Exciting news! The North Reading Community Chorale has changed it’s name to the Ipswich River Community Chorus! The group itself and the quality music you’ve grown accustomed to has not changed, just the name.
Why the change? As a group, we felt that having “North Reading” in the name was too specific and didn’t actually encompass the true makeup of the members. As of 2017, the majority of singers were from towns outside of North Reading! We want to continue to grow and gain additional members, so this name change will help attract singers from surrounding towns.
Why Ipswich River Community Chorus? The Ipswich River is a major landmark in North Reading and it also runs from Burlington to Ipswich. It just so happens that we have members from Burlington, Ipswich and many of the towns it runs through! Additionally, changing the word “chorale” to “chorus” will make it easier for interested singers to find us in a standard Google search.
Rest assured, the artistic leadership remains the same, with our director, Johnny Nichols, Jr. and pianist, Miles Goldberg. The seasonal performances you’ve enjoyed through the years will continue this winter with performances on December 2nd and 3rd. The chorus will be performing many traditional carols from the Many Moods of Christmas suites as well as some gospel pieces including an arrangement by Quincy Jones of “Hallelujah”.
If you love to sing and are interested in learning more about the group, join us for the open rehearsals scheduled for September 11th and 18th at 7:00PM. Rehearsals take place in the hall at the Aldersgate Church at 235 Park St. in North Reading. No auditions! We love to welcome new singers to our group no matter what the level of experience!