Join the Schoodic Summer Chorus this year!


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 is open to anyone who loves to sing. Concerts include the opening night of the Schoodic Arts Festival on Monday, August 1, and additional performances in Ellsworth and Machias in mid- to late August.


This year’s music is inspired by Chilean Nueva Canción pioneer Violeta Parra’s song “Gracias a la Vida” (“Thanks for Life”). We’ll be singing music from a wide range of times, places, styles, and languages, from the Renaissance to Schubert to shapenote, Africa to Italy to the Republic of Georgia, and more.


Rehearsals are on Tuesdays at Hammond Hall in Winter Harbor, 6-9 pm, beginning May 23

To sign up, please contact Schoodic Arts for All. For more information, visit

Sign-up here:  ($120.00)