Our Mission: We provide children and adults the experience of telling stories through song, by performing original, entirely-sung operas and oratorios, with lyrics and music accessible and appealing to audiences of all ages. Below is a 3-minute introduction to what makes NCFO unique! (For more detail, here's a 12-minute version.)


2019 Family Opera

Thanks to all those who auditioned for our 2019 OPERA


Audition information archived HERE

This light-hearted galactic odyssey features non-stop music in a variety of popular and classical styles that will appeal to audiences of all ages. Performed in English by an inter-generational cast.

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2018 Science Festival Chorus

Many thanks to our chorus and audience
for three successful performances!



During the two weekends of school vacation week

   SUN April 15 at 5:30pm at the Museum of Science
   SAT April 21 at 3:00pm at the Cambridge Main Library
   SUN April 22 at 3:00pm at the Peabody School

Peruse/download our program booklet

This concert of brilliant and enlightening songs about biodiversity,
for audiences of all ages, included topics such as:
how biodiversity is created and lost, each of the biological kingdoms,
a tribute to E.O. Wilson, a medley written by Cambridge Public School students,
and a mini-opera composed by local kids with guidance from Boston Lyric Opera!

This unique intergenerational chorus was accompanied
by a slideshow of lyrics and children’s artwork.

Music and Lyrics by: Andrea Gaudette, David Haines, Bruce Lazarus,
Lauren Mayer, Jill Pelavin, Molly Ruggles, and Graham Treacher
Directed by Laura Backley

Click HERE for more about the songs and the composers who wrote them

Listen to Science Chorus performances from 2015, 2016, and 2017


New operas

We are always interested in hearing about new operas or entirely-sung musicals which might be suitable for our group. Please click here for more details of what we are looking for in the way of a "family opera."