1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Bowdoin College Museum of Art
9400 College Station
Brunswick, Maine 04011
Oratorio Chorale and the Bowdoin College Chorus Present: Unforeseen Grace
Frank Martin: Mass For Double Choir
Emily Isaacson and Logan Gillis: Unforeseen Grace (World Premiere)
Friday, November 5, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. – City Hall and Lincoln Park, Portland
Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. – Bowdoin College Museum of Art and Bowdoin Pines, Brunswick
This November, the Oratorio Chorale and the Bowdoin College Chorus, under the direction of Dr. Emily Isaacson, present Unforeseen Grace, a program celebrating the magic that happens at the intersection of music, environment, and community.
Frank Martin: Mass for Double Choir
For Frank Martin (1890–1974), making art and praying were private activities of faith, not a public act or a musical performance. Thus, Mass for Double Choir sat in a drawer for over 40 years until Martin finally allowed it to be performed in 1963. Mass for Double Choir is now recognized as one of the great masterpieces of twentieth-century choral music.
Emily Isaacson and Logan Gillis: Unforeseen Grace
In this self-directed concert, audiences are invited to create their own immersive sonic experience as they travel through an outdoor space amid 70 performers. Original music by Emily Isaacson, Vineet Shende, and Logan Gillis; staging by Kevin Newbury.
All Unforeseen Grace events are open to the public free of charge but require advance registration.
Pre-registration will take place via Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/o/oratorio-chorale-31248741647.
For more information about the events, please visit oratoriochorale.org/upcoming-events.