Annapolis Chorale Takes the Stage for the First Classics Concert of the Season

| November 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

For the first classics concert of the 2011-2012 season, Live Arts Maryland music director J. Ernest Green will conduct the Annapolis Chorale premiere of Felix Mendelssohn’s “Lobgesang,” one of the best-loved choral works ever written.  The two concerts, Friday, November 11 (7:30 p.m.) and Saturday, November 12 (8 p.m.) will be performed at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts.  Setting the tone for this pair of concerts devoted to the music of song, “Lobgesang” is a jubilant hymn of praise that showcases what makes choral singing so compelling.  Performing with the Chorale will be a trio of guest soloists, sopranos Erika Juengst and Caitlyn Vincent, and tenor Adam Caughey.   The Chorale will also perform two moving motets by Anton Bruckner, “Locus Site” and “Os Justin Meditabitur.”   Also on the program for these concerts is classical guitarist Piotr Pakhomkin, who will perform Joaquin Rodrigo’s “Concerto de Aranjuez,” which includes the familiar “Adagio” movement.

Area music students may attend these concerts free using the Live Arts Maryland Student Rush program.  To get a free ticket, all students with valid IDs and those under 18 may go to the Maryland Hall Box Office a half-hour before curtain on performance nights.  The offer is one ticket per student.

Live Arts Maryland offers two opportunities to experience “Choral Fantasy.”   The November 11 Casual Friday event at 7:30 p.m. includes remarks by Mr. Green and a post-performance question-and-answer session with guest artists.  Saturday’s more formal 8 p.m. performance that begins with a pre-concert talk by Mr. Green at 7 p.m. in the auditorium.  Tickets range from $34-$37 for adults, $12 for pre-sold students and are on sale now at the Maryland Hall Box Office at 410-280-5640 or www.marylandhall.org.  There is a $3 per-ticket service charge for individual tickets.

The Annapolis Chorale is presented by Live Arts Maryland, one of the region’s largest and most active non-profit arts organizations dedicated to enhancing community life by performing and presenting high-quality music and providing music education for all ages.  Live Arts Maryland is also home to the Annapolis Chamber Orchestra, the Annapolis Youth Chorus and the St. Anne’s Concert Series.  It also offers such music education programs as the MusicWorks school partnership and a scholarship program for high-school music students.  The Annapolis Chorale is a resident company of Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts and is supported by the Maryland State Arts Council, the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County and the City of Annapolis.

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