A Triumphant Return to Singing!

The Maine Music Society is pleased to announce that it will be performing three concerts in the much anticipated 2021-22 Season.

After nearly two years of silence, the Maine Music Society will again raise our voices at the Gendron Franco Center for a joyous season of choral concerts under the baton of our new Artistic Director, Dr. Rick Nickerson.

View Dr Nickerson’s announcement of our new season, A Triumphant Return to Singing, on our YouTube channel. Don’t forget to click on Subscribe to join our channel and receive notices about pre-concert talks and clips of our performances.

We will start the year with our online auction on November 6-17. Although we are not able to present the ever popular Battle of the Blends this year, we will stage a holiday concert on December 11 &12, a classical concert on March 26 & 27 and a spring concert on May 14 & 15.  Discounted season and group tickets will be available. Past Season Subscribers will be able to renew their 2020 seat reservations.

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Saturday – Add to Calendar 12/11/21 07:30 pm 09:00America/New_York Maine Music Society Concert I – A Season of Celebration Gendron Franco Center,46 Cedar St, Lewiston, ME 04240
Sunday – Add to Calendar 12/12/21 03:00 pm 04:30America/New_York Maine Music Society Concert I – A Season of Celebration Gendron Franco Center,46 Cedar St, Lewiston, ME 04240

Concert I – A Season of Celebration

Saturday, 12/11/21 @ 7:30 pm
Sunday, 12/12/21 @ 3:00 pm
Gendron Franco Center

Usher in the holiday season with this family-friendly concert

Celebrate time-held traditions and create new ones. The program will include many familiar works and feature Robert Shaw’s Many Moods of Christmas, Suite #3 and Michael John Trotta’s Gloria. This concert promises to bring out the memories, spirit, celebration and magic of the holiday season.

 
Saturday – Add to Calendar 03/26/22 07:30 pm 09:00 pmAmerica/New_York Maine Music Society Concert II – The Greatest Hits of the Past 400 Years Gendron Franco Center,46 Cedar St, Lewiston, ME 04240
Sunday – Add to Calendar 03/27/22 03:00 pm 04:30 pmAmerica/New_York Maine Music Society Concert II – The Greatest Hits of the Past 400 Years Gendron Franco Center,46 Cedar St, Lewiston, ME 04240

Concert II – The Greatest Hits of the Past 400 Years

Saturday, 3/26/22 @ 7:30 pm
Sunday, 3/27/22 @ 3:00 pm
Gendron Franco Center

A musical voyage through history

Our Classical Concert will feature some of the most beloved choral pieces of the past 400 years. Join us as we feature the music of Tallis, Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn and many others. The MMS Chorale is ready to demonstrate that choral music is lively, fun and exciting!

 
Saturday – Add to Calendar 05/14/22 07:30 pm 09:00 pmAmerica/New_York Maine Music Society Concert III – Elle Chante – She Sings Gendron Franco Center,46 Cedar St, Lewiston, ME 04240
Sunday – Add to Calendar 05/15/22 03:00 pm 04:30 pmAmerica/New_York Maine Music Society Concert III – Elle Chante – She Sings Gendron Franco Center,46 Cedar St, Lewiston, ME 04240

Concert III – Elle Chante – She Sings

Saturday, 5/14/22 @ 7:30 pm
Sunday, 5/15/22 @ 3:00 pm
Gendron Franco Center

The music of female composers from art songs to popular tunes

The concert will open with the Medieval music of Hildegard von Bingen. The Chorale will then explore the modern madrigals of Emma Lou Diemer, love songs of Elaine Hagenberg and gospel music of Rosephanye Powell. Finally, Dr. Nickerson will lead the Chorale into the contemporary world with the music of Carole King, Joni Mitchell and others.

 

Online Auction

Coming in November!

November 6, 2021 to November 17, 2021

The Maine Music Society is conducting its 4th annual online auction to support the performances of the MMS Chorale, Orchestra and Chamber Singers.MMS is dedicated to bringing quality choral performances of various genres to the greater Lewiston-Auburn area.

Please check back on November 5 to preview the amazing assortment of items offered and get ready to start your holiday shopping!  You’ll find one-week getaways; theater tickets; beautiful artworks; fashions and gift baskets crafted by local artisans; and gift certificates from local restaurants, flower shops/nurseries, and other businesses — definitely something for everyone.  Your participation will help support the quality performances of MMS

This summary will be updated as items are received.

Add to Calendar 11/05/21 11/06/21America/New_York Maine Music Society Online Auction douglasr12.sg-host.com

Bidding will open on November 6 at noon and close November 17 at 9 pm.

Don’t miss this fantastic shopping experience just in time for the holidays!

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Maine Music Society Introduces New Artistic Director

The Maine Music Society is pleased to welcome Dr. Richard Nickerson as its new Artistic Director. Rick comes to us as one of the most experienced and highly regarded choral directors in Maine. Most notable among his conducting roles are the Windham High School Chamber Singers, the Portland “Magic of Christmas” chorus and the Boy Singers of Maine. Although our 2020-2021 season has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the members of the Maine Music Society Chorale, Chamber Singers and Orchestra are excited about working with Rick and finding new ways to reach out to the community and continue their quest of making music soar.

Message from Rick

 

View Rick’s Bio