The Acadia Choral Society
Music that inspires and strengthens community….
Welcome to the website for the Acadia Choral Society.
We invite you to explore this website and learn about our concerts and other events.
ACS has been performing concerts for almost 50 years in downeast Maine, performing in both Bar Harbor and Ellsworth.
The chorus is planning now for a concert this December. We hope to gather in person in September to rehearse and we will be rehearsing on Zoom for eight weeks beginning February 23, 2021. These sessions are open to everyone who would like to participate. Please go to the Singers Study Guide in the For Singers tab above for sign-up information.
If you want to ask questions, just write to firstname.lastname@example.org
Meanwhile, keep singing out your own song into this world. Music heals and, even at a sage distance, engenders community.
We also invite your financial support and hope you will join us in keeping the possibility of choral singing strong in our minds and hearts.
“Once again, the Acadia Choral Society is making a wonderful contribution to Christmas spirit with a lovely winter concert….”
— Nan Lincoln, in the Mount Desert Islander 12/10/19
“…a great sound…absolutely thrilling to hear…”
— Bar Harbor Times
Poster for the spring 2020 concert which we didn’t get to present. Nor did we sing that fall. For this spring again, we decided to wait another season, but hope….
What we’re rehearsing virtually this winter
Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols, Francis Polenc’s Four Motets for the Time of Christmas, and Gustav Holst’s Christmas Day.
Music — What we would have sung for you last May
George Emlen: Song of Acadia
Noel Paul Stookey: America the Beautiful
Walter Piston: Psalm and Prayer of David
Edward Elgar: As Torrents in Summer
Supply Belcher: Hail Thou King of Saints
Sir Arthur Sullivan: The Rainy Day
Henry Smart: The Curfew
Supply Belcher: The Power of Musick
John K. Paine: Mass in D – Kyrie
John K. Paine: Mass in D – Agnus Dei
Noel Paul Stookey: Cabin Fever Waltz
(Some selections are Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poems set to music by composers who aren’t from Maine,)