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Penobscot Bay Singers to perform at Hutchinson Center

Posted April 25, 2012, at 4:26 p.m.

Belfast. The UMaine Hutchinson Center is pleased to be hosting a concert of the Penobscot Bay Singers on Friday, May 11 at 7:00 pm. The program will include a nice combination of beauty and fun, featuring music from American composers and the 1950s tunes.

The concert is free and open to the public. The musical performance is part of the Festival of Arts, sponsored by the Senior College of Belfast and the University of Maine Hutchinson Center.

The conductor, Richard M. Dostie, is a charter member of the Penobscot Bay Singers and the music director for many years, is a native of Fairfield and a graduate of Middlebury College where he studied organ and conducting with Emory M. Fanning. He now resides in Fairfield. He has served a number of churches in Maine as organist and choir director, and is now organist the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection in Waterville. He has also appeared as pianist, organist and harpsichordist with performing groups at Colby College. An accomplished jazz musician, he has extensive experience in music theater, as well.

The Accompanist is Linnea K. Johnson, a native of Yonkers, New York, who studied organ with Raymond Rudy at Douglass College and has a degree in Organ Performance. In New Jersey, she held several church organist positions and was rehearsal and pit orchestra pianist in community theater musical productions. She was chapel organist for three years on Kwajalein Island in the South Pacific and moved permanently to Maine in 1988. She is the organist at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Belfast.

For more information, contact the UMaine Hutchinson Center at 333-8000 or just come on May 11th at 7 pm. No need for reservations — the concert is free, open to

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