Maine premiere of “The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass” by renowned composer Carol Barnett | Arts & Culture

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Maine premiere of “The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass” by renowned composer Carol Barnett

On Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2, 2011, vocal music students from Westbrook High School, Massabesic High School, Oxford Hills High School and South Portland High School will gather at South Portland High School to rehearse and then subsequently perform the Maine premiere of “The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass” by renowned composer Carol Barnett, under the direction of Dr.Robert Russell. 

The culmination of the students’ work in this year's Choral Masterworks festival will be the performance of this unique vocal piece for the first time ever in the state of Maine, complete with a bluegrass band providing accompaniment, on Saturday, April 2 in a 4pm public concert at the Auditorium at South Portland High School. 

Admission for this unique musical experience is $5 per person with a maximum admission of $15 per family.  Tickets will be available at the door. 

This show is the penultimate presentation of “March Is Music In Our Schools” month – observed in March, but with so many activities on this year’s calendar, it has carried into April!  More details on this show, and all of the city of South Portland’s school music programs is available at http://www.southportlandmusicboosters.org/.

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