Here's what's in store.  

Join us for great music in our 50th anniversary season!

Saturday, July 28, 2018

a summer Chorale gala

Join us at the birthplace of the Mount Desert Summer Chorale for a lighthearted concert featuring selected choruses from Elijah, and much more!

St. Mary's by-the-Sea, Northeast Harbor

7:30 p.m., with a reception to follow.

friday, august 3, and Saturday, august 4, 20i8


Mendelssohn's ELIJAH,

featuring GORDON HAWKINS in the title role

St. Saviour's, Bar Harbor

7:30 p.m. (pre-concert talk by the music director at 7 p.m.)



gordon hawkins, baritone, as elijah


Internationally celebrated baritone Gordon Hawkins joins the Chorale in the majestic role of the troubled prophet Elijah. Read more about Hawkins's distinguished career here.

...and meet these great singers who return to celebrate the chorale's anniversary:

carole fitzpatrick, soprano


Beloved soprano Carole FitzPatrick returns to sing with the Chorale after much-celebrated performances of music of Mozart in 2006 and the Brahms Requiem in 2008--when we celebrated our 40th anniversary. Read more about Carole FitzPatrick, and learn about her career in German opera houses, here.

Robyn rocklein, mezzo-soprano


Robyn Rocklein returns to MDSC after highly successful performances of Verdi's Requiem in 2013. She sings regularly with St. Petersburg Opera in Florida. Read more about Robyn here.

david parks, tenor

david at piano.jpg

David Parks sang CREATION with MDSC in 2011 and returned for the Verdi Requiem in 2013. Recently retired from the voice faculty of Ithaca College, Parks has had a distinguished career as an opera singer, oratorio singer, and member of the Bach Aria Group. Read more about him here.

Read a review of our 2015 concerts here.