The St Mary Schola, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is dedicated to bringing seldom heard music to New England audiences. The sacred repertoire offers master works of uncanny beauty and mystery that uplift the soul. In the secular realm, we present such projects as the Monteverdi madrigals, challenging and delightful pieces that are not heard very often, even in such cities as Boston and New York.
One goals of the Schola has always been to present this music at a very high professional level. Our artists have advanced degrees in music, individual solo careers and decades of performance experience. As modest as our remuneration is, the ticket sales from our concerts only cover about one-third of our budget. Other expenses include the rental of concert venues, posters, publicity, program printing, recording and purchasing of music. It is only through kind donations from our friends that we can end up with a balanced budget. Offering a monetary gift, no matter how small (or big!), ensures that the vision of the Schola can continue. There is an endless repertoire of magnificent music waiting out there for us to offer to you!
The Crolius Family Fund for Early Music Instrument
Thanks to a generous gift from Ross and Nancy Crolius, we are happy to announce the formation of a fund to help purchase the instrumental needs of our ensemble. Musicians in our area do not readily own second period instruments. This fund will enable us to purchase Baroque bows, gut strings and eventually a Baroque violin. String players would then have access to learning early music styles, which is in keeping with our educational goals as an ensemble.
If you would like to make a contribution to this worthy endeavor, please indicate: early music instruments fund. Thank you for constant support these past years.
If you prefer to pay by check, please mail your check to:
St Mary Schola, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth, ME 04105
Thank you for your gift!