Holiday Pops set for Strom

Nov 22, 2012

Rockport — Friends and neighbors are invited to gather for the fourth annual Holiday Pops Concert Saturday, Dec. 15 at 4 p.m. in the Strom Auditorium of Camden Hills Regional High School, Route 90. The event, which has become a treasured holiday tradition, is a benefit for United Mid-Coast Charities.

The Pops program features the Maine Pro Musica Orchestra and local performers, including the Rockport Dance Conservatory and other talented youth and adults from the Midcoast community. The 2012 Holiday Pops includes special selections from the traditional holiday songbook.

"Every year, Maine Pro Musica Orchestra is thrilled to work with UMCC on the Holiday Pops concert," said Maine Pro Musica founder and musical director Janna Hymes of Rockport. " This is an event like no other and the perfect way to welcome the holiday season."

United Mid-Coast Charities and Maine Pro Musica, a touring orchestra of professional musicians from throughout the state, come together each December for a lively program of music and dance performances by and for the people of Maine. The event raises funds to support the life-improving work of 50 agencies that work to benefit people of all ages in all aspects of their lives. Snow date for this year’s concert is Wednesday, Dec. 19.

Tickets are $35 and $20, depending on seating location; $10 or $8 for children. They are available at unitedmidcoastcharities.org or by calling 236-2299. Tickets also are available at The Green Store in Belfast, HAV II in Camden and the Grasshopper Shop in Rockland.

For more information about United Mid-Coast Charities, visit its website. For more information about Maine Pro Musica or Hymes, visit mainepromusica.org or jannahymes.com.

Established in 1942, United Mid-Coast Charities is dedicated to the support of more than 50 charities in Midcoast Maine that provide social services and care to the most deserving, including medical, physical, social, psychiatric or community educational services. UMCC is an all-volunteer organization, distributing 100 percent of every dollar raised.

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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