Oratorio Chorale

Mozart Requiem November 22–23

The Oratorio Chorale and Bowdoin College will present a Requiem full of life and energy on stage at Bowdoin’s Studzinski Recital Hall in three performances under the direction of Emily Isaacson. The concerts take place Saturday, November 22, at 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, November 23, at 6:00 p.m. The Chorale joins the Bowdoin Chorus and orchestra players from several organizations, plus soloists from the GRAMMY award-winning ensemble Roomful of Teeth, in Mozart’s immortal Requiem.

Approximately 100 singers and 45 orchestra players, ranging in age and experience from high school and college students to longtime members of both choruses and professional musicians, will join director Emily Isaacson for a memorable musical event.

Soloists are soprano Estelí Gomez, alto Virginia Warnken, tenor Eric Dudley, and bass-baritone Dashon Burton. They will be joined by the full Roomful of Teeth ensemble for a concert November 16 at 3:00 p.m., also at Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College. (The Roomful of Teeth concert is open to the public free of charge.)

Instrumentalists for the Requiem include players from the Bowdoin Orchestra, the Maine Chamber Ensemble, the Midcoast Symphony Orchestra, and the Mozart Mentors Orchestra.

The idea for the “Mozart Mentors” was originated by Clorinda Noyes and Anthony Antolini in 2010 during the New England Suzuki Institute (NESI), and the group was formed in 2011. The orchestra provides an opportunity for dedicated students to perform together with their Suzuki teachers in an orchestra under professional direction. Five Mozart Mentors and sixteen of their students will take part in the Requiem rehearsals and performances.

Admission to the concerts is free of charge, but tickets are required. As of October 29, all performances are full. To place your name on a waiting list, in case of cancellations, call 577-3931 for assistance.