Oratorio Chorale

2016–2017 Season Programs

Director Emily Isaacson leads the Oratorio Chorale in our 43rd season with a full schedule of concert programs ranging from Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, and Mendelssohn to American spirituals.

Mendelssohn’s Elijah    November 12 and 13, 2016
Dashon Burton, Kate Maroney, Dann Coakwell, soloists
with the Maine Chamber Ensemble
St. Luke’s Cathedral, Portland, St. John the Baptist Church, Brunswick

Sing We Noël
Friday, December 16, 7:00 p.m.
and Saturday, December 17, 2:00 and 4:00 p.m.
Oratorio Chorale, Sweetest in the Gale, OC Chamber Singers, and Noël Ringers
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Brunswick

Bach +     February 2017
J. S. Bach Jesu Meine Freude • Heinrich Schütz Musikalische Exequien
Oratorio Chorale Chamber Singers
In collaboration with St. Mary Schola

SPECIAL GUEST PERFORMANCES
Brahms’s Requiem          Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony
March 14, 2017                April 25, 2017
Portland Symphony Orchestra, Robert Moody, conductor, with Choral Art Society
Merrill Auditorium, Portland

Baroque Beauties    April 2017
Antonio Vivaldi • Tomas Luis Victoria • Giovanni Pergolisi
Barbara Strozzi • Isabella Leonarda
Sweetest in the Gale

Amazing Grace: The American Spiritual    May 2017
Oratorio Chorale, OC Chamber Singers, Reggie Mobley, soloist