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OPEN REHEARSAL

Jan 6 – OPEN REHEARSAL for Queen Anne’s Chorale Spring season. 6:30-8:30pm. Christ Church Kent Island, Romancoke Rd. www.qachorale.org or 443-262-8146.

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.

Queen Anne’s Chorale Concert

QAC Dec2010 001 (400 x 267)An exciting concert to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Queen Anne’s Chorale will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at The Todd Performing Arts Center, Chesapeake College, Wye Mills MD. The concert begins at 7:00 p.m.

Entitled “From Stage and Screen”, this gala will include repertoire of beloved medleys from such Broadway and cinema hits as Camelot, My Fair Lady, Paint Your Wagon by legends, Alan Lerner and Frederick Lowe; A Chorus Line by Marvin Hamlisch and Edward Kleban; West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, and Broadway Blast with signature pieces by Kirby Shaw. Other Choral selections include “The Impossible Dream”, “Some Enchanted Evening”, “Oklahoma”, “And All That Jazz”. Former singers of the Chorale have been invited to join the group on stage in singing the very inspiring, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel by Rodgers and Hammerstein.

To add to this very celebratory occasion, the Chorale is extremely honored to have a special guest soloist, Thomas Beard, join the performance. Mr. Beard is a professional soloist, who has performed as the Baritone for Orff’s Carmina Burana, Handel’s Messiah, Verdi’s Missa da Requiem, the Faure’ Requiem, Pergolesi’s Magnificat, and The Seven Last Words of Christ by Dubois. He has also performed with Opera companies internationally and for numerous dignitaries, including U.S. Senators, Governors, Ambassadors, as well as for former First Lady Laura Bush at the White House.

The Chorale is also fortunate to have Artistic Director, Mr. Robert Huntington, who also celebrates his 10th anniversary conducting the 60+ voice singing ensemble. He states, “It has been my pleasure to be a part of the Queen Anne’s Chorale. It is a wonderful organization that has continued to grow in quantity and quality without losing its sense of camaraderie.” During his tenure with the group, Mr. Huntington has become well known for his creative programming and planned carefully for this very important concert. To complete the concert, he has added a lively condo and developed a retrospective Power Point program that highlights the Chorale’s 25 years.

For the past 12 years, accompanist Cynthia Bidinotto-Slate has added her professionalism to every Chorale concert.

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

The venue is handicapped accessible.

For more information please call 410 822 2484 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.

The Queen Anne’s Chorale Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

On January 7, 2013, the Queen Anne’s Chorale will begin rehearsals for its April concert, “From Stage and Screen”. These rehearsals are held regularly on Monday evenings from 7:00 -9:00 p.m. at the Centreville United Methodist Church just off of 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 registration. No audition is required and singers of all levels and parts are invited to attend. Music will be provided and a short reception will follow this rehearsal.

The Chorale will celebrate its 25th anniversary at this concert with a program inspired by stage and screen musical repertoire:

Date: Saturday, April 27, 2013
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Todd Performing Arts Center at Chesapeake College, Wye Mills, MD .

For more information please call 410 822 2484 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.

Queen Anne’s Chorale 2012-2013 Concert Season Schedule

Weekly Monday rehearsals begin on September 10, 2012 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Centreville United Methodist Church, Centreville, MD. **September 10 rehearsal will also be an “Open House” for new singers. NO audition is held and singers of all parts are welcome.
This special rehearsal will be from 6:30 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. and includes a short reception.

“HOLIDAY POPS” Concert with the Capital Ringers
Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
Todd Performing Arts Center, Chesapeake College, Wye Mills, MD

Weekly Monday rehearsals will begin January 7, 2013 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Centreville United Methodist Church, Centreville, MD. **January 7, 2013 will also be an “Open House” for new singers. No audition is held and singers of all parts are welcome. This special rehearsal will be from 6:30-9:00 p.m. and includes a short reception.

25th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT “From Stage and Screen”
Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
Todd Performing Arts Center, Chesapeake College, Wye Mills, MD

Save the Date!

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! There will be one performance only: Sunday, December 4, 2011, 4:00 p.m.  The Todd Performing Arts Center at Chesapeake College, Wye Mills, MD

Tickets are $15.oo for adults; children through high school are  admitted free.   For more information 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.

“Holiday Pops” Concert

On December 5, 2010 at 4:00 p.m., The Queen Anne’s Chorale will present its annual Christmas concert, “Holiday Pops”. The single performance will be held at the Todd Performing Arts Center at Chesapeake College on Rt. 50 in Wye Mills, MD. A reception will follow, enabling the audience to join Chorale members in the Christmas spirit.

The Chorale is very honored to have as its artistic director, Mr. Robert Huntington, who begins his 9th 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 high level of expertise to the Chorale’s successful performances as well.

This season’s concert will launch the Christmas season with some great standards such as “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas”, “Home For the Holidays”, “A Holly, Jolly Christmas, and “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”. Special arrangements of “We Wish You a Jazzy Christmas” and “Nutcracker Jingles” will be performed along with the traditional “Carol of the Bells”. Talented soloists and a special ensemble from the Chorale will be featured during the performance, and a combo of bass??, guitar, and drums will accompany many of the selections. Kids of all ages will especially enjoy the presentations of “ Rudolph, the Red Nosed Reindeer” and, the Chorale’s special rendition of “The Grinch”. The audience will have the opportunity to participate in singing as well.

This performance is certain to put its listeners in the “holiday” spirit!

Tickets are sold at the door or through Chorale members and are $10.00 for adults. Children through high school are admitted free. The concert venue is handicapped accessible.

In keeping with the Chorale’s mission statement of “presenting quality music to the community at large, there will be a mini-concert presented at the Benedictine School in Ridgely, MD.

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

For more information please call: 410 643 1314 or visit www.qachorale.org.

Queen Anne’s Chorale To Perform The Brahms Requiem

In April, 2011, the Queen Anne’s Chorale will perform the Brahms Requiem, in English, in collaboration with the Londontowne Symphony Orchestra. There will be two performances:

Date: Saturday, April 9, 2011, 7:30 p.m.
Location: The Todd Performing Arts Center, Chesapeake College, Wye Mills, MD

Date: Sunday, April 10, 2011, 3:00 p.m.
Location: Annapolis Senior High School, Annapolis, MD

As is its custom, the Chorale invites new singers of all parts to join at the beginning of each semester at an “open rehearsal”. Due to logistics and space, the Chorale has announced a deadline of December 10, 2010 for new singers to join. There will be NO January 3 “open rehearsal” which was announced earlier this semester.

Therefore, interested singers should contact Bob Huntington, Artistic Director, before the new December 10th deadline.

Mr. Huntington can be reached either by phone: 410 763 7674 or by email: bobhuntington01@aol.com

For more information about the Chorale, 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 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.

“Good Grief: Music of Mourning, Comfort, and Hope”

The Queen Anne’s Chorale is proud to dedicate its spring concert, “Good Grief:  Music of Mourning, Comfort, and Hope”, to all Veterans, Active Duty, and Reservists who have served their country in time of conflict. Recognition of all United States military services will be made during each concert with special attention given to those who have lost their lives, more recently in Iraq and Afghanistan.

There will be 2 performances:

Saturday: April 24th at Christ Episcopal Church, 830 Romancoke Road, Kent Island,
7:30 p.m.

Sunday: April 25th at Centreville United Methodist Church, 4:00 p.m.

The Chorale will perform the beautiful Rutter Requiem, written by Englishman, John Rutter and first  introduced in concert on October 13, 1985 in Dallas, Texas. This work will be performed with chamber orchestra.  Other repertoire will also feature the powerful and uplifting How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place  from Requiem by Johannes Brahms; At The River, adapted by Aaron Copland;  Precious Lord, Take My Hand by Thomas A. Dorsey; To Everything There Is A Season by Ed Harris, and You’ll Never Walk Alone from Carousel by Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein 11.  Artistic Director, Bob Huntington, carefully chose this music to offer assurance and comfort to the audience.

Also accompanying the Chorale is pianist Cynthia Bidinotto-Slate.

A short reception will be held after each performance so that Chorale members may greet the audience and personally thank them for attending.

Tickets can be purchased at the door or from a Chorale member beforehand.  They are $10.00 for adults and children through high school are admitted free.  Any member of the military, past or present, in uniform will also be given free admittance.

Both performances are handicapped accessible.

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

The Queen Anne’s Chorale

The Queen Anne’s Chorale, under the artistic direction of Bob Huntington, has been rehearsing for its spring concerts since January.  There will be 2 performances in April:

Saturday: April 24th at Christ Episcopal Church, 830 Romancoke Road,  Kent Island at
7:30, p.m.

Sunday: April 25th at Centreville United Methodist Church at  4:00 p.m.

The concerts, entitled “Good Grief: Music of Mourning, Comfort, and Hope” will feature the beautiful Rutter Requiem performed with chamber orchestra. The repertoire will also feature powerful and uplifting selections by  Brahms and Copland  that offer assurance and comfort to the audience.  Both performances have been dedicated to all Veterans, Active Duty, and Reservists who have served their country in time of conflict.  Special attention will be given to those who have lost their lives in this service, more recently in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Pictured above are accompanist, Cynthia Bidinotto-Slate, and Bob Huntington, Artistic Director,  in a planning session for the April Concert.

Tickets can be purchased at the door or from a Chorale member beforehand.  They are $10.00 for adults and children through high school are admitted free.  Any member of the military, past or present, in uniform will also be given free admittance.

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.