On Sunday, March 29 the University of Southern Maine Chamber Singers, under the direction of Dr. Robert Russell, will join the Lincoln Academy choirs for a concert of classical choral music at the Second Congregational Church in Newcastle at 7:00 p.m. The Lincoln Academy Lincolnaires and Concert Choir, under the direction of Beth Preston, will sing pieces from their New York Festival Competition including “Sing We and Chant It” by Thomas Morley, “Good News” by Ken Berg, “And Peace Shall Guard You” by Michael John Trotta, and “My Spirit Sang All Day” by Gerald Finzi. The USM Chamber Singers will perform music from their Spring Concert and tour repertoire. Then all the combined choirs will join together under the direction of Dr. Russell to sing “Loch Lomond” arranged by Jonathan Quick and “Unclouded Day” by Shawn Kirchner.
The USM Chamber Singers have released five CDs which will be on sale at the concert — Wrapped in Song: A Christmas Portrait(1998), Bright Journeys (2001), In Endless Song (2004), Behold the Stars (2007), and Volare(2010) — in conjunction with five European tours. The most recent tour in May 2011 was to the Andalusian region of southern Spain. Dr. Russell made his international orchestral debut in June 2010, conducting Mozart’s Requiem and Sinfonia Concertante in the Slovak National Radio Concert Hall in Bratislava.
Admission to the concert is a suggested donation of $5 for students and $10 for adults. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org