Queen Anne’s Chorale Upcoming Concert

To launch the Holiday Season, the Queen Anne’s Chorale will present its very popular, annual holiday concert. The program, entitled,” Angels Among Us” will explore the fascinating role of angels in culture, history and, of course, Christmas.

For your listening pleasure on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 7:00 p.m at the Todd Performing Arts Center, Chesapeake College, Wye Mills, MD., the Chorale will perform repertoire based on an “angel” theme for the holidays. Back by popular request, a special narrative will expand upon the topic of angels and explain the connection in each musical selection. The audience will hear such favorites as “ Angels We Have Heard on High”, “Glory to God” from the Messiah, “The Heavens are Telling” from Haydn’s The Creation, Spirituals, “All Night, All Day” and “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot”, “Prayer “ from Hansel and Gretel, a West Indies carol, “Calypso Lullaby”, and Pop favorite, “My Special Angel”, among others. The audience will also be invited to sing along with traditional carols.

Included in this program will be a performance by the Chorale’s “Special Ensemble”, twelve auditioned singers from within the group. The ensemble will perform “In Paradisum” from Faure’ Requiem and “Let All Mortal Flesh”.

Artistic Director Mr.Robert Huntington, begins his 11th year with the Chorale. Mr. Huntington has become well known for his carefully chosen repertoire and creative programming so that the group can continue to “engage, entertain, and educate” at each concert. Accompanist, Cynthia Bidinotto-Slate brings another high level of expertise to the Chorale’s successful performances as well. A string quintet will also accompany selected repertoire.

A reception will follow this performance to enable singers to meet audience members.

Recently celebrating its 25th anniversary season, The Queen Anne’s Chorale is a non-profit community chorus comprised of 65 members consisting of trained musicians, music teachers, church choir singers, high school students and others who love to sing. The Chorale is located in Queen Anne’s County but these singers come from Talbot and Kent Counties, and, as far away as Anne Arundel County. The goal for the group is to enhance the Arts in the surrounding community by providing quality music in concert with 2 major concerts a year, one in December and one in April. In the spirit of community outreach, smaller performances are also presented in venues such as the Benedictine School, William Hill Manor, and Corsica Hills Nursing Home.

Tickets are $15.00 for adults; children through high school are admitted free. Tickets can be purchased at the door or from a Chorale member.

The venue is handicapped accessible.

For more information please call 410 770 9337 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 the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive.