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Longfellow Chorus

Longfellow Chorus

Mixed Choral Chorus

Based in Portland, ME

The Longfellow Chorus, Portland, Maine, was founded in 2007 to perform musical settings of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poetry. The annual Longfellow Chorus International Composers Competition premieres new Longfellow cantatas, songs and choruses. The Longfellow Chorus is the only performing arts organization in the world to have in its repertory rarely performed Victorian Longfellow cantatas by composers such as Franz Liszt (The Bells of Strasbourg), Arthur Sullivan (The Golden Legend), Edward Elgar (The Saga of King Olaf and The Black Knight), and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (The Song of Hiawatha). 501 (c) (3) Mission statement: "The Corporation shall organize and maintain a chorus to perform and record vocal and choral settings of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poetry, written from 1840 to the present, shall inspire and commission new vocal and choral settings of Longfellow's poetry, and shall perform choral music of the Romantic and immediate post-Romantic eras, ca. 1825-1920

Founded - 20078.  

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