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iCal 7:30 PM. Down East Singers [ME]: Black Nativity. On Dec. 11, 1961, at the 41st Street Theater in New York City, six gospel singers made history. Backed up by only a piano and a B-3 Hammond organ, they performed Black Nativity by African-American poet and playwright, Langston Hughes. He entitled it "A Gospel Song-Play." After only 50 performances on Broadway, Black Nativity closed. Maine music historian Aaron Robinson has recreated the score of Black Nativity from the original recording. Down East Singers will perform it with pianist Jennifer McIvor and B-3 organist Sean Fleming. The program will also include other gospel music arranged by Robinson. For more information, call 207-619-0413 or email desingers@yahoo.com. Saint Patrick's Catholic Church, 380 Academy Hill, Newcastle ME 04553

iCal 2:00 PM. Down East Singers [ME]: Black Nativity. On Dec. 11, 1961, at the 41st Street Theater in New York City, six gospel singers made history. Backed up by only a piano and a B-3 Hammond organ, they performed Black Nativity by African-American poet and playwright, Langston Hughes. He entitled it "A Gospel Song-Play." After only 50 performances on Broadway, Black Nativity closed. Maine music historian Aaron Robinson has recreated the score of Black Nativity from the original recording. Down East Singers will perform it with pianist Jennifer McIvor and B-3 organist Sean Fleming. The program will also include other gospel music arranged by Robinson. For more information, call 207-619-0413 or email desingers@yahoo.com. Camden Opera House, 29 Elm St., Camden ME 04843

iCal 5:00 PM. Down East Singers [ME]: Annual Memorial Day Concert. A full-length Oratorio about the awe and mystery of the Resurrection by Maine native Delmar Dustin Small. With Mozart Mentors Orchestra, vocal soloists and chorus. For more information, email desingers@yahoo.com. Camden Opera House, 29 Elm St., Camden ME 04843

iCal 7:30 PM. Down East Singers [ME]: A Latin-American Christmas. Ariel Ramirez: Navidad Nuestra; Misa Criolla; and works by other South American composers. Shannon Chase, conductor, Anthony Antolini and David Myers, Jr., tenor soloists. For more information, call 207-619-0413 or email downeastsingers@gmail.com. St. Patrick’s Church, 380 Academy Hill Road, Newcastle ME 04553

iCal 2:00 PM. Down East Singers [ME]: A Latin-American Christmas. Ariel Ramirez: Navidad Nuestra; Misa Criolla; and works by other South American composers. Shannon Chase, conductor, Anthony Antolini and David Myers, Jr., tenor soloists. For more information, call 207-619-0413 or email downeastsingers@gmail.com. Camden Opera House, 29 Elm St, Camden ME 04843

iCal 5:00 PM. Down East Singers [ME]: Honoring Our Heroes: Music for Memorial Day. Igor Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms; Elizabeth Brown: "To Walk Humbly" (world premiere), for chorus, theremin and piano, commissioned by Down East Singers in memory of Col. Robert Rheault. Elizabeth Brown, theremin soloist. Ms. Brown will also perform Rachmaninoff's Vocalise on the theremin with Jennifer McIvor, pianist. Program opens with Bortniansky's Kol' slaven performed in the original Russian. With the Mozart Mentors Orchestra, conducted by Anthony Antolini. For more information, call 207-230-7214 or email downeastsingers@gmail.com. Camden Opera House, 29 Elm Street, Camden ME 04843

iCal 7:30 PM. Down East Singers [ME]: Harps of Gold. Seasonal Music for Harp and Chorus Benjamin Britten: Ceremony of Carols; Kirke Mechem: The Seven Joys of Christmas; Henri Büsser: Le Sommeil de l’Enfant Jésus (Sleep of the Infant Jesus); Frank Ferko: Festival of Carols. Anthony Antolini, conductor; Virginia Flanagan, harp soloist; Jennifer McIvor, piano. For more information, call 207-230-7214 or email downeastsingers@gmail.com. St. Patrick's Church, 380 Academy Hill Road, Newcastle ME 04553

iCal 2:00 PM. Down East Singers [ME]: Harps of Gold. Seasonal Music for Harp and Chorus Benjamin Britten: Ceremony of Carols; Kirke Mechem: The Seven Joys of Christmas; Henri Büsser: Le Sommeil de l’Enfant Jésus (Sleep of the Infant Jesus); Frank Ferko: Festival of Carols. Anthony Antolini, conductor; Virginia Flanagan, harp soloist; Jennifer McIvor, piano. For more information, call 207-230-7214 or email downeastsingers@gmail.com. Camden Opera House, 29 Elm Street, Camden ME 04843

iCal 7:30 PM. Down East Singers [ME]: Heaven and Earth, Jenks and Jazz. Glenn Jenks: Heaven and Earth; works by Praetorius, Schütz, Joubert, Biebl, Joplin, Zimmermann, Gruber, Beal, Booth, and Rodgers & Hammerstein. Christmas music influenced by dance rhythms and jazzy harmonies from the Renaissance to the 21st Century. For more information, call 207-230-7214 or email downeastsingers@gmail.com. St. Patrick's Church, 380 Academy Hill Road, Newcastle ME 04553 (View flier)

iCal 2:00 PM. Down East Singers [ME]: Heaven and Earth, Jenks and Jazz. Glenn Jenks: Heaven and Earth; works by Praetorius, Schütz, Joubert, Biebl, Joplin, Zimmermann, Gruber, Beal, Booth, and Rodgers & Hammerstein. Christmas music influenced by dance rhythms and jazzy harmonies from the Renaissance to the 21st Century. For more information, call 207-230-7214 or email downeastsingers@gmail.com. Rockport Opera House, 6 Central Street, Rockport ME 04856 (View flier)

iCal 5:00 PM. Down East Singers [ME]: The Creation. Franz Josef Haydn: The Creation. For more information, call 207-230-7214 or email downeastsingers@gmail.com. Camden Opera House, 29 Elm Street, Camden ME 04843 (View flier)

iCal 2:00 PM. Down East Singers [ME]: A Celtic Christmas with Castlebay. For more information, call 207-230-7214 or email downeastsingers@gmail.com. Rockport Opera House, 6 Central Street, Rockport ME 04856

iCal 5:00 PM. Down East Singers [ME]: Memorial Day concert: One Nation Indivisible. For more information, call 207-230-7214 or email downeastsingers@gmail.com. Camden Opera House, 29 Elm Street, Camden ME 04843

iCal 5:00 PM. Down East Singers [ME]: Sacred Service / Avodath Hakodesh. Ernest Bloch: Sacred Service / Avodath Hakodesh (in Hebrew). Scott Sokol, baritone. With the Mozart Mentors Orchestra, conducted by Anthony Antolini. The performances are in memory of those who lost their lives at Tree of Life Synagogue, Pittsburgh, PA, last October. Tickets $20, free to students 18 and under. For more information, call 207-354-2263 or email aantolin@bowdoin.edu. Camden Opera House, 29 Elm Street, Camden ME 04843 (View flier)

iCal 5:00 PM. Down East Singers [ME]: Maine Winter Music. Choral music by Maine composers Delmar Dustin Small and Sean Fleming; and compositions by Daniel Pinkham and Richard Dirksen. With the Midcoast Brass Quintet. For more information, call 207-354-2263 or email aantolin@bowdoin.edu. Belfast Unitarian Universalist Church, 37 Miller St, Belfast ME 04915

iCal 5:00 PM. Down East Singers [ME]: Maine Winter Music. Choral music by Maine composers Delmar Dustin Small and Sean Fleming; and compositions by Daniel Pinkham and Richard Dirksen. With the Midcoast Brass Quintet. For more information, call 207-354-2263 or email aantolin@bowdoin.edu. Rockport Opera House, 6 Central St, Rockport ME 04856

iCal 5:00 PM. Down East Singers [ME]: Johannes Brahms: A German Requiem. John David Adams, baritone; Sarah Tuttle, soprano. With the Mozart Mentors Orchestra. For more information, call 207-354-2263 or email aantolin@bowdoin.edu. Camden Opera House, 29 Elm Street, Camden ME 04843 (View flier)

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