The Greater Freeport Community Chorus will present its spring concert, “Love’s Great Ocean: Songs of Love and Loss,” May 6 and 7 in Brunswick and Cumberland.
The 55 singers, residents of more than 15 midcoast towns, are led by Director Virgil Bozeman and accompanied by pianist Kellie Moody. They will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at the Universalist Unitarian Church of Brunswick, 1 Middle St, and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 7, at the Tuttle Road United Methodist Church, 52 Tuttle Road, Cumberland.
The centerpiece of the concert will be “Heavenly Hurt,” a setting of several Emily Dickinson poems composed by Alice Parker. Performing with the chorus will be Karen Jung, principal cellist for the Midcoast Symphony Orchestra and music librarian at Brunswick’s Bowdoin College.
“On the Beach at Night Alone” is a setting by Stephen Chatman of the work of another American poet, Walt Whitman. Two selections take their text from the Old Testament “Song of Solomon.” And in composer Eric Whitacre’s setting of poet Rudyard Kipling’s “The Seal Lullaby,” a mother seal sings her pup to sleep “in the arms of the slow-swinging seas.”
Also performing at the concert will be several members of the Vox Nova Chamber Choir.
Admission is $10, with a per-family maximum of $25. Tickets may be purchased at the door. For more information, visit the chorus on Facebook or at its Web site, www.gfccsings.org.