New York City-based skahuhachi master Elizabeth Brown will be featured in Down East Singers’ Memorial Day performance of Karl Jenkins’ Requiem Monday, May 27, at the Camden Opera House.

The skahuhachi is an ancient Japanese wind instrument. The Requiem, written by the renowned Welsh composer in 2005 in memory of his father, melds the traditional text with Japanese haiku on the subject of death. The orchestra will include members of the Mozart Mentors Orchestra and percussionists playing the Arabic darbuka, the Japanese daiko and frame drums.

Brown, also a composer, is celebrated both here and in Japan for her compositions and performances combining eastern and western sensibilities. She will demonstrate the skahuhachi and the theremin, another unusual instrument in which she is proficient, at a limited-seating dessert gathering Saturday, May 25, at 7 p.m. at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, also in Camden. For more information about this event, call 975-3492.

Down East Singers’ Memorial Day concert will be presented at 5 p.m. and also will include Igor Stravinsky’s “The Star-Spangled Banner” and spirituals by William Dawson. Tickets are $20, free for those younger than 18. They are available at Thomaston Café; Owl & Turtle Bookshop in Camden; Grasshopper Shop of Rockland; Bellabooks in Belfast; from DES members; at; by calling 619-0413; or at the box office the day of concert.

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