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For the past twenty six years, the New Choral Society has been presenting the Christmas portion of Handel’s Messiah in their annual live concert every December as their traditional season opener. However, as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic and out of an abundance of concern for their audience and  musicians, they decided to do things a little differently this year; For this year’s show, NCS partnered with YoFi Fest, the Yonkers film festival, and enlisted the help of the video production company Numeric Pictures to capture the performance and present it virtually. With world-class soloists, talented instrumentalists, and an outstanding choir, it’s a fantastic opportunity to hear a festive piece of classical music, full of uplifting choruses and soaring solos, including the famous “Hallelujah Chorus”. 


This program is made possible in part by the generous support of ArtsWestchester. YoFi Fest is proud to be a grantee of ArtsWestchester with funding made possible by Westchester County Government with the support of County Executive George Latimer.


“Thank you doesn’t begin to express how utterly moving tonight’s performance was. It captured the inspirational and healing power of music, but especially choral. With this sustenance in our hearts, we can face anything.”

“This may be a daily viewing for the rest of the month.”

“OUTSTANDING! OUTSTANDING!!! OUTSTANDING!!!!! How many times can I yell that? Well done on so many levels.”

“What a terrific concert! The soloists were breathtaking, the choir sounded great even through masks and the intermission features were a welcome addition, giving us an opportunity to get to know the soloists and their musical background.”

“A great way to introduce my kids to choral music while they can snuggle and ask questions.”

“The production was so brilliantly crafted, I thought I was watching an American Masters feature on PBS”

“It would have made Handel proud to see this rendition.”

“It's a knockout performance. Must hear!”

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