A cappella music celebrating the joys and mysteries of life.
The Schoodic Summer Chorus performs beautiful and unusual music from a multitude of times and places, from Renaissance Europe to twenty-first-century pop and vocal traditions from the Balkans to Africa to Appalachia.
The Schoodic Summer Chorus is a multi-generational a cappella community chorus devoted to nurturing musicianship and community. Our members share a passion for singing beautiful and unusual music. Directed by singer and composer Anna Dembska, the chorus welcomes anyone who loves to sing. Concerts include the opening night of the Schoodic Arts Festival and two or three additional Downeast performances in August.
The Schoodic Summer Chorus is an a cappella community chorus founded and directed by Anna Dembska and sponsored by Schoodic Arts for All.
Anna Dembska has been teaching voice and musicianship for over 20 years, including at New York University and the Metropolitan Opera Guild. She is co-author, with pianist/educator Joan Harkness, of the music education books You’ve Got Rhythm and Piano, Body and Soul. Recent projects include Burnpile, a sound-art collaboration with California artist Bachrun Lomele touring museums, galleries, and flea markets across the US; director and soprano in the Ad Hoc Baroque Consort; Susan Bickford’s collaborative performance (stillness)16 on the Sheepscott River; and Music of a New Frequency, an improvising duo with vocalist Andrea Goodman.