Windjammers sing at Rockville chapel
Rockport — The Windjammer Barbershop Chorus of Camden will present a free concert Sunday, Aug. 18, at 2 p.m. at the Rockville Community Chapel. The chorus, which has been in existence for around 15 years, is directed by Kathy Robitaille with assistant director Granville Ames.
The Windjammers rehearse Mondays at 7 p.m. at the Lion’s Den in Camden. Members travel from as far away as Nobleboro, Alna, Washington, South Thomaston and Belfast to blend their voices in song. They all share a wonderful love of a cappella music and the camaraderie that is associated with barbershoppers.
Singing a cappella is not for everyone, as it requires a good ear for tuneful singing. The Windjammers love singing this unique type of four-part harmony that puts the tenor at the top, the lead or melody line under the tenor and then supported by the baritones; the basses provide the solid background that helps keep the rest of the chorus on key.
As usual, there will be lemonade and home-baked goodies for sale on the lawn during intermission. Donations will be accepted at the door. Proceeds will go toward paying the loan necessary for the new roof and repairs to the belfry, as well as towards routine maintenance. The Rockville Community Chapel Association is celebrating the addition of the steeple and cross, which took place this spring (thanks to board member Roy Bennett). The village now has a landmark that can be seen up and down Route 17.
The Rockville Community Chapel is located on at 87 Old Rockland St., off Route 17. For more information, visit rockvillemechapel.org and check out the Facebook page.
Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or firstname.lastname@example.org.