New Season of NP Chorale Begins Monday, January 13
Spring season 2020 promises to be a very exciting season. Our first rehearsal of the new season begins on Monday, January 13, 2020, at 7:00 pm, in the Fellowship Hall of Wake Forest Baptist Church. For those of you who are new to NPC, Wake Forest Baptist Church is at 107 East South Avenue, Wake Forest, NC, 27587. The Fellowship Hall is on the first floor of the new section of the church. You will see it as you pull into the parking lot. Use the entrance on the right side of the building.
Special Event Planned
We are preparing several exciting events this semester. On Saturday, March 28, 2020, the Chorale has been invited to participate in a special “Messiah Sing Along” at the Wake Forest Baptist Church. A total of five organizations will participate in this event. We will be singing four selections from the “Messiah”. An orchestra and soloists have been secured, and it is even a possibility that Aaron Jackson, who will be conducting the event, may be able to direct one of our Monday evening rehearsals. Please note that the “Messiah Sing Along” is not mandatory for Chorale members, but wouldn’t it be amazing if all of us would participate in such a special day and singing a major classical work by Handel with other choirs.
“Home Is Where the Heart Is”
Our annual spring concerts will take place on Saturday, May 16, 2020, at New Hope Baptist Church, at 7:00 pm, and on Sunday, May 17, 2020, at McGregor Hall for the Performing Arts, at 3:00 pm. The theme of the concerts will be “Home Is Where the Heart Is”. NPC Director, Cindy Edwards has created a program that will be fun to sing and will have broad appeal for our audiences. The program tells of the journey of making America our home through the influences of multi-genres (patriotic, bluegrass, Celtic, folk, rock, and classical) and includes the following music selections:
“America the Beautiful” by Mark Hayes
“Song of the Tall Ship” (Men) by Luttrell, Hayes
“Shady Grove” (Women) by Tom Shelton
“Shenandoah” by Victor Johnson
“Cindy” by Mac Wilberg
“When Johnny Comes Marching Home” by Wilhousky
“The Gettysburg Address” by Mark Hayes
“Freedom Song” by Brahms/Beery
“Homeland” by G. Holst
“America (They’re Coming to America)” by Neil Diamond and David Maddux
“God Bless America” by Joseph Martin
New to the Chorale? What to Expect
Our music packets will be ready for us on January 13th. Please come prepared to pay your dues. For the spring semester, the cost for dues is $85. (If you paid your dues for the whole year in September, you do not owe any additional dues. If you paid for only one semester in the fall, you will owe $85 for the spring semester.) If you are a new member or returning after being away for the fall semester, you will also owe $85.
New members may want to come a few minutes early. If you have questions email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Returning members! don’t forget to bring/wear your nametags. They are especially helpful for new members to get to know everyone in the Chorale. If you are new, you will receive a nametag.
Looking forward to a great season!