The auditioned mid-coast a cappella vocal ensemble VoXX: Voice of Twenty has announced its 2017 summer concert series “Where There is Love…”. The program will feature music that explores that most human of emotions. Early works, both sacred
and secular, by Monteverdi, Victoria, Weelkes, and Wilbye, are contrasted with contemporary pieces, including two iterations of “Ubi Caritas” (one by Ola Gjeilo and the other by Maurice Duruflé) and a pair of brand-new love songs written for VoXX by Music Director John Mehrmann. A small flock of bird songs is also interspersed throughout the program, the strangest of which without a doubt is the enigmatic “Owls,” by Edward Elgar. The group will also reprise “The Bluebird” by Charles Villiers Stanford, with its soaring soprano line. As usual, VoXX will sing in various configurations from duet to small ensemble to full group. In addition to a cameo performance as part of the Camden Congregational Church’s music festival (June 4 at 4:00 p.m.) VoXX will present four full performances of “Where
There is Love…”:
Come and enjoy this talented group in this sacred space. Concerts are free and open to the public. Donations to restore the Casavant Organ are gratefully accepted.
Sponsors for the 2017 Summer Concert Series are Bates Mill Dermatology and the SS Peter and Paul Society. For more information, call (207) 777-1200.