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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.

Location:
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-conference lecture 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
Fees/Admission:
Adults - $32
Youth (18 and under) - $11.50

 
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