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Experience: The Concert

Hear the world’s finest artists perform the musical gems of the Baroque era in the picturesque stone chapel of St. Mary’s Church.

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Experience: The Salon

Bach’s most indelible chamber music is performed in intimate home settings. Patrons mingle with the musicians to delve more deeply into the music. Local treats and fine wines make this an unforgettable evening.

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Experience: Understanding

Learn more about the composers, the instruments, and the Baroque era in these intimate artist seminars and masterclasses.

 
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Experience: Portland

These innovative and immersive events celebrate essential Portland: amazing views, delicious drinks, great people, and phenomenal music.

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Experience: Bachanalia

What if Bach played the blues or Handel wrote for Beyoncé? These performances explore the intersections of classical music with the music of today. Ground-breaking interpretations are performed in dance clubs, small theatres, and the best bars in Portland.

 

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Experience: The Concert

Hear the world’s finest artists perform the musical gems of the Baroque era in the picturesque stone chapel of
The Episcopal Church of Saint Mary, 43 Foreside Rd, Falmouth, ME 04105

 

Monteverdi's Vespro Della Beata Vergine  

Friday, June 14  |  7pm
Sunday, June 16  |  3pm

Hear the work as Monteverdi imagined it: sung one-on-a-part and performed on period instruments.

 

The Thirty Years’ War

Friday, June 21  |  7pm

Sunday, June 23 | 3pm

Take a journey through one of the most devastating periods in European history through the letters, poems, speeches, and songs written at the time in this multimedia concert.

 

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Experience: The Salon

 

Bach’s most indelible chamber music is performed in intimate settings. Patrons mingle with the musicians to delve more deeply into the music. Local treats and fine wines make this an unforgettable evening.

 
 

Dark Horse Brass Consort

Saturday, June 15  |  7pm

Hear the acclaimed brass quintet praised for its “rare, mixture of lyricism and movement” (New York Times) and “a purity of tone and perfection in tuning that must be heard to be believed” (San Francisco Early Music).

 

The Countertenor - Reginald Mobley

Thursday, June 20  |  7pm

Noted for his “crystalline diction and pure, evenly produced tone” (Miami Herald), as well as “elaborate and inventive ornamentation” (South Florida Classical Review), Mobley is one of the star countertenors of Europe.

 
 
 

We’ll Handel the Children

Saturday, June 22  |  10am

An experience the whole family can enjoy! Offering children’s music education programming, babysitting, and entrance to the salon.

 

 

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Experience: Understanding

Learn more about the composers, the instruments, and the Baroque era in these intimate artist seminars & masterclasses.

 
 

Open Rehearsal: Monteverdi’s Vespers

Friday, June 14  |  10am-Noon

The Episcopal Church of Saint Mary

Free

Free and open to the public - watch the artists at work.

 

What is a Sackbut? Brass Instruments Petting Zoo

Monday, June  17  |  3-5pm

Free  |  Kids Welcome

Join the Dark Horse Consort and learn about the original brass and wind instruments of the 17th-century.

 
 
 

Cantata Sing Along

Wednesday, June 19  |  6pm

The Episcopal Church of Saint Mary

Each year, PBE and the Oratorio Chorale co-host a one-night rehearsal, concert, and party in celebration of a Bach cantata. Come sing with us!

 

Music from the Thirty Years' War

Friday, June 21  |  3-5pm

Free

Learn more about the music from the war that forever changed the map of Europe and the minds of its citizens forever.

 
 

 
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Cantata Sing-Along

Come sing with us!

Each year PBE and the Oratorio Chorale co-host a one-night rehearsal, concert, and party in celebration of a Bach cantata. Amateur singers and music lovers gather after work for a picnic dinner. After an hour of rehearsal, with PBE and OC conductor Emily Isaacson, and a Bach-inspired cake party, singers perform the full cantata alongside the PBE's internationally acclaimed soloists. Meet friends. Make music. Be a part of great art.

Tickets: $15 for singers ($5 for students and listeners) includes score rental, professional soloists, accompanist and refreshments.

 

The Episcopal church of st. mary
43 Foreside road, falmouth

Wednesday, June 19  |  6pm


5:00-6:00pm Registration and Picnic
(Bring your own picnic)

6:00-7:00pm Rehearsal

7:00pm Cake Break

7:30pm “Performance” of Cantata with PBE Soloists

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Experience: Portland

These innovative and immerse events celebrate essential Portland: amazing views, delicious drinks, great people, and phenomenal music.

 

A Suite Ride Through Portland

Saturday, June 15  |  9am — 4pm

Free | Kids welcome

In one day, A Suite Ride through Portland will present all six of J.S. Bach’s cello suites in different public locations throughout greater Portland. Free, open, and in unconventional public spaces, some audience may attend all of the experiences while others may discover the art by chance.

 

Bach’s “Coffee Cantata”

Sunday, June 16  |  10am

Kids Welcome  

Join us for brunch, locally-roasted coffee, and Bach’s beloved secular cantata about everyday people and one daughter’s coffee habit.

 
 

Bach & Beer

Tuesday, June 18 | 5-7pm

US Customs House

Free | Kids Welcome

There is a long history in classical music of combining good drink, good friends and great music. We revive the tradition at the stunning Customs House by pairing local brews with short musical interludes.

 
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A Suite Ride Through Portland

Saturday, June 15  |  9am — 4pm

Locations will be announced at a later date


 

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Experience: Bachanalia

What if Bach played the blues or Handel wrote for Beyoncé? These performances explore the intersections of classical music with the music of today. Ground-breaking interpretations are performed in dance clubs, small theatres and the best bars in Portland.