NCFO Science Festival Chorus
World Premiere Science Song of the Week

             May 7: The Nose Knows             
             by Lauren Mayer             
                    May 2: Evolutionary Eye             
             by David Haines             
        and Rachael Shearmur        
    April 21: In the Faraway Near    
    by Daniel Kallman    
    and Christine Kallman    
                April 15: Perfect Pitch         
         by Tim Maurice         
     April 7: Topsy-Turvy Vision     
     by Ruth Hertzman-Miller     
     and Meg Muckenhoupt     
           April 1: Virus: COVID Edition    
    by David Haines    


2020 Family Opera

Take a look at our enthusiastic cast members performing
"Women o' War" from The Cutlass Crew!



CUTLASS CREW Performances have been POSTPONED till further notice
We will be refunding tickets purchased to date


Music by Stuart Hancock
Libretto by Donald Sturrock

Directed by David Bass and Kathy Lindsay
Choreography by Rachel Zimmerman


Based on the historical figure, Lady Mary Killigrew, The Cutlass Crew
tells of the adventures of this English aristocrat-turned-pirate who, with her
servants-turned-crew, menaced the high seas in the time of Queen Elizabeth I.
As always, our performances will be inter-generational, and (mostly!) in English with side titles.


This work was commissioned by the W11 Opera for Young People and was first performed in December 2017.
Our production has some additional new music and scenes.

Check out these snippets to get a sense of the fun music in this show, ranging from Elizabethan style to sea shanty!
     Grace O'Malley, Pirate Queen - the Players tell the story of the first lady pirate (2:49)
     The Last Unicorn - Sir Digory Piper serenades Queen Elizabeth (3:26)
     Lady Mary's Defense - our heroine explains why she turned to a life of piracy (1:37)



Our Mission

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.)

New Works

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."