ZENITH ENSEMBLE

Extraordinary music for New England's wild north

Our Mission

At Zenith Ensemble, we believe that every person deserves to experience great music regardless of age, background, or financial circumstances. That’s why our mission involves a deep engagement of the communities in northern New England across social and economic boundaries: for every concert, we will partner with a local youth or community choir who will sing with the professional group for a portion of the concert. In addition, our concerts are pay-what-you-can so that audience members can feel free to give as they are able for an extraordinary musical experience.
Our stellar choir, made up of some of the finest professional musicians in the country, is proud to be based in and serve Northern New England.
By presenting extraordinary concert and educational programs through the farthest reaches of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, Zenith Ensemble projects are designed to serve both populous and remote communities in Northern New England, providing rich cultural and community building experiences for a broad range of audiences. 

2018-2019 Season

FEBRUARY 15-16, Maine

Join us for sublime one-per part singing with period instruments led by part-time Maine resident Mar

 Sublime one-per-part singing and period instrumentalists. Handel's 'Dixit Dominus' and Bach's 'Jesu, meine Freude'. Friday, February 15th at Bowdoin College Chapel, Brunswick, ME, and Saturday, February 16th at Minsky Recital Hall, Orono ME

APRIL 10-14, Mexico City and Los Angeles

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Zenith Ensemble joins Musica Angelica and a cast of European and North American singers for Mexico City and Los Angeles performances of Bach's 'St. Matthew Passion'.

JUNE 6-8, New Hampshire and Vermont

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Stunning a cappella singing, featuring  Byrd's Mass for Five Voices, Poulenc's Quatre motets pour un temps de pénitance, Duruflé's Quatre motets sur des themes grégoriens, and Messiaen's O sacrum convivum

St Michael's College, Colchester VT, 

7pm Thursday June 6th, 

St Bernard Church, Keene, NH, 

7pm Friday June 7th,

and venue tba Saturday June 8th.

Gloria - William Byrd [Mass for Five Voices]

Click the link to see our live performance of the Gloria from William Byrd's Mass for Five Voices, recorded at Bowdoin Chapel, Brunswick, Maine. Special thanks to Stephen Ludlum (audio) and to Michael Blakemore and Matthew Leese (video).

Project One Collaboration

Click the link below to see footage from our January 2018 collaboration with Oceanside High School, from Rockland Maine.

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Zenith Ensemble

(603) 465-8602