Rehearsals start Monday, September 12th at the Pilgrim Church of Duxbury, 404 Washington Street, Monday Nights 7:00-9:00 pm.
It may still be summer, but Steven Bergman, Snug Harbor Community Chorus’s new music director, already has his sights set on the holidays.
Join Bergman and the chorus on Monday, Sept. 12 at the Pilgrim Church of Duxbury, 404 Washington St., for the first rehearsal of the holiday concert season. There are no auditions and, although helpful, it is not necessary to read music to join.
The first rehearsal begins at 6:45 p.m. so that singers can collect music and pay dues. Dues are $70 per concert season and include the cost of music, which singers get to keep. Subsequent rehearsals are held each Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. The concert takes place at the Duxbury Performing Arts Center, 73 Alden St., on Saturday, Dec. 10.
Along with welcoming its new director, Snug Harbor welcomes back its accompanist, Sarah Troxler, piano department chair at South Shore Conservatory of Music, with campuses in Duxbury and Hingham.
Bergman has served in the past as the accompanist for the group. He is also a member of the musical theater faculty at Bridgewater State University and oversees the choral and theatrical programs for the Rockland Public Schools.
He has worked with performing arts organizations and theatrical companies around the country, including the New Bedford Festival Theater, Speakeasy Stage Company, Seacoast Repertory Theater, Actors Playhouse, North Shore Music Theater, Big League Theatricals, the Academy of Musical and Dramatic Arts and the Ogunquit Playhouse.
An accomplished composer and playwright, his latest musical, “Hannah and Margaret,” received a concert reading in April. His series of art songs, “Four Poems by Isaac Rosenberg” was released in 2020 on Apple Music. Other works include scores for the musicals, “Jack the Ripper: The Whitechapel Musical,” “Animal Farm,” and the award-winning musical for young audiences, “Reigning Cats and Dogs.”
Bergman’s score for the Red Sox musical, “The Curse of the Bambino,” was produced by the Lyric Stage Company of Boston before the team won their first championship in 2004. His play, “The Trial of Madeline Gee,” was presented by Massasoit Community College in 2018.
As a keyboardist, Bergman’s work can be heard on the CD and DVD recordings of “Nunsense Jamboree,” starring Vicki Lawrence. He has also toured the country conducting productions of “Dreamgirls” and “Guys and Dolls.”
Bergman studied film scoring at the Berklee College of Music, and received both his M.Ed. in Arts Education and his CAGS in Educational Leadership from Fitchburg State University.
He lives on the South Shore with his wife, Maryann Zschau, and their daughter, Emma.
Incorporated in 1998, Snug Harbor is a nonprofit chorus whose members come from all over the South Shore. For more information, visit www.snugharborcc.org or like Snug Harbor Community Chorus on FaceBook.
Roy S. Kelley Scholarship
Our "Home for the Holidays" concert features our 2022 Music Scholarship recipient Catrina Riker.
"Home for the Holidays" Concert
Saturday, Dec. 10 - 7:30pm
at the Duxbury Performing Arts Center
Sunday Dec. 11 - 3pm
at Laura's Center for the Arts in Hanover
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