Renaissance Voices performing in Portland

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PORTLAND — “A British Isles Medley,” this year’s celebration of spring by Renaissance Voices, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at the newly renovated and resonant Cathedral Church of St. Luke, 143 State St., Portland.

The 20 voices of Portland’s premier a cappella ensemble, directed by Harold Stover, will perform two traditional Gaelic songs along with works by Thomas Weelkes, Orlando Gibbons, Charles H.H. Parry, Charles Villiers Stanford and Benjamin Britten. Readings by members of the choir will round out the program.

Renaissance Voices has been performing in Maine for 22 years, and the group has sung live on Maine Public Radio. Stover, internationally known organist and distinguished composer, has led the group since 2001.

General admission is $20 at the door, $15 for seniors, $10 for students with ID. Advance tickets at $15 are available through Friday, May 12, online at www.renaissancevoices.net, or at Starbird Music and Longfellow Books in Portland and The Book Review in Falmouth (cash or check only at retail outlets). The audience is invited to a reception following the concert. For more information, visit the website or call 207-729-4958.

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There will be an encore performance at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 3, at the Fifth Maine Museum on Peaks Island, a 20-minute ferry ride from Portland. For details about the Peaks concert, call 207-766-2514.

Renaissance Voices will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at the newly renovated and resonant Cathedral Church of St. Luke, 143 State St., Portland.

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