French composer and organist Camille Saint-Saëns is well known for The Carnival of the Animals, Danse Macabre, and the opera, Samson and Delilah. Saint-Saëns wrote the Christmas Oratorio at 23 years of age in 1858, completing it just 10 days before its Christmas debut in Paris. The work’s intimate, lyrical setting of the Christmas story has made it a perennial audience favorite.
Sheepscot Chorus is led by director Linda Blanchard, and accompanist and assistant director Sean Fleming, both of Damariscotta. For more information call Sean Fleming at 207-380-2769, visit facebook.com/sheepscotchorus and sheepscotvalleychorus.org, or simply come to the first rehearsal.