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GREAT MUSIC AT NEWPORT HARBOR LUTHERAN CHURCH

2014-2015

REFORMATION FESTIVAL
Reformation Sunday, October 26, 2014, 9:15 a.m.
The Chancel Choir & trumpeter Amy Lambert celebrate the reformation with music of Johann Sebastian Bach, hymns of faith and a lively anthem by Mark Hayes.  Wear RED and join in the celebration!

MUSIC OF REMEMBRANCE
All Saints Sunday, November 2, 2014, 9:15 a.m.
We remember our loved ones who have gone on to the larger life in heaven.  The Chancel Choir and cellist Karen Linkletter join together in music of remebrance featuring Out of the Deep by English composer John Rutter.  You are welcome to submit names of loved ones who have died in the last 12 months to be remembered in prayer.  Send emails to christine@nhlcs.org

A CATHEDRAL CHRISTMAS
Saturday, December 6, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
The Orange County Women’s Chorus, conducted by Eliza Rubenstein, invites you to welcome the holiday season with a program of sacred works for women’s voices and chamber orchestra! If you like Brahms and Schumann, you’ll love Joseph Rheinberger’s lush Mass for Christmas, and if you’re a fan of Vivaldi, wait till you hear Nicola Porpora’s dazzling Magnificat—all accompanied by some of the finest instrumentalists in our area. Give yourself a break amidst the holiday crush and bask in the beauty and elegance of the season!  Ticket information at: www.ocwomenschorus.org

HOME FOR CHRISTMAS
Saturday, December 13, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Enjoy Christmas with the Meistersingers of Orange County. As we begin our 15th season, we are pulling out all our favorites, and yours too! Highlights from past seasons as well as top selections from our recordings will ring in the season with some of the greatest choral pieces ever written. Morten Lauridsen's O Magnum Mysterium, Benjamin Britten's Hymn to the Virgin, and Ave Maria's by Holst and Biebl will be set along side White Christmas, Carol of the Drum and Jingle Bells! With something fun, something exquisite and everything in between, this might as well be called the greatest Christmas concert EVER! Don't miss this exciting event.  Ticket information at: www.meistersingers.org
 
CHRISTMAS EVE
Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 7:00 p.m. & 11:00 p.m.
Celebrate the birth of our Lord with beloved Christmas Carols, traditional chants, lively music by Grant Cochran and excerpts from G. F. Handel’s famed Messiah. Candlelight procession by the choir, with harp and string quartet. (Children’s service is offered at 5:00p.m.)

ASH WEDNESDAY
Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
Confession, worship and music by the choir by Samuel Sebastian Wesley as we mark the beginning of our Lenten journey.
 
FACE TO FACE
Sunday, March 23, 2014, 2:30 p.m.
The renowned Orange County Meistersingers sing Dixit Dominus by George Frideric Handel and The Berliner Mass by Arvo Pärt.  Ticket information at: www.meistersingers.org
 
THE BIRDS AND THE BEES
Saturday, March 14, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
The Orange County Women’s Chorus, conducted by Eliza Rubenstein welcome you to their spring concert featuring The Birds and the Bees.  Yes, we mean that literally....and figuratively. Nightingales, bumblebees, swallows, hawks—they’re all here, along with a few tunes about courtship and romance! Our Artistic Director is an amateur bird photographer when she’s not in rehearsal, so you'll enjoy photos and factoids along with a program of great music from around the world. Get your ducks in a row and tweet your friends to join you for this spring fling!  Ticket information at: www.ocwomenschorus.org

PALM SUNDAY
Sunday, March 29, 2015, 9:15 a.m.
We celebrate Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem with beautiful music by the Chancel Choir & the South Coast Brass and Percussion.

GOOD FRIDAY
Friday, April 3, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
The Chancel Choir offers some of the most exquisite and moving music of the church year—hymns, spirituals and anthems by Maurice Duruflé, Henry Purcell, Thomas Tallis and Bob Chilcott.

EASTER SUNDAY
Sunday, April 5, 2015, 9:15 a.m. & 11 a.m.
Celebrate the Resurrection of Our Lord with powerful hymns and music by the choir and orchestra featuring anthems by Jan Sanborn and Dona Nobis Pacem from the famed B Minor Mass of Johann Sebastian Bach.

THE LAND OF SONG
Saturday, May 30, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
The Orange County Women’s Chorus, conducted by Eliza Rubenstein welcome you to their bon voyage concert. Tally ho! We can’t take all of you with us on our first overseas tour, but we’re going to leave you with ears and hearts full of music before we take off for England and the “land of song” itself, Wales. Hear past favorites and new discoveries, and enjoy a cake-and-champagne celebration of our big adventure and your support that made it possible. Ticket information at: www.ocwomenschorus.org

FESTIVAL FINALE—MUSIC FOR CHOIR & ORCHESTRA
Sunday, June 28, 2015, 4:00 p.m.
The acclaimed Corona del Mar Baroque Festival concludes a week-long series of concerts with their Festival Finale, featuring major works for choir with orchestra and organ. Period instruments, a fitting acoustic environment and magnificent performers. Wine and waters reception follows.  Ticket information at: www.bmf-cdm.org

Our past seasons:
2013-2014

REFORMATION FESTIVAL, HOMECOMING & CHANCEL CHOIR REUNION
Sunday, October 27, 2013, 9:15 a.m.
An epic morning for music at NHLCS!!  Our terrific School Choir, The Chancel Choir & Choir Alumni join with The South Coast Brass & Percussion, pianist Katie Franklin, cellist Karen Linkletter and soloist Duke Kim for music by Johann Sebastian Bach, Hank Beebe, Mack Wilberg and Paul Halley.  Wear red and join in the celebration!  Celebration brunch on the patio follows worship.

MUSIC FOR A REQUIEM
All Saints Sunday, November 3, 2013, 9:15 a.m.
We remember our loved ones who have gone on to the larger life in heaven.  The Chancel Choir and soloists sing Pie Jesu from The Requiem by Andrew Lloyd Weber.  You are welcome to submit names of loved ones who have died in the last 12 months to be remembered in prayer.

DANCING IN THE ISLES: BRITTEN, BRITAIN, AND BEYOND
Saturday, December 7, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
The Orange County Women’s Chorus, conducted by Eliza Rubenstein, invites you to the British Isles for this holiday season!  We’re celebrating Benjamin Britten’s 100th birthday with a performance of his famous and beloved “A Ceremony of Carols,” plus a variety of carols and songs from Ireland, Wales, and more.  Join the OCWC and resident harpist Brian Noel for our “dancing day,” and delight in a feast of British treats following the performance.  Ticket information at: www.ocwomenschorus.org
 
CHRISTMAS EVE
Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 7:00 p.m. & 11:00 p.m.
Celebrate the birth of our Lord with beloved Christmas Carols, traditional chants, lively music by Grant Cochran and excerpts from G. F. Handel’s famed Messiah. Candlelight procession by the choir, with harp and string quartet. (Children’s service is offered at 5:00p.m.)

ASH WEDNESDAY
Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Meditative music by the choir as we mark the beginning of our Lenten journey.
 
FACE TO FACE
Sunday, March 23, 2014, 2:30 p.m.
The renowned Orange County Meistersingers sing Dixit Dominus by George Frideric Handel and The Berliner Mass by Arvo Pärt.  Ticket information at: www.meistersingers.org
 
I HEAR AMERICA SINGING
Sunday, March 16, 2014, 3:00 p.m.
The Orange County Women’s Chorus, conducted by Eliza Rubenstein.  Renowned baritone Carver Cossey—called a “gem” and a “showstopper” by the Orange County Register—is our special guest as we explore the sounds and songs of America past and present.  Hear everything from post-Revolutionary fugues to favorite folk songs, Gershwin to Gospel—with a chance for you to join in the singing!  After the concert, stick around for that most American of events: an ice cream social with the performers.  Ticket information at: www.ocwomenschorus.org

PALM SUNDAY
Sunday, April 13, 2014, 9:15 a.m.
We celebrate Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem with beautiful music by the choir.

GOOD FRIDAY
Friday, April 18, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
The Chancel Choir offers some of the most exquisite and moving music of the church year—hymns, spirituals and anthems by Maurice Duruflé, Henry Purcell, Thomas Tallis and Bob Chilcott.

EASTER SUNDAY
Sunday, April 20, 2014, 9:15 a.m. & 11 a.m.
Celebrate the Resurrection of Our Lord with powerful hymns and music by the choir and orchestra featuring anthems by Jan Sanborn and from the famed B Minor Mass of Johann Sebastian Bach.

FESTIVAL FINALE—MUSIC FOR CHOIR & ORCHESTRA
Sunday, June 29, 2014, 4:00 p.m.
The acclaimed Corona del Mar Baroque Festival concludes a week-long series of concerts with their Festival Finale, featuring major works for choir with orchestra and organ. Period instruments, a fitting acoustic environment and magnificent performers. Wine and waters reception follows. www.bmf-cdm.org


2012-2013

REFORMATION FESTIVAL
Reformation Sunday, October 28, 2012, 9:15 a.m.
Great hymns and anthems with choir and organ. Wear red and join in the celebration!

MUSIC FOR A REQUIEM
All Saints Sunday, November 4, 2012, 9:15 a.m.
Worship with us as the Chancel Choir sings Felix Mendelssohn’s “Oh, For the Wings of a Dove,” with orchestra. We recall the names of loved ones from the past year who have gone on to the larger life in heaven.

MEDIEVAL MEDLEYS OF CHRISTMAS JOY
Saturday, December 1, 2012, 3:00 p.m.
Hear Ye!  Hear Ye!  Let it be known throughout the land that music of great splendor will resound: Medieval Medleys of Christmas Joy.  Join Vox Feminae at a private home in Newport Coast for an afternoon of music, sweet fare and drink of good cheer!  For tickets and details, please email: christine@nhlcs.org  A fundraiser for the VMC Memorial Music Fund in celebration of the 25th anniversary of William Wells as Minister of Music.  Suggested Donation: $50

CHRISTMAS WITH THE JOHN ALEXANDER SINGERS
Sunday, December 2, 2012, 4:00 p.m.
Pacific Chorale's John Alexander Singers are joined by harpist Mindy Ball and oboist Jessica Pearlman for a magical concert exploring the music of Christmas through carols both traditional and new. Music by Gregorio, Paulus, Howells, Vaughan Williams, Mechem and more. Ticket information at: www.pacificchorale.org

THE SINGING PLACE: CHRISTMAS WITH THE OCWC
Saturday, December 8, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
The Orange County Women’s Chorus, conducted by Eliza Rubenstein, invite you to celebrate Christmas. "Cold may lie the day, and bare of grace; at night I slip away to the Singing Place ... " So begins Lily Long's poem, set to music by Joan Szymko, about the unique joy of raising our voices together. Our December concert celebrates everything we love about singing, featuring - among other treats - Louise Talma's raucous and little known cantata "Celebration," Elizabeth Alexander's brand-new arrangement about the value of singing while doing the laundry, and the world premiere of a commissioned work by the "dean of American choral composers, " Kirke Mechem. Come for the beauty and stay for the fun. Ticket information at: www.ocwomenschorus.org

MEN ALIVE’S CHRISTMAS CANDLELIGHT VESPERS
Friday, December 21, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
Orange County’s Men Alive, conducted by Rich Cook, offers an evening of sacred and familiar Christmas favorites with all donations going to the Trevor Project. Beautiful Christmas sights and sounds to nurture your soul and an audience carol sing. No tickets required; early seating suggested as this annual event fills the church.
Ensemble information at: www.menalivechorus.org

CHRISTMAS EVE
Saturday, December 24, 2012, 7:00 p.m. & 11:00 p.m.
Celebrate the birth of our Lord with beloved Christmas Carols, traditional chants, lively music by John Rutter and excerpts from G. F. Handel’s famed Messiah. Candlelight procession by the choir, with harp and string quartet. (Children’s service is offered at 5:00p.m.)

ASH WEDNESDAY
Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
Meditative music by the choir as we mark the beginning of our Lenten journey.

PALM SUNDAY
Sunday, March 24, 2013, 9:15 a.m.
We celebrate Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem with the choir, brass and percussion offering powerful music by J. S. Bach and Mack Wilberg.

GOOD FRIDAY
Friday, March 29, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
The Chancel Choir offers some of the most exquisite and moving music of the church year—hymns, spirituals and anthems by Maurice Duruflé, Henry Purcell, Thomas Tallis Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Bob Chilcott.

EASTER SUNDAY
Sunday, March 31, 2013, 9:15 a.m. & 11 a.m.
Celebrate the Resurrection of Our Lord with powerful hymns and music by the choir and orchestra from the B Minor Mass of Johann Sebastian Bach.

FESTIVAL FINALE—MUSIC FOR CHOIR & ORCHESTRA
Sunday, June 23, 2013, 4:00 p.m.
The acclaimed Corona del Mar Baroque Festival concludes a week-long series of concerts with their Festival Finale, featuring major works for choir with orchestra and organ. Period instruments, a fitting acoustic environment and magnificent performers. Wine and waters reception follows. www.bmf-cdm.org


2011-2012

9/11 MEMORIAL CONCERT
Sunday, September 11, 2011, 7:00 p.m.
Newport Harbor Lutheran Church, Mesa Verde United Methodist Church, The Orange
County Women’s Chorus and UCI’s Men In Blaque present the Requiem Mass of W. A.
Mozart with orchestra. Program includes Perspectives on Peace by Rabbi Mark Miller,
Maria Khani and Rev. Bradley Stienstra. Suggested donation $20.

REFORMATION FESTIVAL
Reformation Sunday, October 30, 2011, 9:15 a.m.
Great hymns and anthems with choir and organ. Wear red and join in the celebration!

BACH TO BASICS
Saturday, November 5, 2011, 4:00 p.m.
The Concert Choir, directed by Dr. Scott Farthing and assisted by pianist Catherine
Tibbitts, sing the music of those original GLEEKS Bach, Handel, Palestrina along with
some music with international flair! Come hear what those original glees really sound
like! Ticket information at: www.saddleback.edu

MUSIC FOR A REQUIEM
All Saints Sunday, November 6, 2011, 9:15 a.m.
Worship with us as the Chancel Choir sings the Requiem Mass (excerpts) of W. A.
Mozart with orchestra. We recall the names of loved ones from the past year who have
gone on to the larger life in heaven.

SOARING, SAILING & SIGHING
Saturday, November 19, 2011, 4:00 p.m.
Under the direction of Dr. Scott Farthing, Saddleback College Women’s Camerata sings
the finest in choral music for women’s voices. Included on the program will be the
powerful “Anne Frank – A Living Voice” for women’s voices and string quartet composed
by Linda Tutas Haugen with text taken from “The Diary of Anne Frank.” Ticket
information at: www.saddleback.edu

THE MEISTERSINGERS CHRISTMAS CONCERT
Sunday, December 11, 2011, 7:00 p.m.
The Meistersingers present their annual concert celebrating the Joy of Christmas. Ticket
information at: www.meistersingers.org

CHRISTMAS ON THE COAST
Sunday, December 18, 2011, 3:00 p.m.
The Orange County Women’s Chorus, conducted by Eliza Rubenstein, invite you to
celebrate Christmas, California-style! Our holiday program features colorful and
contemplative works by West-coast composers, including Kirke Mechem's timeless
settings of well-known carols in "The Seven Joys of Christmas," Frank La Rocca's
mesmerizing "O Eve," and David Conte's brilliant "Christmas Intrada." You'll also enjoy
the world premiere of Ruth Huber's treble arrangement of her award-winning "Winter,"
with text by William Shakespeare. Who needs snow when we've got everything you
need to spark your holiday spirit? Ticket information at: www.ocwomenschorus.org

MEN ALIVE’S CHRISTMAS CANDLELIGHT VESPERS
Friday, December 23, 2011, 7:00 p.m.
The Orange County Gay Men’s Chorus presents a musical gathering for the soul with
music by the extraordinary Jason Robert Brown, The Carpenters, music from the
Peanuts Christmas classic, O Holy Night, Ave Maria and an audience carol sing.
www.menalivechorus.org

CHRISTMAS EVE
Saturday, December 24, 2011, 7:00 p.m. & 11:00 p.m.
Celebrate the birth of our Lord with beloved Christmas Carols, traditional chants, music
by John Rutter and excerpts from G. F. Handel’s Messiah. Candlelight procession by the
choir, with harp and string quartet. (Children’s service is offered at 5:00p.m.)

ASH WEDNESDAY
Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
Meditative music by the choir as we mark the beginning of our Lenten journey.

PALM SUNDAY
Sunday, April 1, 2012, 9:15 a.m.
We celebrate Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem with the choir singing “Ride On,
King Jesus!” and Jane Marshall’s powerful anthem My Eternal King.

GOOD FRIDAY
Friday, April 6, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
The Chancel Choir offers some of the most exquisite and moving music of the church
year—hymns, spirituals and anthems by Maurice Duruflé, Henry Purcell, Thomas Tallis
and Bob Chilcott.

EASTER SUNDAY
Sunday, April 8, 2012, 9:15 a.m. & 11 a.m.
Celebrate the Resurrection of Our Lord with hymns and anthems by Antonio Vivaldi and
John Rutter for choir, organ and orchestra.

FESTIVAL FINALE—MUSIC FOR THE ROYAL ENGLISH COURT
Sunday, June 24, 2012, 4:00 p.m.
The acclaimed Corona del Mar Baroque Festival concludes a week-long series of concerts
with their Festival Finale, featuring major works for choir with orchestra and organ by
John Blow, Henry Purcell and G. F. Handel. Period instruments, a generous acoustic and
magnificent performers. Wine and waters reception follows. www.bmf-cdm.org

Call 949-548-3631 for more information.