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Based in beautiful Midcoast Maine, Sheepscot Valley Chorus has been been bringing the finest in choral music to our communities since 1980. We rehearse Tuesday evenings, 7:00 p.m., at Second Congregational Church in Wiscasset. Our spring session begins Tuesday, January 14, and all are most welcome! Come join us as we begin our 40th Anniversary Season!
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Paul Winter Missa Gaia (Earth Mass)
Arranged for Chorus and Band
The Paul Winter Missa Gaia (Earth Mass) was first performed in 1981 in the New York’s Cathedral of St. John the Divine and is a contemporary ecumenical celebration of the Earth. Interweaving lyrical melodies with African, Brazilian and American gospel traditions, it combines wolf and whale voices with those of the choir.
Sheepscot Valley Chorus begins its 41st season with April 24 and 25 performances of Paul Winter’s “Missa Gaia (Earth Mass): A Mass in Celebration of Mother Earth.” The Chorus’ performances of “Missa Gaia” celebrate the 51st anniversary of Earth Day. Written by Paul Winter in 1981, the work was dedicated to St. Francis, the patron saint of ecology. In “Missa Gaia” Winter created a work both ecumenical and ecological, embracing all the voices of the Earth. The piece will feature a children’s choir, African percussion, bass, cello, guitar, organ, piano, and soprano sax, along with animal calls.
The concerts will be on Saturday, April 24 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, April 25 at 3:00 PM at the Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor. Tickets are $15 for adults and free for students, and may be purchased in April at Sherman’s Bookstore in Boothbay Harbor and Damariscotta, Treats in Wiscasset, and at the door. For more information, please visit facebook.com/sheepscotchorus and sheepscotvalleychorus.org.