The Windjammer Barbershop Chorus of Camden will perform the second summer concert in a series at the Rockville Community Chapel Sunday, July 24 at 3 p.m.

The chorus, directed by Kathy Robitaille with assistant director Granville Ames, usually consists of 18 members and has been in existence for about 15 years. The singers rehearse Monday nights 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.

The chorus members 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, supported by the baritones; and the basses provide the solid foundation 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 with proceeds going toward the continuing renovation of the chapel and to help pay down the outstanding loan, which was necessary for the new roof and repairs to the belfry.

The third and final concert in this summer series will be Sunday, Aug. 14 at 2 p.m. featuring Bay Winds North. The Rockville Community Chapel is located on Old Rockland Street, off Route 17 behind the Green Thumb.  For more information, visit

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