As the Annapolis Chorale moves back into the realm of in person, socially distanced singing, we decided to combine two things that our audience loves about our series. The first is, of course, performances by the Annapolis Chorale. The second is our presentation of silent movies with an improvised score to accompany them played by our own Larry Molinaro.
is the first performance by members of the Annapolis Chorale since last February. For this release I have chosen a favorite of both our singers and our audience - the first movement of Dan Forrest’s “Requiem for the Living”. This piece seemed especially appropriate right now as we think about those we have lost and our efforts to move through this frightening and dark time.
is the 1925 version of “The Phantom of the Opera” starring Lon Chaney! This is a yearly event that brings people into St. Anne’s church to see this fun film while Larry Molinaro fills the place with music. But this year we can’t show it inside with the organ, so we are showing the movie on the front lawn of the church as we pipe Larry’s playing outside!
The evening will start with the premiere of the new Chorale recording followed by the movie. The Annapolis Chorale performance can be enjoyed in-person in the church yard of St. Anne’s or virtually from the comfort of your home. The silent film featuring Larry Molinaro will only be shown in-person at St. Anne’s Church.
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