New World Chorale Performance History

The chorus originally was formed as Soli Deo Gloria and performed under that name for its first two years, until it was discovered that there was an existing chorus with a similar name. To avoid confusion, this group’s name was changed to New World Chorale. Here is a full list of NWC performances over the years (select a year to see the performances during that year). As a premier symphony chorus, NWC has performed in almost every major venue in Boston and in many smaller venues throughout New England since forming in 1999.

2017

January 21, 2017
With Symphony NH at Keefe Center for the Arts, Nashua, NH
Conductor: Jonathan McPhee
Toward the Unknown Region (Ralph Vaughan Williams)

March 4, 2017
With the Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra at Milford Town Hall, Milford, MA
Conductor: Paul Surapine
“Sirènes” from Nocturnes (Claude Debussy)
A Sea Symphony (Ralph Vaughan Williams)

May 5, 2017
With the MIT Symphony Orchestra at Kresge Auditorium at MIT, Cambridge, MA
Conductor: Adam Boyles
Dona Nobis Pacem (Ralph Vaughan Williams)

May 13, 2017
With the Lexington Symphony at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA
Conductor: Jonathan McPhee
A concert of all John Williams music as a benefit for the Urology Foundation
NWC performed these pieces:
“Battle of the Heroes” from Revenge of the Sith
Suite from Home Alone
Summon The Heroes

2016

May 14 and 15, 2016
With the New Philharmonia Orchestra at First Baptist Church, Newton Centre, MA
Conductor: Francisco Noya
All-Beethoven concert:
Symphony No. 6 (“Pastoral”)
Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage (Meeresstille und glückliche Fahrt)
Fantasia in C Minor for Piano, Chorus, and Orchestra, Op. 80 (“Choral Fantasy”); Jonathan Bass, piano
December 10, 2016
With Symphony NH at Keefe Center for the Arts, Nashua, NH
Conductors: Jonathan McPhee and Holly MacEwen Krafka
We Need A Little Christmas (arr. Robert Wendel)
Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/25
Carol of the Bells (arr. Wilhousky)
Christmas Medley (arr. Arthur Harris)
Holiday Pops Sing-Along (arr. Bob Cerulli)
Gesu Bambino, featuring The New England Tenors
Ave Maria (Schubert), featuring The New England Tenors
Feliz Navidad, featuring The New England Tenors
Sleigh Ride (Leroy Anderson)
Spinning Through The Ages
Stille Nacht (arr. Chip Davis)
Fantasia on “Greensleeves” (Ralph Vaughan Williams)
Star of Bethlehem (John Williams)
“Hallelujah” chorus from Messiah (Handel)
Christmas Singalong (arr. John Finnegan)
White Christmas (arr. Bennett)
Winter Wonderland (arr. Custer)

2015

March 7, 2015

With the Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra at Milford Town Hall, Milford, MA
Conductors: Holly MacEwen Krafka and Paul Surapine
Giuseppe Verdi — “Vedi! Le fosche” (Anvil Chorus) (from Il Trovatore)
Verdi — “Patria oppressa” (from MacBeth)
Verdi — “Va, pensiero” (from Nabucco)
Wagner — “Wacht auf, es nahet gen den Tag” (from Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg)
Wagner — “Pilgrims’ Chorus” and “Younger Pilgrims’ Chorus” (from Tannhäuser)
Gilbert & Sullivan — Act I Finale from The Pirates of Penzance
Rugerro Leoncavallo — “Bell” Chorus (from Pagliacci)
Modest Mussorgsky — Coronation scene from Boris Godunov
Schönberg/Boublil — Excerpts from Les Misérables

May 9, 2015
With the Longwood Symphony at Jordan Hall, Boston, MA
Conductor: Ronald Feldman
Beethoven — Fantasy in C minor for Piano, Chorus, and Orchestra, Op. 80 (“Choral Fantasy”)

June 4, 2015
At Fenway Park, Boston, MA before the Boston Red Sox–Minnesota Twins game
Conductor: Holly MacEwen Krafka
arr. Damon Meader — The Star-Spangled Banner (performed a cappella)

October 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31 and November 1, 2015
With the Boston Ballet Orchestra at the Boston Opera House, Boston, MA
Conductor: Jonathan McPhee
Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler: A Ballet by John Neumeier

December 12, 2015
With Symphony NH at Keefe Center for the Arts, Nashua, NH
Conductors: Jonathan McPhee and Holly MacEwen Krafka
We Need A Little Christmas (arr. Robert Wendel)
A Charlie Brown Christmas
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Music from The Nightmare Before Christmas
Three Songs from “Home Alone” (Williams/Bricusse)
Holiday Pops Sing-Along (arr. Bob Cerulli)
Concert Suite from “The Polar Express”
An Irving Berlin Christmas
March of the Toys
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas (Ken Darby, arr. Harry Simeone)
Sleigh Ride (Leroy Anderson)
“Hallelujah” from Messiah (Handel)
Winter Wonderland (arr. Custer)

Concerts and Events 2010-2014

2014

March 8, 2014
With the Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra at Milford Town Hall, Milford, MA
Conductors: Holly MacEwen Krafka and Paul Surapine
Julia Okrusko — Legends (World Premiere)
Edvard Grieg — Peer Gynt Suite No. 1
Alexander Borodin — Polovtsian Dances

April 26, 2014
With the Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra at Milford Town Hall, Milford, MA
Conductor: Holly MacEwen Krafka
J.S. Bach — Magnificat in D

May 1, 2014
At Fenway Park, Boston, MA before the Boston Red Sox–Tampa Bay Rays game
Conductor: Karen Wilcox
arr. Damon Meader — The Star-Spangled Banner (performed a cappella)

July 30, 2014
With the Longwood Symphony Orchestra at the Hatch Shell, Charles River Esplanade, Boston, MA
Conductor: Ronald Feldman
Claude Debussy — “Sirènes” from Nocturnes
Gabriel Fauré — Pavane

September 13, 2014
With Odyssey Opera at Jordan Hall, Boston, MA
Conductor: Gil Rose
Erich Korngold — Die tote Stadt

October 18, 2014
With the Lexington Symphony at Lexington High School, Lexington, MA
Conductor: Jonathan McPhee
Edward Elgar — The Dream of Gerontius

December 13, 2014
Holiday Pops with the Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra at Milford Town Hall, Milford, MA
Conductor: Paul Surapine
Silvestri & Ballard — God Bless Us, Every One
Tchaikovsky — Excerpts from The Nutcracker: “Waltz of the Snowflakes” and “Waltz of the Flowers”
Harry Simeone, arr. — ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
Eaton & Grant, arr. Courtney — Breath of Heaven
Bob Cerulli, arr. — Holiday Pops Sing-Along
Leroy Anderson — Sleigh Ride
Regney & Shayne — Do You Hear What I Hear?
Chip Davis, arr. — Stille Nacht
Handel — “Hallelujah” from Messiah

2013

March 7-17, 2013
With the Boston Ballet Orchestra for the Boston Ballet’s production of “All Kylián” at the  Boston Opera House, Boston, MA
Conductor: Jonathan McPhee
Igor Stravinsky — Symphony of Psalms

June 28, 2013
At Fenway Park, Boston, MA before the Boston Red Sox–Toronto Blue Jays game
Conductor: Holly MacEwen Krafka
arr. George Alfred Grant-Shaefer — O Canada (performed a cappella)
arr. Damon Meader — The Star-Spangled Banner (performed a cappella)

November 16, 2013
With the Lexington Symphony at Cary Memorial Hall, Lexington, MA
Conductor: Jonathan McPhee
Ralph Vaughan Williams — Dona Nobis Pacem
Ludwig van Beethoven — Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, “Choral”

December 14, 2013
Holiday Pops with the Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra at Milford Town Hall, Milford, MA
Conductors: Holly MacEwen Krafka and Paul Surapine
Randol Alan Bass — Christmas Flourish
Tchaikovsky — Excerpts from The Nutcracker
Chip Davis, arr. — Veni Veni (O Come, O Come Emmanuel)
Ralph Vaughan Williams — Fantasia on Greensleeves
John Rutter — What Sweeter Music
J.S. Bach — Two excerpts from Magnificat: “Freut euch und jubiliert” and “Gloria in excelsis Deo”
Leroy Anderson — Sleigh Ride
John Higgins, arr. — Christmas on Broadway
Honjacki/Littlefield — Season’s Greetings
Bob Cerulli, arr. — Holiday Sing Along
Eaton & Grant, arr. Courtney — Breath of Heaven
Guaraldi & Mendelson, arr. Weir — Christmas Time is Here
Chip Davis, arr. — Stille Nacht
George Frederic Handel — “Hallelujah” from Messiah

2012

January 28-29, 2012
With Symphony Pro Musica at Hudson High School, Hudson, MA (January 28) and Westborough High School, Westborough, MA (January 29)
Conductor: Mark Churchill
Ruggero Leoncavallo — Pagliacci

April 28, 2012
With the Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra at Milford Town Hall, Milford, MA
Conductors: Holly MacEwen Krafka (Vivaldi) and Paul Surapine (Walton)
Antonio Vivaldi — Gloria (RV 589)
William Walton — Belshazzar’s Feast

May 19 and 20, 2012
With the New Philharmonia Orchestra at First Baptist Church, Newton Centre, MA
Conductor: Ronald Knudsen
Johannes Brahms — Nänie and Schicksalslied

July 11, 2012
With the Boston Landmarks Orchestra (as part of the “One City Choir”) at the Hatch Shell, Charles River Esplanade, Boston, MA
Conductor: Christopher Wilkins
Aaron Copland — Long Time Ago, I Bought Me a Cat, Ching-A-Ring Chaw, “The Promise of Living” (from The Tender Land)

November 10, 2012
With the Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra at Milford Town Hall, Milford, MA
Conductors: Holly MacEwen Krafka and Paul Surapine
Howard Hanson — Song of Democracy
John Williams — Hymn to the Fallen
Joyce Eilers (arr.) — Armed Forces Salute
Randall Thompson — The Testament of Freedom
Peter J. Wilhousky (arr.) — Battle Hymn of the Republic
Irving Berlin (arr. Keith Christopher) — God Bless America
Carmen Dragon (arr.) — America, the Beautiful

December 8, 2012
Holiday Pops with the Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra at Milford Town Hall, Milford, MA
Conductors: Holly MacEwen Krafka and Paul Surapine
Pola & Wyle (arr. Clydesdale) — It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Ralph Vaughan Williams — Fantasia on Christmas Carols
Irving Berlin (arr. Bennett) — White Christmas
Williams & Bricusse — Three Songs from “Home Alone”
John Higgins (arr.) — Christmas on Broadway
Leroy Anderson — Sleigh Ride
Bob Cerulli (arr.) — Holiday Sing Along
Vince Guaraldi (arr. Weir) — Christmas Time is Here
Eaton & Grant (arr. Courtney) — Breath of Heaven
Nurit Hirsch – Bashana Haba’ah
John Finnegan (arr.) — Christmas SingAlong
Chip Davis (arr.) — Stille Nacht
George Frederic Handel — “Hallelujah” from Messiah

2011

January 16, 2011
With the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge, MA
Conductor: Federico Cortese
Giuseppe Verdi — Macbeth

March 5, 2011

With the Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra at Milford Town Hall, Milford, MA
Conductors: Holly MacEwen Krafka (Vaughan Williams) and Paul Surapine (Beethoven)
Ralph Vaughan Williams — Dona Nobis Pacem
Ludwig van Beethoven — Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, “Choral”

April 30, 2011
Conductors: Holly MacEwen Krafka and Paul Surapine
Leonard Cohen, arr. Seeco — Hallelujah
Rodgers & Hammerstein — Medley: “It’s a Grand Night for Singing” (State Fair), “The Sound of Music” (The Sound of Music), “Many a New Day” (Oklahoma), “June is Bustin’ Out All Over” (Carousel), “Climb Ev’ry Mountain” (The Sound of Music), “There is “Nothin’ Like a Dame” (South Pacific), “You’ll Never Walk Alone” (Carousel), “Oklahoma” (Oklahoma)

July 13, 2011
With the Boston Landmarks Orchestra at the Hatch Shell, Charles River Esplanade, Boston, MA
Conductor: Christopher Wilkins
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — Great Mass in C minor
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — Ave Verum Corpus

September 17, 2011
The women of the New World Chorale with the Lexington Symphony at Cary Memorial Hall, Lexington, MA
Conductor: Jonathan McPhee
Claude Debussy — “Sirènes” from Nocturnes
Gustav Holst — “Neptune” from The Planets

September 25, 2011
With the Boston Conservatory Orchestra at Sanders Theater, Cambridge, MA
Conductor: Bruce Hangen
Leonard Bernstein — Symphony No. 3 (“Kaddish”)

October 23, 2011
“Greatest Hits of Choral Music” (a concert sponsored by the Free for All Concert Fund)
at the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help (aka the Mission Church), Boston, MA
Conductor: Holly MacEwen Krafka
Francis Scott Key — The Star Spangled Banner
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — Excerpts from Mass in C Minor: “Jesu Christe”, “Cum Sancto Spiritu”, “Cum Sancto Spiritu”
Felix Mendelssohn — “He Watching Over Israel” (from Elijah)
Anton Bruckner — Os justi and Ave Maria
Johannes Brahms — “Wie lieblich sind deine Vohnungen” (from Ein Deutches Requiem) and Lass dich nur nichts nicht dauren
Giuseppe Verdi — “Va, pensiero” (from Nabucco)
Modest Mussorgsky — Coronation Scene from Boris Godunov
Aaron Copland — “The Promise of Living” (from The Tender Land)
Samuel Barber — Twelfth Night
David Fanshawe — “Our Father” (from African Sanctus)
John Zielinski — “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” (from How Sweet the Sound)
Gilbert & Sullivan — Finale of Act I from The Pirates of Penzance
Fain and Kahal, arr. Mattson — I’ll Be Seeing You

December 10, 2011
Holiday Pops with the Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra at Milford Town Hall, Milford, MA
Randol Alan Bass — Christmas Flourish
Chip Davis, arr. — Veni Veni (O Come, O Come Emmanuel)
Alan Silvestri — God Bless Us, Every One
Eaton & Grant, arr. Courtney — Breath of Heaven
Leroy Anderson — Sleigh Ride
Bob Cerulli, arr. — Holiday Sing Along
Regney & Shane — Do You Hear What I Hear?
Alfred Burt — medley of Alfred Burt Carols
Nurit Hirsch — Bashana Haba’ah
Chip Davis, arr. — Stille Nacht
Thomas Hojnacki — Season’s Greetings (based on a poem by Bill Littlefield)
Trad. — We Wish You a Merry Christmas
George Frederic Handel — “Hallelujah” from Messiah

2010

March 6, 2010
With the Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra at Milford Town Hall, Milford, MA
Conductors: Holly MacEwen Krafka (Orff) and Paul Surapine (Mozart)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — Requiem in D minor
Carl Orff — Carmina Burana

July 7, 2010
With the Boston Landmarks Orchestra at Fenway Park, Boston, MA
Guest Conductor: Christopher Wilkins
Ludwig van Beethoven — Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, “Choral” (abridged 4th movement)

July 14, 2010
With the Boston Landmarks Orchestra at the Hatch Shell, Charles River Esplanade, Boston, MA
Guest Conductor: Hugh Wolff
Ludwig van Beethoven — Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, “Choral”

November 20 and 21, 2010
With the Nashua Symphony Orchestra (now known as Symphony NH) & Chorus, the Lexington Symphony, and the Boston Children’s Chorus, at Cary Memorial Hall in Lexington, MA (Nov. 20) and Keefe Auditorium in Nashua, NH (Nov. 21)
Conductor: Jonathan McPhee
Gustav Mahler — Symphony No. 8 in E-flat major (“Symphony of a Thousand”)

December 11, 2010
Holiday Pops with the Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra at Milford Town Hall, Milford, MA
Conductors: Holly MacEwen Krafka and Paul Surapine
Chip Davis — Traditions of Christmas
Eaton & Grant, arr. Courtney — Breath of Heaven
Jerry Brubaker, arr. — How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Ken Darby, arr. Simeone — ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
Leroy Anderson — Sleigh Ride
Bob Cerulli, arr. — Holiday Sing Along
Nurit Hirsch — Bashana Haba’ah
Smith⁄Bernard, arr. Weir — Winter Wonderland
Irving Berlin, arr. John Moss — White Christmas
Chip Davis, arr. — Stille Nacht
George Frederic Handel — “Hallelujah” from Messiah

Concerts and Events 1999-2009

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May 16, 1999
At Arlington First Baptist Church, Arlington, MA
Conductor: Holly MacEwen Krafka
Johannes Brahms — Quartette, Op. 92; Dem dunkeln Schoss der heilgen Erde; Der 13. Psalm, Op. 27; Lass dich dur nichts nicht dauren, Op. 30
Samuel Barber — To be Sung on the Water, Op. 42, No. 2; Twelfth Night, Op. 42, No. 1; A Stopwatch and an Ordnance Map, Op. 14; Under the Willow Tree
Gregory Short — Mass
F. Melius Christiansen (arr.) — Beautiful Savior

November 13, 1999
At Arlington First Baptist Church, Arlington, MA
Conductor: Holly MacEwen Krafka
John Tavener — Song for Athene
Benjamin Britten — A Ceremony of Carols
John Zielinski — How Sweet the Sound

April 2, 2000
At Arlington First Baptist Church, Arlington, MA
Conductor: Holly MacEwen Krafka
Thomas Morley — Now is the month of Maying; Shoot, false love
Orlando Gibbons — The Silver Swan
Henry Purcell — In these delightful, pleasant groves
John Wilbye — Adieu, sweet Amaryllis
Thomas Weelkes — Grace my lovely one, fair beauties
W.A. Mozart — Missa Brevis in F., K. 192
John Rutter — Birthday Madrigals

October 21, 2000
With the Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra at Milford Town Hall, Milford, MA
Conductor: Holly MacEwen Krafka
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — Requiem in D Minor

April 28 and May 20, 2001
At First Congregational Church, Cambridge (April 28) and Franklin Federated Church, Franklin (May 20)
Conductor: Holly MacEwen Krafka
Samuel Barber — Reincarnations, Agnus Dei
Morten Lauridsen — O Magnum Mysterium
Aaron Copland — The Promise of Living
Tom Hojnacki — On All This Holy Mountain, Three Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins, Jabberwocky (world premiere), Opening Day (world premiere) (based on the sports poetry of Bill Littlefield)

October 27, 2001
With the Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra at Milford Town Hall, Milford, MA
Conductor: Holly MacEwen Krafka
Ludwig van Beethoven — Fantasy in C minor for Piano, Chorus, and Orchestra, Op. 80 (“Choral Fantasy”)

February 16, 2002
With the Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra at Milford Town Hall, Milford, MA
Conductor: Tom Hojnacki
Giacomo Puccini — Tosca (excerpts)

March 9, 2002
The women of the New World Chorale with the Longwood Symphony Orchestra at Jordan Hall, Boston, MA
Conductor: Francisco Noya
Gustav Holst — The Planets

March 17, 2002
At Franklin Federated Church, Franklin, MA
Conductor: Holly MacEwen Krafka
Melchior Vulpius — Jesus sprach zu dem Blinden
Johannes Brahms — Motet from Psalm LI, Op. 29, No. 2; Lass dich nur nichts nicht dauren, Op. 30
A. Gretchaninof — Nunc Dimittis
William Cutter — Emeralds
Flummerfelt (arr.) — Danny Boy
John Zielinski — How Sweet the Sound
David Fanshawe — “Our Father” from African Sanctus

April 20, 2002
The women of the New World Chorale with the Rhode Island Philharmonic at Providence Performing Arts Center, Providence, RI
Conductor: Francisco Noya
Gustav Holst — The Planets

May 12, 2002
The women of the New World Chorale with the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra (BYSO) Repertory Orchestra at Tsai Performance Center, Boston University, Boston, MA
Conductor: Joel Bard
Gustav Holst — The Planets

October 27, 2002
The women of the New World Chorale with the Longwood Symphony Orchestra at Jordan Hall, Boston, MA
Conductor: Charles Ansbacher
Felix Mendelssohn — Incidental music from A Midsummer Night’s Dream

November 2, 2002
With the Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra at Milford Town Hall, Milford, MA
Conductor: Holly MacEwen Krafka
Leonard Bernstein — Chichester Psalms
John Zielinski — Infelix Ego

April 26, 2003
With the Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra at Milford Town Hall, Milford, MA
Conductor: Tom Hojnacki
Georges Bizet — Carmen

May 10, 2003
With the Longwood Symphony Orchestra at Jordan Hall, Boston, MA
Conductor: Francisco Noya
Johannes Brahms — Ein Deutsches Requiem

November 15, 2003
At St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Norwood, MA
Conductor: Holly MacEwen Krafka
Maurice Duruflé — Requiem, Op. 9
Johann Sebastian Bach — Magnificat, BWV 243a (with Christmas interpolations)

December 13, 2003
Holiday Pops with the Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra and the Whitinsville First Methodist Church Chorale at Milford Town Hall, Milford, MA
Conductors: Paul Surapine and Thomas Hojnacki
with Special Guest Jerry Seeco
Chip Davis (arr.) — Stille Nacht
Johann Sebastian Bach — Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Ralph Vaughan Williams — Fantasia on Christmas Carols
Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky — Selections from The Nutcracker
Leroy Anderson — Sleigh Ride
Bernard/Smith, arr. Custer — Winter Wonderland
Bob Cerulli (arr.) — Holiday Sing Along
George Frederic Handel — “Hallelujah” from Messiah

April 24, 2004
With the Longwood Symphony Orchestra at Jordan Hall, Boston, MA
Conductor: Francisco Noya
Gustav Mahler — Symphony No. 2 in C minor, “Resurrection”

November 13, 2004
At St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Norwood, MA
Conductor: Holly MacEwen Krafka
Samuel Barber — Reincarnations; Let down the bars, O Death; Sure on this shining night; Twelfth Night; A Stopwatch and an Ordnance Map; “On the death of Antony” (from Antony and Cleopatra); “On the death of Cleopatra” (from Antony and Cleopatra); To be Sung on the Water; God’s Grandeur
Anton Bruckner — Libera me Domine; Os justi; Afferentur regi virgines; Ave Maria; Tota pulchra es Maria; Ecce sacerdos magnus
Daniel Pinkham — Christmas Cantata

December 4, 2004
Holiday Pops with the Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra at Milford Town Hall, Milford, MA
Conductors: Holly MacEwen Krafka and Paul Surapine
Ralph Vaughn Williams — Fantasia on Christmas Carols
Leroy Anderson — Sleigh Ride
John Williams — Three Songs from “Home Alone”
Charles Ives — Adeste Fidelis, December, A Christmas Carol
Daniel Pinkham — “Gloria” from Christmas Cantata
Bob Cerulli (arr.) — Holiday Sing Along
Randol Alan Bass — Gloria
Thomas Hojnacki — Season’s Greetings (based on a poem by Bill Littlefield)
Ralph Vaughan Williams — Fantasia on “Greensleeves”
Chip Davis (arr.) — Stille Nacht
John Cacavas, arr. — Christmas Music Sing Along
George Frederic Handel — “Hallelujah” from Messiah

February 5, 2005
With the treble choir of Bishop Feehan High School and the Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra at Milford Town Hall, Milford, MA
Conductor: Holly MacEwen Krafka
Felix Mendelssohn — Elijah

November 19, 2005
At St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Norwood, MA
Conductor: Holly MacEwen Krafka
John Cavallaro — Cantate Domino and Salve Regina
Matthew Hall — Missa Brevis
Randall Thompson — The Peaceable Kingdom and Alleluia

December 10, 2005
Holiday Pops with the Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra at Milford Town Hall, Milford, MA
Conductors: Holly MacEwen Krafka and Paul Surapine

March 11, 2006
with the Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra at Milford Town Hall, Milford, MA
Conductor: Holly MacEwen Krafka
Johannes Brahms — Ein Deutsches Requiem

May 4–7, 2006
With the Boston Ballet at the Wang Theatre, Boston, MA
Conductor: Jonathan McPhee
Modest Mussorgsky — Coronation Scene from Boris Godunov
Igor Stravinsky — Les Noces

July 19 and 21, 2006
With the Boston Landmarks Orchestra at the Hatch Shell, Boston (July 19) and Sanders Theatre, Cambridge (July 21)
Conductor: Charles Ansbacher
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — Requiem in D Minor (completion by Robert D. Levin)

August 16, 2006
With the Longwood Symphony Orchestra at the Hatch Shell, Charles River Esplanade, Boston, MA
Conductor: Jonathan McPhee
Howard Shore — Lord of the Rings film score excerpts
Giuseppe Verdi — “Va, pensiero” from Nabucco

October 25, 2006
With the Boston Ballet Orchestra (as part of the Boston Ballet Gala Performance benefit), Wang Theatre, Boston, MA
Conductor: Jonathan McPhee
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — “Lacrymosa” from Requiem in D Minor

November 4, 2006
With the Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra at Milford Town Hall, Milford, MA
Conductor: Paul Surapine
Maurice Ravel — Daphnis et Chloé

December 9, 2006
Holiday Pops with the Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra at Milford Town Hall, Milford, MA
Conductors: Holly MacEwen Krafka and Paul Surapine
Randol Alan Bass — Christmas Flourish
Chip Davis, arr. — Cantique de Noel
John Williams — Three Songs from “Home Alone”
Ken Darby — ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
John Cacavas, arr. — Christmas Music Sing Along
Leroy Anderson — Sleigh Ride
Johann Sebastian Bach — Tonet ihr Pauken
Crocker & Moss, arr. — Do You Hear What I Hear?
Chip Davis, arr. — Stille Nacht
Irving Berlin — White Christmas
Bob Cerulli, arr. — Holiday Sing Along
George Frederic Handel — “Hallelujah” from Messiah

March 10, 2007
With the Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra at Milford Town Hall, Milford, MA
Conductor: Holly MacEwen Krafka
Rodgers & Hammerstein — South Pacific in Concert

April 28, 2007
With the Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra at Milford Town Hall, Milford, MA
Conductor: Paul Surapine
Howard Shore — Excerpts from the film score to The Lord of the Rings

July 11, 2007
With the Boston Landmarks Orchestra at the Hatch Shell, Charles River Esplanade, Boston, MA
Conductor: Charles Ansbacher
Ludwig van Beethoven — Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, “Choral”

October 1, 2007
With the Boston Landmarks Orchestra at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge, MA
Conductor: Charles Ansbacher
Swanee Hunt — The Witness Cantata

October 6, 2007
With the Longwood Symphony Orchestra at Jordan Hall, Boston, MA
Conductor: Jonathan McPhee
Ludwig van Beethoven — Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, “Choral”

October 26, 2007
A small group of NWC members performed with Kokugikan Sumida Community Chorus of Japan, Chorus Boston, and the Longwood Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall, Boston, MA
Conductor: Shunji Aratani
Ludwig van Beethoven — Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, “Choral”

December 1, 2007
With the Longwood Symphony Orchestra at Jordan Hall, Boston, MA
Conductor: Jonathan McPhee
Modest Mussorgsky — Coronation Scene from Boris Godunov
Leoš Janáček — Glagolitic Mass

December 15 and 16, 2007
Holiday Pops with the Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra at Milford Town Hall, Milford, MA
Conductors: Holly MacEwen Krafka and Paul Surapine
Pola & Wyle — It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Eaton & Grant, arr. Courtney — Breath of Heaven
Chip Davis, arr. — Deck the Halls
Leroy Anderson — Sleigh Ride
Bob Cerulli, arr. — Holiday Sing Along
Thomas Hojnacki — Season’s Greetings (based on a poem by Bill Littlefield)
Chip Davis, arr. — Stille Nacht
Kyle Bertulli, arr. — Holiday Medley Sing Along
George Frederic Handel — “Hallelujah” from Messiah

March 8 and 9, 2008
With the Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra at Milford Town Hall, Milford, MA
Conductor: Holly MacEwen Krafka
Gilbert & Sullivan — The Pirates of Penzance (staged)

May 10 and 11, 2008
With Symphony Pro Musica in Westborough and Hudson, MA
Conductor: Mark Churchill
Ludwig van Beethoven — Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, “Choral”

September 13, 2008
With the Lexington Symphony at Cary Memorial Hall, Lexington, MA
Conductor: Jonathan McPhee
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — Requiem in D Minor

September 20, 2008
With the Plymouth Philharmonic at Memorial Hall, Plymouth, MA
Conductor: Steven Karidoyanes
Ludwig van Beethoven — Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, “Choral”

December 6, 2008
With the Longwood Symphony at Jordan Hall, Boston, MA
Conductor: Jonathan McPhee
Ralph Vaughan Williams — A Sea Symphony
Edward Elgar — Pomp and Circumstance No. 1

December 13 and 14, 2008
Holiday Pops with the Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra at Milford Town Hall, Milford, MA
Conductors: Holly MacEwen Krafka and Paul Surapine
Randol Alan Bass — Christmas Flourish
Eaton & Grant, arr. Courtney — Breath of Heaven
John Rutter — What Sweeter Music
Leroy Anderson — Sleigh Ride
Ralph Vaughan Williams — Fantasia on Christmas Carols
Chip Davis, arr. — Stille Nacht
Bob Cerulli, arr. — Holiday Sing Along
John Rutter — We Wish You a Merry Christmas
George Frederic Handel — “Hallelujah” from Messiah

March 7, 2009
With the Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra at Milford Town Hall, Milford, MA
Conductor: Holly MacEwen Krafka
Meredith Willson — The Music Man (staged) 

September 9, 2009
With the Boston Landmarks Orchestra at the Hatch Shell, Charles River Esplanade, Boston, MA
Guest Conductor: Holly MacEwen Krafka
Johannes Brahms — Ein Deutsches Requiem

October 18, 2009
NWC Tenth Anniversary Concert
at Hills Church, Wellesley Hills, MA
Conductor: Holly MacEwen Krafka
arr. Damon Meader — The Star Spangled Banner
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — Excerpts from Requiem in D minor: “Dies irae,” “Tuba mirum,” “Rex tremendae,” “Lacrymosa”
Felix Mendelssohn — Excerpts from Elijah: “Lift Thine Eyes” and “He Watching Over Israel”
Anton Bruckner — Os justi and Ave Maria
Giuseppe Verdi — “Va, pensiero” (from Nabucco)
Johannes Brahms — “Wie lieblich sind deine Vohnungen” (from Ein Deutches Requiem), Lass dich nur nichts nicht dauren
Modest Mussorgsky — Coronation Scene from Boris Godunov
Aaron Copland — “The Promise of Living” (from The Tender Land)
Samuel Barber — Twelfth Night and To Be Sung on the Water
John Zielinski — Excerpts from How Sweet the Sound: “My Lord, what a mornin’” and “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”
John Tavener — Song for Athene
David Fanshawe — “Our Father” (from African Sanctus)
Gilbert & Sullivan — Finale of Act I from The Pirates of Penzance
Fain and Kahal, arr. Mattson — I’ll Be Seeing You

December 5, 2009
With the Longwood Symphony at Jordan Hall, Boston, MA
Conductor: Jonathan McPhee
Giya Kancheli — Styx
Howard Shore — Lord of the Rings film score excerpts

December 12, 2009
Holiday Pops with the Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra at Milford Town Hall, Milford, MA
Conductors: Holly MacEwen Krafka and Paul Surapine
Shaw/Bennett, arr. — The Many Moods of Christmas, Suite Three
Pola & Wyle, arr. Clydesdale — It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Eaton & Grant, arr. Courtney — Breath of Heaven
John Williams — Three Songs from “Home Alone”
Leroy Anderson — Sleigh Ride
Bob Cerulli, arr. — Holiday Sing Along
Tchaikovsky — Excerpts from The Nutcracker
Nurit Hirsch — Bashana Haba’ah
Irving Berlin, arr. Ringwald — White Christmas
Chip Davis, arr. — Stille Nacht
Shaw/Bennett, arr. — The Many Moods of Christmas, Suite Two
George Frederic Handel — “Hallelujah” from Messiah