Mount Desert Summer Chorale:  A History of Performances

Under John Harms:

1968                        Rossini, Stabat Mater

1969                        Verdi, Requiem

1970                        Haydn, The Creation

1971                        Handel, Messiah

1972                        Haydn, The Creation

1973                        Dvořak, Te Deum; Boulanger, Psalm 24; Rossini, Stabat Mater

1974                        Purcell, Dido and Aeneas; Mozart, Regina Coeli; Mussorgsky, “Coronation Scene” from Boris Godunov

1975                        Verdi, Requiem; Mozart, Regina Coeli

1976                        Works by Haydn, Beach, Brahms, Rubenstein, Thomson

1977                        Mendelssohn, Elijah

1978                        Rossini, Stabat Mater; works by Brahms and Andriessen

1979                        Haydn, The Creation

1980                        Mendelssohn, Elijah

 Under Wilson Gault:

1981                        All Bach program

 Under George Emlen

1982                        Fauré, Requiem; Purcell, Come Ye Sons of Art

1983                        Schubert, Mass in G Major; Mozart, Regina Coeli; Handel, A Canticle of Praise

1984                        Cherubini, Requiem

1985                        Schütz, Die mit Tränen säen; Handel, Coronation Anthem No. 2; Bach, Cantata No. 140

1986                        Bach, Cantata No. 19; Mendelssohn, Psalm 95; Emlen, Stookey, 23rd Psalm

1987                        Haydn, The Creation

1988                        Mozart, Requiem, Ave verum corpus, Exsultate, jubilate

1989                        Gabrieli, Jubilate Deo; Carissimi, Jepthe; Vivaldi, Gloria

1990                        Bach, Cantata No. 80; Haydn, Lord Nelson Mass

1991                        Duruflé, Requiem; Le Jeune, Motet; Charpentier, Te Deum

1992                        Brahms, Requiem (25th anniversary concert)

1993                        Mozart, Solemn Vespers; Handel, Chandos Anthem 4APsalm settings by Schütz and Purcell

1994                        Bach, Magnificat; Rutter, Magnificat

1995                        no performance

1996                        Bernstein, Chichester Psalms; Emlen, Mariner’s Anthem; Fauré, Requiem

1997                        Handel, Utrecht Te Deum; Schubert, Mass in A-flat Major

1998                        Mendelssohn, Elijah (30th anniversary concert)

1999                        Mount Desert Summer Chorale retrospective; short works by various composers

 Under David Schildkret

2000                        Bach, Cantata No. 4; Vivaldi, Gloria

2001                        Handel, Coronation Anthems; Mozart, Coronation Mass

2002                        Vaughan Williams, Five Mystical Songs; Orff, Carmina Burana

2003                       Emlen, Veni Sancte Spiritus; Dvořák, Mass in D Major; Pinkham, Christmas Cantata; Rutter, Gloria (honoring Mark Woolman Horner)

2004                        Schubert, Mass in G Major; Haydn, Lord Nelson Mass

2005                        Fauré, Requiem, and music by French composers

2006                        All Mozart, featuring the Requiem

2007                        Handel, Messiah

2008                        Bach/Damrosch, A Mighty Fortress; Beethoven, Hallelujah; Brahms, Requiem (40th anniversary concert)

2009                        Haydn, “Little Organ” Mass; Handel, “Cuckoo and Nightingale” Concerto; Duruflé, Requiem

2010                        Parry, I Was Glad; Handel, Zadok, the Priest; Emlen-Stookey, Twenty-third Psalm; Vaughan Williams, Five Mystical Songs; Bernstein, Chichester Psalms

2011                        Haydn, The Creation

2012                        “Heart-Stopping Choruses": anthems and choruses by various composers

2013                        Verdi, Requiem

2014                        Durante, Magnificat; Vivaldi, Gloria; Poulenc, Gloria

2015                        Mozart, Solemn Vespers for a Confessor, K. 339 and Requiem, K. 626

2016                        Acadia Centennial Concert: Short works, including the world premiere of "Promised Land" by Craig Courtney (commissioned by MDSC) and featuring                                                   Britten's Rejoice in the Lamb