Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

50th Season Finale: Glory, Praise, and Peace

We close our 50th anniversary season with the big wonderful sound of the Chorale and the Chamber Orchestra performing YOUR requests! From our five-decade history, you’ve chosen works by Brucker, Jenkins, and we’re adding the regional premiere of Marvin Hamlisch’s “Anatomy of Peace,” among others. We’re inviting back singers who’ve been members of the Chorale over the years to help blow out the candles on the cake and celebrate half a century of bringing music to Annapolis!

Celebration of Christmas

One night only! It’s the most wonderful time of the year – especially for this community favorite and family tradition! Many Annapolitans kick off the season with this concert, which features a sleigh full of holiday cheer provided by the Annapolis Chorale, Chamber Orchestra, and Artistic Director J. Ernest Green, along with special musical guests!

Two wonderful guest artists join the festivities this year. Pianist, composer, performer, and on-stage music director for Netflix’ The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Mark Berman returns to offer his amazing holiday arrangements and vibrant piano playing. He has composed and played for Sex and the City (think of the ubiquitous opening theme song), Nurse Jackie, Royal Pains, and many other shows. Mr. Berman has worked with a who’s who of music, including Carole King, Hugh Jackman, Aretha Franklin and has performed at Carnegie Hall and the legendary Rainbow Room, among other famous venues.

Back by popular demand, veteran Broadway performer Bernard Dotson returns as our Celebration of Christmas vocalist! Most recently seen on stage as Noah “Horse” T. Simmons in The Full Monty, Bernard has performed on Broadway in Ragtime, Finian’s RainbowChicago, Dream Girls, Sweet Smell Of Success, and many more! No stranger to Live Arts, Bernard is thrilled to be back for this year’s Celebration of Christmas!

Choral(e) Favorites

It’s our 50th Anniversary and to celebrate we asked the Chorale and our audience what music they’ve enjoyed most and what composers they’d like to hear from again! Find out which pieces were at the top of everyone’s list in this program!

The program features:

Sunrise Mass – Gjeilo
the breath of Life – Forrest 
The Lake Isle – Gjeilo
Choose Something Like a Star – Thompson

Broadway in Annapolis: They’re Playing Our Song

What could possibly go wrong when an established songwriter and an up-and-coming lyricist fall in love while they’re writing music together? Find out in this wickedly funny and timeless musical from Tony Award-winners Marvin Hamlisch and Neil Simon! Don’t miss the limited local run of They’re Playing Our Song.

“Guys & Dolls”

The show must go on! Our 2022-2023 season opens with Guys & Dolls presented as a pops gala. This show features many outstanding American Songbook standards such as “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat”, “If I Were A Bell”, “A Bushel and a Peck”, and more. Audiences of all ages will find the magic of live musical theater right here in Annapolis in this timeless classic!

Brahms – “Ein deutsches Requiem” 

Witness the majesty and power of the Annapolis Chorale and the Annapolis Chamber Orchestra in the Ein deutches Requiem (A German Requiem) by Johannes Brahms. Brahms himself aptly referred to this as a Human Requiem. This setting of the requiem text paints the fragility, sorrow, and beauty of humanity unlike any other setting of the requiem text. This historic masterpiece will be paired with shorter chorale works that speak to our shared humanity. Join us for an evening of compelling choral singing that is sure to touch your soul!

Broadway in Annapolis: The Fantasticks

Live Arts Maryland continues the second half of its 2022-2023 season with two Broadway in Annapolis performances of “The Fantasticks” on Friday and Saturday, February, 17 and 18 at 8:00pm, at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts.  Since its opening in May 1960 at the Sullivan Street Playhouse in New York and its subsequent revival at the Snapple Theatre Center, “The Fantasticks” has become the longest running production of any kind in the history of American theatre. The Fantasticks is an unusual love story set about by two meddling parents and features the iconic song “Try to Remember.”

Celebration of Christmas

One night only! It’s the most wonderful time of the year. A community favorite and tradition for years – and how many Annapolitans kick off the season – this concert features a sleigh full of holiday cheer provided by the Annapolis Chorale, Chamber Orchestra, and Artistic Director J. Ernest Green, along with special musical guests!

Modern Masterworks featuring Mimi Stillman

Join us for a riveting concert of pieces never before heard in Annapolis! The Annapolis Chamber Orchestra will be joined by flautist Mimi Stillman for a commissioned premiere of Zhou Tian’s Concerto for Flute & Orchestra. This work has been over two years in the making in partnership with orchestras around the United States! The Annapolis Chorale will inspire with works by living composers from around the globe, Ola Gjeilo’s Across the Vast Eternal Sky and Morten Laurdisen’s Lux aeterna. We are thrilled to finally share these modern masterworks!