The Acadia Choral Society

Music that inspires and strengthens community….

Welcome to the Acadia Choral Society.

ACS has been performing concerts for almost 50 years  in downeast Maine, performing this season again in three venues — Bucksport, Ellsworth, and Bar Harbor. — on April 29, May 6 and May 7, 2023.

December’s concerts were well-received and the chorus was balanced with the orchestra and soloists.

We began rehearsing in January for our April/May 2023 concerts.

We will be singing Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzes, opus 52,a sequence of 18 waltzes for mixed vocal ensemble (SATB) and piano four-hands, composed in 1869, using poems modeled after traditional folk-songs by Georg Friedrich Daumer and translated into English in 1874 by Natalia MacFarren.

Also for these concerts we will be singing selections from The Triumphs of Oriana. In 1601 the English composer Thomas Morley published an anthology of 25 madrigals by the leading composers of the day, all dedicated to Queen Elizabeth I, and all ending with “then sang all the shepherds and nymphs of Diana, ‘Long live fair Oriana.’” We sing these this spring in commemoration of the long reign of the second Queen Elizabeth.

We sill sing three concerts:

• On Saturday, April 29th in Bucksport and the Elm Street Congregational Church at  3:00 pm

• On Saturday, May 6 in Ellsworth at St. Andrews Lutheran Church at 7:00 pm

• On Sunday, May 7 in Bar Harbor at St. Saviour’s Episcopal Church at 3:00 pm

The chorus rehearses at the Moore Center in Ellsworth

Check out the For Singers pages to learn more and to sign up!