The purpose of the Community Chorus at South Berwick (CCSB) is to promote choral music; enrich community life in the greater Seacoast area with fine choral music; provide singers of various levels, as well as area musicians, the opportunity to perform and to expand their musical knowledge and experience; and engage the arts community as an active and visible participant.

Newsletter archive: Read about our chorus, activities, friends, concerts, and more in our past annual newsletters:
2017 Crescendo
2016 Crescendo
2015 Crescendo
2014 Crescendo
2013 Crescendo
2012 Crescendo
2011 Crescendo
2010 Crescendo
2009 Crescendo
2008 Crescendo

The chorus was founded in 1975 by Dianne Colby-Dean, followed by 16 years under Dr. Harry Moon, and now ably led by Dr. Nicolás Dosman, since 2016. The Community Chorus at South Berwick offers talented singers an opportunity to perform challenging repertoire based on a limited rehearsal and performance commitment. The group was originally organized from South Berwick's church choirs. Since that beginning, the community group has expanded its program, audience, and concert repertoire. The chorus now performs great choral music from the Renaissance to twenty-first century music, including premier performances of commissioned works. Works are performed a capella and with accompaniment, including instrumental ensembles and chamber orchestras.

The current 80-voice ensemble is composed of musicians from Maine: Berwick, Eliot, Gorham, Kennebunk, Kittery, Kittery Point, Lebanon, North Berwick, Old Orchard Beach, Portland, Sanford, South Berwick, Springvale, Wells, Windham, York, and York Harbor; and from New Hampshire: Dover, Durham, Hampton, Madbury, Newmarket, Portsmouth, Rochester, Sanbornville, and Somersworth. Rehearsals begin each year in September at the First Parish Federated Church, South Berwick. For more information about joining the Community Chorus at South Berwick, click here

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Dr. Nicolás Dosman Music Director and Conductor
Gail Adams Accompanist
CCSB Board Members