September 11, 2007
“Forest Song,” a community chorus jointly sponsored by University of Maine at Fort Kent and Christ Church Congregational in Fort Kent, will begin its third year of bringing choral music to the St. John Valley this fall.
The chorus are invites anyone who has an interest in part-singing, and choral music in general to become a member of this new and dynamic music performance group.
Community members from both sides of the border are welcome to be part of the chorus. Membership for the season is $20 for adults and $5 for high school and college students. The ability to read music is not a requirement. Choral members can teach you the parts.
“Forest Song” is dedicated to creating choral music for the public’s enjoyment in the Valley. For its members, it offers the enjoyment of participating in music creation, in a variety of genres, and the potential for growth in the musical arts.
Starting this fall, the chorus members will work on its annual Christmas program of traditional carols, anthems, and seasonal pieces, which will be performed in early December.
The chorus group currently puts on two concerts a year; one in December and the other in April or May. Its repertoire includes classical, heritage/folk, gospel, and contemporary. “Forest Song” meets Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at Christ Church Congregational, which is the little white church located on Pleasant Street, next to the University’s main driveway.
The first meeting/rehearsal for the fall and winter season will be held on Saturday, September 22 at 10 a.m. Singers under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
For further information, contact Mariella Squire at 834-7824 or Scott Voisine at 834-7562.