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On Saturday, November 16 at 8:00 PM, Lincoln Academy’s most advanced choral ensemble, the Lincolnaires,  joined with the USM University Chorale, Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra, and four other high school chamber groups to perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Requiem.  The concert, entitled “Unfinished Masterpieces”, also featured Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony. The other high school chamber groups included: Freeport High School Chamber Choir, directed by Jessica Kenlan; Westbrook High School Chamber Singers, directed by Michelle Snow; Gorham High School Chamber Singers, directed by Matt Murray; and South Portland Chamber Singers, directed by Beverly Hosic. According to Dr. Robert Russell, USM Professor of Music and Choral Studies, “The directors of the chamber groups are excellent, and they have been wonderfully committed to and invested in this project. The students in these five groups are very strong singers, and they bring great value to this performance, alongside members of the University Chorale. In total, there were more than 175 singers on the stage, along with the Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra, to project the intensity and depth of Requiem. “We are very grateful for the administrative, parent, and community support of the Lincoln Academy Choral Program,” said Beth Preston, the Lincolnaires’ director. “There is a choir for every skill level, from the non-auditioned Cameo Treble Choir and Eagle Male Chorus, to the more advanced mixed choirs. Because of these levels of preparation, the students in advanced Lincolnaires are able to sing college-level classical music right away in the fall.”