Oratorio Chorale

Verdi’s Requiem

Verdi Messa da Requiem
May 14, 7:30 p.m., The Franco Center, Lewiston
Sunday, May 15, 2:30 p.m., Orion Performing Arts Center, Topsham
Giuseppe Verdi’s Requiem, with the Midcoast Symphony Orchestra, the Oratorio Chorale, and Vox Nova Chamber Choir, plus soloists Rachele Schmiege, Rebecca Ringle, Kevin Ray, and Gustav Andreassen.

Capacity crowds at the Franco Center and Orion Performing Arts Center applauded both performances of Verdi’s Requiem by the Midcoast Symphony Orchestra, Oratorio Chorale, and Vox Nova Chamber Choir with standing ovations. Read more here:

Allan Kozinn, Portland Press Herald review: Joining forces with the Vox Nova Chamber Choir, the Oratorio Chorale, and a balanced quartet of vocal soloists, Smith assembled an ensemble of about 160 players and singers for performances of Giuseppe Verdi’s spectacularly operatic Messa da Requiem . . . 

Christopher Hyde, Maine Classical Beat review: Producing Verdi’s “Requiem” is always a major undertaking, but the Midcoast Symphony under Rohan Smith, the Oratorio Chorale, Vox Nova, and a fine cast of soloists carried it off in great style Saturday night at the Franco Center in Lewiston.