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Newburyport Choral Society: World Premier of "I Could See the Sky" by Composer Kile Smith

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Name: Newburyport Choral Society: World Premier of "I Could See the Sky" by Composer Kile Smith
Date: August 19, 2017
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
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Event Description:

Concert: “I Could See The Sky”

This concert, which includes works by Haydn and Prokofiev, will feature a World Premiere of "I Could See the Sky" by Newburyport Chamber Music Festival Composer-In-Residence Kile Smith.  The work is inspired by Newburyport, and the lyrics are drawn from writings of two renowned residents who documented life throughout 20th century Newburyport:  John Lagoulis, World War II Veteran, columnist and author; and Jean Foley Doyle, retired NHS teacher and local author and historian. 

This concert is just one event in Season 16 of the Newburyport Chamber Music Festival (NCMF) and is a collaboration of the following organizations and artists:

Newburyport Chamber Music Festival, David Yang, artistic director;
George Case, conductor; Newburyport Choral Society, George Case, music director;
Greater Newburyport Children’s Chorus, Gina McKeown, music director;
the Choir School at St. John’s, Margaret Harper, director;
Yonah Zur and Yuri Namkung, violins; David Yang, viola;
Claire Bryant, cello;
Margaret Harper, organ.

Text for Nos. 1-4  of "I Could See the Sky" is from Life in Newburyport, 1950-1985, collected by high school students of Jean Foley Doyle, edited by Jennifer Karin. Text for No. 5 from Newburyport: As I Lived It! by John Lagoulis. Commissioned by and dedicated to the Newburyport Chamber Music Festival, David Yang, Artistic Director.

August 19, 2017
Central Congregation Church,
14 Titcomb Street,
Newburyport, MA

August 20, 2017 (Repeat Performance)
St. John's Episcopal Church
101 Chapel Street,
Portsmouth NH 03801
Date/Time Information:
August 19, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. (Pre-Concert Lecture with NCMF Artistic Director David Yang & Friends begins at 6:45 p.m.)

August 20, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. (Repeat performance at St. John's Church in Portsmouth, NH)

Contact Information:
For August 19 concert tickets, visit www.newburyportchambermusic/tickets.html For August 20 concert tickets, please call St. John's Episcopal Church, Portsmouth, NH at 603-436-8283
Adults - $32
Youth (18 and under) - $11.50

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