Don’t miss the Sheepscot Valley Chorus spring concert!
Sheepscot Valley Chorus celebrates 35 years of fine choral music this season with their spring concert this Sunday, April 10th, 3:00 p.m. at Second Congregational Church in Newcastle. The concert includes works by British composers Benjamin Britten, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Gilbert and Sullivan, with performances by tenor David Myers, Jr. and our Sheepscot Chorus Student Music Award winners.
Britten’s “Rejoice in the Lamb” features soprano Addison Vermilion, our Student Music Award winner from Lincoln Academy, alto chorister Sarah Highland, tenor David Myers, Jr., and bass chorister James Crowley as soloists. The work movingly sets the poetry of eighteenth century poet Christopher Smart, whose outspoken views saw him wrongly imprisoned in a mental asylum, where he wrote “Jubilate Agno”. Addison Vermilion also serves as soprano soloist for Britten’s “Te Deum in C,” a setting of the early Christian hymn of praise that has inspired composers for centuries. Vaughan Williams’ jubilant “O Clap Your Hands,” draws its text from Psalm 47 and includes a rousing timpani part played by Student Award Winner Samuel Smith of Wiscasset Middle High School.
Our three Student Music Award Winners will be highlighted in the second half of the program as they present solo works. The concert moves to a lighthearted note with music of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “HMS Pinafore,” including solo work by tenor David Myers, Jr., baritone Richard Francis, Student Award Winner soprano Annielyn MacKusick of Boothbay Region High School, and student percussionist Samuel Smith.
Founded in 1980, the Sheepscot Valley Chorus is directed by conductor Linda Blanchard and accompanied by Sean Fleming, both of Damariscotta. Tickets are $15 for adults and free to students, and are available at the door.
Call for Singers!
Singers are always welcome to join the Sheepscot Valley Chorus. For more information about the group, please feel free to browse this site, or call the director of the Chorus, Linda Blanchard, at (207) 380-2768.
Sheepscot Valley Chorus Mission Statement
The mission of the Sheepscot Valley Chorus is to provide opportunities for amateurs who like to sing, and to perform for audiences who share that love of music. There are no auditions. All that is needed to be a member is the enjoyment of singing. We encourage young musicians to participate and offer scholarships once a year to three students, one from each of our local high schools. The Chorus is committed to the classics as well as contemporary, Broadway, Gospel, and premiere performances of new works. We invite you to join the Sheepscot Chorus!
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