ROCKPORT — The premier a cappella ensemble, The Maine Steiners, will provide a concert for the public, Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m., in Camden Hills Regional High School’s Strom Auditorium. The collegiate male a cappella ensemble will perform a variety of songs – mostly contemporary – to regale the audience.
Earlier in the day, they will provide a workshop for the CHRHS Off Beats (Camden’s own student-led male a cappella ensemble). The Off Beats will have a chance to sing with the Steiners during the evening concert.
The Maine Steiners were founded in 1958, making them the University’s oldest acapella group, according to a news release. The name of the group was derived from a hit song that was sung by a famous University of
Maine alumni, Rudy Vallee. The song entitled The Stein Song has since become the University of Maine school song.
Over the course of the past 53 years, the Maine Steiners have released multiple albums, participated in many national and international competitions, traveled overseas, and earned the acclaim of both critics and fans, according to the release.
Over the course of the group’s long and fruitful existence, the Maine Steiners have accrued and perfected a vast and diverse repertoire, the release said.
“The evening’s event is sure to be a crowd pleaser,” CHRHS said. “And since admission is by donation – one could literally get a seat in the audience ‘for a song’! We hope to see many community members at this event.”
For more information, call choral director Kim Murphy at 236 – 7800 ext 3295 or email firstname.lastname@example.org