The Schoodic Summer Chorus
a community chorus directed by Anna Dembska
a program of Schoodic Arts for All
The Schoodic Summer Chorus is a multi-generational a capella community chorus devoted to nurturing musicianship and community, in residence at Hammond Hall in Winter Harbor, Maine and sponsored by Schoodic Arts for All. Its members share a passion for singing beautiful and unusual music. Directed by singer and composer Anna Dembska, the chorus is open to anyone who loves to sing.
2016 Program: Land and Sea
This year we’ll be singing about the beauties and mysteries of the land and sea, with traditional music of Republic of Georgia, Haiti, Africa, Great Britain, and more; composers including Baroque master Claudio Monteverdi, 20th-century French songwriter Charles Trenet, and Maine’s own David Dodson; and lyrics by poets ranging from Shakespeare to Emily Dickinson to Belfast poet laureate emeritus Karin Spitfire.
Rehearsals are at Hammond Hall in Winter Harbor, 6-9 pm. The schedule is:
Tuesdays, May 24–July 26
Thursday, July 28
Sunday, July 31
To make sure everyone is prepared to perform the music together, we ask that singers commit to missing no more than 2 rehearsals. If you have a scheduling problem but really want to sing with us, please contact Anna.
Monday, August 1, 7 pm, Schoodic Arts Festival, Hammond Hall, Winter Harbor
Date TBA: Performing Arts Center, University of Maine at Machias
Date TBA: St Andrew Lutheran Church, Ellsworth
The Schoodic Summer Chorus is primarily supported by membership dues, but we want everyone who wants to sing to be able to join us. Membership fee is $120, but we have full and partial scholarships for those who need them.
To sign up for the chorus or questions about dues and payment, please contact Schoodic Arts for All.
For questions about music, rehearsals, and performances, click here to contact Anna.