Pen Bay Singers sing the music of poetry
Belfast — The Penobscot Bay Singers and Mount View Chamber Singers again will share the stage in a joint concert presented Saturday, March 23, at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Belfast, 37 Miller St.; and Sunday, March 24, at 3 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 47 Court St.
Choral music set to poetry is the theme of the Penobscot Bay Singers’ offerings for this concert, conducted by Richard Dostie. “Love is the Key” is a contemporary work written by Zebulon Highben, winning him the 2011 Raabe Prize for sacred choral composition, with a setting of the poem “A Song for the Least of All Saints” by Christina Rossetti. Another featured piece will be “In the Night We Shall go In” by Imant Raminsh, composed for four-part choir, cello and piano. The instrumental soloists are Penobscot Bay Singers' own Shannon Hollister on cello and pianist Linnea Johnson. Four other works set to poetry also will be performed by the group.
The Mount View Chamber Singers, an a cappella group from Mount View High School in Thorndike directed by David Stevenson, will perform a mixture of secular and sacred pieces from the Renaissance through the present. Well-known for their Christmas concerts throughout the state, the Mount View Chamber Singers will lend their a cappella and blending skills to madrigals, motets, spirituals and anthems.
Suggested donation is $10 to 15 per adult; children are always welcome accompanied by an adult with no donation expected. The Penobscot Bay Singers is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization. For more information, visit the Penobscot Bay Singers’ Facebook page.
Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or firstname.lastname@example.org.