Past Performances

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 and 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 4A; Psalm 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 and Stookey, 23rd 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

2017                        Bach, Cantata 29 "Wir danken dir, Gott" and Haydn, "Lord Nelson" Mass

2018                        Mendelssohn, Elijah

2019                        Orff, Carmina Burana

2020                       no performance

2021                        A selection of short works by Orff, Beethoven, Mozart, Dett, Diemer, Rutter, Mendelssohn, Thomas, Wilhousky, and Handel.

2022                      Mozart, Requiem

2023                     Beloved music from the stage, including Carmen, The Phantom of the Opera, The Secret Garden, The Pirates of Penzance, and Candide.

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Mount Desert Summer Chorale
PO Box 887
Mount Desert, ME 04660

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