St Mary Schola Testimonial
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The Saint Mary Schola, based at the Episcopal Church of Saint Mary the Virgin in Falmouth, Maine, is a professional early music ensemble devoted to the performance of master works from the medieval, renaissance and baroque eras. Composed of northern New England's finest singers and accompanying instrumentalists, this ensemble has gained a reputation for excellence and elegant chamber music, especially in the a cappella tradition.

The Schola presents enthusiastic audiences with literature that is seldom heard, including motets from such masters as Dufay, Victoria, Josquin Des Prez and William Byrd. There is often a special attention given to the great predecessor to Bach: Heinrich Schütz. The goals of the Saint Mary Schola are to provide the finest early music literature to New England audiences and promote professional vocal ensemble singing at the highest level.


Announcing Schola Concerts for Spring 2015

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Lenten Concert -  Vows and Visions

A very moving concert of profound music, including Bach’s Cantata 159 'Sehet, wir geh’n hinauf nach Jerusalem' and Carissimi’s drama of foolish pride, Jephthah, as well as motets from the Renaissance, Baroque and modern era.

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015, 7:30 PM, First Parish Church, Brunswick
Friday, March 27, 7:30 PM,
 Cathedral of Saint Luke, Portland
Sunday, March 29, 4 PM, Church of Saint Mary, Falmouth

Primavera

Spring Concert - Combat and Carols

A joyous spring concert featuring Monteverdi’s rarely performed drama ‘The Combat between Tancred and Clorinda’ interpreted by the Schola soloists and guest dancers of the Portland Ballet, accompanied by strings, harpsichord, archlute. Light hearted madrigals and a Handel Chandos anthem will complete the concert.

Friday, May 29, 7:30 PM, Cathedral of Saint Luke, Portland
Sunday, May 31, 4 PM, Church of Saint Mary, Falmouth
Tuesday, Jun 2, 7:30 PM, First Parish Church, Brunswick

Updated: 12/18/2014