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2017 - 2018 Performance Season

John Cories, Artistic Director his season begins my twelfth year with the Maine Music Society. Where has the time gone? Indeed, the time has been spent meeting new singers, orchestra members, and members of the Board of Directors. This is one of the most fascinating parts of this organization: all the new people I have met and worked with these last eleven years. So many new friends who have worked so hard on so many projects for the success of the Maine Music Society!

And there has been a wonderful exploration of new music…..from the masters of choral works to the arrangements of songs by many popular composers ranging from Gershwin to the Beatles.

We will celebrate singing in a variety of ways. The spectacular Battle of the Blends begins our season on Saturday November 4. In December we celebrate the Heritage Holidays when the Chorale will join the Klezmer Band from Temple Shalom to sing seasonal favorites of both Christmas and Hanukkah..

In March on Saturday and Sunday, the 24th and 25th, we will perform the Requiem by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, which is certainly one of everyone’s all-time favorite choral works. And to top off the year, we will perform arrangements of songs by two of my favorite early 20th century popular composers, Cole Porter and George Gershwin.

There is music here for everyone to enjoy. Join us in this celebration of the joy of singing!


Sincerely,



Artistic Director

he Maine Music Society is a versatile non-profit choral organization that performs a wide variety of musical styles for the enjoyment of its patrons. MMS consists of the 70-voice Chorale, the 20-voice a capella Chamber Singers and a professional Orchestra who all share their love of music with the community.

MMS performs three major concerts each year at the Gendron Franco Center, participates in numerous community events, and regularly collaborates with local high school and adult choirs to support the growth of choral singing in the area.

Come join us in our 27th year of Making Music Soar!

We Have Moved to the Gendron Franco Center 46 Cedar Street, Lewiston

Maine Music Society has moved its office to the upstairs box office at the Gendron Franco Center and contracted with Penny Drumm of SmART Management to handle its ticketing operations. You can access our location via the Heritage Hall entrance across from the parking lot on Oxford Street. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Our new telephone number is 207-333-3386.

Upcoming Events

Battle of the Blends

Saturday, November 4, 2017
AT 7:30 P.M.


he Battle of the Blends is always a sell-out event. Our audiences have come to love this extraordinary gathering of a cappella talent. Groups from around New England donate their talent to present a variety of a cappella music, ranging from madrigals to modern jazz and pop, all to support the Maine Music Society. Learn more

The Gendron Franco Center, Lewiston
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Heritage Holidays

(Two performances)
Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 3:00 p.m



his beloved tradition and highlight of the season will include Christmas music from the United States with such favorites as White Christmas, I’ll Be Home for Christmas and It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! Special guests Rabbi Sruli Dresdner and his wife Lisa from Temple Shalom, Auburn, will perform traditional Klezmer music and Chanukah songs. Learn more

The Gendron Franco Center, Lewiston
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