Apr 22 – MID-ATLANTIC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA-Brahms & Mozart. 7pm. Chesapeake College Todd Performing Arts Center, Wye Mills. Proof of vaccination req’d. 5 concerts $195; each $30, $45, $50; New Year’s Eve $60 or $85; Livestream $15 each. 410-289-3440 or 1-888-846-8600.
Back by popular demand, the 60+ voices of the Queen Anne’s Chorale will present its annual spring Gala on Saturday, April 26, 2014, 7:00 p.m. at the Todd Performing Arts Center, Chesapeake College at Wye Mills, MD. The concert, entitled, “Pirates Plus”! will delight the audience in a musical voyage to explore a treasure trove of sea shanties and pirate songs. The repertoire is further enhanced by a running narrative that expounds upon the nautical theme and terms, and famous pirates, including those that once sailed the waters of the Chesapeake Bay off of Maryland’s Eastern Shore!
A Pre-concert Power Point slide show with terminology from musical selections and images of famous pirates plus tidbits of colorful local pirate history will be presented for additional appreciation of the concert theme. This performance promises to delight the audience, no matter the age. And members should watch out for a real pirate lurking about the hall!
Artistic Director, Bob Huntington, began these themed concerts in 2005 and their popularity has grown each season. He carefully researches the theme of each and selects matching repertoire. His use of narration, interesting stage decor’, props, and audience interaction always “educates, entertains, and engages” those who attend! Cynthia Bidinotto-Slate accompanies the Chorale and she and Mr. Huntington are an excellent partnership in presenting the successful concerts each season.
Among musical selections performed will be sea chanteys, “What Shall We Do With A Drunken Sailor?”, “Yo Ho, A Pirate’s Life For Me”, “Fire Down Below” and other selections such as “Lift The Sails in the Morning”, “Pirates Song”, and a rollicking medley from Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta, “H.M.S. Pinafore”. Other repertoire will be “Golden Vanity”, Blow the Man Down”, and” A ‘Roving”.
Rounding out this eclectic performance, are additional songs performed by special groups from within the Chorale: soloists, separate men and women’s choruses, and the auditioned Select Ensemble. Also performing onstage will be flutist Heather Fullerton performing, “Sailor’s Hornpipe”, among others. She will accompany soloists Kathy Hayes and Sandy Fox, along with the full Chorale as they perform “Song for the Mira”, written by Allister MacGillivray.
After the performance, a reception will be held so that audience and Chorale members may greet each other.
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 410 770 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.
Church Basement Ladies
Friday, February 19, 2010
Todd Performing Arts Center
Chesapeake College, Wye Mills
Dinner 6 p.m.; Show 8 p.m.
Dinner and show – $55/person. Show only – $35/person. Groups of 25 or more – show only – $30; Dinner &; show – $45. Dinner in the TPAC lobby includes buffet, beverage & gratuity.
This hilarious musical comedy is a celebration of the church basement kitchens everywhere and the wonderful, unsung women who work there. The script is dead-on, the music is toe tapping, the humor is delicious and the cast includes some of the funniest people we have ever assembled on our stage. Dinner and show – $55/person. Show only – $35/person. Groups of 25 or more – show only – $30; Dinner & show – $45. Dinner begins at 6 pm in the lovely TPAC lobby & includes buffet, beverage & gratuity. Location: Todd Performing Arts Center, Theatre
Friday, February 19, 2010 – Sunday, February 28, 2010
Wor-Wic Community College, Salisbury
2 & 8 p.m.
Annie Nations, an indomitable Appalachian widow of 79, lives on her mountain farm with the acerbic ghost of her husband Hector. Her tranquility is threatened by a brash real estate developer who wants to turn her land into a vacation resort and by concern over her son Dillard, a country singer who has come home with two stranded children because his wife has run away. Annie’s battle to decide her future takes her through some funny, touching and magical flashbacks to her life with Hector. Played on Broadway by Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy, this couple offers a staunchly affirmative tribute to country folk. Dillard, still singing the music which used to infuriate his father, has an exuberant scene in which the audience becomes his public at a fairground concert. Can Dillard woo his mother away from the recalcitrant ghost? Will development swallow up the family farm? Only Annie can decide.
Seven Keys to Baldplate
Friday, February 19, 2010 – Sunday, February 28, 2010
Oxford Community Center, Oxford
Fri. & Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.; Thurs., 7 p.m.
Seven Keys to Baldplate is a comedy/mystery/farce that will have you laughing and guessing until the final moment. Billy Magee, a writer of popular fiction, makes a wager that he can write a novel about Baldpate Mountain within twenty-four hours. In order to win this wager he goes to Baldpate Inn, the most lonesome spot on earth, to get away from melodrama. Instead of seclusion, crooks, murderers, ghosts, pistol shots, policemen, and dead people walking about the halls interrupt him. Directed by Zach Schlag. February 12–28. Presented by the Tred Avon Players at the Oxford Community Center, Oxford.