We’re hard at work making another amazing season happen

Please register below to be a part of our first Come and Sing event — Vivaldi Gloria, conducted by Dr. Joe Miller from UC-CCM. It will be a fantastic day of choral singing. Spread the word and tell your friends to meet you there. More information can be found on the Come and Sing series tab above.

NKCC Board of Directors
Carl Schutte, president
Tracy Clark
Ashley Gribbins
Michael Kleier
Sterling Pratt
Patty Schaper

Stephanie Nash, Artistic Director


Singers – Join Us For Two Exciting Events This Fall

In addition to our fall concert (November 18th), we’re excited to announce the first of three Come and Sing events. On Saturday, September 30, we will be holding a one-day learn-and-sing of Vivaldi’s Gloria, from 10 to 4:30.
In one day, you’ll learn the piece, and “perform” it in a concert setting. You do not need to be a member of NKCC to enjoy this opportunity. The cost per person is only $10 to cover a light catered lunch. A benefactor has generously covered all the other costs for the day. Have a score already? Great, or if you need a score, we will send you a PDF. Please fill in both forms below, on the left if you plan to attend, and on the right to pay for your lunch ahead of time. (We can accept cash at rehearsals too.)




I’ll be there on the 30th. Register your information here.


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Vivaldi Gloria score

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Singing in a chorus is good for you

“ The physiological benefits of singing, and music more generally, have long been explored. Music making exercises the brain as well as the body, but singing is particularly beneficial for improving breathing, posture and muscle tension. Listening to and participating in music has been shown to be effective in pain relief, too, probably due to the release of neurochemicals such as β-endorphin (a natural painkiller responsible for the “high” experienced after intense exercise).


There’s also some evidence to suggest that music can play a role in sustaining a healthy immune system, by reducing the stress hormone cortisol and boosting the Immunoglobin A antibody.   Music has been used in different cultures throughout history in many healing rituals, and is already used as a therapy in our own culture (for the relief of mental illness, breathing conditions and language impairment, for example). Everyone can sing – however much we might protest – meaning it is one of the most accessible forms of music making, too. Song is a powerful therapy indeed.


Regular choir members report that learning new songs is cognitively stimulating and helps their memory, and it has been shown that singing can help those suffering from dementia, too. The satisfaction of performing together, even without an audience, is likely to be associated with activation of the brain’s reward system, including the dopamine pathway, which keeps people coming back for more.”

   Jacques Launay, Postdoctoral Researcher in Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford.

That first breath that a choir or orchestra takes together, a breath filled with focus, intention and emotion, a breath unified for no other reason than to make something beautiful together… that is the reason we do what we do.

— Eric Whitacre, American composer