NCC Spring 2022 Season

Type of post: Chorus news item
Sub-type: No sub-type
Posted By: Alan Rowe
Status: Current
Date Posted: Tue, Jan 4 2022

UPDATE January 18, 2022

Dear NCC singers,
I’m sure this email will not come as too much of a surprise.
Because the conventional wisdom is that infections should start to decline by the end of January, I am moving the start of chorus to Feb. 8th rather than the 25th.  The concert dates, at this time remain the first weekend in May, though if we need to “punt” again in regards to our start, we may consider a later date.
I’m thrilled that so many of you are enthusiastic about “Requiem For the Living”! I’m looking forward to doing it again.
(Nic will soon be posting updates on our COVID guidelines moving into the spring.)
My best,
Alan

 

Previoulsy posted January 4, 2022

Happy New Year NCC !!
The last of our family have returned to their homes, the decorations are coming down and plans are coming together for our NCC’s spring production. I hope all your R.A.T. stripes were blue, and that you have had memorable times with friends, family and loved ones these past weeks!

With anticipated spikes in infections through mid-January, I have decided that the beginning of our spring season should tentatively be held off until the fourth week in January (1/25). Of course, we will monitor infection trends and heed the wisdom of the Vermont Health Dept. before returning in full force.

I have selected Dan Forrest’s “Requiem For The Living”, a work we did about 6 years ago and was well received by audience and singers. I was fortunate to secure 70 copies from a Michigan college and I know copies are available on Amazon for those who wish to purchase their own copy. We will augment the program with shorter octavos and may recruit my select high school singers to join us. Performance weekend would be April 29, 30, May 1.

Here’s the recording I have enjoyed the most if you wish to listen:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTsqM7CDYgc

I was so pleased that we were able to sing in December and hope that the time will come, in the not too distant future, when we can sing without masks.

My best to all of you,
Alan