Purchase Tickets  |  home Contact  |  home Home

2018 - 2019 Performance Season

John Cories, Artistic Directorur new season begins with the 25th Battleof the Blends. The incredible sounds of seven a cappella groups will entertain everyone with a variety of music from the 15th century right up to the 21st. Don't miss this celebration!

December will bring the Heritage Holiday concerts with Christmas carols and Chanukah songs from around the world, including favorites like "Silent Night," "Chanukah Oh Chanukah" and "O Holy Night" sung in their original languages.

In March, the Chorale will add to their repertoire of Classical music by performing another oratorio by George Frederic Handel. Judas Maccabaeus is the dramatic presentation of the Maccabees in the fight against their oppressors in Judea.

Finishing the season, the Chorale will expand their talents to Motown with songs from the movie The Big Chill . These songs, from the 60's and 70's, like "I Heard it Through the Grapevine" have attained an iconic status.

For each concert, it is the challenge of learning and then the presentation of new songs that delights all of us – you the audience, the chorale singers and me – and brings us to the joy of Making Music Soar.


Sincerely,



Artistic Director

he Maine Music Society is a versatile non-profit choral organization that performs a wide variety of musical styles for the enjoyment of its patrons.   We consist of the 60 voice MMS Chorale, 20 voice a capella MMS Chamber Singers and professional MMS Orchestra whose members share their love of music and music making with the community.

In addition to performing four major concerts each year at the Gendron Franco Center, members of MMS participate in community events such as the Lewiston/Auburn Art Walk, Veteran recognition and US citizen naturalization ceremonies, and Twelfth Night Celebrations . We regularly collaborate with local high school and adult choirs to support the growth of choral singing in the area.

Our repertoire includes music for everyone – major classical and modern works, pop, rock, folk songs, jazz, religious pieces, art songs, and carols. We invite you to join us in our 28th year of making music soar!

 

Balancing Our Budget

Because of recent increases in the cost of selling tickets and accommodating Franco Center parking, after much consideration we have decided to institute a $2 handling fee for all ticket sales. We hope you will be understanding of this necessary increase that will help us to continue bringing first quality choral performances to the Lewiston-Auburn area.

Sun Journal Announces 2018-2019 Season

Maine Music Society director is L-A Rotary speaker

Maine Music Society to host Battle of the Blends XXV

Upcoming Events

MMS Online Auction a Great Success

IMPORTANT! CHANGE IN DATE AND TIME: Due to the snowstorm on Friday, items may be picked up in person on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2018 on the first floor of the Platz Building at 2 Great Falls Plaza BETWEEN 12:00 NOON and 4:00 PM.

Payment may be by credit card, check, or cash at the time of pick-up. Gift Certificates can be mailed to winning bidder upon receipt of payment.
Contact Penny at 207-333-3386 or info@mainemusicsociety.org

Heritage Holiday Concert

(Two performances)
Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 3:00 p.m



he Maine Music Society Chorale, directed by John Corrie, will present Christmas carols and Chanukah songs from around the world. Learn more

The Gendron Franco Center, Lewiston
Get directions

Buy Tickets Online

 

A Heritage Holiday Concert


(Two performances)
Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 3:00 p.m

he chorale will perform favorites like "Silent Night," "Y'mei Chanukah" and "Our Master, Lord Jesus" each sung in their original languages; and you are invited to join in singing some of your favorite carols. Come usher in your holiday joy with this extraordinary seasonal event!

Ticket prices: adults $22, students $10, seniors $20, children under 12 free.

 

A Heritage Holiday Concert


(Two performances)
Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 3:00 p.m

he chorale will perform favorites like "Silent Night," "Y'mei Chanukah" and "Our Master, Lord Jesus" each sung in their original languages; and you are invited to join in singing some of your favorite carols. Come usher in your holiday joy with this extraordinary seasonal event!

Ticket prices: adults $22, students $10, seniors $20, children under 12 free.

 

MMS Online Auction a Great Success

IMPORTANT! CHANGE IN DATE AND TIME: Due to the snowstorm on Friday, items may be picked up in person on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2018 on the first floor of the Platz Building at 2 Great Falls Plaza BETWEEN 12:00 NOON and 4:00 PM. Payment may be by credit card, check, or cash at the time of pick-up. Gift Certificates can be mailed to winning bidder upon receipt of payment. Contact Penny at 207-333-3386 or info@mainemusicsociety.org

The Maine Music Society raised just under $9,000 when its first online auction closed on Wednesday evening, November 14. We thank the many local businesses and friends for their generous donations that filled a menu of 76 items including at home and restaurant dining, overnight getaways and week-long stays in exotic vacation sites, local foods and services, musical instruments, visual and crafted artworks.

We are also very grateful to the event sponsors and the many bidders who purchased auction items. The proceeds from the event will be used to help underwrite the cost of producing our three choral concerts.