Registration for Midcoast Community Chorus

Sep 05, 2017
Under the direction of Steven Weston, Midcoast Community Chorus invites singers to join them for the upcoming semester.

Camden — Midcoast Community Chorus welcomes all singers, age 13 and older, of all abilities — novice, new to the area and former singers — to register for the upcoming semester in preparation for the January concert. No auditions are necessary. MCC consists of approximately 140 members who come together with a mission to “sing as a community for the community.”

Registration will be from 5 to 6:15 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 18 and 25, in the Fellowship Room of the First Congregational Church, 55 Elm St./Route 1. Rehearsal will immediately follow in the sanctuary and will occur each Monday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. until Jan. 8, with the exception of Dec. 25. The semester will conclude in a concert Sunday, Jan. 14.

Weekly attendance is a norm. Parking is available in the church lot. A semester fee of $80 covers the cost of music and rehearsal space; scholarships and payment plans are available. For more information, visit mccsings.org or call 975-0582.

Newly appointed Artistic Director Steven Weston will lead the chorus. Weston is a familiar face to many, having conducted the January 2016 concert and served as interim artistic director for the 2017 spring semester and June concert. Assistant Director Sean Fleming will provide his talents as accompanist. Singers will give voice to music expressing values of harmony, peace and justice derived from various cultures, traditions and musical genres.

Coming from as many as 17 Midcoast communities, members look forward to preparing their many voices for an empowering experience. MCC’s vision statement — “When we sing, we change who we are. When we change who we are, we change the world.” — provides members with an experience of positive energy and community.

Experienced singers may be interested in the early-semester opportunity to join an auditioned chorus of about 45 members, the MCC Chorale, also under Weston’s direction.  Chorale members will sing more complex music with a more independent preparation schedule for performance in the January concert. There is a $30 fee for members of this group.

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

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