Who We Are
The Bagaduce Chorale’s mission is to perform choral music at the highest artistic level. We are dedicated to building a musical community, fostering a deeper interest in the choral arts, and achieving choral excellence to enrich and inspire both audiences and performers.
Where We Perform
We perform throughout Hancock County, with performances at the First Congregational Church in Blue Hill, Ellsworth High School, among other venues. This December we will perform for the first time at St. Saviour's Episcopal Church in Bar Harbor. We perform three times per year with a holiday concert in December, a spring concert in May and a summer concert in July.
Founded in 1974, the Bagaduce Chorale is an auditioned chorus of 80 to 90 singers. Members come from throughout downeast Maine and range in age from high schoolers to seniors. Under music director Bronwyn Kortge, the Chorale performs both classical and contemporary choral works in concerts featuring keyboard accompaniment and musical ensembles.
The Chorale was founded by our beloved Mary Cheyney Gould and a group of dedicated and passionate volunteers, to whom we are eternally grateful. We hope to always honor these deep roots nurtured for so many years by Mary and Marcia Chapman.