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'.

 7pm Friday February 15th at Bowdoin College Chapel, Brunswick, ME, and 

3pm Saturday February 16th at Minsky Recital Hall, Orono ME

Nacole Palmer, soprano

Jennifer Bates, soprano

Katherine Growdon, mezzo-soprano

Noah Horn, tenor

Matthew Leese, baritone

Marika Holmqvist, concertmaster

Margaret Humphrey, violin

Anna Garlid, viola

Karen Burciaga, viola

Katie Rietman, cello

Christopher Evatt, harpsichord

APRIL 10-14, Mexico City and Los Angeles


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

Conductor Martin Haselböck
Friday April 12 

Mexico City - Palacio de Bellas Artes  
Sunday April 14

Los Angeles - First Congregational Church

Megan Chartrand, soprano 

Evanna Lai, mezzo-soprano 

Daniel Carberg, tenor 

Matthew Leese, baritone

JUNE 6-8, New Hampshire and Vermont


Avaloch Farm Residency and Tour 

Stunning a cappella singing, featuring 

 Byrd Mass for Five Voices,
Poulenc Quatre motets pour un temps de pénitance,
Duruflé Quatre motets sur des themes grégoriens,
and Messiaen O sacrum convivum.  

7pm Thursday June 6th 

at  St Michael's College, Colchester VT

7pm Friday June 7th 

at St Bernard Church, Keene NH

2pm Saturday June 8th 

at Brookside Congregational Church, Manchester NH 

Jennifer Bates, Julie Bosworth,
Amy Goldin, Nacole Palmer, sopranos 

Mary Gerbi, Erin Grainger,
Mellissa Hughes, Clifton Massey, altos 

Daniel Carberg, Ethan DePuy,
Andrew Fuchs, Martin Lescault, tenors 

John David Adams, Steve Hrycelak, 

Matthew Leese, Robert Stoddard, basses

Vinea mea electa - Francis Poulenc

Click the link to see our live performance recorded at Saint Bernard Church, Keene NH.

Project One Collaboration

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


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Zenith Ensemble

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