Midcoast vocalists are among the soloists of "Navidad Nuestra: A Latin-American Holiday Celebration," Bowdoin Chorus’ concert set for Friday, Nov. 20, at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, Nov. 21, at 3 p.m. in the Studzinski Recital Hall, located in the center of the college’s campus. The group is directed by Anthony Antolinin of Cushing.

The performances will feature two extended works by Argentine composer Ariel Ramírez: "Navidad Nuestra," subtitled "A folk drama of the Nativity based on the rhythms and traditions of Hispanic America”; and "Misa Criolla," a Catholic mass text set in Spanish in 1963 and using native musical styles. It was one of the first major masses written after The Second Vatican Council mandated the use of local languages for Catholic worship. Soloists in the Ramírez works are tenors Nile Norton; Jesse Wakeman of Belfast; and David Myers Jr. of Waldoboro.

The concert also will include arrangements of Christmas carols, some of which were contributed by a Bowdoin student from Puerto Rico and others from a choral director in Medellin, Colombia. The entire program is sung in Spanish. Accompanying the singers will be a combo of two flutes, guitar, string bass, percussion and electric keyboard.

Admission is free, and no tickets are necessary. Doors open 45 minutes before each concert. For more information, contact Linda Russell at lrussell@bowdoin.edu or 796-4141.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.