March 22, 2020 - 4pm
St Mary Schola, Early Music Ensemble
First Church of Christ, Congregational, North Conway, NH
St. Mary Schola was founded in 2008 by The Reverend James Dalton-Thompson and Bruce Fithian with the goal to provide the finest in early music literature to New England audiences. Based at the Episcopal Church of Saint Mary in Falmouth, Maine, the ensemble presents three concert programs a year. The Schola features some of Maine’s finest singers and instrumentalists who explore the great masterworks of the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque eras.
This program will feature a sublime work of the French Baroque: Andre Campra's Messe de Requiem. Campra's music is filled with soaring vocal lines, similar to the music in Faure's Requiem. This piece brings the sunny warmth of southern France together with his graceful writing for period strings and recorders.
The second featured work is Handel's The Judgement of Solomon, a dramatic confrontation between two women, both claiming to be the mother of a child. This poignant music brings to life the extraordinary pathos of this story.
We hope you save the date to hear this talented early music ensemble!
Suggested donation: $15 at the door.
Thanks to Everyone Who Turned Out to Our 2019 Event! Check Back in 2020 for Details on our Next Memorial Day Concert!
Annual Memorial Weekend Concert ~ A Tribute to Military Personnel
The ensemble, established in 1984, is a 50-piece symphonic band based in Kittery, Maine. Comprised of musicians from all occupations and trades, the group performs annually throughout seacoast New Hampshire, as well as in the White Mountains, southern Maine, and northern Massachusetts. Dr. Mark Stickney, is Artistic Director. Memorial Weekend is the official time to remember and honor military personnel who died in the service of their country, particularly those who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained in battle. It has often become tradition to include a salute to thank and honor ALL those who served honorably in the military - in wartime or peacetime, including our current military personnel. The concert program honors area Veterans and provide a musical salute to thank those who have and continue to serve in the armed forces to preserve our nation and insure our freedom. A colorful display of the flags from the various branches of the armed services will be presented. Featured on the program will be several Sousa marches as well as the traditional playing of the Armed Forces Medley, saluting, in order of establishment, the United States Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard. The Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center at Fryeburg Academy is handicap accessible. Additional information about the concert is available at www.whitemountainmusicalarts.org.