Oratorio Chorale


Spring Program: Johannes Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem

With soloists Margot Rood, soprano, and Bradford Gleim, baritone

Brahms’s own four-hand piano accompaniment performed by
Grammy award-nominated pianist Justin Blackwell
and Chorale accompanist Derek Herzer

Saturday, June 7, 7:30 p.m., Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College, Brunswick
Sunday, June 8, 3:00 p.m., Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland

Concert Sponsor: OceanView at Falmouth
Season Concert Sponsor: Androscoggin Bank
Season Underwriter: Penmor Lithographers
Additional funding provided by the Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust


Winter Program “Shakespeare in Concert” March 7, 8, and 9

The Chorale presented “Shakespeare in Concert” in three performances at the Bowdoin College Chapel. The program featured actors from Acorn’s “Naked Shakespeare Company,” directed by Mike Levine; soprano soloist Mary Sullivan; and the Chorale, under the direction of Emily Isaacson, in scenes and songs from As You Like It, Twelfth Night, The Tempest, Othello, and more, with music by composers from four centuries.

Read the reviews here!

“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