Press Release

Badaduce Chorale Spring Concert “Sheer Grace”

The Bagaduce Chorale and Music Director Bronwyn Kortge say “thank you for forty glorious years” to founder, director emerita, and accompanist Mary Cheyney Gould. To celebrate Mary, Director Kortge has created a program of two contrasting parts, one dark, contemplative and yearning, the other full of light, exuberance, and the themes of rebirth and gratitude.

The program includes Sleep by Eric Whitacre, Sure on This Shining Night by Morten Lauridsen, Stars I Shall Find by David Dickau, and Choose Something Like a Star by Randall Thompson.

Two contemporary compositions are the featured works. Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo’s 2010 Dark Night of the Soul, which explores the interplay of chorus, piano and string quartet, and Karl Jenkins’ Te Deum, scored for chorus, keyboard, horns, strings and percussion, a high-energy hymn of thanksgiving.

Performances will be at the Ellsworth High School Auditorium on Friday, May 2nd @ 7:30 pm and at The Reach Performing Arts Center on Deer Isle on Sunday, May 4th @ 3:00pm. We urge you to reserve prime prepaid seating by calling Gerry @ 207 326-0575. Please reserve your seats by April 26th. Suggested donation at the door is $15, free admission for students. Visit for information and to learn more about the Bagaduce Chorale.