The Mount View Chamber Singers of Mount View High School in Thorndike have been touring their annual Carols in the Round holiday concert since Thanksgiving weekend and will be continue until a few days before Christmas. Admission to the concerts is free, although donations for the group are welcome. CDs will be available for sale, as well.

Remaining performances are Saturday, Dec. 11 at 4 p.m. Hammond Street Congregational Church, Bangor, and 7 p.m. at Stockton Community Church; Sunday, Dec. 12 at 2 p.m. at the University of Maine at Augusta’s Jewett Hall, 4 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Augusta, and 7 p.m. at Kennebec Valley Baptist Church, Waterville; Monday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. at Freedom Congregational Church; Wednesday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. at St. Denis Catholic Church, Whitefield; Saturday, Dec. 18 at 4 p.m. at John Street United Methodist Church, Camden and 7 p.m. at United Methodist Church, Belfast; Sunday, Dec. 19 at 4 p.m. at Lincolnville United Christian Church, Lincolnville Center, and 7 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Belfast; Monday, Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. at Stillwater Federated Church; and finally Wednesday, Dec. 22 at 7 p.m. at Mount View’s own Clifford Performing Arts Center.

The tour gets its name from its unusual format. Students in the four voice parts surround the audience on all four sides as they sing a cappella holiday music. The singers, using candles to illuminate their music, slowly shift around the room during the course of a concert.

The Mount View Chamber Singers are directed by David Stevenson and have enjoyed the privilege of traveling and presenting their music to many people and many cultures. Funding for tours is raised in part from the sales from the CDs recorded by the group. Another significant source of income is donations.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to