St Mary Schola Testimonial

St Mary Schola
Karen Lewis,

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!


Spring Concert: "A Musical Banquet"

A Musical Banquet

The St Mary Schola's spring concert features joyous music that will make you want to pick up your fee and dance! The golden age of Elizabethan madrigals is celebrated with lively spring songs by Thomas Morley and John Dowland. Songs by the early baroque master, Henry Purcell and enticing French ‘airs de cour’ are also included, as well as a toe tapping ‘ballo’ by Monteverdi.

The second half of the concert will feature excerpts from Christoph Willibald Glück’s masterpiece, ‘Orfeo and Euridice.’ The stormy underworld scene is filled with great drama and, of course, the famous aria, ‘che farò senz’ Euridice.’ This music is rarely performed, so this is a unique opportunity to hear the enchanting music with some of northern New England’s best singers and instrumentalists.

To learn more about this concert, click here!

2017 -2018 Season

Updated: 6/2/2017