Queen Anne’s Chorale Announces 2011-2012 Concert Season

In its 24th year, the Queen Anne’s Chorale is pleased to announce the program for its 2011-2012 concert season. Rehearsals for the Chorale will begin on September 12 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 for a brief orientation. No audition is required and singers of all levels and parts are invited to attend. A short reception will follow this rehearsal.

The Chorale is very honored to have as its artistic director, Mr. Robert Huntington, who begins his 10th 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.

Departing from tradition this year, the Chorale will present one concert during the Holiday Season and one performance in the spring.

Back by popular demand, the Chorale will present its “Annual Holiday Concert” to help launch the Christmas season. This concert promises to delight and inspire the entire family with a joyous mix of secular and sacred pieces, traditional sing-along selections and a lively combo! The varied program is sure to put audience members in the holiday spirit. There will be one performance:

Date: Sunday, December 4, 2011, 4:00 p.m.
Location: The Todd Performing Arts Center at Chesapeake College, Wye Mills, MD

In April, 2012, the Chorale will present “A Musical Menagerie”. This family-oriented, fun-filled program about animals will feature balloon artist, Steve Gambrill. Mr. Gambrill will not only meet and treat guests in the lobby, but will also create figures on stage during the performance. There will be one performance:

Date: Saturday, April 21, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
Location: The Todd Performing Arts Center, Chesapeake College, Wye Mills, MD

In keeping with the Chorale’s mission statement of “presenting quality music to the community at large”, mini-concerts are planned throughout the year, and include the Benedictine School, Corsica Hills, and William Hill Manor.

For more information please call 410 643 1314 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, the United Way of Queen Anne’s County, and grants from Queen Anne’s Arts Council, and the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive.