2016–17 Season Preview
Emily Isaacson, Music Director

The Chorale’s 2016–17 season  includes five full concert programs, featuring the full Chorale, the Chorale Chamber Choir, and our women’s chorus, Sweetest in the Gale (SinG). The Oratorio Chorale will also join the Portland Symphony Orchestra and ChoralArt in performances of Brahms’s Requiem and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.

For information about this season’s Summer Workshops, see Summer Workshops 2017.



Baroque Beauties    April 8 and 9, 2017
Claudio Monteverdi • Giovanni Pergolesi • Tomás Luis de Victoria • Barbara Strozzi • Caterina Assandra
Sweetest in the Gale
with Mary Sulllivan, soprano, and Jenna Guiggey, alto,
with Mary Jo Carlsen and Michael Albert, violins,
Jon Poupore, viola, Ben Noyes, cello,
and Ray Cornils, organ/continuo
Saturday, April 8, 7:30 p.m., Episcopal Church of St. Mary, Falmouth
Sunday, April 9, 3:00 p.m., St. Paul’s Church, Brunswick

Tickets: advance $20 adults, $10 students; door tickets $25 adults, $12.5o students
if space available. Children under 12 admitted free but tickets required.

To purchase advance tickets:
or call 1-800-838-3006


The Oratorio Chorale joins the Portland Symphony Orchestra and ChoralArt
in a performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony
Sunday, April 23, 2:30 p.m., and Tuesday, April 25, 7:30 p.m., Merrill Auditorium, Portland
For further information and tickets, see Portland Symphony Orchestra

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Bach +     February 25 and 26, 2017
Johann Sebastian Bach’s
Jesu Meine Freude,
and Heinrich Schütz’s Musikalische Exequien

Oratorio Chorale Chamber Singers in collaboration with St. Mary Schola
Bruce Fithian, continuo, Philip Carlsen, cello, Timothy Burris, lute

More about this concert . . .

Amazing Grace: The American Spiritual    May 19 and 20, 2017
Oratorio Chorale, OC Chamber Singers, Reginald Mobley, countertenor,
and Mary Sullivan, soprano
Friday, May 19, 7:30 p.m., Episcopal Church of St. Mary, Falmouth
Saturday, May 20, 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., St. Paul’s Church, Brunswick