On Sunday, October 13, 4–7 pm, at Hammond Hall, Winter Harbor, The Schoodic Summer Chorus will hold its annual Harvest Festival fundraiser, a celebration of local music and a delicious harvest meal.
Along with the chorus, a fabulous array of singers and instrumentalists will perform. Celeste Mittelhauser, soprano,
and Steven Shepsi Eaton piano will perform classical gems. Pam and Marc Bellenoit sing and play guitar in the folk
tradition. Smokin’Baroque are back to perform luscious 17 th century music via voices, harpsichord, and more. “Doc G” and “Waylon” Weeks will sing some stompin’ blues with guitar and harmonica. Thea Crowley, a fourteen-year-old pop songstress, will sing and play guitar, and at the end, Shepsi Eaton and friends will play some kickass contra with piano, strings and maybe some horns.
At intermission, a homemade meal of delicious chilies—both meat and vegetarian—salads, cornbread, and pies and
other desserts will be served.
The Schoodic Summer Chorus is an a cappella community chorus devoted to nurturing musicianship and
community, based in historic Hammond Hall in Winter Harbor, Maine, and sponsored by Schoodic Arts for All. Its
members share a passion for singing beautiful, challenging, and unusual unaccompanied music and welcome everyone who loves to sing. The rehearsal season runs from the end of May to the beginning of August, culminating in the opening performance of the Schoodic Arts Festival.
When former MPBN host Susanne Nance overheard a CD of the Schoodic Summer Chorus, she said, “Hush.
Quiet. Wow. Who is that? Listen to that!”
Funds raised at the Harvest Festival help to support the chorus and keep member dues affordable.
Suggested donation is $20 for adults, $5 for students, and free admission for children under 12. For more
information or to purchase advance tickets call Schoodic Arts for All at 963-2569.