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2018 - 2019 Season Events

Battle of the Blends 25

Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Gendron Franco Center, Lewiston

his year the Maine Music Society celebrates 25 years of the Battle of the Blends! We've invited seven spectacular vocal groups to help us enjoy this amazing milestone. This always-sold-out event will feature the Crosstones (Bates), Fermata Nowhere (Edward Little High School), our own Maine Music Society Chamber Singers, the Meddiebempsters (Bowdoin), None of the Above (Boston), the women's barbershop Royal River Chorus (Yarmouth), and Vocal Solution (Waterford). What a line-up! You just can't miss this incredible concert of a cappella singing.

Heritage Holidays

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

The Gendron Franco Center, Lewiston

he Maine Music Society Chorale, directed by John Corrie, will present Christmas Carols and Chanukah songs from around the world. The chorale will perform favorites like "Silent Night," "Chanukah Oh Chanukah" and "O Holy Night" 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!

Handel's Judas Maccabaeus

Bach Mass in B Minor

(Two performances)

Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.

Gendron Franco Center, Lewiston

eorge Frederic Handel composed this oratorio in 1746, five years after he wrote the more famous oratorio Messiah. This piece is based on the period when Judea was occupied by a dynasty of Hellenist kings who set about the destruction of the Jewish religion. The adherence to all Jewish law was forbidden. The story unfolds with the solos and choruses dramatizing the fight of the Maccabees against – and their eventual victory over – the occupying kings. The stunning music includes famous choruses, most notably the "Hallelujah, Amen." You are sure to be moved by the magnificent music of this Baroque master.

The Big Chill

King and Taylor

(Two performances)

Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.

The Gendron Franco Center, Lewiston

he Maine Music Society Chorale will once again present a program of popular music for the spring concert. In June we will sing arrangements of songs used in the soundtrack for the movie The Big Chill. You may not know the movie but you certainly know many of the songs, including "You Can't Always Get What You Want." Motown hits like "I Heard it through the Grapevine," "Second  That Emotion" and "My Girl" will send  you home humming!