NORWAY – Some of the area’s finest vocalists will perform songs they love to sing at the “For the Love of a Song” concert Saturday, Feb. 14, at the Norway Public Library.

The 7 p.m. performance, which is free, will feature a range of music from folk to show tunes to classical.

Among the singers will be Bob Elliott of Woodstock, who has had a long career in folk music and musical theater. He will accompany himself on the guitar. He also sings with Act V, a ’50s and ’60s singing trio.

Sarah Johnson of Oxford is vocal teacher at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School. She is a soloist with the Choral Art Society and performs in various venues in Portland.

Tom Littlefield of Paris is active in the Oxford Hills Music and Performing Arts Association as both an actor and director and has been involved in most of the organization’s productions for many years. He recently appeared in the comic role of the barber in the musical “Man of La Mancha.”

Other popular OHMPAA regulars are Jennifer St. Pierre of Waterford and Michael Davis of Norway. St. Pierre, whose latest roles include “Something’s Afoot” and “1940’s Radio Hour,” will perform a song without accompaniment. Davis will sing “To Each His Dulcinea” from his role as the Padre in “Man of La Mancha.”

Kathryn Gardner of Paris will sing an original number, along with Jerome Kern’s “All the Things You Are.” Gardner sings in various venues in southern Maine, often with her husband, Michael Newsom.

Edward Gabrielsen of Norway sings frequently in the area. He has given recitals at Bates College, Portland Unitarian Universalist Church and Norway Unitarian Universalist Church.

“For the Love of a Song” is produced by Sally Jones who will act as emcee for the event. Pianist Jeremy Hill will accompany the singers.

Following the performance, the library will serve refreshments. On display will be a collection of vintage Valentines cards, 1910-1918.

For more details, call the library at 743-5309.


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