Announcing our 2014–2015 Season

Emily Isaacson, Music Director

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

Mary Sullivan, soprano, artist-in-residence with the Oratorio Chorale
Scott Nicholas,
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 Scott Nicholas 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.

“Sullivan unfurled her resplendent soprano . . . her powerful voice and dramatic conviction made her a worthy successor to Marian Anderson” (Bay Windows, 2003)

“Simply ravishing” (Portland Press Herald, March 2014)


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


Mozart Requiem
Nov. 22 and Nov. 23
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

A live streamed video of the concert is available at

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,  Mary Sullivan, soprano, the Norumbega Brass Ensemble, seasonal music, and cocoa-and-cookies reception.
See the Times Record review.




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