Shelter Music Maine

Sunday, February 18, 2024
10 a.m. Bangor Area Homeless Shelter
1 p.m. Hope House

Shelter Music Maine is committed to bringing classical chamber music concerts to sheltering environments throughout Maine.  We believe all people, no matter their circumstances, deserve access to the healing powers of classical music.
Shelter Music Maine is inspired by, and modeled after, Shelter Music Boston.


String Quartet No. 3: Apocryphal Dances Kenji Bunch (b.1973)

II. Rigaudon

In the Very Air I Breathe Patricia Van Ness (b.1951)

Ombra Mai Fu George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)

String Quartet in D Major, Op. 2, No. 5 Franz Joseph Haydn (1723-1809)
IV. Menuetto

String Quartet No. 4 in C Major, K.157 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

III. Presto

Amazing Grace Jennifer Higdon (b.1962)

Giga De Tenerife Alasdair Fraser (b.1958)
arr. Alisdair Fraser & Natalie Haas

Stædelil Danish/Faroese Traditional
arr. Danish String Quartet

Now Found is the Fairest of Roses German Traditional

arr. Danish String Quartet

Waltzing Matilda arr. Stephan Koncz


Katherine, violin; Ryu, violin; Matt, viole & mandolin; Marisa, cello

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In the Very Air I Breathe

In the very air I breathe, pearl-like, at dawn,
you are in all.
Twilight arches high, vast sky illum’d;
you are in all.

Text by Patricia Van Ness


Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost but now I’m found
Was blind but now I see

‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear
And grace my fears relieved
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed

Through many dangers, toils and snares
We have already come
‘Twas grace that brought us safe thus far
And grace will lead us home

When we’ve been there ten thousand years
Bright shining as the sun
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
Than when we first begun

Amazing grace, how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost, but now I’m found
Was blind, but now I see


Ombra Mai Fu (Never was a shade)

Tender and beautiful fronds
of my beloved plane tree,
let Fate smile upon you.
May thunder, lightning, and storms
never disturb your dear peace,
nor may you by blowing winds be profaned.
Never was a shade
of any plant
dearer and more lovely,
or more sweet.