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.

Concert Dates for the 2016-2017 season!


December Concert: 'Natus est"

The St Mary Schola, Maine’s premiere early music ensemble will present their annual Christmas program, ‘Natus est,’:

  • December 11, 4 PM, at the Church of St. Mary, Falmouth;
  • Dec. 13, 7:30 PM, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Portland; and
  • Dec. 14, 7:30 PM, at the Cathedral of St. Luke, Portland.
Audiences have consistently enjoyed hearing some of Maine’s most noted soloists and instrumentalists in Schola programs.

The first half of this Christmas concert will feature festive medieval processionals, mystical chants, a sumptuous motet by Bruckner, and Renaissance madrigals by Byrd and an Advent duet by Bach. In the concert’s second half, the Schola will present Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s delightful ‘In Nativitatem Domini,’ in which the preparation for a savior and the narration of Christ’s birth is beautifully depicted with radiant solos, choruses and marches, all accompanied by period instruments such as violins, viola, cello, viola da gamba, organ, lute and recorders.

To learn more about this concert, click here!

Lenten Concert: 
Friday, March 31, 7:30,  PM, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Portland; 
Sunday, April 2, 4 PM, Church of St. Mary, Falmouth; 
Tuesday, April 4, 7:30 PM, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland

Spring Concert:
Sunday, June 11, 4 PM,  Church of St. Mary, Falmouth; 
Tuesday, June 13, 7:30 PM, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland;
Wednesday, June 14, 7:30 PM, Unitarian Universalist Church, Brunswick;
Friday June 16, 7:30 PM, Cathedral of the  Immaculate Conception, Portland


Updated: 10/12/2016