Announcing our 2014–2015 Season
Emily Isaacson, Music Director
Saturday and Sunday, November 22 and 23, 2014
Nov. 22: 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 23: 6:00 p.m.
All performances at Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College
Oratorio Chorale • Bowdoin Chorus • Mozart Mentors Orchestra
With members of the Portland Symphony Orchestra
and soloists Esteli Gomez, Virginia Warnken, Eric Dudley, and Dashon Burton,
members of the GRAMMY award-winning ensemble Roomful of Teeth
With an additional concert by Roomful of Teeth Sunday, November 16
Sing We Noël
Saturday, December 20, 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Brunswick
The first annual Oratorio Chorale holiday concert with John Corrie, organist, brass quintet, seasonal music, and cocoa-and-cookies reception. Special family ticket pricing.
Magnificat: the Best of Bach
Saturday, February 28, 7:30 p.m., St. Luke’s Cathedral, Portland
Sunday, March 1, 2:00 p.m., St. John’s Church, Brunswick
Celebrate Johann Sebastian Bach’s 330th birthday with us as we present some of his most exciting works including Magnificat, the choral motet Lobet den Herrn, Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major, the Double Violin Concerto and more.
With the Maine Chamber Ensemble and soloists Sonia Dutoit Tengblad, soprano, Emily Marvosh, alto, Stefan Reed, tenor, and Bradford Gleim, bass
Bang! Music for Choir and Percussion
Friday, June 5, 7:30 p.m.,Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland
Saturday, June 6, 7:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, Brunswick
Join us as we explore the two most primitive musical sounds—the human voice and the drum— from a modern musical perspective with works by Dominick Argento, Peter Klatzow, and Timothy Takach as well as percussion solos.
Nate Tucker and Jonathan Hess, percussion
Portland Press Herald Lifestyle posting June 9 by Christopher Hyde:
Oratorio Chorale delivers requiem with power and sweetness.
“ The performance of the requiem by the Oratorio Chorale, under the direction of Emily Isaacson . . . was one of the most moving musical events of the decade . . . ”
“Anyone who doubts the popularity of classical music should have tried to get a seat at the last of three concerts by the Oratorio Chorale at Bowdoin College Chapel on Sunday.” —Christopher Hyde
“. . . Performed to a packed house . . . with the sun streaming in through the high stained glass windows, it was possible to experience what audiences in Shakespeare’s day may have experienced—sans the smells and the animals and the colorful props and costuming—at the Globe Theatre.” —Gina Hamilton