Bangor-based voice teacher and choral director Molly Webster says singing is one of the most intimate and vulnerable things human beings can do together.
If that’s the case, then her choral group, Divisi, composed of 16 singers from the Bangor area, is one of the most intimate musical ensembles in Maine. With eight- or even 16-part harmonies, every singer works in close concert with the person singing next to them.
“When almost everyone is singing a different part, you really have to be aware of what every single other person is doing,” said Webster, 35, a native of Patten who has lived in Bangor for the past decade, teaching singing and conducting. “Sometimes I get a little verklempt at how beautiful it is.”
Those lush, difficult, compelling, a capella harmonies will be in full effect this Saturday, at Divisi’s annual holiday concert, set for 7 p.m. at the Bangor Arts Exchange on Exchange Street.
Emily Burnham is a Maine native and proud Bangorian, covering business, the arts, restaurants and the culture and history of the Bangor region.
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