Friday, January 31, 2020

The Mollyockett Chorus sings in Raymond

Have you heard The Mollyockett Chorus – that imaginative, talented, and often very funny group of singing women from Oxford, Androscoggin, and Cumberland counties?  If you have, you’ll want to hear them again. Their next appearance sponsored by the Raymond Arts Alliance, will be on February 8th, at the Raymond Village Community Church, 27 Main St. in Raymond.

This year’s performance is ‘50s Music and Memories. As the title suggest, the show is a throwback to
The Mollyockett Chorus with Director Simon Smith
songs written and performed in the 1950s. Poodle skirt costumes bring the finishing touches to bring back fond memories for many. And, since much of this music is still played today, it will be familiar to all who are interested in a fun evening of music. The Chorus is under the direction of Simon Smith from Bethel, who has really helped us add spark and depth to our music 

The Mollyockett Chorus began in Norway, Maine, with a core group of eight or ten enthusiastic women. They obtained their charter in 1996 as a chapter of Sweet Adelines International, the world’s largest non-profit music education association for women singers.  Since that time, the chorus has performed all over the tri-county area.  They present shows and “sing-outs” in full costume and make-up and also do choreo routines. They produce shows of their own and have sung with other choruses at Deertrees Theater in Harrison, All-Souls Chapel at Poland Spring, the Denmark Arts Center, the Sawyer Foundation in Greene and in many community settings. In addition, the Mollyockett Chorus sings regularly in nursing homes, churches, and for veteran’s organizations such as the American Legion.

The Chorus sings a combination of upbeat songs, ballads and popular show tunes in four-part a capella harmony, often called "barbershop" style.  Their diverse and entertaining programs often develop a humorous theme, as in this year's show.

In celebration of upcoming Valentine’s Day, Raymond Arts Alliance has also coordinated with the Windham High School Katahdin program to provide a table of Sweetheart’s refreshment in addition to this concert. This group has previously assisted the Raymond Village Community Church in some of the recent Community Meals sponsored by the Church. They utilize a number of resources to provide alternative programming for students, grades 9 through 12. So. Bring your sweetheart and enjoy the music and a special treat!

The Mollyockett Chorus will perform on Saturday, February 8th, at 7 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m. This event is free, however a suggested donation of $10 is appreciated. For more information, go to

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