The University of Maine School of Performing Arts’ Oratorio Concert

Posted Dec. 04, 2013, at 5:11 p.m.
Last modified Dec. 19, 2013, at 9:51 a.m.

Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 7:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Location: Hampden Academy Performing Arts Center, 89 Western Avenue, Hampden, Maine

For more information: Monique Hashey; 207.581.4703;

The concert, conducted by Lud Hallman, will include the University of Maine Oratorio Society and the University Orchestra performing “Ein deutsches Requiem” by Johannes Brahms, in the 900-seat Hampden Academy Performing Arts Center in Hampden, Maine. Soloists will be Kelly Scheetz, soprano, and Justin Zang, baritone.

Brahms’ Opus 45 is a prayer for the souls of the departed. “Brahms’ text addresses those who are left behind, with words of comfort and consolation,” Hallman says. “It is a very personal and heartfelt master work. He envisioned it as a work for all of humanity, transcending specific religious belief or nationality.”

The concert is dedicated to the memory of those killed during the December 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. and an appropriate tribute to this rescheduled date which is Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Admission is $10, free with a student MaineCard. For tickets or disability accommodations, call 207.581.1755. Tickets will also be available at the door prior to the performance.