AUBURN – A concert of medieval and Renaissance music will be presented by the Calderwood Consort at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, at the High Street Congregational Church. Admission is one nonperishable food item for the church’s weekly pantry.

The program will include Gregorian chants, early dances, French motets, Tudor Court music from England and songs from medieval Germany. Members of the consort are vocalists, and instruments played include viola, vielle, harp, psaltery, recorders and crumhorns.

Maggie Edmondson, a native of England, studied at the Royal Academy of Music and the University of Durham. She has directed music for Calvary Methodist Church in Lewiston and Temple Shalom in Auburn and is pastor at the Winthrop Center Friends Church.

Linda Johnston, a graduate of Monmouth Academy and employee of the Theater at Monmouth, went on to study musicology at Bates College and Oxford University. She owns the Monmouth Press and is a trustee of Cumston Hall.

Ed Douglas is an artist who recently retired from teaching drawing and painting at the Maine College of Art. A resident of Portland, he spends his summers in Essex, N.Y., where he plays in a Baroque musical group.

The concert will feature narration by Carol Griffiths. She has appeared with the Theater at Monmouth in several fall musicals and operettas, most recently in “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.” In addition, she has performed in “Trial By Jury” at Bates College and “Patience” in Aberystwyth, Wales, and several roles in the Community Little Theatre in Auburn. When not under the lights, Griffiths supports her theater habit as a paralegal.


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