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  • Chorale to perform Mozart masterpiece this weekend

    Chorale to perform Mozart masterpiece this weekend

    BLUE HILL — Bronwyn Kortge has become ubiquitous to the music scene of Hancock County. The very moment, perhaps, you are reading this the conductor might be rehearsing the Bagaduce Chorale for its performance of Mozart’s great Mass in C minor this weekend at the First Congregational Church of Blue Hill and at Ellsworth High

  • Bagaduce Chorale concerts scheduled

    BLUE HILL — The Bagaduce Chorale will present John Rutter’s dazzling “Mass of the Children” in three upcoming concerts. The chorale will be joined by the Youth Chorus from the Ellsworth Community Music Institute as well as the GEM orchestra, which consists of accomplished student players and their professional mentors. Performances will at the First

  • Bagaduce Chorale concert to feature children’s chorus

    Bagaduce Chorale concert to feature children’s chorus

    ELLSWORTH — Few would argue that hearing children sing is just about the most beautiful sound in the world, right up there with hermit thrushes and nightingales. Last week, the Moore Community Center’s halls were ringing with that lovely sound while the ECMI Youth Chorale rehearsed John Rutter’s “Mass of the Children,” which they will

  • Sumner presents “Elf The Musical JR”

    Sumner presents “Elf The Musical JR”

    In eastern Hancock County, Sumner Memorial High School helped kick off the holiday season last weekend with its fall show “Elf The Musical JR.” starring Daniel Buswell as Buddy the Elf and Kaitlyn Beal as Jovie. The cast, which included youngsters from Peninsula and Mountain View schools, charmed the audience with “I’ll Believe in You,”

  • Handel’s beloved oratorio to be performed

    Handel’s beloved oratorio to be performed

    BLUE HILL — For many music lovers, the holidays are not complete without Handel’s all-time favorite, “Messiah.” In keeping with tradition, the Blue Hill Bach chorus will perform the oratorio’s Part 1 and much of Part 3, ending with the audience joining in singing the “Hallelujah” chorus, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at the

  • Hear this! Upcoming performances in Blue Hill

    Top brass Trumpeter Curt Brossmer, Wanda Whitener, on French horn; trumpeter Bill Whitener and trombonist Anita Jerosch will perform a free, family-friendly holiday concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at the Bagaduce Music Performance Hall at 49 South St. in Blue Hill. Called Acadia Brass, the ensemble is part of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra’s

  • EHS opens high-energy “Godspell” this weekend

    EHS opens high-energy “Godspell” this weekend

    ELLSWORTH — Another member of Rebecca Wright’s family has joined the Ellsworth High School Theater team, which is in the final week of rehearsing “Godspell.” The pop musical opens Friday, Nov. 30. Cameron Wright, Rebecca’s son who works as an actor in the Portland area, is taking over as director of the fall musical while

  • Acadia Choral Society to sing Bach’s “Magnificat”

    Acadia Choral Society to sing Bach’s “Magnificat”

    BAR HARBOR — Bach’s great “Magnificat” will kick off the Acadia Choral Society’s “Christmas Old and New” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, at St. Saviour’s Episcopal Church. This year marks the first time the chorus and instrumentalists have performed the oratorio in a quarter-century. “Christmas Old and New” will be heard through eight

  • U.S.-Canada lobster war focus of award-winning film

    U.S.-Canada lobster war focus of award-winning film

    STONINGTON — Award-winning Boston filmmaker and journalist David Schwab Abel’s documentary “Lobster War: The Fight Over the World’s Richest Fishing Grounds” will be shown at 7 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Nov. 30-Dec. 2, at the Stonington Opera House. A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Abel who was part of The Boston Globe team covering the April 15, 2013, Boston