Queen Anne’s Chorale Annual Holiday Concert

Rehearsals have been ongoing for the Queen Anne’s Chorale as it prepares for the very popular “Annual Holiday Concert”. . There will be one performance only:

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

Artistic Director, Mr. Robert Huntington has carefully selected a joyous mix of secular and sacred pieces such as “Jesus, Oh What A Wonderful Child” by Lloyd Larson, “There’s No Place Like Home For the Holidays” by Al Stillman and Robert Allen, Stanley Hoffmans’ “Land of Crystal Dreams”, “Grown Up Christmas List” by David Foster and Linda Jenner, “Noel Tidings” by Ed Lojeski, and the often requested and popular, “Nutcracker Jingles” by James Pierpont. Another pair of selections that compare and contrast two composers with different musical styles are taken from a popular English carol of 1883, “Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day”. This piece was arranged by John Gardner in 1966 and Michael Larkin adapted his version of the same in 1998. Interestingly the lyrics of this carol progress through the story of Jesus, told in his own voice.

Always an interactive program, there will be traditional sing-along selections for the audience which are sure to put them further into the holiday spirit. Along with Chorale accompanist Cindy Bidinotto-Slate, a lively combo will add another dimension to select pieces for a thoroughly joyous musical experience.

The Chorale, in keeping with its Mission Statement of providing quality music for the community, will also perform at the Benedictine School during the holidays.

Cost of tickets is $15.00 for adults and children through high school are admitted free. The concert venue is handicapped accessible.

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 County Arts Council, and the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive.