Holiday Pops:
Celebrate the Season:

Friday, December 13 & Saturday, December 14, 2019
Organ music, 7 pm; Concert starts at 8 pm
Memorial Hall, Melrose

Kickoff “the most wonderful time of the year” with the Melrose Symphony! This year features the New World Chorale performing favorites from movies including Polar Express and Home Alone.

Celebrate the holiday season with music you know and love!


About the New World Chorale

The New World Chorale was founded in 1999 by Holly MacEwen Krafka and John Zielinski with the mission of performing the best choral music and the goal of performing with many of the finest orchestras in New England. NWC’s membership comprises some of the Boston area’s most experienced choral singers and soloists who have performed both locally and internationally with the world’s major orchestras.

The New World Chorale has performed with the Boston Ballet, Lexington Symphony, Boston Landmarks Orchestra, Claflin Hill Symphony, Symphony NH, Longwood Symphony, and others.

Showcasing its versatility, the New World Chorale has performed The Music Man (2009), The Pirates of Penzance (2008), and South Pacific in Concert (2007), all with the Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra. In each production, NWC provided the leads and moving choruses from its own membership.

NWC has performed world premieres encompassing a wide range of musical styles. Pieces commissioned and performed include: Opening Day, written for NWC by local composer Tom Hojnacki to texts about baseball by Bill Littlefield, host of the National Public Radio program “Only A Game”; How Sweet the Sound, an arrangement of hymns and spirituals for chorus and organ by John Zielinski; Mass by Gregory Short for chorus, percussion, and audience participation; and Infelix Ego for organ, percussion, brass quartet, and chorus, also by Mr. Zielinski.