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The concerts are December 1 at 7pm, December 2 at 3pm and December 9 at 3pm, and the dress rehearsals are November 30 and December 4 (begin at 7pm).
Concerts—Saturday Dec.1, 7:00 p.m., and Sunday Dec.2,  3:00 p.m., both at St. Saviour's Church in Bar Harbor; Sunday Dec. 9, 3:00 p.m., at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Ellsworth. Please plan to be there at 6 p.m for the evening concert and 2 p.m. for the afternoon concerts.

"Dress" rehearsals—Dress rehearsals are November 30 and December 4. The first will be  at 7:00 p.m. at St. Saviour's Church in Bar Harbor and the second at St. Joseph on Dec. 4 at 7:00 pm. Note that concert dress is not required at the dress rehearsal. 

Rehearsals—Tuesday evenings, 7:00-9:00 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Ellsworth (121 Bucksport Rd.) Please be in place and ready to sing at 7:00. Please note that the last 3 or 4 rehearsals in Ellsworth may be extended by 15-20 minutes. This additional time will allow us to spend less time standing on the risers during the rehearsals at St. Saviour's.

Fees—Dues: $40. Cost of music: $35. Checks are to be made out to the Acadia Choral Society. Dues may be paid in two installments; in case of need, scholarships for dues are available. Please contact the chorus treasurer, Gerry Gregersen (, for any special arrangements.

Attendance—You will be allowed three absences per semester. If you know that you will miss two or more rehearsals in a row, please notify Barbara Thompson at rehearsal prior to your absence. Attendance at the dress rehearsal is mandatory. If you must drop out of the chorus for any reason, please contact the chorus president, Michael Marion, at 288-4884 or

(Note: Exceptions to the three-absences guideline are made at the director's discretion. However, please make attendance a top priority. We work most effectively and efficiently when everyone is present.)

Weather cancellations—If a rehearsal will be canceled because of weather, the phone tree will be activated by 3:00 p.m., so please be sure that we have a number where you can be reached.

Concert dress—Women: White blouse, black long skirt or black slacks. Men: White long-sleeved shirt, black trousers.  Please refrain from wearing perfumes and other products that are scented, as some choir members are sensitive to this.

Recordings—Rehearsal tracks are available for each voice part, as well as links to recordings on our website (
Please see the Current Season website page for the program.

Guest music director—This spring’s rehearsals and concerts will be directed by Joan Kroehler.   

Board of directors—

Michael Marion, president                    David Cuthbertson, vice president                         Sue Pennington, secretary                   Gerry Gregersen, treasurer                                        Pat Welch                                             Christina McGowan                                                   Pat Summerer                                      Debbie Kiley                                                      Howard Evans                                      George Kidder