Chorale-New Season Begins Sept. 9

Singers? Looking for fine choral music? The Northeast Piedmont Chorale 2019-2020 Season will begin rehearsals Monday, September 9, 7:00 PM at Wake Forest Baptist Church. While you are basking (more like sweltering) in the Piedmont summer sun you can practice your scales (or not) but be sure to put the date on your calendar. Watch for more information about concert dates and venues coming soon! All parts are welcome.

If you are not a member of NPC but are interested in singing or have questions contact us at info@npchorale.org.

Spring Season Success!

The Northeast Piedmont Spring Season 2019 was fun and successful!

Our Spring Sing, with around one hundred voices led by our wonderful clinician, Sally Albrecht, was such fun. The day started with coffee and goodies, then on to the morning session. We worked hard on our pieces until lunch time–baked ziti and lots of other good things to eat. After lunch we continued our work with a concert for friends and family at the end. If you missed the concert you can still see and hear it. (Spring Sing concert link)

Many thanks to all the chorale members who helped cook, set up, clean up and generally keep the event running smoothly. Special thanks to the Spring Sing team led by Jackie Finegan and Judith Miller.

Synergy – Spring Concerts — our concerts in Henderson and Raleigh were also great! We had good audiences at both venues, the dancers were fine and our musicians were awesone. It is such a pleasure to share the results of our hard work all season with appreciative audiences. Thanks to everyone who helped make our 2018-2019 Chorale season a success.

Spring Sing Registration Deadline Extended

There’s still time! We’ve extended the Spring Sing registration to March 29. Spread the word to all your singing friends! Join us April 27 for a wonderful day of singing and fellowship with other choristers.

It is such an amazing feeling to join your voice with a hundred other voices in concert! And, Sally Albrecht makes the day special. I have sung with a small church choir, a small  community chorus, and the Northeast Piedmont Chorale with about 50 voices at our largest and to be a part of the hundred voice 2017 Spring Sing concert was an experience I’ve never had before. Whatever our final number, let’s make Spring Sing 2019 a great experience for all! Sign up here.

Register Now for Spring Sing 2019

Registration is now open for our 2019 Spring Sing choral workshop on Saturday, April 27. Popular choral clinician and composer, Sally K. Albrecht will again lead this exciting one day choral workshop and concert event. The workshop runs from 8:30 AM-4:00 PM when we will present a short concert. The registration fee includes participation, music packet, and lunch and will be held at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic School Fellowship Hall in Wake Forest.

Spring Sing is a truly enjoyable day. We meet great people from our community and have an opportunity to sing with them. Sally makes the day fun while teaching us choral singing techniques that we will use for the short half-hour concert (free to the public) at the end of our day. If you have participated in Spring Sing in the past, we hope you will sing with us again on April 27. If you have never experienced Spring Sing, we hope you will make the decision to try it this year!

Find more detailed information, printable flyer and registration form on our Spring Sing Event page.

Rehearsals for Spring Season are Well Underway

Our NPC Spring singing season has begun and we are delighted to welcome members back and especially to welcome our new members! The chorale is growing and we are hard at work on a demanding and interesting program of music.

Friends of the NP Chorale! Get ready for exciting concerts this spring! Our program is “Synergy: We see, we hear, we touch, we feel! The senses come alive with an exuberance that leads us to dance to the fullness of life!” We’ll have dancers as well as an orchestra.

Mark your calendars for our spring concerts which will take place on the following dates and in the following venues:

  • Thursday, May 9, 2019, 7:30 pm

McGregor Hall Performing Arts Center
201 Breckenridge Street
Henderson, NC 27536

  • Friday, May 10, 2019, 7:30 pm

New Hope Baptist Church
4301 Louisburg Road
Raleigh, NC 27604

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.