Now in its fifth decade, the Oratorio Chorale is a symphonic chorus of auditioned, professionally directed singers committed to advancing choral music through performances, educational and community outreach, and collaborations. The Chorale’s 2017–18 season, our fifth under the leadership of Director Emily Isaacson, includes five concert programs, with thirteen performances. Our women’s chorus, Sweetest in the Gale, inaugurated in 2015, will perform at our “Sing We Noël” and “Then Is Now” programs. Our Young Artists Program, begun in 2015, enrolls five to six high school students as full participants in the Chorale. Students also receive free bi-weekly voice lessons with our artist-in-residence, Mary Sullivan.
The Oratorio Chorale is an independent organization of singers, which promotes the choral arts in mid-coast Maine. Its members seek personal musical growth and the joy of making music together. Under professional direction, they are committed to presenting public performances of the highest quality through diligent preparation and the best available musical resources.