Newburyport Choral Society

Breathtaking Music

NCS Community Chorus, a North Shore Tradition

The Newburyport Choral Society has been delighting the North Shore with breathtaking music since 1934. This wonderful Newburyport based chorus is run by a committed group of chorus members passionate about working together to share the tradition of classical music throughout the community. The NCS Chorus is fortunate to be led by Ryan Lee Turner a powerful vocal and orchestral conductor, tenor soloist and accomplished music educator.

NSC Spring 2023 Concert

Choral Society Spring ConcertMark your calendar for the 2023 Spring Concert, “Carmina Burana” schedule for Saturday, May 6th at 7:30 pm and Sunday, May 7th at 4 pm. Purchase tickets for the Spring 2023 concerts which will be hosted at the Belleville Congregational Church in Newburyport. NCS Music Director, Ryan Turner will conduct the choruses, in collaboration with Boston Camerata under the direction of Anne Azéma.

This unique modern vs. medieval concert will highlight Carl  Orff’s 20th Century version of Carmina in a musical dialogue with the original medieval form. In addition to NCS and members of the Boston Camerata, the concert will feature the Greater Newburyport Children’s Chorus, two pianists, five percussionists and professional soloists. You won’t want to miss this sensational springtime celebration!

In order to protect the community gathering within the historic Belleville Meetinghouse, all attendees, staff and performers** will have to wear a high-quality, well-fitted mask covering both the wearer’s mouth and nose. **Note: Only conductors, vocal soloists and wind instrumentalists may be unmasked.

Become A NCS Member

The Newburyport Choral Society enthusiastically welcomes new members twice per year, during the fall and winter registration time-frames. If you love to sing and are committed to learning the music, NCS is a wonderful local organization to consider joining.  The performance schedule includes concerts in December and May as well as a Summer Sing in August. The NCS Spring 2022 rehearsals began Tuesday February 1st and continue through May 12th.

Newburyport Choral Society members practice on Tuesday evenings during the fall and winter season’s in preparation for their spectacular themed concerts. The December concert features a wide variety of holiday music and the Spring concert provides an opportunity for the chorus to shine as they preform music from a broad scope of composers. This Newburyport based community chorus has performed an impressive list of highly regarded performances over the years, and has developed a following from all over the North Shore and Boston area.

The Newburyport Choral Society is an adult chorus that welcomes high school students to participate and performs with varied professional orchestras each season depending on the instrumentation. Concerts are held at Belleville Congregational Church located at 300 High Street in Newburyport.

What is the VIP Card & How does it Benefit NCS?

The Newburyport Choral Society has been a long term partner of helping us to promote awareness of the Newburyport VIP Discount Card. As a VIP partner, NCS receives $10 for each VIP Card purchase and renewal made through NCS and helps provide free advertising for all NCS events, fundraisers and initiatives. Please use the form on the right side of this page to purchase a VIP Card in support of the Newburyport Choral Society. VIP Card holders receive discounts each time they use their card at participating local businesses throughout the year. You can view VIP Card Discounts on the website or in the Newburyport App. There is also a printable discounts list which is maintained and periodically updated on the VIP Card Discounts page of the website.

How does the VIP Card Help Support Local Businesses?

The VIP Card Program is a collective support local campaign that was designed for the purpose of helping drive business to our local restaurant, retail and lodging businesses. The goal is to raise broad community awareness of the importance of supporting our local small business owners. Participating business owners offer VIP Discounts as an incentive to encourage everyone to make more local purchases. VIP discounts are meant to serve as a thank you for dining, shopping and staying locally. They are not intended to be substantial from each business, as we want to help drive profitable sales for business owners. VIP Card holders who use their card frequently will easily recoup the cost of the card over the course of the year. In return for offering a VIP Card Discount, participating VIP businesses receive free advertising on the website, in the Newburyport App and on the Newburyport VIP social media platform and they have the flexibility to choose and change their VIP Discount at any time. is grateful to our VIP Sponsors who fund both the VIP Card Program and the Nonprofit Partner Program. VIP Sponsor support makes it possible for us to provide free advertising for our small business and nonprofit partners and to donate 40% of VIP Card Sales to our nonprofit partners. Support Local, Shop Small, Go VIP!



Newburyport VIPs

Simply Sweet

10% Off Candy Shop Purchases Over $5 & Under $100

Gentry’s Consignment

5% Off $50 or More, 10% Off $100 or More

Inn At Rings Island

10% Off, Excludes Suites. Must mention when booking & show card at check-in.

Actors Studio

$2 Off Per Ticket, Money Refunded at Box Office Upon Presenting VIP Card