Queen Anne’s Chorale

In its 22nd year, the Queen Anne’s Chorale is pleased to announce the program schedule for its 2009-2010 concert season. Rehearsals for the Chorale will begin on September 14 and are regularly held each Monday from 7:00 -9:00 p.m. at the Centreville United Methodist Church on Rt. 213 in Centreville, MD. This will also be an “open” rehearsal for new member recruitment and prospective singers should arrive at 6:30. No audition is required and singers of all levels and parts are invited to attend. Music will be provided and a reception will follow this rehearsal. It is important to note that no new members will be accepted for this semester after September 14.

The Chorale is very honored to have as its artistic director, Mr. Robert Huntington, who begins his 8th year directing the 60 voice singing ensemble. Mr. Huntington carefully selects quality repertory for each concert and has become well known for his excellent musicality and creative programming. Accompanist, Cindy Bidinotto-Slate brings another level of expertise to the Chorale’s successful performances as well.

This year, the Chorale will depart from tradition by presenting one concert during the Holiday Season and two concerts in the spring

A “Holiday Pops Concert” will launch the Christmas season with some great standards such as “Silver Bells”, “We Need A Little Christmas” and a special presentation of “Twas the Night Before Christmas”. The audience will have the opportunity to participate in singing as well. There will be one performance:

Date: Sunday, December 6, 2009, 4:00 p.m.
Location: The Todd Performing Arts Center at Chesapeake College, Wye Mills, MD

The April concerts entitled “Good Grief” will feature the beautiful Rutter Requiem
performed with chamber orchestra. Other powerful and inspirational selections by Mendelssohn, Brahms, and Copland will offer comfort and hope to the audience. There will be two performances:

Date: Saturday, April 24, 2010, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Christ Episcopal Church on Route 8, Kent Island

Date: Sunday, April 25, 2010, 4:00 p.m.
Location: Centreville United Methodist Church

For more information please call 410 827 0825 or visit www.qachorale.org.

The Queen Anne’s Chorale is funded in part by directed or designated support from federal employees through the Combined Federal Campaign and grants from the United Way of Queen Anne’s County, Queen Anne’s Arts Council, and the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive.