Safe Harbor for MCC winter concert

Jan 01, 2018
Steven Weston directs the Midcoast Community Chorus.

Rockport — Midcoast Community Chorus will present its annual winter concert, titled Safe Harbor this year, Sunday, Jan. 14, at 4 p.m. in the Strom Auditorium of Camden Hills Regional High School, off Route 90.

Steven Weston, MCC’s artistic director, with Sean Fleming, assistant director, will lead the 160-member non-auditioned chorus and the 40-member auditioned Chorale. The group will perform songs derived from different musical styles and cultures — gospel, folk, jazz, popular and even a musical setting to a poem by e.e. cummings. A Safe Harbor program highlight will be the vocal orchestral piece, “Nyon Nyon” by Jacob Rumestad, sung as a lively exploration of a variety of sounds that can be produced by the human voice.

For this concert, director Weston chose a selection of music that examines the many facets of “safe harbor.” He said he wants to give audience members an opportunity to explore how one might feel “safe”; how we can provide safety for ourselves and others; the benefits and risks of a harbor and of harboring; the contexts of safety in solitude, nature, play, even adventure; and how safety contributes to feelings of joy, love and trust.

MCC’s mission is to “sing as a community for the community,” in affirmation that we each and all can make a difference in people’s lives.

Tickets, available online at, are $15 general admission, with reserved side seats for $25 and reserved center seats $30. General admission tickets also are available at Clean Bee Laundry in Camden, The Grasshopper Shop in Rockland and The Green Store in Belfast. Everyone is encouraged to purchase their tickets early as many past concerts have been sold out quickly. For more information, call 975-0582 or email

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

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