Somerset Consort to perform on August 1

Baroque Music Concert in Camden

Catharine Cloutier, mezzo-soprano, Hannah McGuire, flute, and Andrew Cloutier, baritone, will join The Somerset Consort in an evening of Baroque music in the parish hall of St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church in Camden on Tuesday, August 1st  at 7:30 p.m. The program includes music of Dornel, Hasse, Naudot, Chambonnières, Purcell, and Quantz.  This is a free concert, with no admission charge or suggested donation.

Catharine Cloutier studied voice with Francis Vogt at the University of Maine. A regular soloist with Blue Hill Bach, she is the Marville Young Artist Fellow for their 2017 festival. In the fall, she will be studying Early Music Performance at the Longy School of Music. Hannah McGuire holds a bachelor of music degree in flute from the University of Maine, where she was a student of Elizabeth Downing.  Andrew Cloutier, a music major at the University of Maine with a concentration in voice and classical guitar, studied voice with Marcia Gronewold Sly and Isaac Bray.  Catharine, Hannah, and Andrew are all former students of Diana Brookes Brown.

Somerset Consort members are Diana Brookes Brown, flute, Lorna S. Russell, viola da gamba, and Carlton T. Russell, harpsichord. Diana Brookes Brown has concertized throughout New England, and teaches flute and voice privately at Waterfall Arts in Belfast. Lorna Russell is also an organist, and shares with her husband Carlton the ministry of music at St. Francis Episcopal Church in Blue Hill. Carlton Russell is Professor of Music and College Organist, Emeritus, at Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts.

For more information, call 207-236-3680.