2017–2018 Concert Season, Celebrating Our 43rd Year

Our April 2018 concerts include two separate performances of REQUIEM FOR MY MOTHER: The concert on Friday April 6 is a local multi-media introductory preview of REQUIEM with CCSB, string ensemble and special presentation by REQUIEM's original co-producer. Saturday April 8 is the American premiere of REQUIEM at Merrill Auditorium in Portland ME with a 250 singer multi-generational chorus, soloists and full symphony orchestra. You are invited to join the Community Chorus at South Berwick for one or both of these unique performances.

This extraordinay work is by renowned composer Stephen Edwards. His powerful setting of "requiem" was inspired as a tribute to his mother, and mothers everywhere. It was featured in the PBS documentary in May 2017, including the world premiere performance at the Vatican in Rome.

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Supported in part by an Alfred Nash Patterson Grant from Choral Arts New England.

Friday, April 6, 2018 at 7:30pm - Gala Multi-Media Introduction with String Ensemble concert
  This One-Time Celebratory Program Includes
   • Choral selections with string ensemble from REQUIEM FOR MY MOTHER
   • Presentation by special guest Dr. Candace Wicke,
      and Conductor of REQUIEM's world premiere in Italy
   • Film segments from the PBS documentary on REQUIEM
   • Audience Q & A
Location: Hussey Theater
Noble High School
388 Somersworth Road
North Berwick, ME

Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 7:30pm
The New England premiere of Stephen Edwards' "Requiem For My Mother,"
a symphonic choral work featuring 250 singers, including the USM Chamber Singers,
University Chorale, Southern Maine Children's Chorus, Southern Maine Youth Chorale,
Community Chorus at South Berwick, four high school choirs, and the
Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra.
(The first half of the concert will feature performances by winners of the 2018 USM Concerto/Aria
competition, accompanied by full orchestra.)

Location: Merrill Auditorium
20 Myrtle Street
Portland, ME

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