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Vox Nova and Daponte String Quartet

March 19, 2016

Combine concerts

Vox Nova Chamber Choir, under the direction of Shannon Chase, will join artistic forces with the DaPonte String Quartet to present, “With Strings Attached,” a concert program of music for chamber choir and string quartet. Concerts will take place at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 15 Pleasant Street in Brunswick, Maine on Saturday, April 9th at 3:00pm & 7:30pm and on Sunday, April 10th at 3:00pm.

This exhilarating concert features the song cycle, The Golden Harp, by American composer Gwyneth Walker and the poetry of Rabindranath Tagore. Rose Horowitz, Poetry Out Loud Maine State Champion of 2015, will perform the readings. Also on the program, Eric Whitacre’s Five Hebrew Love Songs set to poems by Hila Plitmann.

Concert sponsor is HM Payson.

Vox Nova Chamber Choir 2

Tickets will be available and for sale online starting April 1, 2016. $20 general admission at the door or online at www.voxnovachamberchoir.com. $10 general admission for current college students with an ID card, cash or check accepted at the door. Payment method include Visa, Master Card, Discover or American Express. Make checks payable to: Vox Nova Chamber Choir. Tickets for children 18 and under and accompanied by an adult, are free and available at the door only.

Vox Nova Chamber Choir, founded in 2009, features members of the Maine Midcoast musical community including Bowdoin College faculty and alumni. The group champions the expansive body of modern and contemporary choral music an seeks to engage audiences in a fresh musical experience through exposure to new music by living composers. Although the choir typically performs an entirely a cappella repertory, Vox Nova has become known for inventive programming and has sought in recent years to engage soloists and instrumentalists in meaningful collaborations to bring its audiences a well-rounded listening experience.

Please contact Dr. Shannon M. Chase, Director at smchase207@gmail.com, 200-3995.

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DaPonte String Quartet

June 15, 2011

Great opportunity

The DaPonte String Quartet has a FREE music education program available to all schools, all age groups, aligned with the Maine Learning Results. The programs can be a half hour to one hour long, for a classroom or a larger auditorium with multiple grades. The four musicians introduce the instruments of a classical string quartet, play a variety of composers from different centuries and countries, and tie the music into interdisciplinary aspects, such as history, geography, and cultural movements.  We are available to schools in the proximity of Portland  to Waldoboro, and inland to Lewiston-Auburn, and are taking first requests for the weeks of Jan. 23-26 and Jan. 30 -Feb. 2, 2012.  Contact: Kirsten Monke, kirviola@yahoo.com or 841-3160.

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