Local arts partners give their ‘gift of music’ to the City of Boston Community through a free concert this Holiday Season
November 24, 2015 – BOSTON, MA – The North End Music & Performing Arts Center and The Boston Landmarks Orchestra present a free concert of Handel’s “Messiah” (Part I) on Wednesday, December 9, 2015. The concert will be held at St. Stephen’s Church, 401 Hanover Street in Boston’s North End beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Conducted by Kristo Kondakci, Assistant Conductor of the Boston Landmarks Orchestra, this free concert will be a special collaboration of artists and musicians from across the City of Boston.
The performance will feature the NEMPAC Holiday Orchestra, the Boston Landmarks One City Choir, NEMPAC Soloists and the St. John School Youth Honor’s Choir. Messiah Soloists include Emily Tweedy, Sherri Snow, Rebecca Rapoport-Cole, Alexandra Dietrich, Arthur Rishi and Elijah Blaisdell.
“We created such wonderful memories working with the Boston Landmarks Orchestra this past summer on the Esplanade. This Holiday Concert was the perfect opportunity to collaborate once again and especially to draw from some of the local talent we have here in the North End! We are excited to offer this as a free concert, encouraging everyone to come and experience something truly beautiful this Holiday Season.” – Sherri Snow, NEMPAC Executive Director
“The North End Music and Performing Arts Center is one of our favorite community partners, and we are delighted to be able to collaborate again to offer this special holiday concert together. We’re excited that our Assistant Conductor Kristo Kondakci will be leading not only the musicians, but our very own One City Choir, comprised of choristers from almost every neighborhood in Boston! We’re also excited – and proud – that our Artistic Administrator, Arthur Rishi, will be singing the tenor arias in this performance! “ -Jo Frances Meyer, Boston Landmarks Orchestra Executive Director
This concert is free and open to the public. Seating may be limited and it is suggested to reserve tickets online in advance at www.nempacboston.org. Suggested donation is $10 – 15 at this event.
NEMPAC is a certified 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization operating out of the North End / Waterfront Community of Boston. A group of North End mothers founded NEMPAC in 2001 in an effort to create musical programming for their children. In 2004, the Robert White Foundation donated to NEMPAC their city-operated space located off the Prado (The Paul Revere Mall) In the North End. This space, consisting of 4 private music studios, a storage basement and an office, is where NEMPAC began to flourish. Today, we are serving over 700 students a week through our education programs and partnerships with the Elliot BPS Innovation School and the St. John Catholic School. Our concerts are making the North End of Boston a destination for arts and culture. As we continue to grow as a Performing Arts Center, we continue to ensure we are engaging our audiences with creative, quality, and innovative programming.
The North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) enriches Boston’s North End Waterfront and surrounding neighborhoods through the inspirational power of the arts. NEMPAC fosters creativity and elevates social culture in our community through quality programming and education accessible to all.
About Boston Landmarks Orchestra:
The Boston Landmarks Orchestra was founded in 2001 by conductor and community advocate Charles Ansbacher. The orchestra is comprised of many of the area’s finest professional musicians. We are active throughout the neighborhoods of Boston, mainly in the summertime. Since 2007 when the orchestra established a regular concert series at the DCR’s Hatch Memorial Shell on the Esplanade, audiences have grown rapidly. We now host thousands along the banks of the Charles on a weekly basis.