Baroque evening at St. Thomas’

Aug 15, 2014
The Aug. 26 Baroque evening features, front from left, Lorna S. Russell and Carlton T. Russell; and, in back, Hannah McGuire, Catherine Cloutier and Diana Brookes Brown.

Camden — Mezzo-soprano Catharine Cloutier and flutist Hannah McGuire will join The Somerset Consort Tuesday, Aug. 26, at 7 p.m. for an evening of Baroque music in the parish hall of St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, 33 Chestnut St. The program will include music of Bach, Handel, Pepusch, Telemann, Quantz and Marcello. This is a free concert, with no admission charge or suggested donation.

Cloutier is a music education major with a vocal concentration at the University of Maine, where she studies with Francis Vogt and directs Renaissance, the University’s premier women’s a cappella ensemble. McGuire earned a bachelor of music degree in flute performance in 2010 from the University of Maine, where she was a student of Liz Downing. Both guest musicians are former students of Diana Brookes Brown, who plays flute in the Somerset Consort. Other members are Lorna S. Russell, viola da gamba; and Carlton T. Russell, harpsichord.

Brown has concertized throughout New England and teaches flute and voice privately at Waterfall Arts in Belfast. Russell also is an organist and shares with her husband Carlton the music ministry at St. Francis Episcopal Church in Blue Hill. Carlton Russell is Professor of Music and College Organist, Emeritus at Wheaton College, Norton, Mass.

St. Thomas’ Church is located at the corner of Wood Street and its parish hall is handicap accessible via the Wood Street entrance. Parking is available on Chestnut and Wood streets or in a parking lot across Wood Street from the church. For more information, call 236-3680.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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