The Penobscot Bay Singers are embarking upon their 42nd year of choral music in the Midcoast region. Three song cycles will be presented this season: a holiday program Dec. 12 and 13; a spring program April 2 and 3; and a pops program June 11 and 12. Rehearsals are every Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. Margaret's Parish Hall, on Court Street.

All voices are invited to audition. Decisions are based on voice quality, pitch, ability to blend and music reading skills. There is a $50 membership fee. Scholarships may be available based depending upon circumstances. Auditions with the director Richard Dostie will be held Sept. 9 and 16, after the regular rehearsals. Requests for audition should be made to

The Penobscot Bay Singers, originally the Robert Coller Coastal Chorale, has been entertaining audiences in and around Waldo County since 1973. The singers are an eclectic group, ranging from a pre-teen to singers in their 80s, with varying backgrounds. The common factor is love of choral music. The Penobscot Bay Singers is a 501(c)(3) organization. More information about the group may be found on its Facebook page.

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