Members of the Maine Music Society Chorale are Valerie Saurer, seated on the floor; seated on chairs, Artistic Director John Corrie, Jane Mitchell, Emily Bellinger and Brendon Bass; and standing, Jonathan Whitmore, Don Dostie and Karen Lipovsky.

LEWISTON — The Maine Music Society Chorale will perform songs from the movie “The Big Chill” and other Motown hits June 8 and 9 at at the Gendron Franco Center.

The Maine Music Society is a nonprofit organization committed to bringing performances to the public through educational and youth-oriented activities, imaginative programming, and artistic excellence. It supports the Maine Music Society Chorale, the Maine Music Society Chamber Singers and the Maine Music Society Orchestra.

Chorale members have been rehearsing tunes such as “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “Stop! In the Name of Love,” and “My Girl.” Other songs include “I Can’t Help Myself,” “Do You Love Me” and “Please Mr. Postman.”

Motown founder Berry Gordy’s goal was to create music for everyone.

“I Heard it Through the Grapevine” from “The Big Chill” will also be performed.

For a preview of what’s in store, listen to John Corrie and Susan Trask on 105.5’s Breakfast Club at 8 a.m. Tuesday, June 4.

Peformances at the Gendron Franco Center, 46 Cedar St., are 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 8, and 3 p.m. Sunday, June 9.

Reserved seating tickets are $22 for adults, $20 for seniors and $10 for students, plus a $2 per ticket handling fee. Children under 12 can attend for free when accompanied by an adult. Groups of 10 or more get 10% off.

For tickets call 207-333-3386, purchase online at, or visit the box office on the second floor of the Gendron Franco Center, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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