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Old North Festival Chorus


A Lenten Choral Concert



























Old North Festival Chorus

A Lenten Choral Concert



Mozart's Requiem in D



Maria van Kalken, Minister of Music at Old North Church, and Director of the Old North Festival Chorus & Orchestra is thrilled to announce that over 80 singers – plus professional soloists – are participating in the upcoming Lenten Choral Concert, and enthusiastically invites your attendance and support!

Members of the Old North Senior Choir and Old North Festival Chorus are currently rehearsing the glorious choral masterpiece – Requiem in D minor, K 626, by W.A. Mozart – preparatory to a performance on Palm Sunday, April 2, 2023, at 7:30pm. The singers and instrumentalists assembled for this performance – many returning and many new – look forward to sharing this monumental work with you, universally recognized as among the most poignant and breathtakingly beautiful pieces of the sacred choral repertoire. Soloists for this performance include Holly Cameron, soprano; Gabriela Fagen, mezzo-soprano; Matthew Arnold, tenor; and Andrew Scoglio, bass.

Our performance marks the beginning of Holy Week and a long-held tradition at Old North to offer members of the Marblehead community a program of musical reflection by candlelight.  Over the years, the performing ensemble has more than doubled from its original forty singers; we are inspired to present challenging and extraordinary musical programs on this special occasion.  The concert on Sunday, April 2, at 7:30pm, is free and open to the public, though a free-will offering will be gratefully accepted.

This very special performance – dedicated in loving memory to Gordon Hall III, a long-time Festival Chorus member and fan of the music program at Old North – is supported, in part, by a combination of the Music Patrons and Festival Chorus Funds at Old North Church.  This funding, combined with the free-will offering collected at the door, will cover only part of the expenses to produce this program.  If you would like to help defray the costs of our Mozart Requiem performance, we would be thankful for your contribution – in any amount.

If you wish to have your name listed as a Sponsor of the program AND if you wish to remember a loved one in the In Loving Memory section, please fill out both lines of the “Lenten Concert Dedications & Donations” form.  If you are interested in listing only the name of a loved one, please fill out only that line.  In the unlikely event we have questions, your contact information has been requested; thank you for sharing that as well.  Please note that you do not have to be a member of the Festival Chorus or Old North Church to become a sponsor or list a loved one.  Feel free to invite others to support our concert in this manner, if appropriate.

Donations are due no later than Wednesday, March 29, 2023.  Please mail your check (payable to Old North Church – with “Lenten Concert” in the memo) – to arrive no later than Wednesday, March 29, 2023– so that you can be included in the Program. 


Thank you for your support!

The Music and Festival Chorus Committees


Simply download the PDF to the right,

fill out the Lenten Concert Dedications & Donations form,

and return to:


Attention: Maria van Kalken
8 Stacey Street, Marblehead, MA  01945


Please direct any questions to:

The Old North Festival Chorus is supported, in part, by a grant from the Marblehead Cultural Council as administered through the Massachusetts Cultural Council.


Old North Church is accessible for the physically impaired.

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