In order to keep everyone as safe as possible, singers must show proof that they are vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19 at the first rehearsal, and all must wear a N95 or KN95 mask while inside the church.
Sheepscot Chorus begins rehearsals on Tuesday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m., at the First Congregational Church, 28 High St. in Wiscasset. We'll be rehearsing in the sanctuary, so there will be ample room to welcome all who want to sing. Our featured work will be Paul Winter's “Missa Gaia,” with other fun pieces on the program. We hope you’ll join us!
Our performance of “Missa Gaia” celebrates the 52nd anniversary of Earth Day. Written by Paul Winter in 1981, the work was dedicated to St. Francis, the patron saint of ecology. In “Missa Gaia,” Winter created a work both ecumenical and ecological, embracing all the voices of the Earth. The piece will feature a children's choir, African percussion, bass, cello, guitar, organ, piano, and soprano sax, along with animal calls. Sheepscot Chorus is directed by husband-and-wife team Linda Blanchard and Sean Fleming of Damariscotta.
Information about finding masks online can be found at sheepscotvalleychorus.org. A limited number of masks will be available at the first rehearsal, but please contact us to let us know you need one.