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.
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
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
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, and
2pm Saturday June 8th
venue tba 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
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).
Click the link below to see footage from our January 2018 collaboration with Oceanside High School, from Rockland Maine.
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