Newburyport Choral Society to perform annual winter concerts Saturday and next Sunday

The Newburyport Choral Society is scheduled to perform its annual winter concerts at Belleville Congregational Church at 8 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. next Sunday. The choral society, under the direction of music director Gerald Weale, offers a diverse program that features the “Magnificat” by 20th-century composer Jonathan Willcocks. The program will also include a cappella liturgical hymns by Russian composers Sergei Rachmaninoff and Pavel Chesnokov, the powerful beat of “Rhythm of Life” from “Sweet Charity,” and holiday classics. Tickets are available online at Cost: $22 per adult; $10 per ticket for students and seniors. Tickets will also be available at the door for $35. Belleville Congregational Church is at 300 High St.