Midcoast Community Chorus will present its spring concert, Shed a Little Light, Saturday, June 14, at 7 p.m. at the Strom Auditorium of Camden Hills Regional High School, just off Route 90. The concert will benefit the Knox County Homeless Coalition.

The spirited 130-member chorus’ mission of singing as a community for the community has produced rousing performances in June and January of each year, under the direction of Mimi Bornstein, and the last seven MCC concerts have been complete sellouts. The June concerts, which benefit local nonprofit organizations that address a community need or social injustice, have raised awareness and substantial funds for these organizations with more than $50,000 donated to date. Past concert beneficiaries have included Knox County Health Clinic, New Hope For Women, Five Town Communities That Care, Maine Farmland Trust and Restorative Justice Project of the Midcoast (RJP).

The Knox County Homeless Coalition is a newly formed group that arose out of the neglected need of the area’s homeless to find shelter and support. It has re-opened the Hospitality House as one of its resources to help get people back on their feet and integrated into the community.

The Shed a Little Light concert will include a wide range of gospel, international, spiritual, folk and Afro-Cuban music, along with the highlight of the concert, an MCC-commissioned arrangement of Stephen Foster's “Hard Times Come Again No More” by Tom Snow of Waterville. MCC is a non-auditioned, multi-generational chorus established in 2008. Joining the chorus will be MCC's auditioned 45-voice Chorale, the incomparable Sean Fleming on keyboards, Jeff Densmore on percussion, Chuck McGregor on bass, Phil Clement on guitar and Glenn Sargent on saxophone, along with guest appearances by other local musicians. Snow will join the chorus on stage to accompany the premiere of his arrangement.

General admission ($15) tickets are available at HAV II in Camden, Grasshopper Shop in Rockland and the Green Store in Belfast. Reserved seating (center orchestra $30, side orchestra $22) and credit card sales are available by calling 975-0582 or emailing info@mccsings.org. For more information, visit mccsings.org.

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