Midcoast Community Chorus will perform its spring concert Saturday, June 12 at 7 p.m. at the Strom Auditorium of Camden Hills Regional High School, Route 90.

MCC’s mission of singing as a community for the community has produced rousing performances in June and January of each year. Under the direction of Mimi Bornstein, audiences have been delighted by the eclectic mix of music, spirited energy of the 140 member chorus and their moving interpretations. The last three MCC concerts have been sellouts.

MCC’s June concerts benefit local nonprofit organizations that address a community need or social injustice and have raised awareness and substantial funds for these organizations. In 2009, MCC donated concert proceeds of $10,000 to New Hope For Women. The June 2010 concert beneficiary is Five Town Communities That Care, a local nonprofit organization promoting healthy youth development and the prevention of problem adolescent behaviors such as substance abuse, suicide, violence, delinquency, school drop-out and teen pregnancy in the five town community of Appleton, Camden, Lincolnville, Hope and Rockport.

The June 12th concert, titled It Takes A Village, will include African, gospel, international, spiritual, Broadway and traditional pieces of music to weave the choral magic for which Bornstein is so well known. MCC also will be releasing its first CD, “Best of Midcoast Community Chorus … so far,” a compilation of June 2008, June 2009 and January 2010 concerts. These CDs will be for sale at the concert.

Joining the chorus will be Sean Fleming on keyboards, Bruce Boege on saxophone, Jeff Densmore on drums, Ezra Rugg on bass and Phil Clement on guitar. General admission ($15) tickets are available at HAV II in Camden, The Grasshopper Shop in Rockland, and The Green Store in Belfast. Reserved seating (Center Orchestra $27 and Side Orchestra $22) and credit card sales are available by calling 975-0582 or sending e-mail to info@mccsings.org. For more information, visit mccsings.org.

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