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Mount Desert Summer Chorale Presents “Of Psalms and Kings”

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BAR HARBOR – The Mount Desert Summer Chorale presents its 42nd season of concerts at 8pm on Saturday and Sunday, August 7 and 8th  at St. Saviour’s Church, 41 Mt. Desert St. in Bar Harbor. There will be a pre-concert talk by music director David Schildkret at 7:30 p.m. each evening.

This year’s program, titled “Of Psalms and Kings,” features “Five Mystical Songs” by Vaughan Williams and Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms.” In addition, there are coronation anthems by Parry and Handel. The Chorale will also perform a setting of the Twenty-Third Psalm written by former MDSC music director George Emlen and Noel “Paul” Stookey, best known for his work as a member of Peter, Paul, and Mary. Both are based in Blue Hill, Maine.

The featured soloist is bass Donald Wilkinson of Boston. He has sung with the Chorale on numerous previous occasions. There will also be two student soloists. Stephanie Leonardi of Northeast Harbor will be the soprano. Miss Leonardi is a student at Catholic University in Washington, DC. Miriam Schildkret of Chandler, Arizona, will be the mezzo-soprano soloist. Miss Schildkret has sung with the Chorale since 2000 and is a student at Ithaca College in New York.
Tickets for the concerts may be purchased in advance at Sherman’s Bookstore and the libraries in Northeast Harbor and Southwest Harbor. Admission is also available by donation at the door. For more information, contact Dave and Marty Ward at summerchorale@gmail.com or visit the Chorale’s website at www.mountdesertsummerchorale.org.

For More Information:

Contact Name: Marty Ward

Telephone Number: (207)244-0042

Website: http://www.mountdesertsummerchorale.org

Email: summerchorale@gmail.com