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Belfast Choral Festival
October 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
One event on October 5, 2019 at 9:00 am
One event on October 6, 2019 at 1:00 pm
One event on October 6, 2019 at 3:00 pm
This event gathers singers, adults, youth and children, to come and spend the weekend of Oct. 4-6, rehearsing together and performing a concert on Sunday, Oct. 6. Festival leaders, Ron Sherwin and Sarah McQuarrie provide a fun and relaxed atmosphere to learn music that inspires and lifts the spirit. There is no cost to participate except to purchase your own music (music for middle and high school youth will be paid for). The Sunday concert is also free of charge and open to all.
Dr. Sarah H. McQuarrie, Associate Professor of Music Education at Bridgewater State University, has earned the BA in Music Ed. with a concentration in piano from Castleton State College, the MM in Music Ed. from The Univ. of Maine, and the DMA in Music Ed. from the Shenandoah Conservatory, in Winchester, VA. She taught in schools for 10 years and has performed throughout the U.S. and Europe.
Dr. Ronald G. Sherwin is Chair of the Department of Music at the University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth. He holds the Ph.D. and M.M. from The University of Maine. His choirs have performed at Carnegie Hall, Salzburg Cathedral, Nymburk International Music Festival in the Czech Republic, and at the harvesting of the Christmas tree for the Capitol in Washington, DC.
Festival Choir: Adults & Youth (7th-12th Grade)
Rehearsals: Friday, Oct. 4, 6-7:30 pm; Saturday, Oct. 5, 9-11 am & 1-4 pm; Sunday, Oct. 6, 1-2 pm
Children’s Choir: (K-6th Grade)
Saturday, Oct. 5, 11-11:45 am; Sunday, Oct. 6, 2-2:30 pm
Sunday, Oct. 6 th, 3:00 pm
The First Church in Belfast, UCC
104 Church Street
Call 207-338-2282 for additional details or on Facebook @FirstChurchinBelfastUCC
First Church is an Open and Affirming Congregation