Tapestry Singers had planned a musical tribute to the Maine Bicentennial. Rehearsals began in January 2020 and then the pandemic shut everything down.
We will be thrilled to present our belated bicentennial celebration with nods to Maine’s cultural roots. It includes folk songs of the woods and the waterfront, Algonquin and Penobscot water songs, and arrangements of Shaker tunes. One hymn is by so-called “Yankee Tunesmith”, Supply Belcher, who created sacred vocal music for local choirs. Also on the program are arrangements of French Canadian and Scottish folks songs. Four of the pieces on the program are based on the works of some of Maine’s most prolific poets (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Edna St. Vicent Millay, Edward Arlington Robinson, and Philip Booth.) Special guests Julia Lane and Fred Gosbee. Featured composer, Matt LaBerge.