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Fourteenth Season with the New Choir

2013-2014 Performances

Here is some brief information about the current season's concert schedule.
Please book your calendar with the New Choir's concert dates!

 

New Choir Summer Concert 2014

Morning and Night Songs

The New Choir invites you to our June concert of " Morning and Night songs". Beautiful poetry portrays everything from the gentle morning breeze in "Ecco mormorar L'onde"  to the melancholy night in "Draw on, Sweet Night". The songs about the bitter night of Crucifixion and the glorious morning of the Resurrection will be performed, along with the rich melody of Abenlied, a motet by Rheinberger. 

Come and join us for a beautiful summer night of poems and melodies!

Venue 
All Saints Episcopal Church (555 Waverley Street, Palo Alto)

Date/Time
June 7 (Sat), 8 PM
June 15 (Sun), 7 PM

Ticket
$20/General, $18/Senior/Student, $25 at the door

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Christmas with the New Choir on our Fourteenth Season

Come and celebrate with us
Joyeux Noël

New Choir 2013 June Concert -- Purchase Tickets

Performance will include Carols, Mass, and Motets all by French Composers.
It will be a very joyful and very French Christmas!

:: Dec 7, Saturday, 8 PM
All Saints Episcopal Church
555 Waverley Street, Palo Alto

:: Dec 8, Sunday, 7 PM
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
600 Colorado Ave, Palo Alto

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For Saturday 12/7 All Saints

For Sunday 12/8 St. Mark's


2014 June Concert
More info coming soon...

:: June 14, Saturday, 8 PM
All Saints Episcopal Church
555 Waverley Street, Palo Alto

:: June 15, Sunday, 7 PM
All Saints Episcopal Church
555 Waverley Street, Palo Alto


2012-2013 Performances

New Choir Spring Concert
Spirit Lifted!

New Choir 2013 June Concert -- Purchase Tickets

Performance will include:
-
Benjamin Britten's Festival Te Deum in E and Rejoice in the Lamb
- Henry Purcell's Rejoice in the Lord, Alway
- Paul Shin's Premier composition Cry from the North

:: June 8, Saturday, 8 PM
All Saints Episcopal Church
555 Waverley Street, Palo Alto

:: June 9, Sunday, 7 PM
All Saints Episcopal Church
555 Waverley Street, Palo Alto

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Benefit Concert
for the AMASE (Academy of Music and Arts for Special Education)



:: Sunday, March 24, 2013 - 7 PM
All Saints Episcopal Church
555 Waverley Street, Palo Alto


New Choir Spring Concert
Rejoice!

:: June 8, Saturday, 8 PM
All Saints Episcopal Church
555 Waverley Street, Palo Alto

:: June 9, Sunday, 7 PM
All Saints Episcopal Church
555 Waverley Street, Palo Alto

 


Christmas with the New Choir
Lessons and Carols


December 22 (Sat), 8 PM
December 23 (Sun), 7 PM
All Saints Episcopal Church in Palo Alto


New Choir presents the Spring concert of the 2011-2012 season.
Join us as we celebrate the roots of our music and heritage.

Roots


Performance will include:

- the Four Motets by Durufle
- Da Pacem Domine by Paert
- Renaissance motets
- Korean folk song arrangements

and two pieces written for the New Choir
by the award winning composer, Paul Shin
- Ave Verum Corpus
- O-Gahm-Do

:: Saturday, June 2, 2012 - 8 PM
:: Sunday, June 3, 2012 - 7 PM
All Saints Episcopal Church
555 Waverley Street, Palo Alto


Celebrate the Twelfth Christmas with the New Choir

Twelfth Christmas with the New Choir

The New Choir invites you to a night of songs about Glorious Christmas. We will perform the Gloria by Palestrina (from Missa Papae Marcelli) and a delightfully colorful Gloria by Francis Poulenc. Other selections include: O magnum mysterium by Lauridsen, Ave Maria by Bruckner, Bogoroditse Djevo by Part and many of your favorite carols!

Join us for a glorious evening of magnificence, joy and delight.

:: Saturday, December 10, 2011 - 8 PM
Mission San Jose

43300 Mission Blvd. Fremont

:: Saturday, December 17, 2011 - 8 PM
:: Sunday, December 18, 2011 - 7 PM
All Saints Episcopal Church
555 Waverley Street, Palo Alto


 

Joy and Grief

Joy and Grief

Jesu, meine Freude by J.S. Bach

The New Choir's presentation of the annual Spring Concert with songs of Joy, Hope and Grief. The performance will included motets by J.S. Bach, Thomas Morley, Henry Purcell, and Josef Rheinberger.

Performance also included a few pieces that the choir had performed with Rosa Jung-Eun Park, a dear friend and a wonderful soprano, who passed away during the Fall of 2010. Rosa was remembered in the performance of these songs.


Eleventh Christmas with the New Choir

Bella Voce
A night of Arias and Old favorites!

The Bella Voce and the soloists from the New Choir performed arias, art songs, and selections from well known musicals. Performance included selections from the West Side Story (Bernstein), Rigoletto (Verdi), Il Barbierre di Silviglia (Rossini) and many others. A treat for your ears from the New Choir.


Eleventh Christmas with the New Choir

Eleventh Christmas with the New Choir (Dec 18, Pleasanton -- Dec 19, Palo Alto) 

Simply Magnficat by:

  • Thomas Tallis
  • Antonio Vivaldi
  • Felix Mendelssohn
  • Michael Haydn
  • Charles V. Stanford
And Anthems and Motets about the Faithful Mother and the Glorious Son by Howell, Franck, Poston and F. Heath.


New Choir Korea Tour June, 2010

The New Choir celebrated its tenth season with a multi-city performance tour in South Korea. This tour was sponsored by various civic and arts organizations in Korea including:

The choir held performances throughout South Korea from Seoul to Jeju Island in 8 cities. We literally criss-crossed the entire country multipe times during the 10 days but it was well worth it as we performed at wonderful venues and with great choirs. It was a great experience meeting the choral music lovers of Korea. Click here for the specific venues and the performance schedule.

Farewell Concert for the New Choir Korea Tour

Farewell Concert for the New Choir Korea Tour (May 23 7 pm, Palo Alto, CA)

The New Choir proudly presents the Farewell Concert. We invite you to share the joy of the wonderful music from our last 10 years. We're extremely excited to highlight our 10th year with a multi-city tour in South Korea in June. As a kick-off for the tour, we will have a concert on May 23 to present a large selection of pieces from the Korea Tour repertoire. Please come and join us in celebrating our tenth season and the kick-off of the Korea Tour.

The choir's performance will include:

  • Cantate Domino [Monteverdi]
  • Canite Tuba [Guerrero]
  • Angelus Domini [Rheinberger]
  • The Blue Bird [Stanford]
  • Gahng Gahng Sool Lae [Nack-Kum Paik]
  • Spirituals
  • Folk Songs

Spring 2010: Guest Performance at Santa Cruz

Guest Performance with the Santa Cruz Chorale (March 20, 8 pm, Santa Cruz, CA)

The Santa Cruz Chorale, a non-profit organization founded in 1983, performs a wide-ranging repertory that includes works from the 16th century through music of our time. The New Choir was invited, for the second time, to perform at the beautiful Holy Cross Church as the guest of the Santa Cruz Chorale.
The performance included:

  • Psalm 100 for double choir by Heinrich Shutz (with Santa Cruz Chorale under direction of Christian Grube)
  • Hebrew Love Songs by Eric Whitacre
  • Gahng Gahng Sool Lae by Nack-Kum Paik
  • And works by: Monteverdi, Des Prez, Guerrero, Sweelinck, Delius, Stanford, Grieg, Rhienberger and Brahms

The Santa Cruz Chorale joined in the performance with the New Choir for the Psalm 100 under the direction of Christian Grube, the Conductor and Artistic Director of the Santa Cruz Chorale. The audience greatly enjoyed this unique opportunity to see the two choirs perform together.


New Choir closes its Ninth season with the Summer of Love!

Spring 2009: Love in in the Air

We began our Ninth season with the performance of the great Christmas oratorio Messiah by George Frederic Handel. It was fun to perform at the Le'Petit Trianon Theatre again. It was a great concert and the audience enjoyed the performance and joined the choir for the singing of the Hallelujah chorus.

And before we knew it, it was already time to wrap up our ninth season. Our final performance took place in June with a program that consisted of love songs spanning 600 years. This was probably the most diverse program we've ever had. As always, there were some old music (Renaissance love songs, Bach's Wedding Cantata, Brahm's Liebeslieder Waltzes) and some new music (Eric Whitacre's Hebrew Love Songs, compositions by top young Korean choral composers).

The Pleasanton performance included performances by the Cantabella Children's Choir. The Cantabella choir participated in the Golden Gate International Choral Festival in July, 2009 under the direction of our music director, Eileen Chang. We're extremely pleased to note that the Cantabella Children's Choir placed first in the Historical category and placed second in the Folk category. Director Chang was also honored with a special recognition by the distinguished panel of international judges who presided over the competition.

Eighth was our busiest season ever

We brought the season to a close with our concert in June. This concert was really exciting for us because we did something completely new, literally! We commissioned five new works from three composers specifically for this performance. Five of these works were premiering during the first half of the program and the second half of the program featured Haydn's Organ Mass and Renaissance motets by Hassler, Handl and Gibbons.

It was a wonderful program of old and new music and the June concerts were great success!

3 Living Composers, 5 Premieres

We wrapped up our 7th season with a double-choir treat.

The Choral Alchemy of Los Angeles (CALA) and the New Choir joined together under the direction of Eileen Chang for a concert to the heavenly land. The performances were in Anaheim and San Jose. The program included Stanford's motet for double choir, Coelos Ascendit Hodie, Bach's double motet, Komm, Jesu, Komm, and three settings of Kyrie by Dufay, Palestrina and Beethoven. We also had the great pleasure of introducing another new composition by Ms. Nak-Keum Baik, the Jacob's Ladder.
2007 - New Choir Spring concert with CALA

The 7th annual Christmas with the New Choir took you on a journey around the world.

We brought to you an evening of Christmas music with works old and new from all around the world. The program included works by Stanford, Lauridsen, Poulenc, Victoria, Mozart, Mechem and others and the performance set a new record for us for the number of different languages performed in a single concert. We sang in Latin, French, Burgundian, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese and, of course, Korean and English.

Our thanks to the faithful New Choir audience who again chose to make this concert a part of their Christmas tradition and celebrated Christmas with us!

Our sixth season proved to be a very busy and exciting one. Here are some highlights from the past season:

  • New Choir 2006 Spring Concert: Conversations with God more info...
  • New Choir enjoys great reception at the 2006 ACDA Western Division Convention more info...
  • The 6th Christmas with the New Choir more info...
  • New Choir selected once again as recipient of grant from the Arts Council Silicon Valley, Community Arts Fund more info...

The New Choir

As always, we are grateful to you, our supporters, for your continued interest and financial support. Without your support, we would not be able to bring you such great news. Thank you once again.

For more information about the New Choir,
call:   408.206.1709 / 408.472.3833 
email: info@newchoir.org


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