Midcoast Community Chorus will perform in concert Saturday, June 16 at 7 p.m. at the Strom Auditorium of Camden Hills Regional High School, Route 90. The last five MCC concerts have been complete sellouts and advance tickets are on sale.

MCC’s mission of singing as a community for the community produces rousing performances in June and January 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 the moving interpretations brought to the musical programs. This concert, titled Bending Toward Justice, will include gospel, international, spiritual, folk, Appalachian and African music. Joining the non-auditioned multi-generational chorus will be Sean Fleming on keyboards, Bruce Boege on saxophone, Jeff Densmore on percussion, Chuck McGregor on bass and Phil Clement on guitar with guest appearances by Jeff Wolovitz on percussion, Nora Willauer on cello and Sam McKenna on oboe.

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 with more than $35,000 donated to date. Past concert beneficiaries have included Knox County Health Clinic, New Hope For Women, Five Town Communities That Care and Maine Farmland Trust. The June 2012 concert beneficiary, Restorative Justice Project of the Midcoast, seeks fundamental change in the way society deals with crime and wrongdoing, considering these acts not just a violation of the law, but rather a violation of relationships and community. Therefore, responsibility and restitution for wrongdoing are emphasized, rather than punishment.

General admission tickets, $15, are available at HAV II in Camden, Grasshopper Shop in Rockland and The Green Store in Belfast. Reserved orchestra seating, $30 for center and $22 for side, and credit card sales are available by calling 975-0582 or send email to info@mccsings.org. For more information, visit mccsings.org.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.