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PRESS RELEASE:
Maine Music Society
November 1, 2018

Maine Music Society Announces Online Silent Auction 2018

(AUBURN, Maine) -- The Maine Music Society (MMS), a non-profit music organization dedicated to bringing quality choral performances of various genres to the greater Lewiston-Auburn area, is conducting its first online silent auction beginning Saturday, November 3, to support the performances of the MMS Chorale, Orchestra and Chamber Singers.

The online auction, available at www.32auctions.com/mainemusic, will open Saturday, November 3, at 5:00 p.m., and close Wednesday, November 14, at 10:00 p.m. The wide variety of auction items includes a one-week stay in the Bahamas and couple's getaways to Boothbay's Oceanside Golf Resort, theater tickets and gift certificates, as well as unique artworks, fashions and edible gift baskets crafted by local artisans.

All auction items can be previewed online starting November 1. Bidding will begin in conjunction with MMS' opening concert of the season, The Battle of the Blends, on November 3. Following the auction's close on November 14, the winning bidders may pick up or have their item delivered based on the respective item's description on the auction website.

"Maine Music Society's November online auction is a perfect way for people to support a great local organization and start their holiday shopping early and easily," said Connie Hitchcock, chair of the MMS Board of Directors.

The MMS online auction is generously sponsored by Andrucki & King Law, Top Grade Floors, Isaacson & Raymond Law, Androscoggin Bank, Dave & Lis Murphy, and Thomas & Charlotte Nolan.

More details on the online auction, including bidding instructions and rules, are available on the MMS website at www.mainemusicsociety.org.

Venue: Online at www.32auctions.com/MaineMusic
Dates: November 3, 5:00 pm through November 14, 10:00 pm
No extra fee
Contact for information: info@mainemusicsociety.org

 

PRESS RELEASE:
Maine Music Society
October 9, 2018

Maine Music Society Hosts Battle of the Blends XXV

Maine Music Society Hosts Battle of the Blends XXV

On Saturday, November 3rd, the Maine Music Society will host its 25th Battle of the Blends at 7:30 p.m. in the Gendron Franco Center! Our audiences have come to love these extraordinary a cappella singing groups from around New England who gather to present their energetic vocal renditions of jazz, barbershop, pop, rock 'n' roll, and Renaissance music. Seven spectacular groups will be raising their voices to help us celebrate this amazing milestone. This always-sold-out event will feature the Crosstones (Bates College), Fermata NoWhere (Edward Little High School), our own Maine Music Society Chamber Singers, the Meddiebempsters (Bowdoin College), None of the Above (Boston), the women's barbershop Royal River Chorus (Yarmouth), and Vocal Solution (Waterford).

What a line-up! Make plans to attend this enthusiastic roof-raising celebration of music and purchase your tickets early. You don't want to miss this incredible concert.

Thank you to our sponsors: Gleason Media, Liberty Mutual, Maple Way Dental Care, Gendron Aggregates, Bangor Savings Bank and Schooner Estates.

For more information visit our website at www.mainemusicsociety.org or like us on Face book!

Venue: Gendron Franco Center, 46 Cedar Street, Lewiston, ME 04240
Date & Time: Saturday, November 3, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Ticket information:
Reserved Seating: $25*
Children under 12: $12*
Group rates: 10% off groups of 10 or more when purchased together*
* Plus a handling fee of $2 per ticket

For tickets call SmART Management [ticket agent] at 207-333-3386 or purchase online at www.mainemusicsociety.org

 

PRESS RELEASE:
Maine Music Society
September 3, 2018

The Maine Music Society announces its 2018-2019 Season

Battle of the Blends 25thAnniversary – November 3, 2018

Kicking off the season is the 25thAnniversary celebration of the ever-exuberant Battle of the Blends on November 3 at 7:30 p.m.. This always sold-out event will feature seven spectacular vocal groups to help us enjoy this amazing milestone: The Crosstones (Bates College), Fermata Nowhere (Edward Little High School), our own Maine Music Society Chamber Singers, the Meddiebempsters (Bowdoin College), None of the Above (Boston), the women's barbershop Royal River Chorus (Yarmouth), and Vocal Solution (Waterford). There's also a rumor of an extra surprise!

Online Auction – November 3, 2018 to November 14, 2018

The Maine Music Society is conducting its first online silent auction beginning November 3, 2018 in conjunction with our season opening concert the Battle of the Blends. The bidding will close 10 days later on November 14, 2018. This auction is to support the performances of the MMS Chorale and Orchestra and of the MMS Chamber Singers. MMS is dedicated to bringing quality choral performances of various genres to the greater Lewiston-Auburn area. Check our website, www.mainemusicsociety.org, for details coming soon.

Heritage Holidays – December 8 and 9, 2018

On December 8 and 9, 2018, the MMS Chorale, directed by Artistic Director John Corrie, will present Christmas Carols and Chanukah songs from around the world. The Chorale will perform favorites like "Silent Night," "Chanukah Oh Chanukah" and "O Holy Night" each sung in their original languages, and following tradition, you will be invited to join in the singing for the finale. Come usher in your holiday joy with this extraordinary seasonal event!

Handel's Judas Maccabaeus– March 30 and 31, 2019

Handel's Judas Maccabaeusis the impressive selection for this year's classical concert with the MMS Chorale and Orchestra on March 30 and 31, 2019. The story unfolds with the solos and choruses dramatizing the fight of the Maccabees against, and their eventual victory over, the occupying dynasty of Hellenist kings. The stunning music includes famous choruses, most notably the "Hallelujah, Amen." If you like Handel's Messiah, you definitely want to attend the performance of this oratorio!

The Big Chill, Songs from the movie – June 8 and 9, 2019

Rounding out the season on June 8 and 9, 2019, the sounds of Motown will fill the air. The MMS chorale will sing arrangements of songs from The Big Chillmovie soundtrack. Even if you may not know the movie, you certainly know many of the songs. Tunes like "I Heard It Through the Grapevine," "You Can't Always Get What You Want," "Second that Emotion," and "My Girl" will send you home humming.

For more information visit our website at www.mainemusicsociety.org or like us on Facebook!

Venue for all concerts: Gendron Franco Center, 46 Cedar Street, Lewiston, ME 04240

Ticket information: Purchase online at www.mainemusicsociety.com or call SmART Management [ticket agent] at 333-3386.

New season subscriptions go on sale September 3 giving buyers a 20% discount and a free pass for an extra ticket for either the Heritage Holidays or The Big Chill concert. Individual tickets go on sale September 17.

Group rates: 10% off groups of 10 or more when tickets are purchased at the same time.