Boston Landmarks Orchestra Hatch Shell ConcertThe North End Music & Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) is very excited for their Children’s Choir debut with the Landmarks Orchestra next Wednesday evening at the Hatch Shell!  Italian Night is scheduled for next Wednesday, August 5th at 7:00 p.m. This is NEMPAC’s first program in partnership with the Landmarks Orchestra.

The NEMPAC Children’s Choir is a collection of youth singers between the ages of 7 and 13 who are participants of NEMPAC’s Summer Vocal Arts Workshop. The workshop is currently running this week where the students are preparing for their upcoming performance. The students are of varying ages and ability levels, yet unite together as a community of singers through this program.

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The NEMPAC Vocal Arts Workshop includes a vigorous schedule of Italian Language lessons with instructor and North End Resident, Matteo Roncari and Choral Instruction directed by NEMPAC Choral Instructor Alexandra Dietrich. NEMPAC Executive Director Ms. Snow leads the workshop as Program Director and NEMPAC Summer Interns Chris Romano, Kira Peterson and Karissa Coady also take part in leading interactive group activities throughout the course of the day. The NEMPAC Summer Interns are paid staff funded through the Boston Foundation “My Summer in the City” Grant Program in partnership with the North End Against Drugs. The interns gain experience in creative event planning, non-profit program management, and leadership training. They certainly have their work cut out for them this week in both participating and assisting in directing the Children’s Choir!

We are so happy to have this opportunity to provide our students with an unforgettable, performance experience – working with professional musicians and directors as well as and being acknowledged by a greater city-wide audience at the Hatch Shell. We are happy to represent the North End and it’s Italian Heritage through our musical performance.” -Sherri Snow, NEMPAC Executive Director & Vocal Arts Workshop Director.

NEMPAC dedicates their performance with the Landmarks Orchestra to their two very special North End friends, musicians and great supporters – Al Natale and Angelo Piccardi.

NEMPAC Children’s Choir Performers Include: Annie Bugbee, Karissa Coady, Walker Cox, Gia DiNunzio, Vivian Dykema, Ariana Galvao, Guilia Genatossio, Dinero Jelley, Ruby Lammers, Vinnie O’Byrne, Kira Peterson, Chris Romano, Olivia Sheng, and Ashley Uchegbu

The August 5th concert details can be found below as well as photo’s from this weeks Vocal Arts Workshop Rehearsals. This is a performance NOT to be missed!

AUGUST 5 – ITALIAN NIGHT at the Hatch Shell

Boston Landmarks Orchestra / Christopher Wilkins, conductor
Barbara Shirvis, soprano
Stephen Powell, baritone
One City Choir
Back Bay Chorale (Scott Allen Jarrett, music director)
North End Music and Performing Arts Center Children’s Choir

The Golden Age of Italian opera is about passion writ large. Its music now occupies a central place on the concert stages of the world. The thrilling voices of two stars of American opera join a coalition of outstanding Boston-area choruses. Also on the program, the festive and lyrical music from one of Fellini’s greatest films “La Strada,” by Nino Rota—who later composed music for “The Godfather.” Rain date: August 6 at Hatch Shell

Pagliacci: Prologue by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Cavalleria rusticana: Intermezzo & “Regina coeli” by Pietro Mascagni
Otello: “Dove guardi” & Iago’s Credo by Giuseppe Verdi – *NEMPAC Children’s Choir Piece
Tosca: Te Deum by Giacomo Puccini *NEMPAC Children’s Choir Piece 
La strada: Ballet Suite (excerpts) by Nino Rota
Nabucco: Overture and “Va, pensiero” by Verdi
Aida: Ballet and Triumphal March by Verdi

NEMPAC Vocal Arts Workshop Pictures: