Bill Crane, Music Director

Announcing Our 2020 Spring Festival Series

February 16
Musical Emergency Response Team

Musical Emergency Response Team, with our own Bill Crane at the piano, is back to open the season with a characteristically wildly varied program of chamber music, song, and even a theatre piece, all of which promises to be a great antidote to the gray skies of winter. Special guest Gretchen Corbett, one of Portland’s favorite actors, will join in as narrator for Francis Poulenc’s charming ‘Babar the Elephant.’

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March 22
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Choir

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Choir, with their wonderful director, Bruce Neswick, is preparing for their special tour of the British Isles this summer when they will be “choir in residence” in two very famed locations, York Minster and Canterbury Cathedral. Quite an honor and we get a special preview! Exceptionally wonderful soloists, duets, and trios will round out this wide-ranging program.

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April 19
Sine Nomine

“Going for baroque.” Bad pun, but great music. The vivid rhythms, wonderful harmonies and touching pathos of baroque music is so widely admired — who couldn’t be thrilled when Sine Nomine, the intimate, special baroque ensemble featuring local virtuosi playing genuine 18th-century instruments, brings a program of their favorite works to us. Up for dancing a saraband, anyone?

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May 17
Duo Tenebroso

“12 strings vibrating in wacky ways.” The most suave of all possible ways to slide into the delights of spring awaits us as Duo Tenebroso brings the delight of two guitars in rapturous ensemble together with music from all corners of the world. Andalusian fire to baroque bravado to the romance of Brahms to even some unforeseen corners of this intimate musical world.

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Time and Ticket Information

Concerts take place on Sundays at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Names on the second floor of Mary’s Woods historic Provincial House.

Adults: $30 in advance/$35 at the door
12 and under: $10
Residents, staff, Sisters: Free

Your tickets include complimentary refreshments and an opportunity to meet the artists. Enjoy hassle-free parking when you utilize our convenient campus shuttle.

Music in the Woods Mission

Music in the Woods is an annual concert series presented by Mary’s Woods, a nonprofit organization offering housing, health, and educational and cultural programs and services for older adults. Inspired by the values of our founders, the Sisters of the Holy Names, Mary’s Woods is committed to the full development of every individual at each life stage. Music in the Woods is one of the many ways Mary’s Woods demonstrates its commitment to vital aging, community building and the celebration of life.

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