March 21st Concert Cancellation


The Blue Hill Bach board regrets to announce that  due to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19, the March  21 concert featuring organist Abraham Ross and The Zenith Ensemble in  celebration of Johann Sebastian Bach’s birthday has been cancelled. Also  cancelled is the outreach program in which student singers were  scheduled to work with members of the Zenith Ensemble, preparing  chorales and joining in the performance.

The Blue Hill Bach board,  volunteers, and musicians involved in the concert are all disappointed  to have to cancel what was to have been a rich offering of works by  Bach, Mendelssohn, and others. Though there are no details available  yet, we are working with these fabulous musicians to find a future date  for rescheduling the concert. We will keep you posted in future e-mails,  on our website, and on Facebook.

We’re sure you know that the  COVID-19 outbreak is having an increasingly severe impact on performing  musicians and arts organizations. It is our hope that, at this  challenging time, you will consider making a tax-deductible gift to  support Blue Hill Bach, our musicians, and our mission. 

Ticket-holders  may arrange for a credit for a future performance, turn their purchases  into donations to Blue Hill Bach, or request refunds by clicking here.

We  are very grateful to you, and to all members of the Blue Hill Bach  family, for your understanding, encouragement, and support at this  time. We would never have been able to create and sustain this  organization without you, and it is a great privilege for all of us at  Blue Hill Bach to share and enjoy these concerts with you. Zenith Ensemble is growing, and our 2019-2020 season will be the most exciting one yet! We are grateful to so many of you for helping make that growth possible. 

As you may know, ticket sales cover only a portion of the cost of making extraordinary music available to everyone.

Will you give a gift to Zenith Ensemble today? Your tax-deductible contribution will help us bring music to more lovely humans and towns across the Northeast.

Click here to make a tax-deductible contribution, or send a check to:

Zenith Ensemble

66 Penny Lane

Bowdoin, ME 04287

Make checks payable to "Fractured Atlas," with "Zenith Ensemble" in the note line.

Click the image to the left for the video  that we made for Giving Tuesday 2019! 

Thank you,

Matthew and Nacole

Co-artistic directors of 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. 

Upcoming Events: 2019-2020

March 21, 2020 Blue Hill Bach, Maine

May 9-10, Peterborough, New Hampshire

May 9-10, Peterborough, New Hampshire



Celebrate Bach's birthday with Zenith Ensemble performing Jesu, meine Freude and other favorites.
3:00pm Saturday March 21st, at St Francis Episcopal Church, Blue Hill, ME

May 9-10, Peterborough, New Hampshire

May 9-10, Peterborough, New Hampshire

May 9-10, Peterborough, New Hampshire



Handel's full oratorio Esther HWV 50a with Zenith Ensemble's Vocal Soloists and Baroque Orchestra in partnership with the Monadnock Chorus.
4:00pm Saturday May 9th and 4:00pm Sunday May 10th  at Peterborough Townhouse, Peterborough, NH 

Vinea mea electa - Francis Poulenc

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


Click the link below to see footage from our collaboration with Keene State College Chamber Singers, from Keene, New Hampshire.

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