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.


Welcome to our 2014-2015 Season!

2015 Family Opera


Music by David Bass
Libretto by John Kane


Saturdays, March 21 and 28, 2015, at 3:00pm and 7:00pm
Sundays, March 22 and 29, 2015, at 1:00pm and 5:00pm

Reality TV runs amok in NCFO's 2015 production, KIDS COURT, written by David Bass (music) and John Kane (libretto). In this farcical, hilarious satire, underage plaintiffs and a jury of their (kid) peers beset the beleaguered grownup defendant, while the irrepressible Judge Trudi doles out justice in front of a live studio audience. This fully-sung, 90-minute show was first performed by NCFO in 2007, and is raucous fun for audiences of all ages.

2015 Science Festival Chorus

Songs of Electromagnetic Radiation



Once again, we will be presenting a program of science songs at the 2015 Cambridge Science Festival in April. This year's production will be a series of songs about light and the rest of the electromagnetic spectrum by a number of contemporary composers, including David Haines, the composer of last year's science oratorio, Powers of Ten. The program will include an accompanying slideshow of children's artwork and lyrics.

Learn more and listen to last year's performance of Powers of Ten, by David Haines, performed as part of the 2014 Cambridge Science Festival. And here are recordings from our 2013 science chorus, H2Oratorio.

Watch this space in January for registration and rehearsal information.


Commission Competition

We are pleased to announce the winner of our family opera commission competition: Weedpatch, by composer Paul Phillips, book and lyrics by Bill HarleyWeedpatch is loosely based on historical accounts of Oklahomans who immigrated to California’s Central Valley in the 1930s. Funding for Weedpatch has been made possible by the Puffin Foundation.

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."