The Greater Newburyport Children’s Chorus mission is to provide an opportunity for students
to enrich their lives with quality vocal music education, choral performances and
a joyful, lifelong habit of participation in
music and community.
The chorus aims to serve the community through
musical performances and the students will be exposed
to a wide variety of music genres. Through teamwork, friendship and acceptance of young musicians with ethnic, economic and religious diversity, the chorus will provide the participants with a supportive, educational environment that will promote excellence in music learning.
REGISTRATION OPEN for FALL 2019 season!
You may register if you are a RETURNING GNCC member (entering grades 4-8) or a Junior singer - (entering grades 2 & 3). Click on the above RED button to register. If you are a NEW singer entering grades 4-8, you must AUDITION before registering. Email us with any questions. And follow us on Facebook and Instagram - gr8tr_nbpt_cc for more info!
GNCC Juniors is our younger ensemble, made up of children in grades 2 & 3. No auditions are required for this age group. The GNCC Juniors rehearse on Tuesdays from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. at the Hope Church in Newburyport.
Questions about Juniors??
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The Chorus runs for 2 semesters a year with performances in December and April.
Rehearsal INFO for Fall 2019
When: Tuesdays late Sep - December
Time for GNCC - 4;00- 5:30 p.m.
Time for GNCC Juniors chorus -
4:00- 5:00 p.m.
Where: Hope Community Church
11 Hale Street, Newburyport
Rehearsals will consist of
music & choral theory combined through choral singing.
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GNCC is made up of local singers in grades 2 -8 and requires an auditon for singers in our middle ensemble (grades 4-8). Grades 2 & 3 don't require audition to register. ALL are welcome.
For more info about upcoming performances, auditions, and summer programs, please
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GNCC SENIORS group Grades 9-12
WE will be having a gathering meeting in late AUGUST for all interested high school singers. The high school ensemble will begin this FALL! Email us if you would like to be put on our high school email list!
We audition in small groups of 1-4 singers and no materials are needed to prepare. We will work with the singer to vocalize, match pitch and sing a familiar song. Let us know if you have any questions regarding auditions. There is a $10.00 one-time fee to audition with the GNCC. Must be paid at the time of audition.
The Audition Process:
When building a chorus is important to match vocal quality of the members. The audition process helps us to choose music and place students in certain sections. We know that this may be an intimidating experience for students and our goal is to make it as stress free as possible.
There is a possibility of a student not being accepted into the chorus. Some students may need more general singing experience and we will assist you in finding those opportunities. If your child is not accepted into the chorus your audition fee will be refunded.
Payment plans and financial assistance are available.
GNCC does not issue refunds. Please make certain that you want to commit your child to the semester of chorus.. Any registrations will be deleted should the registration fee remain unpaid after seven days following the student's first rehearsal.
GNCC is a non-profit 501-(c)3 organization and all donations are tax deductible. We are looking for financial support in many areas of the organization. This includes and is not limited to scholarship funds for students in need, sponsorship for concerts, support with choral supplies and literature expenses, rental costs and capital expenses including risers and audio equipment. If you are interested in donating time, talent or giving financial support, please contact us through our email email@example.com or call us at (781) 710 3825. We thank you in advance for your support of the music in these children's lives.
Newburyport Homecoming Talent Show, Monday, August 29th, 2019
Theater In The Open's Haunted Maudsley Trail, October 2019
Newburyport Choral Society Winter Concerts, December 2019
Greater Newburyport Village Annual Holiday Gathering, Dec. 18, 2019, Senior Center, Newburyport 1:00 p.m.
PAST PERFORMANCES (2015 - 2019):
Firehouse Center for the Arts "Get Vocal" A Vocal Competition Monday May 20 & Tuesday, May 21
Salisbury Public Library, (*Juniors ONLY) Saturday May 11th 10:30 a..m.
Avita of Newburyport, Sunday May 5th 1:00 p.m.
Mass ACDA Big Sing Central, Fay School March 16th, Southborough MA
Hello Spring! Sponsored by Friends of NYS, 12:15 p.m. March 2nd, 2019 Bresnahan Elementary Shool Newburyport
Mayor's State of the City Address, February 27th, 2019 Senior Center Newburyport
Greater Newburyport Village Annual Holiday Gathering, Dec. 19, 2018, Senior Center, Newburyport 1:00 p.m.
GNCC Winter Sing, Central Congregational Church, 14 Titcomb St. Newburyport Monday, Dec. 17th, 2018 Newburyport (*Donations at door)
Winter Concert with Newburyport Choral Society, December 8 & 9 2018, Bellevlle Church, Newburyport (*Tickets available through Newburyport Choral Society website)
Invitation Nights, Market Square Newburyport December 7th, 2018
Holiday Sing, Salisbury Public Library, November 17th, 2018 Salisbury
Spooky sing-a-long, Newburyport Public Library, October 27th, Newburyport
Haunted Maudsley, Theater in the Open, October 20 & 21, 2018 Maudsley State Park, Newburyport
Yankee Homecoming Talent Show, July 30, 2018 11:00 a.m. Waterfront park, Newburyport
Bresnahan School Stem Fair, May 2018 Newburyport
"Charlie" a play by local author, Donna Seim and directed by Anna Smulowitz, May 2018, Firehouse Center for the Arts, Newburyport
GNCC 'Takes the Stage', April 30th, 2018 Firehouse Center for the Arts, Newburyport -
This performance was made possible by the Firehouse Center of the Arts Community Non-profit Grant Program
Big Sing Central Choral Festival, March 17, 2018 Fay School, Southborough MA
Newburyport High School Basketball Game, Monday, Feb. 12th 2018, NHS
Mayor Donna Holaday's Innauguration, Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - City Hall Newburyport
GNCC Winter Sing Concert, Tuesday, December 19th, 2017 - Hope Church
Newburyport Choral Society Winter Concert, December 9 & 10, 2017
Anna Jacques Hospital Tree Lighting, Newburyport, Tuesday, December 5th, 2017
150th Celebration of Belleville Church in Newburyport, December 3rd, 2017
Invitation Night Downtown Newburyport, December 1st, 2017
Port Follies, Newburyport FireHouse to support Roof Over Head, September 22, 2017
Newburyport Chamber Music Festival Concert, World Premier Concert of "I Could See the Sky" by Kile Smith in Collaboration with Newburyport Chamber Music Festival, Newburyport Choral Society, and The Choir School in Portsmouth.
Newburyport - August 19th 2017
Portsmouth = August 20 2017
This performance was made possible in part by the Alfred Nash Patterson Grant through Choral Arts New England and the Massachusetts Cultural Council of West Newbury MA
Yankee Homecoming, Old Fashioned Sunday & YH Talent Show, Newburyport - July 2017
GNCC Spring Sing "Singing Through the Ages!"
May 9, Newburyport 2017
Bresnahan STEM Fair
April 27. Bresnahan Elementary School, Newburyport 2017
ACDA Big Sing East Choral Festival,
Cambridge MA, March 2017
Newburyport Mayor Donna Holiday's State of the City Address, Senior Center Newburyport . February 2017
GNCC Winter Sing,
Newburyport, December 2016
Newburyport Choral Society Winter Concerts, Newburyport, December 2016
AnnaJacques Hospital Tree Lighting, Newburyport, December 2016
Atria Merrimack Place,
Newburyport, December 2016
Yankee Homecoming "Old Fashioned Sunday" at Bartlett Mall
Newburyport, July 2016
Inn Street Celebration - June 2016 Downtown Newburyport
Newburyport Choral Festival - Hosted by Nock Middle School, May 2016
Spring GNCC concert -
Newburyport, May, 2016
West Newbury Council on Aging - Annual Dinner - May 2016
Newburyport High School Basketball Games - May 2016
ACDA Big Sing Central, Choral Festival - Fay School, Southborough MA , March, 2016
Mayor's State of the City Address, Newburyport - Jan. 2016
Winter GNCC concert - Newburyport, December 2015
Invitation Nights in Newburyport - December 2015
Santa Parade -
Newburyport, December 2015
Gingerbread Party @ Wenham Museum, Wenham, December 2015
Newburyport Choral Society,Winter Concert, December 2015
We are looking for other opportunities to sing for the Greater Newburyport communities. Please contact us if you are interested in having the chorus perform at a community event or function.