THE 130-MEMBER Midcoast Community Chorus will mark its fourth anniversary with a concert titled “Simple Gifts” at 4 p.m. Jan. 15 at Camden Hills Regional High School.

THE 130-MEMBER Midcoast Community Chorus will mark its fourth anniversary with a concert titled “Simple Gifts” at 4 p.m. Jan. 15 at Camden Hills Regional High School.

ROCKPORT — The Midcoast Community Chorus will perform a concert titled “Simple Gifts” at 4 p.m. Jan. 15 in the Strom Auditorium at Camden Hills Regional High School.

Mimi Bornstein directs the 130-member community chorus. Sean Fleming provides musical accompaniment.

“ This concert’s theme of ‘simple gifts’ lends itself to singing some favorite American folk tunes and hymns, some of which are traditional settings and some that are not,” Bornstein said in a release. “ Other highlights include the Kyrie from A Caribbean Mass by contemporary composer Glenn McClure; a lullaby in Zulu; a piece from the American jazz tradition; a choral setting of an instrumental Bach piece; a lyrical setting of the Pirkie Avot (Jewish morality law); and a traditional piece from Kenya and Tanzania.

In addition to Fleming on keyboards, Jeff Densmore will accompany the chorus on percussion. Bruce Boege on saxophone, Duncan Hardy on steel drums, Chuck MacGregor on bass, and Sam McKenna on oboe also are scheduled to perform.

“ There is an intentional diversity in the music we will be singing,” Bornstein said in the release. “Every song has its own unique gem of a gift and story to tell that lends itself to the theme. Not only that, but we find a simple, yet profound gift when we weave together all of these stories and traditions.”

The Midcoast Community Children’s Chorus also is scheduled to perform.

Tickets cost $15 and can be purchased at HAV II in Camden, The Grasshopper Shop in Rockland and The Green Store in Belfast. Credit card sales and reserved seating ($20 and $25) are available by calling 975-0582.

For more information, visit www.mccsings.org or email [email protected]


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