Tapestry Singers is a Maine nonprofit corporation and a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. One of its stated charter purposes is to foster interest in and understanding of choral music among students in its community. To that end, Tapestry Singers awards an annual cash gift to a local student who demonstrates outstanding musical skills, commitment and potential.
In the spring of 1990, fifteen local singers formed a group to sing madrigals, under the direction of Marilyn McLoon. They called themselves “Tapestry Singers” and adopted tapestry vests as their concert attire. The group’s repertoire expanded to motets and eventually to all forms of choral music, performed several times a year in a number of locations is the Damariscotta-Newcastle area, including the Second Congregational Church and the Lincoln Theater. Tapestry has been directed by Marilyn McLoon (1990-1994), Kathy Chamberlain (1994-1995), John Thorpe (1996-1997), Beth Preston (1998-2006), and Harold “Sandy” Falconer, M.D. (2007-2014). After Sandy Falconer’s retirement, Beth Preston returned to the podium in the fall of 2014, renewing Tapestry’s close association with Lincoln Academy where she has for many years taught music and directed student singing groups.
Board of Directors:
- Tommy Davis, President
- Skip Simonds, President Elect
- Ann Spencer, Treasurer
- April Burke, Secretary
- Rosie Benson, Director at Large
- Taylor Briggs, Director at Large
- Betsey DeGroff, Director at Large
- Jaja Martin, President Emeritus