One hundred and 30 singers from the Midcoast Community Chorus are preparing for their concert on Saturday, June 18 at Camden Hills Regional High School. MCC, under the direction of Mimi Bornstein, is known for its rousing performances of music from all over the world. Singing music of hope, healing, transformation and peace from a wide variety of musical and cultural traditions, the chorus has sold out every concert for the last three years and recently performed with the Paul Winter Consort in a February concert produced by Bay Chamber Concerts.

MCC’s June concerts benefit nonprofit organizations that address local needs or injustices in the community. Past beneficiaries have included The Knox County Health Clinic, New Hope for Women, and Five Town Communities That Care. MCC’s June 2011 concert beneficiary is Maine Farmland Trust, a statewide nonprofit organization working to make farming in Maine more vital and viable.

“We are excited to work in partnership with this creative organization that is doing so much good in support of our environment, our farmers and everyone who cares about the food they eat,” said Bornstein.

Since its founding in 1999, MFT has worked with more than 200 farmers and farmland owners on multiple projects. MFT has protected more than 20,000 acres of farmland, helped dozens of existing farmers stay in business and helped more than 60 young farmers get started. In 2009, MFT received the Dirigo Award from the Maine Association of Nonprofits as the best organization of its size in the state.

Midcoast Community Chorus has raised more than $25,000 for nonprofit organizations in Maine since its founding in 2008 with its mission of singing as a community for the community. MCC is a non-auditioned, multi-generational chorus with singers coming from throughout the Midcoast area. Tickets for the June 18 concert will go on sale to the public Monday, May 16. For more information, visit mccsings.org or call 975-0582.