Rossini Club Event Calendar

Cancelled May 17, 2020 Concert @ Cathedral of St. Luke’s
May 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Rossini Club’s May 17th concert – Cancelled

UPDATE – Due to the Corona virus pandemic, we will be cancelling this concert to practice social distancing and continue to keep everyone safe. We hope to see you another time at one of our concerts in the future. Be safe and healthy Maine.

Concert details still to come on performer’s, music and further details.

The concerts take place at the Cathedral Church of St. Luke, 143 State Street, Portland.

Suggested donation $10/5 seniors (students are admitted free of charge).

Enjoy a brief reception after the concert where you can meet our performers.

There are no tickets for the performances. Admission is at the door with a suggested donation of $10 for adults and $5 for seniors. Performances are free to students.

Limited parking is available behind the cathedral, as well as limited street parking (typically off of Park Street).

Cancelled – 2020 Scholarship Competition @ Woodford’s Congregational Church
May 30 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

UPDATE: Because of the unprecedented situation due to the COVID-19 coronavirus, we sincerely regret to announce that the Rossini Club has decided to cancel this spring’s Scholarship competition that was to have been held on May 30th.

We encourage music students and teachers to follow Rossini Club on Facebook, and/or visit the website for any future updates, and we encourage everyone to apply in 2021. Best wishes to you all!

The Rossini Club holds an annual scholarship competition for students who are Maine residents and registered as music majors at any accredited music school, college, or university for the fall semester of the year they are applying for the scholarship.

The Scholarship Competition will take place at the Woodford’s Congregational Church in Portland, Maine on May 30th.

Thanks to the continued generosity of our donors, the total prize amount for each category may amount to more than $2,000 (the judges may reserve the right not to award a prize).

Students are eligible to apply for a scholarship if they are residents of Maine, are over seventeen years old and are planning further study in an accredited music school, college or university as of the fall of the year when they are applying for the scholarship. Previous first place winners of the scholarships may not apply.

Applicants will perform selections from at least two contrasting musical periods for at least 10 minutes, but not to exceed 15 minutes.

Vocalists must perform entirely by memory; pianists and instrumentalists must perform at least one selection from memory. Applicants are required to provide an original/published copy of the music to the judges.

Applicants in each competition must perform at least two compositions representing two different periods as follows: Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and/or 20th/21st Century.

More information about the scholarship is located on the How to Apply page here.

View our past scholarship winners here.

150th Season Concert on May 9th @ Zoom Concert
May 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Public Concert Series of the Portland Rossini Club
150th Season Concert
Sunday, May 9th, 2021 at 3 p.m.

Concert details and performers will be added as they are scheduled. We also will provide a Flyer and Program for the event available from this page as it is published.

To keep the music playing, safely, this concert will be available via Zoom.

Advanced Registration is required by emailing Sheila McGarr.

If you are a Portland Rossini Club, Marston-Kotzschmar Club member or the general public, all must contact Sheila to reserve their spot. You will than receive Zoom instructions on May 8th for the next days concert.

PRC, MK Club members and students are free.
For the general public, there is a donation of $10 per person.


Rossini Club looks forward to enjoying some music with you at our Zoom Concert in our 150th concert season.