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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Portland's CAS Holds Sing-Along and Food Drive to Benefit Project FEED, Dec. 15


PORTLAND'S CHORAL ART SOCIETY HOLDS ANNUAL MESSIAH SING-ALONG AND FOOD DRIVE TO BENEFIT PROJECT FEED, DECEMBER 15

PORTLAND, Maine The Choral Art Society (CAS) of Portland continues its tradition of holiday celebration and giving back to their community by holding their Messiah Sing-Along and Handel-on-Hunger Food Drive to benefit Project FEED, Portland's emergency food pantry. The event will be held this year on Monday, December 15 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 1342 Congress Street in Portland.

Handel's Messiah Sing-Along will be led by CAS Music Director Robert Russell, with the Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra accompanying. Admission to the Sing-Along is $5.00, students are admitted free. Attendees are asked to bring Messiah music scores, but CAS will have some to borrow at the event. Sing-Along participants can bring food and/or cash donations to benefit Project FEED's mission.

Other upcoming CAS holiday events include their annual Christmas at the Cathedral concerts, Saturday, December 6 (preview at noon, full concert at 8:00 p.m.) and Sunday, December 7 (2:30 and 7:00 p.m.) at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 307 Congress Street in Portland. An Epiphany Celebration will be held Saturday, January 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the Immanuel Baptist Church in Portland. Visit www.choralart.org for ticketing and further information.

About The Choral Art Society:
The Society has more than 150 members who perform in three distinct ensembles: the symphonic Masterworks Chorus, the mid-sized Choral Art Singers, and the intimate a cappella Camerata. All singers are skilled amateurs, selected by audition. The Society offers an annual concert series and appears regularly as guests of the Portland Symphony Orchestra. Robert Russell, professor of music at the University of Southern Maine, is the conductor and artistic director of The Choral Art Society.

For more information about The Choral Art Society and the 2008-09 performances visit www.choralart.org or call (207) 828-0043.

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