Annapolis Chorale Closes Season with Light & Life Concert April 19-20

Annapolis Chorale Season Finale includes a trio of the 20th century’s best composers.

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Annapolis Chorale Laurie Hays

Laurie Hays, Soprano

Annapolis, MD (PRWEB) April 10, 2013

The Annapolis Chorale concludes the 2012-2013 season with the final leg of the musical journey Music Director J. Ernest Green began in March. Celebrating the work of a trio of the 20th century’s best composers, the Chorale performs “Light & Life” at St. Anne’s Church in Annapolis on April 19 (7:30 pm) and 20 (8 pm) accompanied by members of Annapolis Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Mr. Green. On the program are works by three of the modern era’s finest composers, John Rutter, Karl Jenkins and Morten Lauridsen.

This eclectic program is dramatic and varied, from the pounding drums and Japanese haiku of Jenkins' “Requiem” to the lushly beautiful “Lux Aeterna” by California composer Morten Lauridsen. John Rutter’s “Mass of the Children” lends yet another unique element, mixing poetry with liturgical texts to haunting melodies sung by children. This concert also features soloists, Laurie Hays, soprano, and Nathan Wyatt, baritone, along with Cantori, a women’s ensemble and the Annapolis Youth Chorus. This mixture of music and musicians in the acoustics of St. Anne’s is the perfect season finale.

It also marks the end of the musical journey through 400 years of choral singing that Mr. Green began in the March concerts. At both April concerts, Mr. Green will again provide the connective tissue that binds the music together with in his signature combination of knowledge, enthusiasm and creativity. Casual Friday night’s event will also include a post-concert Q&A session with the musicians, singers and Mr. Green.

Students attend all performances free (those over 18 must provide a valid student ID). Adult tickets are $40/adults, $15/pre-sold students and are on sale now on the Live Arts Maryland website or at the Maryland Hall Box Office at 410-280-5640.

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 Chorale Chamber Chorus, Annapolis Chamber Orchestra, Cantori, a women’s ensemble, the Annapolis Youth Chorus and the St. Anne’s Concert Series. 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, the City of Annapolis and CapitalOne Bank.

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