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This week we are celebrating Labor Day by sharing Jennifer Warnes’ performance of the song “It Goes Like It Goes,” written by David Shire and Norman Gimbel and sung by Warnes for the 1979 movie, Norma Rae. The song won the Academy Award for “Best Original Song” that year and, like the film, it is an ode to the hard work, hard lives and labor struggles of industrial workers. This makes it a good fit for Labor Day, which was created as a federal holiday in the late 19th century to honor industrial workers and the labor movement that fought to improve their working conditions and wages. 

The Maine Music Society Chorale will begin rehearsals this week for a full season of performances in 2021-22. As we do so, we are ending this pandemic-inspired series. It seems appropriate to dedicate this song to all those hard-working essential workers who have made our lives possible for the past eighteen months. 

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This week we are celebrating Labor Day by sharing Jennifer Warnes’ performance of the song “It Goes Like It Goes,” written by David Shire and Norman Gimbel and sung by Warnes for the 1979 movie, Norma Rae. The song won the Academy Award for “Best Original Song” that year and, like the film, it is an ode to the hard work, hard lives and labor struggles of industrial workers. This makes it a good fit for Labor Day, which was created as a federal holiday in the late 19th century to honor industrial workers and the labor movement that fought to improve their working conditions and wages. 
The Maine Music Society Chorale will begin rehearsals this week for a full season of performances in 2021-22. As we do so, we are ending this pandemic-inspired series. It seems appropriate to dedicate this song to all those hard-working essential workers who have made our lives possible for the past eighteen months. 
Link: https://youtu.be/qtRTnIMebmY
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Thank you, Jean, for keeping this series going while we were unable to perform live. It's been really interesting to see and hear the range of genres in which our MMS Chorale is interested. Hope to see everyone at our rehearsals and opening concert "A Season of Celebration" in December!!

This week we are bringing you a dance performance rather than a vocal performance, cellist Yo Yo Ma and street dancer Charles “Lil’ Buck” Riley performing their interpretation of “The Swan”, composed by Camille Saint-Saens. Chorale member David Blocher shared it, saying, “This is one of the most beautiful and amazing works of art I have experienced in years. It is breathtaking. It warmed my heart and brought tears to my eyes.”

In addition to singing baritone in the Chorale, David Blocher is a past President of the Board of Directors and currently serves as Vice President and member of the Marketing Committee. David and his wife, Helen Warren, recently sold their farm in Litchfield and moved to a less demanding dwelling in Brunswick. David retired from the State of Maine Office of Information Services in 2008 and spends his time volunteering with the Androscoggin Home Healthcare & Hospice and Arts & Culture Lewiston-Auburn. He loves Opera, organ music, genealogy, walking in nature and mathematics.

Link: youtu.be/qfEYjKWJ56E

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This week we are bringing you a dance performance rather than a vocal performance, cellist Yo Yo Ma and street dancer Charles “Lil’ Buck” Riley performing their interpretation of “The Swan”, composed by Camille Saint-Saens. Chorale member David Blocher shared it, saying, “This is one of the most beautiful and amazing works of art I have experienced in years. It is breathtaking. It warmed my heart and brought tears to my eyes.”
In addition to singing baritone in the Chorale, David Blocher is a past President of the Board of Directors and currently serves as Vice President and member of the Marketing Committee. David and his wife, Helen Warren, recently sold their farm in Litchfield and moved to a less demanding dwelling in Brunswick. David retired from the State of Maine Office of Information Services in 2008 and spends his time volunteering with the Androscoggin Home Healthcare & Hospice and Arts & Culture Lewiston-Auburn. He loves Opera, organ music, genealogy, walking in nature and mathematics.
Link: https://youtu.be/qfEYjKWJ56E
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