Mollyockett Chorus will perform music from the 1950s Feb. 8 in Raymond

RAYMOND — The Mollyockett Chorus – comprised of women from Oxford, Androscoggin and Cumberland counties — will perform at 7 p.m., doors open at 6:30p.m., Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Raymond Village Community Church, 27 Main St. This event is sponsored by the Raymond Arts Alliance.
This year’s performance is titled ” ’50’s Music and Memories.” The show is a throwback to songs written and performed during that decade. Poodle skirt costumes bring the finishing touches to bring back fond memories for many. 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 helped the ladies of the chorus add spark and depth to the music
The Mollyockett Chorus began in Norway with a core group of about 10 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 female 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 perform choreographed 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.
This event is free, however a suggested donation of $10 would be appreciated. For more information, visit