Tapestry Singers, DaPonte and Abbey Hutchins headline concert
The Tapestry Singers holiday concerts, entitled “Going for Baroque,” is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 21 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 22 at 3 p.m. at the Second Congregational Church in Newcastle.
Harold “Sandy” Falconer is the director and Sean Fleming accompanist. The featured work will be the Bach Magnificat in D. The second half of the program is a mélange of familiar favorites, including two audience sing-along numbers. The singers will be accompanied by a baroque orchestra of winds, brass, timpani, organ and strings featuring the DaPonte String Quartet.
Soloists include Lincoln Academy senior Abbey Hutchins, in her first program with the Tapestry Singers, John Fischer, Amy Lalime, Timothy Johnson and Sue Hunt.
Hutchins, who resides on Southport Island with her parents Marcus and Andrea Hutchins, is no stranger to the area through her appearances in musical theater productions and singing performances at Lincoln Academy. She placed in the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) competition for three years. This past summer, she attended the Washington National Opera Institute at American University where she placed as a finalist in the Schmidt Youth Vocal Competition.
Fischer, Lalime and Hunt are popular soloists from Tapestry’s ranks. Johnson has participated in past Tapestry concerts and the Singers welcome his return.
The Second Congregational Church is located at 51 Main Street. Tickets are $12 in advance at Maine Coast Book Shop and Café in Damariscotta, at Now You’re Cooking in Bath, or by calling 207-644-1174. The price is $15 at the door, children and students free.