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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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Quoddy Voices Present a Message of Unity—in Swahili!

Quoddy Voices are one of the many musical groups whose activities have been curtailed by the Coronavirus pandemic. Nevertheless, the group’s director, John Newell, has been working with the singers via Zoom sessions, providing sight-singing and rhythm practice, to build skills for the group’s eventual and wished for return … [Read More]

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Quoddy Voices presents Downeast Full Moon Howl

Inspired by a letter Anne Stanley shared from The Timberjay, a paper published in Ely, Minnesota, Quoddy Voices are calling for community members to join in on a Downeast “Full Moon Howl.” “It’s an opportunity for people to release, in a very healthy way, all the pent-up emotion they’re feeling … [Read More]

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Quoddy Voices Hosts ‘Full Moon Howl’

Inspired by a letter Anne Stanley shared from The Timberjay, a paper published in Ely, Minnesota, Quoddy Voices are calling for community members to join in on a Downeast “Full Moon Howl.” “It’s an opportunity for people to release, in a very healthy way, all the pent-up emotion they’re … [Read More]

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Quoddy Voices’ Favorites Playlist Expanded

Quoddy Voices Director, John Newell, has been at work on an extensive YouTube playlist of the group’s favorite choral works for all to enjoy. The list now boasts 22 pieces, with performances in a wide array of styles and even an interactive video of vocal warm-ups and stretches. Of … [Read More]

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Quoddy Voices: Classics of the Season

Quoddy Voices will ring in the upcoming holidays with a pair of concerts on Friday, December 6 (7 pm) and Sunday, December 8 (3 pm) at the Eastport Arts Center. The program theme is Classics of the Season. Naturally enough, the first half consists of well known arias and … [Read More]

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Quoddy Voices: Classics of the Season

Quoddy Voices will ring in the upcoming holidays with a pair of concerts on Friday, December 6 (7 pm) and Sunday, December 8 (3 pm) at the Eastport Arts Center. The program theme is Classics of the Season. Naturally enough, the first half consists of well known arias and … [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.