Old North Festival Chorus

-- 2022 Fall Season --
Welcome Singers and Fans!












Registration and Rehearsals Announced for
December 2022 Festival Chorus Holiday Concerts! 

Maria van Kalken, Director of the Old North Festival Chorus and Minister of Music at Old North Church, has announced that registration and rehearsals for the 42nd annual Festival Chorus Concerts will begin on Wednesday, September 28, in the Sanctuary of Old North at 7:30pm; please arrive any time after 7pm for registration.  Singers are asked to pay a nominal registration fee as well as the purchase price of their music.  All singers are welcome!  High school students, in grades 9-12 are encouraged to join in addition to adult singers of all ages.  Sections within the Festival Chorus are led by the wonderful soloists/section leaders who serve the same purpose in the Senior Choir and Old North Church music program.


Subsequent rehearsals will take place from 7:30pm to 9pm every Wednesday. The program for the 2022 Festival Chorus Holiday Concerts will feature Missa in Angustiis (Nelson Mass) by Franz Joseph Haydn, and a Festival Chorus favorite: Variations on the Twelve Days of Christmas, by Craig Courtney.  The program will be slightly reduced this year – in length and scope, with no intermission – but will include several colorful arrangements of seasonal music for chorus and orchestra with audience participation.  For more details, please email Maria van Kalken at vankalken@gmail.com


Please note:  All participants in our choral programs will be required to show proof of vaccination.  A mask-optional policy will be announced as soon as it is safe to do so, but, to begin the fall 2022 season, masks will be required for rehearsals. 



Under the direction of Maria van Kalken—celebrating her 34th season as Director of the Festival Chorus—Festival Holiday Concerts take place on Saturday, December 3, at 8pm, and Sunday, December 4, at 7:30pm, and will feature a selection of beautiful music for Chorus and Orchestra. The performances will be approximately 90 minutes, with no intermission. 

Tickets for Festival Holiday Concerts are priced at $30, and after November 1, 2022, will be available at Arnould Gallery and Crosby’s Marketplace—in Marblehead—or on-line at www.onchurch.org/festivalchorus.

For more information about the upcoming December 2022 concerts, or other events planned for the 2022-2023 season, please visit www.oldnorthfestivalchorus.org

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

​​​​​​​​​If you are interested in supporting Festival Chorus 2022 Holiday Concerts

as a SPONSOR or by purchasing an ADVERTISEMENT in our Program  Book,

please email Kathy Fay at kathy@bemf.org

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