The Greater Freeport Community Chorus aspires to become a premier community choral group through the quality of its performances and the contribution to community by its outreach endeavors.
We have members from all over the greater Freeport area, including Bath, Bowdoin, Brunswick, Cumberland, Durham, Freeport, South Freeport, Portland, Pownal, South Portland, and Yarmouth. No audition required.
The Greater Freeport Community Chorus was founded by Sukie Rice of Freeport in 1996 and was directed by her for five years.
During the summer of 2005, we performed with Tim Janis at Merrill Auditorium where we recorded a PBS holiday special. We had Tim Janis as our guest at the Winter 2005 concert, where he presented us with CDs of the July concert at Merrill Auditorium.
We have caroled at area nursing homes and at L.L. Bean's Flagship Store in Freeport. Late in the summer of 2018, we sang the National Anthem at a Portland Sea Dogs baseball game, after being rained out on our first attempte a few weeks before. We sang it anyway that day in the alley approach to the field!
In late 2019, we established the Don Hamalainen Memorial Scholarship in Don's honor. He was a member of the chorus for many years and his wife continues to sing with us. The scholarship will aid a Greater Freeport area graduating high school senior who will be pursuing music in high education.