Press Release: Bagaduce Music Features a Vocal Performance of Maine Composers and a Shape-Note Singing Workshop

Contact: Teresa Myrwang, Executive Director, Bagaduce Music. 207.664.4024,

For Immediate Release

June 20, 2022


BLUE HILL – Bagaduce Music will feature the Maine-based soprano, Anna Dembska, and her colleagues, in concert on June 26th at 4 pm in Founders Hall in East Blue Hill. The program for four voices will highlight music from Bagaduce Music’s library collection with a special emphasis on beloved Maine composers. On Saturday, July 2nd from 12:30-2 pm, Anna will host a Shape-Note singing workshop in the Bagaduce Music Performance Hall. 

Community-based and participatory, shape-note singing was developed in America in the late 18th century as a tool for teaching congregations to sing four-part harmony. It is practiced throughout the country, with large followings in Maine and Vermont. 

“My goal has always been to introduce people to music they probably wouldn’t normally hear,” says Dembska. Ms. Dembska’s program will feature some of her original compositions. She directs the Schoodic Summer Chorus, an a cappella community chorus in Winter Harbor, Maine. She also teaches voice, creative musicianship, and tai chi in coastal Maine and has been teaching for over 25 years. 

Tickets for the performance are $25 and $20 for the workshop. Tickets and more information for both events are available at

This event is sponsored by Thea Austen & Parker Jayne, the Alfred Nash Patterson Foundation for the Choral Arts Fund, and the Bicentennial Fund of the Maine Arts Commission. Bagaduce Music’s mission is to collect, preserve and lend printed music and to promote the appreciation, knowledge, and performance of music.


Caption: Anna Dembska (far right) and with The Harmony of Maine ensemble

Image source: Anna Dembska

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