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Quoddy Voices Resumes for Spring Season

Quoddy Voices community chorus begins its Spring virtual season on Monday, March 8, with weekly get togethers and rehearsals via the Zoom platform. Singers will work on learning some beautiful new choral pieces and those who wish can participate in the creation of a few virtual choir videos. These involve … [Read More]

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Quoddy Voices Director Chats with EAC Video About Virtual Choir Project

EAC Video was happy to catch up with Quoddy Voices’ director, John Newell, in a discussion about the hows and whys of virtual choirs, and the particulars of his own work with the community chorus, both during the initial virtual season last fall, and as planned for the upcoming … [Read More]

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Quoddy Voices Announce Plans for Spring Season

Quoddy Voices community chorus begins its Spring virtual season on Monday, March 8, with weekly get togethers and rehearsals via the Zoom platform. Special guest instructor for several sessions will be soprano Mary Sullivan, who will work with the group on vocal care and technique. Ms. Sullivan has appeared as a … [Read More]

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Quoddy Voices to Be Featured in International Solstice Singathon

Quoddy Voices, who completed their first virtual season last month, will join seven London-based community choirs to celebrate Winter Solstice on Monday, December 21, as part of the Choirfest Singathon. The two-hour showcase begins at 1:30 pm EST; this Facebook Live event can be accessed at: https://www.facebook.com/events/575221130028419/. “Our contribution to this event … [Read More]

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Quoddy Voices Present Season Finale: Beloved Mozart Motet

Quoddy Voices presents their final virtual choir project for the 2020 season this week: “Ave Verum Corpus”, a short motet by W. A. Mozart. “It is one of the all-time great short works for chorus and a favorite of choral singers everywhere,” says John Newell, the choir’s director, plus … [Read More]

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Quoddy Voices’ New Release: “Turn! Turn! Turn!”

Quoddy Voices, who have been in ‘virtual’ session since September, release their second collaborative video this week. As with their previous release, the singers learned their parts with director John Newell via Zoom, then submitted recordings for his assembly and editing. Newell credits the choice of “Turn! Turn! Turn!” … [Read More]

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Quoddy Voices Present First ‘Virtual’ Choral Work

Quoddy Voices, who resumed their work together in September for a ‘virtual’ season, present their first choral video this week. The community choir’s director, John Newell, guided the singers through each step of the new musical process, which centered around Monday evening rehearsals via Zoom. To aid singers in … [Read More]

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Quoddy Voices to Begin Virtual Fall Season

Quoddy Voices has decided to hold a “virtual” season this fall with weekly get togethers and rehearsals via the Zoom platform. The group will work on putting together a few “virtual choir” projects. These involve singers learning (through online rehearsals) and then recording their parts, which will be assembled … [Read More]

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Quoddy Voices to Resume for Fall Virtual Season

“Those who wish to sing, always find a song!” As in these words of the song recorded by Quoddy Voices’ Manuela Brice, Jenny Gillies, Barb Smith and John Newell as part of an international virtual choir project, Quoddy Voices has found their song for this fall. The community chorus … [Read More]

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Quoddy Voices Director, Members Join Virtual Choir Project

John Newell, director of EAC’s community chorus, Quoddy Voices, has worked to keep his singers connected even though they’re unable to meet and join in song. In addition to compiling listening lists of favorite choral works and sharing these via lively email threads, Newell recently engaged several of the … [Read More]

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The work of Eastport Arts Center is funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. The work of Eastport Arts Center is funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.