Pemigewasset Choral Society Upcoming Events

Press Release

The holiday season will soon be upon us. The Pemigewasset Choral Society would like to invite you to its 47th winter concert series: Gloria. The concert’s titular work, Gloria by Antonio Vivaldi, will be performed on December 5, 6, and 8, accompanied by a 12-piece chamber orchestra.

Other pieces that will be performed include The Snow by Edward Elgar, Joy Has Dawned by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend, and festive pieces like The Christmas Song by Mel Tormé and Robert Wells and Ding Dong Merrily On High arranged by Robert F. Swift, a former director of Pemi Choral Society.

Pemi Choral, a 93-member adult community chorus based in Plymouth, is comprised of members from all over the central New Hampshire region.  The choir has been in rehearsal since August, and will be performing the program under the direction of Will Gunn along with pianist Laura Belanger.

Will Gunn is the music director at Plymouth Regional High School where he conducts the Concert Band, Concert Choir, Jazz Ensemble, and Chamber Singers.  Gunn received a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Ithaca College and his Masters of Music in Conducting from Colorado State University. He has studied conducting with Wes Kenney, Dwight Bigler, Steve Peterson, and Eric Hammer.  He performs regularly with the New Hampshire Master Chorale, Manchester Choral Society, and New Hampshire Friendship Chorus. In 2018, Gunn was a conducting scholar at the Delaware Choral Academy in Aix-en-Provence, France. He is also the Treble Choir manager for the New Hampshire All-State Festival and President-Elect of the New Hampshire chapter of the American Choral Directors Association.

Concert performances are scheduled on Thursday, December 5 at the Gilford Community Church in Gilford, beginning at 7:30 PM and on Friday, December 6 at St Paul’s Catholic Church in Franklin, also beginning at 7:30 PM.  The final concert of the series will be held on Sunday, December 8 at Silver Center for the Arts, Hanaway Theatre, Plymouth State University beginning at 3 PM. Admittance to all concerts is by choice of donation.