The Oratorio Chorale, directed by Emily Isaacson, opened its 44th season with Handel’s Messiah in a contemporary take on Handel’s timeless music November 4 and 5 in Portland and Brunswick, Maine. Anchored by the “Hallelujah Chorus,” Messiah has remained an enduring part of the choral repertoire since the 1750s. The Maine Chamber Ensemble and soloists Elisabeth Marshall, soprano, Laura Atkinson, mezzo, Matthew Anderson, tenor, and David Tinervia, bass, joined the Chorale to provide an enlightening and moving experience for our audiences. Read more . . .
As the holiday season kicks into full swing, the Chorale will offer its holiday concert, “Sing We Noël,” now a five-year tradition, on Friday, December 15, at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 16, at 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Brunswick. The chorale will be joined by organist John Corrie and soprano Mary Sullivan, as they perform an array of new and traditional holiday selections. Read more . . .
Concerts in February, April, and May will feature masterworks by Fauré, Bach, and Rachmaninoff; timeless contemporary music by Robert Kyr, Caroline Shaw, Stephen Paulus, and Scott Ordway; and music for meditation. Read more . . .