The Oratorio Chorale invites you to share our love for choral music. Attend a concert or an open rehearsal and enjoy live performances from choral classics to works by contemporary composers. Auditions for new members are held each summer. For further information about auditions, see Membership.
We present a lively potpourri of celebrated and celebratory music from the 16th to the 21st century, with works by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Monteverdi, Schütz, and others, together with the Maine premiere of the “Kyrie” from Festival Mass by Scott Ordway. Joining us will be the Portland Brass Quintet, organist Ray Cornils, the Maine Chamber Ensemble, and soloists Jessica Petrus, soprano, Thea Lobo, mezzo-soprano, and John D. Adams, baritone.
Saturday, November 16, 7:30 p.m., Seventh-day Adventist Church, Brunswick
Sunday, November 17, 3:00 p.m., Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland
Concert Sponsors: Bath Savings Institution and Brann & Isaacson
Season Concert Sponsor: Androscoggin Bank
Season Underwriter: Penmor Lithographers
With additional support from Bates College and the Davis Family Foundation
The Oratorio Chorale opens its 40th anniversary season with Emily Isaacson as our new music director. A native of Brunswick, Maine, Isaacson is also music director of Boston City Singers’ upper high school division and assistant artistic director of Juventas New Music Ensemble in Boston. Isaacson has earned master’s degrees from Edinburgh University and the University of Oregon and is currently a doctoral candidate in choral conducting at the University of Illinois. An advocate and practitioner of music education, Isaacson is currently an artist-in-residence with VSA Massachusetts, an organization that brings arts education to underserved schools.