Bracelet created by: Penny Cyd Lazarus
Loved by local audiences, the Newburyport Choral Society (NCS) is one of the oldest choral groups in the United States since it’s founding in 1848 and one of the largest amateur organizations in New England. NCS is very much a community that shares the common bond of singing great works of art by bringing this joy to audience and members of all ages. From children’s voices to our elder choristers, our collaboration celebrates the humanity of real people devoting themselves to music. This bracelet is commemorating a particular achievement of NCS on May 7, 2015, when we were asked to join in a festival chorus from all over the world to perform the Durufle Requiem at NYC’s Carnegie Music Hall. For many of us, this was the chance of a lifetime; to follow in the footsteps of all the great musicians who trod the wood floorboards of this hallowed hall. Your support will help this non-profit chorus continue to invite, work with, and sing with people of all ages, regardless of their ability to pay. Singing improves the ability of all of us to listen. Singing creates bridges between diverse people through the joyful practice of listening and making music together.