Season Events

2019 – 2020 Season Events

Concert I – Battle of the Blends XXVI

Gendron Franco Center, Lewiston

Year after year audiences are blown away by the amazing talent performing a cappella music at this annual event. It is such a joy to present singers from around the state of Maine and beyond. This year’s groups include the Deansmen [Bates College], Fermata NoWhere [Edward Little High School], Maine Music Society Chamber Singers, None of the Above, Northern Pitch and Vocal Solution. What a line-up! You just can’t miss this popular concert of a cappella singing.

Concert II – Heritage Holidays

Note that both performances are at 3:00 pm.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2019 AT 3:00 P.M.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2019 AT 3:00 P.M.
Gendron Franco Center, Lewiston

This season the Chorale will present an exquisite Christmas cantata: Hodie by Ralph Vaughan Williams. Hear this extraordinary setting of the familiar Christmas story composed by one of the most beloved British composers. In addition the Chorale will perform seasonal Chanukah songs and Christmas carols. We’ll conclude this festive concert with the traditional audience sing-along. Come usher in your holidays with us!

Concert III – Beethoven’s 9th Symphony

Ode to Joy
SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 2020 AT 4:00 P.M.
Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul

The Maine Music Society Chorale and Orchestra will once again join music-making forces with the Bates College Choir and Orchestra, the Schola Cantorum of the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul and the chamber choirs of Edward Little and Lewiston High Schools to present the monumental 9th Symphony by Ludwig van Beethoven. The year 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. It is a most fitting way to celebrate this composer by performing his last symphony, which includes the triumphant choral last movement – the “Ode to Joy.”

Ticket & Parking information

Tickets are reserved by section not individual seats. Patrons will choose their seats within their purchased sections at the time of the concert. Please refer to the section layouts in the seating plan and note that many seats in the General section have partially obstructed views. The music can be heard everywhere.

Parking is available in the Horton Street lot, on the streets by the Basilica and in the municipal parking lot at the corner of Oak and Park Streets. No food or beverage, including water, may be taken beyond the Basilica foyer.

Concert IV – A Gala Farewell

– Favorites of John Corrie and the Chorale
A Gala Farewell
SUNDAY, MAY 17, 2020 AT 3:00 P.M.
Gendron Franco Center, Lewiston

John Corrie and the Chorale will continue to Make Music Soar by presenting many of their favorites from the past 14 years. You are sure to hear a number of familiar and beloved songs. Join us as we sing a fond farewell to a fabulous director!