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The Oratorio Chorale presents Handel’s Messiah with the Maine Chamber Ensemble and four renowned soloists 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 concert includes selections from all three parts of Messiah. Join the Chorale and soloists Elisabeth Marshall, soprano, Laura Atkinson, mezzo, Matthew Anderson, tenor, and David Tinervia, bass, for an enlightening and moving experience. Read more . . . 

Messiah opens the Chorale’s 44th season, our fifth under the leadership of Artistic Director Emily Isaacson. Concerts in December, February, April, and May feature masterworks by Fauré, Bach, and Rachmaninoff; timeless contemporary music by Robert Kyr, Caroline Shaw, Stephen Paulus, and Scott Ordway; and our beloved “Sing We Noël” holiday concert. Read more . . .