RESIDENT ENSEMBLESAnnapolis Chorale & Chamber Chorus
THE ANNAPOLIS CHORALE, IS A 150-PERSON ENSEMBLE OF SINGERS AND FRIENDS FROM ANNE ARUNDEL, HOWARD, PRINCE GEORGES, BALTIMORE, AND CALVERT COUNTIES.
Our mission continues to be to enrich the lives of Marylanders through musical excellence and community building.
From its birth in 1974 to the present as the centerpiece of Live Arts Maryland, the Annapolis Chorale has grown to become one of the largest, most innovative, and active performing ensembles in the region, performing a full season of concerts from October through April.
Within the Chorale, there are several project-based smaller ensembles. These groups are by invitation and allow for a different type of music making and community than the full group. This season, much of our music making will be done this way to ensure the safety
Under the leadership of Music Director J. Ernest Green, the Annapolis Chorale has earned a reputation for excellence, creativity and innovative programming. The Chorale has performed at Carnegie Hall twice to rave reviews and reviewers consistently use such phrases as “Grand and glorious singing,” “Filled and brimming over with talent,” and “Fresh approach to music making” to describe the Chorale.
RESIDENT ENSEMBLESAnnapolis Chamber Orchestra
THE ANNAPOLIS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA WAS FOUNDED IN 1990 BY MUSIC DIRECTOR J. ERNEST GREEN.
Made up of professional musicians from the region the orchestra has established itself as a mainstay of Live Arts Maryland, appearing on programs with the Annapolis Chorale as well as on it’s own. The orchestra has performed at Carnegie Hall three times, collaborated with world class artists as soloists and guest conductors, and has commissioned new works. In recent years, members of the orchestra have formed the core of the consort that anchors the Bach+ series.
For the 2020-2021 season the orchestra will collaborate with flutist Mimi Stillman, pianist Dan Tepfer, composer Zhou Tian, and Pops soloists Bernard Dotson, Raissa Katona Bennett and Mark Berman. The orchestra will begin a new chapter in September when it starts a new season as an “Ensemble in Residence” at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church in Annapolis.