Midcoast Community Chorus has submitted the following statement:
With great sadness, Midcoast Community Chorus (MCC), eleven years a non-auditioned choral group of annually between 100 and 130 singers, will suspend its operations as of July 15.
MCC’s Board of Trustees adopted guidance from health and choral experts suggesting that Covid-19 will continue to preclude group singing and concerts for some time. Although we cannot fulfill our mission to “sing as a community for our community” for an indeterminate time, we fully intend to resume operations when we are convinced it is safe to do so. In the meantime, MCC’s Board will continue to oversee the organization, will maintain its office on Bayview Street, and will maintain its website (www.mccsings.org) and Facebook page.
We will fulfill our 2020 mission to support the work of a local nonprofit organization.
MCC’s current beneficiary, the Ripple Initiative (https://www.goripple.org) will receive a grant of five thousand dollars to support its mission to identify and address the critical needs of our community members which are often not met by current programs.
As a chorus, we will miss the joy of singing together and seeing the delight on the faces of our audiences. We will also deeply miss our incredible staff who have provided such excellent artistic and administrative leadership
For all of you who have been part of our musical family, MCC wishes you joyous music and good health until we can be together again!