Several Belfast singers are among the Voices for Peace chorus that will present a concert titled Singing the Circle Whole Saturday, March 27 at 7 p.m. at the Brick Church on Union Street.

Over the centuries, change and the hope for change have been kept alive by music. Voices for Peace continues this legacy in their third annual concert whose title highlights the group’s commitment to the motivational and healing powers of music.

Voices for Peace is celebrating its fifth year of choral activism under the direction of Marty Kelley. Their dynamic program of music with instrumental accompaniment will include songs newly added to their repertoire. They include “Free To Be You and Me,” popularized by Marlo Thomas; “I Am Willing” by Holly Near; “Let Justice Roll Down,” arranged by Anne Dodson of Camden; and John Lennon’s “Imagine,” arranged by VFP director Kelley. There will be opportunities for the audience to raise their voices in harmony.

Special featured artist Gina Holsopple from Oswego, N.Y., will round out the program with some of her original songs. Holsopple, a New York City performer, has released six albums and won the New Song Contest at last year’s Walnut Valley Festival in Kansas.

Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine. Suggested donation is $10, free for children younger than 12.

Voices for Peace has performed with Women With Wings, Rob Shetterly and his portrait series Americans Who Tell the Truth, Gordon Bok in “Another Land Made of Water” and for numerous congregations and organizations including a recent benefit for The Open Door Recovery Center in Ellsworth. For more information about the concert or the group, call Kelley at 478-2684.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to