Announcing our 2014–2015 Season

Emily Isaacson, Music Director

Mozart Requiem

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 Bowdoin Orchestra, Maine Chamber Ensemble, and Midcoast 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

Tickets for the Mozart concerts are free of charge but must be obtained in advance and will be available October 20 for a limited time at the Bowdoin College Smith Union Information Desk, by e-mail at tickets@oratoriochorale.org, or by phone from Carrie Strasburger at 577-3931.


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.


Night of Beauty, Night of Song:
A Recital of German Lieder

Mary Sullivan, soprano, artist-in-residence with the Oratorio Chorale
Derek Herzer,
Saturday, January 17, 7:30 p.m.,
Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick

The Chorale will sponsor a recital of German song by artist-in-residence Mary Sullivan, with Chorale accompanist Derek Herzer at the piano. Featured selections include works by Schumann, Brahms, and Wolf; selections from Alban Berg’s Sieben frühe Lieder (Seven Early Songs); and a complete performance of Richard Strauss’s Vier letzte Lieder (Four Last Songs), gorgeous melodies combined with drama and humor for a deeply moving program with emotional range and wide appeal.


Magnificat: the Best of Bach

Saturday, February 28, 7:30 p.m., Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland
Sunday, March 1, 2:00 p.m., St. John the Baptist 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, Timothy Takach, Michael Sample, and Veljo Tormis, as well as percussion solos.

Nate Tucker and Jonathan Hess, percussion


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