2023-2024 Season

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2022-2023 Season

Chorus North Shore Singer's Update - July 2023

After more than two years of sitting on the bench, Chorus North Shore has had much change and progress. We managed to return to rehearsal, albeit with some restrictions. We have given 3 performances with one of our most memorable a tribute to Sunny that we will stay with us forever. We found a new Artistic Director, Abby Frost, who is certain to carry on the Chorus North Shore tradition of high-quality performances with an eye toward the future. And we have an energetic Board of Trustees working to update and streamline the inner workings of Chorus North Shore.

We will return to Ipswich High School on September 11, 2023 starting at 7:00 pm to begin rehearsing for next December’s performance. Abby has been working with Trish, our music librarian, to procure Rutter’s “Gloria” and Pinkham’s “Christmas Cantata”. Watch for more rehearsal and concert details soon.

Masks and proof of vaccine will no longer be required for rehearsal or performances but are optional. We will also return to our pre-COVID practice of one mid-rehearsal break.

Before rehearsals start in September, Abby is hoping to get to know Chorus North Shore on a more personal level. We will be holding “Meet and Greet” events this summer. These will be outdoor gatherings at the homes of Abby Frost and Suzanne Munroe. Very casual with snacks, lawn games and possibly singing. Thank you both Abby and Suzanne.

Anyone interested in helping with these events please contact Annmarie Baldisserotto ab869@outlook.com. Invite to follow.

Congratulations on a very successful year,

Donn Kurjan, President

Sunny's Final Concert

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2022-2023 Season

May 6 Update

Important reminders:


  • Please bring ticket money to Monday’s rehearsal. Penny and Anne will still take money at other rehearsals but we want to cut down on grid lock when we are at the church.


May 8, 2023 7:30 pm

  • Monday Rehearsal at Ipswich High School
  • Ticket distribution/receipts starting at 7pm

May 10, 2023 7:30 pm

  • Wednesday Orchestra Rehearsal at Our Lady of Hope Church, Pineswamp Rd., Ipswich
  • Please set up your own chair facing Sunny like our last rehearsal at OLOH
  • Ticket receipts starting at 7pm.

May 11,2023 7:30pm

  • Thursday Dress rehearsal at Our Lady of Hope Church Pine swamp Rd., Ipswich.
  • Attendance is required. Don’t wear concert attire but do wear comfortable shoes.
  • Ticket sales receipts returned to Ticket Committee.

May 13, 2023 Down beat at 6pm. Concert at 7pm.

  • Performance at Our Lady of Hope.
  • Parking is always at a premium on the night of the performance. Please carpool or park on School St. and enjoy a 4-minute walk to the church.
  • There will also be a professional photographer at our concert to take photographs. She might come downstairs to take photos of our soloists before we come upstairs. Photos will later be available on-line

Coming Events:

  • As we close in on our May concert, work is going on in the back ground for CNS future endeavors.
  • Sunny’s Retirement Party – Save the date Saturday, October 14th starting at 5pm at Ascension Memorial Church-Boone Hall, Ipswich MA. Tickets will be limited and advanced purchase only. More to come.
  • Winter 2023 concert –If you know you will be singing with us in the Fall, please let me know so we can estimate how much music we will need to order once Abby finalizes her choices.
  • Rehearsal and concert dates coming soon.

See you Monday!

2022-2023 Season

April 29th Update

A few reminders for Monday

  • CNS will be holding our Annual Meeting this Monday during rehearsal break.
  • There will also be a 50/50 raffle.

COVID Update

As has been our policy, we are letting you know that one of our altos, Kate Stevens in the Alto section has tested positive for COVID. She felt symptoms on Wednesday and tested positive for COVID on Friday.

I believe she sits on the top row, middle. If anyone was in close contact with Kate and is feeling unwell, please test to ensure you are negative.

The CNS protocol for those who test positive is a 10-day quarantine from rehearsal, an absence of symptoms without fever-reducing medications and a negative test within 48 hours of returning to rehearsal.

See you Monday.

2022-2023 Season

Update December 2022

As the year draws to a close, we are able to look back at our first Holiday Season Concert in three years; a huge success by all accounts. We are now looking forward to the start of our second semester. Starting January 23, 2023, we will resume rehearsal of next season’s masterworks:

  • Mozart’s “Coronation Mass”
  • Haydn’s “Te Deum”
  • “The Heavens are Telling” from the Coronation
  • “Glorious Things of Thee are Spoken”
  • “The Spacious Firmament”

These selections will be performed Saturday, May 13, 2023

Applications for those not already enrolled are being accepted until January 9, 2023 by contacting Annmarie Baldisseratto at ab869@outlook.com.

This year’s criteria for joining Chorus North Shore are the same as last year.

  • Singers must show proof of being fully vaccinated with at least one booster
  • Singers are required to wear N95 or KN95 masks upon entry into the rehearsal venue, Ipswich High School, and for the entire time they are inside the school
  • A cap will be placed on the total number of singers based on the overall response. Those that exceed the limit will be placed on a wait list. Applicants will be accepted on a first come first serve basis

Wishing you all a Joyous Holiday Season and a Happy New Year,

Donn Kurjan, President