Carols in the Round begins

Nov 26, 2017
Mount View Chamber Singers

The Mount View Chamber Singers of Mount View High School in Thorndike begin the 27th annual edition of Carols in the Round Thanksgiving weekend and will be on holiday concert tour all around the area and beyond until a few days before Christmas. Admission to the concerts is free, although donations for tour expenses are welcome.

The Carols in the Round concert gets its name from its format. Students in the four voice parts surround the audience on all four sides, singing a cappella holiday music. The singers, using candles to illuminate their music, slowly shift around the room during the course of a concert.

The Mount View Chamber Singers is a group of 20 high school students; every school year when a member graduates, auditions are held amongst the student body to fill any vacancies. The ensemble is directed by David Stevenson and has traveled and presented their music to many people and many cultures. Funding for tours is raised in part from the sales from the CDs recorded by the group. Another significant source of income is donations. Following is this year’s tour schedule.

Performances will be Saturday, Nov. 25, at 7 p.m. at Riverside Congregational Church, Vassalboro; Sunday, Nov. 26, at 4 p.m. at Winslow Congregational Church and 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Waterville; Monday, Nov. 27, at 7 p.m. at Guilford United Methodist Church; Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 7 p.m. at Searsport Congregational Church; Wednesday, Nov. 29, at 7 p.m. at St. Denis Catholic Church, Whitefield; Thursday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m. at Winthrop United Methodist Church; Saturday, Dec. 2, at 4 p.m. at the Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor and 7 p.m. at Penney Memorial United Baptist Church, Augusta; Sunday, Dec. 3, at 4 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Bangor, and 7 p.m. at Stillwater Federated Church; Monday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. at Chestnut Street Baptist Church, Camden; Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. at Waterville United Church of Christ; Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. at Hallowell’s Sacred Heart Church; Thursday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. at Belfast’s First Church UCC; Friday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. at St. Anne's Episcopal Church, Calais; Saturday, Dec. 9, at 3 p.m. (Atlantic Time) at All Saints Church in Saint Andrews, New Brunswick, and 7 p.m. at Franklin Street United Methodist Church, Bucksport; Sunday, Dec. 10, at 4 p.m. at Hammond Street Congregational Church, Bangor, and 7 p.m. at Kennebec Valley Baptist Church, Waterville; Monday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. at Freedom Congregational Church; Tuesday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m. at the Church of Universal Fellowship, Orono; Wednesday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. at Morrill’s Crossroads to Calvary; Thursday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. at Searsmont United Methodist Church; Friday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m. at Good Will Hinckley; Saturday, Dec. 16, at 4 p.m. at Camden’s John Street United Methodist Church and 7 p.m. at Belfast’s United Methodist Church; Sunday, Dec. 17, at 4 p.m. at Lincolnville United Christian Church, Lincolnville Center, and 7 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Belfast; and Monday, Dec. 18, at 7 p.m. at Stockton Springs Community Church.

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