Oratorio Chorale

Education and Community

We are a community of singers who come together to seek personal musical growth and the joy of making music together. Education and community are key elements of our mission, not just for ourselves but for the communities we live in. As we plan and develop our season programs, we actively seek ways to bring our music to others through a variety of activities. We are also pleased to respond to community requests.

Listed below are some of the outreach activities of recent seasons.

December: Bath Festival of Trees: Christmas songs by members of the Chorale and guests

Concert Season: Complimentary concert tickets for volunteers at five Bath-area non-profit agencies, with the support of the Davenport Trust

Hausmusik Benefit Concert, April 2012

Concert by distinguished soloists Christina Astrachan, Jennifer Hansen, Timothy Neill Johnson, and John Adams with pianists Frank Glazer and Chiharu Naruse to benefit Chorale and our audiences

Orchid Ensemble Residency, April 2012

School presentations for RSU 1 middle school and high school students, Morse High School in Bath and at for youngsters in grades 1-12 at the Merriconeag Waldorf School in Freeport

Presentation for children at the Levey Day School and Temple Beth-El Hebrew School

Presentation with the Chorale, Temple Beth-El, Portland: “Ten Thousand Miles to Kai-Feng” program on music of the Jewish Asian diaspora

April 2013: Portland Conservatory of Music Back Cove Contemporary Music Festival

Special preview performance of Vineet Shende’s Pravasa: Travels of the Guitar, work commissioned by the Oratorio Chorale, with guitarist Aaron Larget-Caplan, members of the Chorale, and lecture by composer Vineet Shende

Additional activities are under development for the 2013-2014 season.