Past Music Performances

Sean Fleming  

Date City Venue Country
08/20/17 Boothbay Harbor Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor United States
Time: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207) 633-3913. Address: 125 Townsend Ave Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1844. Venue phone: 207-633-4757. The Lincoln Festival Chorus, under the direction of Anthony Antolini, and accompanied by pianist Sean Fleming and harpist Virginia “Suki” Flanagan, will present a concert presenting an historical procession of American composers’ works, at the Bowdoin College Chapel in Brunswick on August 18 and the Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor on August 20. Both concerts will be at 7:30 PM. Lincoln Festival Chorus will present an historical procession of American composers’ works from Supply Belcher and William Billings to Randall Thompson, Samuel Barber and Myron Roberts and Duke Ellington. The featured work will be Leonard Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms.” Related post. More information
08/18/17 Brunswick Bowdoin College Chapel United States
Time: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207) 633-3913. Address: 5000 College Station, Brunswick, ME 04011. Venue phone: (207) 798-4141. The Lincoln Festival Chorus, under the direction of Anthony Antolini, and accompanied by pianist Sean Fleming and harpist Virginia “Suki” Flanagan, will present a concert presenting an historical procession of American composers’ works, at the Bowdoin College Chapel in Brunswick on August 18 and the Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor on August 20. Both concerts will be at 7:30 PM. Lincoln Festival Chorus will present an historical procession of American composers’ works from Supply Belcher and William Billings to Randall Thompson, Samuel Barber and Myron Roberts and Duke Ellington. The featured work will be Leonard Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms.” Related post. More information
08/09/17 Lewiston Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul (Prince of Peace Parish) United States
Time: 12:15pm. Admission: free with donations accepted. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 122 Ash St Lewiston, ME 04240-6804. Venue phone: (207) 777-1200. Sean Fleming will present an organ recital on the historic four-manual Casavant pipe organ at the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Lewiston on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 12:15 p.m. Mr. Fleming will perform the Organ Symphony No. 1 by Alexandre Guilmant. Admission will be free. For more information, please call (207) 380-2769 or email sean68@email.com. Installed in 1938, the Casavant organ at the basilica is the largest church organ in Maine, and second in size to only the Kotzschmar organ at Merrill Auditorium, Portland. The instrument has been played by many of the world’s leading organists; including the great French organist, Marcel Dupre, and Dr. Charles-Marie Courboin. Guilmant’s First Symphony will showcase the full capabilities of the Casavant, a superb instrument designed in the style of the Cavaillé-Coll organs for which Guilmant composed his organ symphonies. An organ recitalist who has performed throughout the United States, Sean Fleming studied organ and piano with Ray Cornils, John Doney, Michael Lindsey, and Gerald McGee. For the past twenty-three years he has served as organist at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Newcastle. Related post.
07/30/17 South Bristol, Maine South Bristol Union Church, United Church of Christ United States
Time: 3:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: State Route 29, Middle Road. Venue phone: 207-644-8242. Back by popular demand, Maine Friends of Music, a professional chamber ensemble composed of flutist Linda Brunner, bassoonist David DeBolt, and keyboardist Sean Fleming, will perform at the South Bristol Union Church in South Bristol on Sunday, July 30, at 3:00 PM. The Maine Friends of Music are pleased to welcome renowned soprano Mary Sullivan as their guest for the summer season. The program will feature pieces for soprano and ensemble. Sullivan has appeared as a soloist with numerous ensembles in New England, including the Oratorio Chorale, Cantemus, the Concord Women’s Chorus, and the Lincoln Festival Chorus. Maine Friends of Music specializes in quick-paced programs that create interesting listening experiences, with a variety of tone, colors, and styles. Much of the ensemble’s repertoire features a mixture of classic eighteenth-century Baroque selections, including works by Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven, as well as twentieth century composers such as Debussy, Hindemith, Vaughan-Williams and Koechlin. New music written for the Maine Friends of Music concerts by crossover classic/jazz composer Bill Douglas, as well as material composed by Bernard Garfield, Sean Fleming, and David DeBolt expands the ensemble’s repertoire further. This concert marks the fifth time Union Church of South Bristol has hosted the popular group’s Baroque and Beyond repertoire in its beautiful sanctuary. Related post.
07/27/17 Damariscotta Schooner Cove United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 207-563-5523. Address: 35 Schooner Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Venue phone: (207) 563-5523. Back by popular demand, Maine Friends of Music, a professional chamber ensemble composed of flutist Linda Brunner, bassoonist David DeBolt, and keyboardist Sean Fleming, will perform at Schooner Cove in Damariscotta on Thursday, June 27, at 7:00 p.m. For more information, please call 207-563-5523. The Maine Friends of Music are pleased to welcome renowned soprano Mary Sullivan. The program will feature several pieces for soprano and ensemble. Sullivan has appeared as a soloist with numerous ensembles in New England, including the Oratorio Chorale, Cantemus, the Concord Women’s Chorus, and the Lincoln Festival Chorus. Maine Friends of Music specializes in quick-paced programs that create interesting listening experiences, with a variety of tone, colors, and styles. Much of the ensemble’s repertoire features a mixture of classic eighteenth-century Baroque selections, including works by Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven, as well as twentieth century composers such as Debussy, Hindemith, Vaughan-Williams and Koechlin. New music written for the Maine Friends of Music concerts by crossover classic/jazz composer Bill Douglas, as well as material composed by Bernard Garfield, Sean Fleming, and David DeBolt expands the ensemble’s repertoire further. Related post. More information
07/26/17 Thomaston Montpelier The General Henry Knox Museum United States
Time: 6:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 207-354-8062. Address: Thomaston, ME 04861. Venue phone: 207-354-0858. Back by popular demand, Maine Friends of Music, a professional chamber ensemble composed of flutist Linda Brunner, bassoonist David DeBolt, and keyboardist Sean Fleming, will perform at Montpelier – the big white house at the turn to Saint George in Thomaston – on Wedneday, June 26, at 6:30 p.m. Advance tickets can be purchased online at www.knoxmuseum.org or by calling 354-8062. The Maine Friends of Music are pleased to welcome renowned soprano Mary Sullivan. The program will feature several pieces for soprano and ensemble. Sullivan has appeared as a soloist with numerous ensembles in New England, including the Oratorio Chorale, Cantemus, the Concord Women’s Chorus, and the Lincoln Festival Chorus. Maine Friends of Music specializes in quick-paced programs that create interesting listening experiences, with a variety of tone, colors, and styles. Much of the ensemble’s repertoire features a mixture of classic eighteenth-century Baroque selections, including works by Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven, as well as twentieth century composers such as Debussy, Hindemith, Vaughan-Williams and Koechlin. New music written for the Maine Friends of Music concerts by crossover classic/jazz composer Bill Douglas, as well as material composed by Bernard Garfield, Sean Fleming, and David DeBolt expands the ensemble’s repertoire further. This concert marks the tenth time Knox Museum has hosted the popular group’s Baroque and Beyond repertoire in its Federal-period appointed Oval Room, so renowned for its acoustics. Seating is limited and reservations are recommended. For more information contact Knox Museum at (207) 354-8062 or info@knoxmuseum.org. Related post. More information
07/25/17 Lewiston Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul (Prince of Peace Parish) United States
Time: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 122 Ash St Lewiston, ME 04240-6804. Venue phone: (207) 777-1200. Back by popular demand, Maine Friends of Music, a professional chamber ensemble composed of flutist Linda Brunner, bassoonist David DeBolt, and keyboardist Sean Fleming, will perform at St. Peter’s Basilica in Lewiston on Tuesday, July 25, at 7:30 PM. The Maine Friends of Music are pleased to welcome renowned soprano Mary Sullivan. The program will feature several pieces for soprano and ensemble. Sullivan has appeared as a soloist with numerous ensembles in New England, including the Oratorio Chorale, Cantemus, the Concord Women’s Chorus, and the Lincoln Festival Chorus. Maine Friends of Music specializes in quick-paced programs that create interesting listening experiences, with a variety of tone, colors, and styles. Much of the ensemble’s repertoire features a mixture of classic eighteenth-century Baroque selections, including works by Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven, as well as twentieth century composers such as Debussy, Hindemith, Vaughan-Williams and Koechlin. New music written for the Maine Friends of Music concerts by crossover classic/jazz composer Bill Douglas, as well as material composed by Bernard Garfield, Sean Fleming, and David DeBolt expands the ensemble’s repertoire further. This concert marks the third time the Basilica has hosted the popular group’s Baroque and Beyond repertoire in its large sanctuary. Related post.
07/23/17 Southport, Maine Church of All Saints-by-the-Sea United States
Time: 4:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Southport, ME 04576. Venue phone: 207-633-7301. Sean Fleming will play a dedicatory recital on Sunday, July 23 at 4:00 PM to celebrate the installation of a new Allen organ at the Church of All Saints-by-the-Sea in Southport, Maine. On the program: Bach’s Concerto in G Major, BWV 592 (after Ernst), Guilmant’s Organ Sonata No.1 in D minor, Op. 42, Darke’s “A Meditation on Brother James’ Air,” Maine-born composer John Knowles Paine’s “Concert Variations on The Star Spangled Banner,” Op. 3, No. 2, and Vierne’s “Carillon de Westminster,” Op. 54, No. 6. The concert will be free. All Saints-by-the-Sea is located on All Saints Road, off of Cape Newagen Road, Route 238 in Southport, Maine. Parking by the church is extremely limited so you can park on Route 238 and walk down to the chapel (it’s not far). Related post.
06/25/17 Boothbay Harbor Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor United States
Time: 4:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 125 Townsend Ave Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1844. Venue phone: 207-633-4757. Jazz singer Molly Pitcher and pianist Sean Fleming join to present an afternoon of cool jazz in the beautiful Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor, on Sunday, June 25th at 4:00 PM. Molly Pitcher is the vocalist for the Interplay Jazz Septet. She loves to create duos, trios and other combos featuring standards and other lesser known jazz tunes. There are no limits just new tunes. Related post. More information
06/02/17 Brunswick Studzinski Auditorium, Bowdoin College United States
Time: 1:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 207-725-3433. Venue phone: (207) 798-4141. Anthony Antolini conducts and Sean Fleming accompanies the annual Alumni Sing in the Tillotson Room in Gibson Hall on the Bowdoin College campus on Friday, June 2, 2017 at 1:30 PM. Now in its eleventh year, the Reunion Sing has become a popular part of Reunion Weekend for Polar Bears of all ages. Join in the open sing with Tony Antolini ’63, director of the Bowdoin Chorus. It doesn’t matter if you never sang when you were at Bowdoin—it’s never too late to join this multigenerational choir and raise your voice in song! We’ll sing preselected music that includes Bowdoin College songs, Glee Club standards, and choral masterpieces. Some will be for mixed choir, others for men’s choir—a nostalgic sound that gave rise to the slogan “Bowdoin Is a Singing College!” Related post. More information
06/02/17 Brunswick Bowdoin College United States
Time: 1:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 207-725-3433. Address: 5000 College Station, Brunswick, ME 04011. Venue phone: (207) 725-3433. Anthony Antolini conducts and Sean Fleming accompanies the annual Alumni Sing in Kanbar Auditorium in Studzinski Recital Hall on the Bowdoin College campus. Now in its eleventh year, the Reunion Sing has become a popular part of Reunion Weekend for Polar Bears of all ages. Join in the open sing with Tony Antolini ’63, director of the Bowdoin Chorus. It doesn’t matter if you never sang when you were at Bowdoin—it’s never too late to join this multigenerational choir and raise your voice in song! We’ll sing preselected music that includes Bowdoin College songs, Glee Club standards, and choral masterpieces. Some will be for mixed choir, others for men’s choir—a nostalgic sound that gave rise to the slogan “Bowdoin Is a Singing College!” Related post. More information
05/24/17 Bath, Maine Morse High School United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 826 High St, Bath, ME 04530. Venue phone: (207) 443-8250. Sandra Foreman directs and Sean Fleming accompanies the choruses of Morse High School on Wednesday, March 24, 2017 at 7:00 PM. A varied music program will be presented. Related post.
05/21/17 Newcastle St. Patrick’s Church United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 32 Pond Road, PO Box 598, Newcastle, ME. Venue phone: (207) 563-3240. The Lincoln Academy Lincolnaires, directed by Beth Preston, and accompanied by Sean Fleming, piano, present their spring concert at St Patrick Church in Newcastle on May 21, 2017 at 7:00 PM. Related post.
05/20/17 Damariscotta Lincoln County Community Theater United States
Time: 2:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2 Theater Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Venue phone: (207) 563-3424. Sean Fleming conducts and accompanies the Hearts Ever Young group in a concert of eclectic music, featuring Master of Ceremonies Nick Azzaretti, and dancers Carol Cirigliano and Carol Teel. There will be three performances at the Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta, on Thursday, May 18th at 7:00 PM, Friday, May 19th at 2:00 PM, and Saturday, May 20th at 2:00 PM. Related post.
05/19/17 Damariscotta, Maine Great Salt Bay Community School United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 559 Main St, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Venue phone: (207) 563-3091. The choruses of the Great Salt Bay Community School, under the direction of Ann-Marie Damico, and accompanied by Sean Fleming, present their spring concert on May 15th at 7:00 pm. Related post. More information
05/19/17 Damariscotta Lincoln County Community Theater United States
Time: 2:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2 Theater Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Venue phone: (207) 563-3424. Sean Fleming conducts and accompanies the Hearts Ever Young group in a concert of eclectic music, featuring Master of Ceremonies Nick Azzaretti, and dancers Carol Cirigliano and Carol Teel. There will be three performances at the Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta, on Thursday, May 18th at 7:00 PM, Friday, May 19th at 2:00 PM, and Saturday, May 20th at 2:00 PM. Related post.
05/18/17 Damariscotta Lincoln County Community Theater United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2 Theater Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Venue phone: (207) 563-3424. Sean Fleming conducts and accompanies the Hearts Ever Young group in a concert of eclectic music, featuring Master of Ceremonies Nick Azzaretti, and dancers Carol Cirigliano and Carol Teel. There will be three performances at the Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta, on Thursday, May 18th at 7:00 PM, Friday, May 19th at 2:00 PM, and Saturday, May 20th at 2:00 PM. Related post.
05/15/17 Damariscotta Schooner Cove United States
Time: 3:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 35 Schooner Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Venue phone: (207) 563-5523. Sean Fleming presents a free piano concert at Schooner Cove in Damariscotta on Monday, May 15 at 3:00 PM. A varied program of classical and popular music will be featured. Schooner Cove is located at 35 Schooner St, Damariscotta, Maine. Related post.
05/07/17 Newcastle Second Congregational Church United States
Time: 3:00pm. Admission: $20, students free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 51 Main Street, Newcastle, Maine 04553. Venue phone: (207) 563-3379. St. Cecilia Chamber Choir, conducted by Linda Blanchard and accompanied by Sean Fleming, will present the beautiful Duruflé Requiem on May 6 and 7 at 3:00 PM, at the Second Congregational Church in Newcastle. The Requiem will be accompanied by a professional chamber orchestra and will feature Jazmin DeRice, mezzo-soprano, and John David Adams, bass-baritone. Works by Brahms, Finzi, Haydn, Holst, Josquin, Purcell, and Söderman will also be performed. Advance tickets or reservations are strongly encouraged for this event. For more information, please visit www.ceciliachoir.org or call 207-380-2768. French composer Maurice Duruflé set the familiar Requiem text to music for choir, orchestra, and two soloists, building on Gregorian chant as the melodic basis throughout the luxurious composition. Known as a meticulous composer with only 14 published works, Duruflé penned this piece as a departure from the fire and wrath of other Requiems, instead illuminating forgiveness, peace and hope. For the second half of the program, the Choir will make its way through some choral highlights of each century, beginning with two chansons by Josquin Desprez: El Grillo (The Cricket) and Mille Regretz (“A thousand regrets at deserting you and leaving behind your loving face”). Purcell’s O give thanks unto the Lord, Z 33 will follow, accompanied by string orchestra. Der Greis, a part song by Joseph Haydn, will represent the 18th century. St. Cecilia will perform two very different works from the 19th century. Geistliches Lied is a technical tour de force written early in Brahms’ career. Its soaring word painting evokes Brahms’ later work Ein deutsches Requiem. And a piece for male chorus, Ett Bondbröllop (The Peasant Wedding), by the Swedish composer August Söderman, extols the more bawdy aspects of nuptial festivities. A piece from Gustav Holst’s Rig Veda settings for women’s chorus and harp, Hymn to the Waters, and a setting of Gerald Finzi’s God Is Gone Up for orchestra, will round out the program. For more than twenty years, St. Cecilia Chamber Choir has been providing challenging musical opportunities and music scholarships for gifted local youth. This year, four high school students are members of the Choir and will sing in the spring concerts: Phoebe Pugh of Alna, Helen Newell and Maya Bailey, both of Newcastle, and Richard Kinney of Waldoboro. Over twenty-five gifted young students have sung with the Choir since its inception, many continuing to study music in college and beyond. Related post. More information
05/06/17 Newcastle Second Congregational Church United States
Time: 3:00pm. Admission: $20, students free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 51 Main Street, Newcastle, Maine 04553. Venue phone: (207) 563-3379. St. Cecilia Chamber Choir, conducted by Linda Blanchard and accompanied by Sean Fleming, will present the beautiful Duruflé Requiem on May 6 and 7 at 3:00 PM, at the Second Congregational Church in Newcastle. The Requiem will be accompanied by a professional chamber orchestra and will feature Jazmin DeRice, mezzo-soprano, and John David Adams, bass-baritone. Works by Brahms, Finzi, Haydn, Holst, Josquin, Purcell, and Söderman will also be performed. Advance tickets or reservations are strongly encouraged for this event. For more information, please visit www.ceciliachoir.org or call 207-380-2768. French composer Maurice Duruflé set the familiar Requiem text to music for choir, orchestra, and two soloists, building on Gregorian chant as the melodic basis throughout the luxurious composition. Known as a meticulous composer with only 14 published works, Duruflé penned this piece as a departure from the fire and wrath of other Requiems, instead illuminating forgiveness, peace and hope. For the second half of the program, the Choir will make its way through some choral highlights of each century, beginning with two chansons by Josquin Desprez: El Grillo (The Cricket) and Mille Regretz (“A thousand regrets at deserting you and leaving behind your loving face”). Purcell’s O give thanks unto the Lord, Z 33 will follow, accompanied by string orchestra. Der Greis, a part song by Joseph Haydn, will represent the 18th century. St. Cecilia will perform two very different works from the 19th century. Geistliches Lied is a technical tour de force written early in Brahms’ career. Its soaring word painting evokes Brahms’ later work Ein deutsches Requiem. And a piece for male chorus, Ett Bondbröllop (The Peasant Wedding), by the Swedish composer August Söderman, extols the more bawdy aspects of nuptial festivities. A piece from Gustav Holst’s Rig Veda settings for women’s chorus and harp, Hymn to the Waters, and a setting of Gerald Finzi’s God Is Gone Up for orchestra, will round out the program. For more than twenty years, St. Cecilia Chamber Choir has been providing challenging musical opportunities and music scholarships for gifted local youth. This year, four high school students are members of the Choir and will sing in the spring concerts: Phoebe Pugh of Alna, Helen Newell and Maya Bailey, both of Newcastle, and Richard Kinney of Waldoboro. Over twenty-five gifted young students have sung with the Choir since its inception, many continuing to study music in college and beyond. Related post. More information
05/05/17 Brunswick Studzinski Auditorium, Bowdoin College United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Venue phone: (207) 798-4141. Anthony Antolini ’63 conducts the Bowdoin Chorus (Sean Fleming, accompanist) and an orchestra in the Brunswick premier of Aaron Robinson’s “This Will Be Our Reply to Violence” and “American Requiem.” Aaron Robinson is an American composer, conductor, and musicologist. He is the author of “Does God Sing? – A Musical Journey.” He created the musical work “Black Nativity – In Concert: A Gospel Celebration.” He also served as conductor and musical director in the PBS documentary “On This Island.” In 2013, he was nominated for an Emmy Award for composing Maine Public Broadcasting Network’s Maine Arts series theme music. Related post. More information
05/04/17 Brunswick Studzinski Auditorium, Bowdoin College United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Venue phone: (207) 798-4141. Anthony Antolini ’63 conducts the Bowdoin Chorus (Sean Fleming, accompanist) and an orchestra in the Brunswick premier of Aaron Robinson’s “This Will Be Our Reply to Violence” and “American Requiem.” Aaron Robinson is an American composer, conductor, and musicologist. He is the author of “Does God Sing? – A Musical Journey.” He created the musical work “Black Nativity – In Concert: A Gospel Celebration.” He also served as conductor and musical director in the PBS documentary “On This Island.” In 2013, he was nominated for an Emmy Award for composing Maine Public Broadcasting Network’s Maine Arts series theme music. Related post. More information
04/30/17 Newcastle Second Congregational Church United States
Time: 4:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 51 Main Street, Newcastle, Maine 04553. Venue phone: (207) 563-3379. Sheepscot Valley Chorus Performs the Forrest Requiem for the Living and Ellington favorites The Sheepscot Valley Chorus will perform Dan Forrest’s Requiem for the Living and Ellingtonia, a medley of songs by “Duke” Ellington, on April 29 at 4:00 and April 30 at 4:00, at the Second Congregational Church in Newcastle. Requiem for the Living by Dan Forrest, composed in 2013, is scored for mixed choir and orchestra with solos for boy soprano and tenor. Combining both liturgical and non-liturgical texts, this powerful five-movement work projects a wide range of meaningful expression, from a biting essay on the vanity and pain of mankind to a plea for mercy, and finally a celebration of eternal light. The work has received more than a hundred performances world-wide within a year of its composition, including performances in Canada, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and multiple performances at Carnegie Hall. Ellingtonia features many “Duke” Ellington favorites, including: Azure Caravan Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me Don’t Get Around Much Anymore I Got It Bad And That Ain’t Good I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart I’m Beginning to See the Light I’m Just A Lucky So And So In A Sentimental Mood It Don’t Mean a Thing (If it ain’t got That Swing) Love You Madly Mood Indigo Satin Doll Solitude Sophisticated Lady Prelude To A Kiss Take The ‘A’ Train Last fall the SVC collaborated with the beloved Coastal Chorale, which had formally ended its over twenty-year run. The SVC gained former Coastal Chorale singers and expanded its audience to include Chorale fans from the Pemaquid Peninsula. Related post. More information
04/29/17 Newcastle Second Congregational Church United States
Time: 4:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 51 Main Street, Newcastle, Maine 04553. Venue phone: (207) 563-3379. Sheepscot Valley Chorus Performs the Forrest Requiem for the Living and Ellington favorites The Sheepscot Valley Chorus will perform Dan Forrest’s Requiem for the Living and Ellingtonia, a medley of songs by “Duke” Ellington, on April 29 at 4:00 and April 30 at 4:00, at the Second Congregational Church in Newcastle. Requiem for the Living by Dan Forrest, composed in 2013, is scored for mixed choir and orchestra with solos for boy soprano and tenor. Combining both liturgical and non-liturgical texts, this powerful five-movement work projects a wide range of meaningful expression, from a biting essay on the vanity and pain of mankind to a plea for mercy, and finally a celebration of eternal light. The work has received more than a hundred performances world-wide within a year of its composition, including performances in Canada, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and multiple performances at Carnegie Hall. Ellingtonia features many “Duke” Ellington favorites, including: Azure Caravan Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me Don’t Get Around Much Anymore I Got It Bad And That Ain’t Good I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart I’m Beginning to See the Light I’m Just A Lucky So And So In A Sentimental Mood It Don’t Mean a Thing (If it ain’t got That Swing) Love You Madly Mood Indigo Satin Doll Solitude Sophisticated Lady Prelude To A Kiss Take The ‘A’ Train Last fall the SVC collaborated with the beloved Coastal Chorale, which had formally ended its over twenty-year run. The SVC gained former Coastal Chorale singers and expanded its audience to include Chorale fans from the Pemaquid Peninsula. Related post. More information
04/25/17 Newcastle Lincoln Home United States
Time: 3:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 22 River Road, Newcastle, ME 04553. Venue phone: 563-3350. Bass-baritone John David Adams and Sean Fleming present a program of light classical and popular selections at The Lincoln Home in Newcastle on Tuesday, April 25 at 3:00 PM. The public is welcome at this free event! Related post.
04/21/17 Yarmouth, Maine Yarmouth Performing Arts Center United States
Time: 6:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 286 West Elm Street, Yarmouth, ME 04096. Nora Krainis conducts and Sean Fleming accompanies the choruses of North Yarmouth Academy. A varied music program will be presented. Related post.
04/01/17 Rockland, Maine Rockland Elks Lodge United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 210 Rankin St, Rockland, ME 04841. Venue phone: (207) 594-2238. Sean Fleming on piano with Chuck McGregor on bass and Doug Kennedy on drums play for an auction to benefit MCC, the Midcoast Community Chorus. Details to be announced! Related post.
03/17/17 - 03/19/17 Damariscotta Lincoln County Community Theater United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $20 Adults / $18 LT member / $5 Youth 18 and under. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207) 563-3424. Address: 2 Theater Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Venue phone: (207) 563-3424. LCCT Presents: Mary Poppins – In Concert Suitable for the entire family! Come join us for a tuneful adventure, “practically perfect in every way.” Showing: Fri, Mar 17 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Mar 18 @ 2 pm Sat, Mar 18 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Mar 19 @ 2 pm Tickets: $20 Adults / $18 LT member / $5 Youth 18 and under As many of these concerts in the past have been completely sold-out, we encourage you to get your tickets early. They can be obtained by calling the box office at 563-3424 or visiting the theater office on 2 Theater Street in Damariscotta from Tuesday to Thursday, 10 am to 1 pm. Sean Fleming will play in the orchestra as part of this event. Related post. More information
02/20/17 Damariscotta Schooner Cove United States
Time: 3:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 35 Schooner Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Venue phone: (207) 563-5523. Sean Fleming presents a free piano concert at Schooner Cove in Damariscotta on Monday, February 20 at 3:00. A varied program of classical and popular music will be featured. Schooner Cove is located at 35 Schooner St, Damariscotta, Maine. Related post.
02/17/17 - 02/21/17 Yarmouth, Maine North Yarmouth Academy United States
Time: 6:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 148 Main Street. Venue phone: 207-846-9051. The students at North Yarmouth Academy present “Seussical,” accompanied by Sean Fleming on piano. There will be four performances on Friday, February 17 at 6:30 PM, Saturday, February 18 at 2:00 PM and 6:30 PM, and Sunday, February 19 at 2:00 PM. Related post. More information
02/13/17 Newcastle Lincoln Home United States
Time: 3:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 22 River Road, Newcastle, ME 04553. Venue phone: 563-3350. Sean Fleming will come to The Lincoln Home for a one hour concert and sing-a-long featuring Love Songs the day before Valentine’s Day. Come and listen, sing and remember some highlights of your life through music on Monday, February 13, from 3:00 to 4:00pm. The Lincoln Home is located at 22 River Road, overlooking the Damariscotta River, in Newcastle. For more information, please contact Rhonda Hanna, Director of Community Life, at 207-563-3350. Related post.
02/11/17 Bath, Maine Chocolate Church Arts Center United States
Time: 2:00pm. Admission: $15 indiv | $25 couple. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207) 442-8455. Address: 804 Washington St., Bath, Maine 04530. Venue phone: (207) 442-8455. Grab your Sweetie for an afternoon escape for a serenade of romantic tunes and croon to beloved torch songs. Hot Chocolate Valentine Cabaret celebrates love and friendship in our cozy Curtis Room. Enjoy timeless romantic songs performed by local favorites: Andy Barber, Alison Lee Freeman, and Liz Lannon with Sean Fleming on piano, and many special guests. There will also be dessert and a cash bar. Hot Chocolate Valentine Cabaret “Love for All Seasons” promotes and raises funds for the 9th Hot Chocolate Jubilee, “Life Begins @ 40”, a community variety show benefiting the CCAC presented March 30-31, and April 1-2, 2017. Related post. More information
01/28/17 Windham, Maine Windham High School United States
Time: 3:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 406 Gray Rd, Windham, ME 04062. Venue phone: (207) 892-1810. Beth Preston conducts and Sean Fleming accompanies the mixed chorus at the MMEA District 2 High School Honors Festival concert. On the program: My Spirit Sang All Day — Gerald Finzi Wade in de Water — arr. Allen Koepke Psalm 150 — Andrew Bleckner Go Down Moses — Mark Hayes Run to You — Pentatonix, arr. Kirby Shaw Related post.
01/24/17 - 03/11/17 Newcastle St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church United States
Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 11 Glidden Street, Newcastle, ME 04553. Venue phone: (207) 563-3533. St. Cecilia Chamber Choir Auditions for Duruflé Requiem Performance. Now is the perfect time to join St. Cecilia Chamber Choir, as we prepare to perform the Requiem of Maurice Duruflé. French composer Duruflé set the familiar Requiem text to music for choir, organ, and two soloists, building on Gregorian chant as the melodic basis throughout the luxurious composition. Known as a meticulous composer with only 14 published works, Duruflé penned this piece as a departure from the fire and wrath of other Requiems, instead illuminating forgiveness, peace and hope. Don’t miss the chance to be part of this special concert on May 6 and 7 that will feature soloist mezzo-soprano Jazmin DeRice and bass-baritone John David Adams! To schedule an audition, call director Linda Blanchard at (207) 380-2768 or email audition@ceciliachoir.org. Auditions for all voice parts are scheduled by appointment. The ability to read music is much preferred, but those who cannot read may participate by spending extra time learning the music at home with the aid of provided practice materials. We especially encourage gifted student singers to audition. Rehearsals are in Newcastle on Wednesday nights, 7:00-9:00 p.m., at St. Andrew’s Church. The Choir is directed by Linda Blanchard, M.A. Conducting, University of Michigan School of Music, Ann Arbor, and A.B. Bowdoin College, and accompanied by Sean Fleming, both of Damariscotta. St. Cecilia Chamber Choir is a fully auditioned community chorus based in Newcastle and founded in 1995. Our mission is to present outstanding performances of the very best choral repertoire; to provide challenging musical opportunities to gifted local youth; to support our community with outreach programs; and to support Maine composers through the commission and performance of new music. For more information about the Choir, please visit our website at ceciliachoir.org. Related post. More information
01/17/17 Wiscasset, Maine First Congregational Church Wiscasset UCC United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 28 High St, Wiscasset, ME 04578. Venue phone: 2078827544. Sheepscot Valley Chorus Invites New Members for its Spring Season to sing the Forrest “Requiem for the Living” and Ellington favorites! The Sheepscot Valley Chorus is heading into its spring season with its first rehearsal slated for Tuesday, January 17th at 7:00 PM, and new members are most welcome to join. The chorus has been singing for thirty-six years and is directed by Linda Blanchard, with accompanist Sean Fleming. The fall season will lead up to two concerts on April 29th and 30th that will feature Dan Forrest’s “Requiem for the Living,” and “Ellingtonia,” a medley of songs by “Duke” Ellington. The “Requiem for the Living” by Dan Forrest, composed in 2013, is scored for mixed choir and orchestra with solos for boy soprano and tenor. Combining both liturgical and non-liturgical texts, this powerful five-movement work projects a wide range of meaningful expression, from a biting essay on the vanity and pain of mankind to a plea for mercy, and finally a celebration of eternal light. The work has received more than a hundred performances world-wide within a year of its composition, including performances in Canada, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and multiple performances at Carnegie Hall. “Ellingtonia” features many “Duke” Ellington favorites, including: Azure Caravan Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me Don’t Get Around Much Anymore I Got It Bad And That Ain’t Good I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart I’m Beginning to See the Light I’m Just A Lucky So And So In A Sentimental Mood It Don’t Mean a Thing (If it ain’t got That Swing) Love You Madly Mood Indigo Satin Doll Solitude Sophisticated Lady Prelude To A Kiss Take The ‘A’ Train New singers are welcomed in without audition. While it is helpful to have some basic ability to read music, there are practice CD’s made available to help members to learn their parts. Every rehearsal has some laughter and camaraderie, even – or especially – during the final weeks preparing for concert. Last fall the SVC collaborated with the beloved Coastal Chorale, which had formally ended its over twenty-year run. The SVC gained former Coastal Chorale singers and expanded its audience to include Chorale fans from the Pemaquid Peninsula. The Sheepscot Valley Chorus rehearses Tuesday nights at 7:00 PM in the fellowship hall of the First Congregational Church in Wiscasset. Come sing! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uG0cbu5vsmM Related post. More information
01/15/17 Rockport Strom Auditorium United States
Time: 4:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 207-975-0582. Address: 25 Keelson Drive, Rockport ME 04856. Venue phone: (207) 236-7800 ext. 263. Midcoast Community Chorus, under the direction of Mimi Bornstein and accompanied by Sean Fleming. Presents their winter concert on Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 4:00 PM, at the Strom Auditorium in the Camden Hills Regional High School. For more information please call 207-975-0582, or visit mccsings.org. Related post. More information

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