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State of Maine, Our State of Maine

State of Maine, Our State of Maine

Feb 1, 2020
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Green Street United Methodist Church
13 Green Street Augusta, Maine

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Reprise Choral Ensemble will celebrate Maine's Bicentennial on Saturday, February 1, 2020 with a concert entitled "State of Maine, Our State of Maine." The program highlights Maine composers and poets from 1820 to 2020. Composers include Supply Belcher ("the Handel of Maine"), George Root, John Knowles Paine, Peter Re, Colin Britt, Noel Paul Stookey, Paul Sullivan, and Philip Carlsen. Carlsen's piece "earth dance" will be premiered at the concert under the composer's direction. Poets featured are Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and contemporary poets Lee Sharkey and Jeri Theriault.

Founded in the fall of 2018 by Timothy Rector and Julie Richard and directed by Mary Elisabeth Rector, Reprise Choral Ensemble seeks to educate and entertain concert audiences with choral music. Reprise draws singers from Augusta, Freedom, Hallowell, Lewiston, Oakland, Pittsfield, Waterville, Whitefield, Winslow and Wiscasset.

The Saturday, February 1st concert (snow date is February 2nd) begins at 3 pm at Green Street United Methodist Church in Augusta. Reprise Choral Ensemble donates concert proceeds to central Maine visual and performing arts organizations and individuals. Reprise Choral Ensemble is a registered non-profit, 501(c)3 organization. Suggested donation for admission to the concert is $12 for adults and is free for students high school age and younger.

For further information about the concert or information about auditions, email reprise.tj@gmail.com or telephone 314-2935.