FARMINGTON – The Mt. Blue Voices a cappella vocal ensemble from Mt. Blue High School will present their annual end of the school year concert on Wednesday evening, June 2, at 7:00 in Nordica Auditorium on the campus of The University of Maine at Farmington.
This outstanding group of sixteen student musicians has been thrilling audiences throughout the year with their fresh and exciting take on classic pop hits from the 1950’s to the present. All of their arrangements are sung a cappella. Without instrumental accompaniment.
For those that have not heard this year’s edition of The Voices, this is the last chance to hear the group “in concert”. Director Dennis Hayes has stated that the concert will have an interesting format. “We are considering this performance The Voices’ final exam. The concert being a test should not be taken seriously. But, the members will be demonstrating all that they have learned and experienced throughout the 2009-2010 school year.”
As always The Voices have been very busy with performances taking place across the state. Some of the highlights of the year included opening a session of the legislature in Augusta, singing for The State Principals Association’s annual conference, returning to the prestigious Battle of the Blends concert in Lewiston and representing their school and community at Walt Disney World in Florida this past April.
“Once again The Voices impressed the professionals at Disney World with polished exciting performances before enthusiastic audiences made up of people from around the world,” notes Hayes.
Three members of the ensemble will perform their final concert with The Voices on June 2. They are Kelton Cullenberg from Chesterville, Tim Reid from Kingfield and four-year member Erik Mason from Wilton. All three will be recognized during the concert.
On May 19 auditions were held for next year’s Mt. Blue Voices. The results of these auditions will be announced at the concert and the new members will be introduced.
If you are a Voices fan and hearing the singers one last time on June 2, or if you will be enjoying this unique band of high school vocalists for the first time, everyone will experience the music of Frankie Valli, The Jefferson Airplane, REO Speedwagon, The Guess Who, Shania Twain and many more in a new way.
The concert is free. Donations will be accepted at the door.