a higher level. Until then, I wish all of you the best as you participate in your church programs, visit other concerts, finish holiday preparations and rejoice in family.”

Rehearsals for the Spring Season begin January 14. Watch for more information coming later.

Chorale Picnic a Lot of Fun

The NPC end of season picnic at the home of Christine Knights was a lot of fun–a great time to relax, meet folks who sing in a different section, and the food was fabulous!
We had casseroles and fruit, deviled eggs and desserts–a feast.
Many thanks to the Knights for their hospitality. See you all in September!

Yard Sale a Success!

NPC held a very successful Yard Sale on Saturday, March 3, 2018 on the grounds of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Wake Forest. Thanks to all of the members, friends and neighbors who generously donated their previous “treasures” NPC raised $1,427.11; and the patrons who purchased the goods have new and gently used items that they may treasure. The Bake Sale table was a hit too as NPC members donated homemade cakes, muffins, cookies and brownies which went quickly. Despite the high winds that day, we managed to sell lots of furniture, paintings, towels, sheets, tablecloths,  books, sporting goods, and ceramic items. It also afforded an opportunity for us to give back as someone purchased hundreds of dollars’ worth of clothing for only $40.00 to give to a local shelter. Remaining items were taken to the Habitat for Humanity Restore and to Goodwill.

Although the Yard Sale was from 8:00 a.m. till 1:00 p.m., dedicated singers brought donations beginning at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, March 2nd and still other NPC members arrived as early as 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, to organize the tables and set out the hundreds of items for sale! Luckily, we benefitted from donated coffee courtesy of the Packhouse Coffee Company in Youngsville which helped to keep us warm and to keep our tired eyes open! The Yard Sale was a productive fundraiser in every aspect.

Spring Sing Fun for Everyone

The Northeast Piedmont Chorale and St. Catherine of Siena Church, joined by members of church and community choirs from around the area, under the direction of choral clinician and composer Sally K. Albrecht presented their Spring Sing 2017, a free concert performed on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 4:00 PM in the St. Catherine of Siena Catholic School Gymnasium.  The singers, some 120 strong, rehearsed for several hours after enjoying fellowship and a breakfast provided by the Northeast Piedmont Chorale beginning at 8:00 a.m. When it was over many singers remarked about the new friends they had made, others joined NPC that fall, and still others came to audition in the fall of 2017.

The next Spring Sing, which is held biennially, will be in the spring of 2019.