PenBay Singers get poetic

Mar 16, 2017

Penobscot Bay Singers’ spring concert program is titled The Great Poets and features classical choral settings of poetry. The concert, which also features selections performed by the Mount View Chamber Singers, will be performed twice, in Searsport and in Belfast.

On Saturday, March 25, at 7 p.m., PenBay Singers will present The Great Poets at the First Congregational Church of Searsport, 8 Church St. on the Penobscot Marine Museum campus. On Sunday, March 26, the series will conclude at 3 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 47 Court St., Belfast.

The Great Poets selection, directed by Richard M. Dostie, are: “Crossing the Bar” by Gwyneth Walker, lyrics by Alfred, Lord Tennyson; “The Blue Bird” by Charles Villiers Standford, lyrics by Mary E. Coleridge; and “Four Longfellow Settings” by Daniel E. Gawthrop, lyrics by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

The Mount View Chamber Singers, directed by David Stevenson, have chosen music from the 16th century to the present including a variety of spirituals, hymns and folk songs.

Suggested donation for admission is $15, free for accompanied children. For more information, email or find the group on Facebook.

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

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