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"Evening Prayer" and "Dream Pantomime"

Jun 28, 2019

Dale McCormick is a lover of justice and a player of music.  She was born in NYC, grew up in Iowa where she raised sheep with Old Testament names, graduated from the University of Iowa and began an apprenticeship with the Carpenters Union and became the first woman in the U.S. to complete it.  In 1980 Dale moved to Maine where She founded Women Unlimited, was the first president of Maine Lesbian Political Alliance (now EqualityMaine) and wrote two books on carpentry and home repair.  She has spent her life advocating for justice for women, the LBGTQ+ community, the environment, and people of color as a State Senator, Maine State Treasurer, City Councilor and Director of MaineHousing. Dale lives on tiny urban farm in Augusta Maine where she raises three daughters, peaches, grapes, blueberries and plays her cello.

"Sina Mali, Sina Deni"

Jun 27, 2019

Jonathan Rugema is currently a Junior at Casco Bay High school. He enjoys music and some math classes. Jonathan came from Burundi four years ago and he hopes to find a better life for himself and his family. In college, Jonathan wants to do engineering but take some music classes too. He is going to be creating music his whole life.

"Bell Bottom Blues"

Jun 26, 2019

Gary grew up in a steel mill town in PA and, at the age of 24, moved to Maine because it seemed like a cool place to live.  He joined the Portland Rugby team where a transplant like him made 40 or so lifelong friends. He found a great job, married a wonderful woman with whom he raised a daughter and son in Falmouth. He is now enjoying two grandchildren with a 3rd on the way. 

Cantata No. 78: Duet aria "Wir eilen mit schwachen..."

Jun 25, 2019

Joyce is an avid crossword puzzler, bookworm, backyard birder, choral nerd, enthusiastic home cook and baker, and married to The Great Love of Her Life. She writes, "John loves me the way I’ve always wanted to be loved.  How many people are fortunate to say that?"

"Watermark"

Jun 24, 2019

Robin inherited her love of music from both sides of her family. Her mother was an accomplished pianist and singer and her paternal grandfather played the piano for silent films back in the 1920s in Portland, Oregon. 

"Georgia On My Mind"

Jun 21, 2019

Matthew Fogg is a pianist, educator, club owner and promoter, father of three and husband who lives in Bath, Maine. He co-owns the Midcoast School of Music in Portland and Cadenza, a night club and live performance venue, located in Freeport, Maine. Additionally, Matt teaches jazz piano at Bowdoin College and is recognized as an Artist in Education Endorsee by Yamaha Piano of America.

"Congo Man"

Jun 20, 2019

Viva is founder and frontwoman of Viva & The Reinforcements, a Portland-based band that delivers spicy cosmopolitan grooves in a show that balances the zest of burlesque with classic standards elegantly renewed. Viva likes her coffee black, her tequila neat, her men strong and her women stronger. 

"Dreams"

Jun 19, 2019

Liam Swift is a recent graduate of Casco Bay High School, the class of 2019. He is a musician, a writer, and filmmaker and plans to attend Emerson College in the Fall of 2020 after a gap year abroad. Music has been central to Liam’s life as he’s been singing, composing, and performing from a young age. Liam also enjoys filmmaking and writing and wrote a novel, The Sky At 5 AM, in the Telling Room’s Young Emerging Author’s Program, for which he won a National Scholastic Silver Medal.

"Jolene"

Jun 18, 2019

Maggie lives in Montville, Maine with her husband. She is a nurse manager at Waldo County General Hospital's Oncology/Infusion Unit.

"La Momma Morta"

Jun 17, 2019

Eileen lives in Freeport with her husband Jim and their children Helen and Charlie. Originally from New York, she has been happily transplanted in Maine for 16 years. She is the owner of The Brunswick Inn, an avid foodie, and an aspiring writer.

"Stardust"

Jun 14, 2019

Kathie Harper is a former teacher, children's librarian, and literacy specialist who has a passion for books and reading of all kinds. She is currently using her skills as a writer. Outside of her work she enjoys gardening, traveling, and spending time at the seashore.

"The Way it Goes"

Jun 13, 2019

In 1978, Patty Olds quit her job as a planner for Intel in Northern California, traded her Honda CB360 for a 1968 VW bus and hit the road. 100,000 miles later, she spent her first night in Maine and knew she was home. In 2013, she joined Volunteers of America and works in Portland, on Peaks Island and in Topsham. Friends and family, community service, social justice work, creative collaboration, and acts of kindness fill her heart. Walking in the woods, climbing mountains and jumping in the ocean fill her spirit. She and her sisters are devout groupies of the Oshima Brothers.

"Two Slow Dancers"

Jun 12, 2019

Willis Ryder Arnold grew up surrounded by the corn and soybean fields of northern Minnesota, attended Bard College and the CUNY Craig Newmark School of Journalism, and now lives in Portland, Maine. His reporting has included coverage of inequity in arts institutions, the Black Lives Matter movement in Ferguson and St. Louis, MO, and addiction treatment in jails.

Bob Buntrock is a semi-retired chemist, a Minneapolis native, living in Orono.  He has a life-long, eclectic love of music, especially classical, church, and musicals.  He and his wife Gloria, teenaged sweethearts, were married more than 55 years until her untimely death 2 years ago.

"Ceremony of Carols"

Jun 10, 2019

Kristin Thalheimer Bingham is a co-founder and co-owner of Dean's Sweets in Portland, ME. In addition to her long days and nights surrounded by chocolate, Kristin is a freelance English-language editor for educational publishers, including National Geographic Learning and Oxford University Press. In her free time, she plays pickleball, cycles with her husband Dean, and sings with Spotify.

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