Live Arts Maryland

Address: 801 Chase St., Annapolis, MD 21401

Phone: (410) 263-1906 | Presenter

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About Live Arts Maryland

Live Arts Maryland

Live Arts Maryland is a performing arts organization that is home base to The Annapolis Chorale, the Annapolis Chamber Orchestra, the St. Anne’s Concert Series and the local presenter of the Washington Symphonic Brass. The mission of the organization is to enhance community life through performing and producing a wide variety of music. Live Arts Maryland is also home to a vibrant music education program for musicians of all ages. For young singers, the organization includes the Annapolis Youth Chorus and an apprentice program for qualified high-school music students. Adult singers may take advantage of seminars on vocal health and training.

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Annapolis Chorale- Season Finale! Peace and Joy!
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Annapolis Chorale- Season Finale! Peace and Joy!

April 7, 2018

Live Arts Maryland closes the 2017-2018 season with a program called “Peace and Joy!” featuring  J. Ernest Green conducting the Annapolis Chorale and Annapolis Chamber Orchestra. As we mark the 100th Anniversary of America’s involvement in World War I, music is a way for us to remember that in the end we strive for peace!  Gerald Finzi’s moving A Farewell to Arms and Beethoven’s monumental Choral Fantasy bookend this concert of music that is full of optimism and hope.

Annapolis Chorale - Mass in B-Minor (BWV 232) JS Bach
St. Anne's Church

Annapolis Chorale - Mass in B-Minor (BWV 232) JS Bach

March 10, 2018

As part of its Bach+ Series at historic St. Anne’s Church, Live Arts Maryland presents J.S. Bach’s Mass in B-Minor.  The Annapolis Chorale Chamber Chorus and Annapolis Chamber Orchestra will perform the work under the direction of J. Ernest Green.  Organist and Bach expert Larry Molinaro will also perform. One of the crowing achievements in all of Western Civilization, Bach’s Mass in b-minor is full of glorious music and musical puzzles that inspire and astonish both performers and listeners alike to this day! It really is as one performer described it – the Mount Everest of music. This is only the second time in history that this work has been performed by members of the Annapolis Chorale. Please join us for this very special concert event. Note:  Seating at St. Anne’s is limited so get your tickets early!

Annapolis Chorale- Broadway in Annapolis: The Secret Garden+
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Annapolis Chorale- Broadway in Annapolis: The Secret Garden+

February 9, 2018

Based on one of the best loved books of all time, this show is filled with beautiful music, wonderful characters and a story that you’ll carry with you long after the last notes have sounded.  This multiple Tony Award-winner, with script and lyrics by Marsha Norman and music by Lucy Simon, is a perfect show for families!

Annapolis Chorale - Handel’s Messiah
St. Anne's Church

Annapolis Chorale - Handel’s Messiah

December 17, 2017

Few places are more magical than downtown Annapolis during the holidays. There’s no better place than downtown Annapolis to share a holiday tradition with family and friends. J. Ernest Green conducts the Chorale’s Chamber Chorus and the Annapolis Chamber Orchestra in a very special trio of performances of Handel’s “Messiah” at historic St. Anne’s Church in Church Circle. The nearly perfect acoustics and historic beauty of St. Anne’s make it the perfect location to experience this much-loved oratorio, which takes on extra intensity and meaning under Mr. Green’s direction. All performances include a unique addition in large-screen displays of music, images, translations and biblical quotes that bring the work’s message to modern audiences.  Note:  Seating at St. Anne’s is limited so get your tickets early!

Annapolis Chorale - Handel’s Messiah
St. Anne's Church

Annapolis Chorale - Handel’s Messiah

December 15, 2017

Few places are more magical than downtown Annapolis during the holidays. There’s no better place than downtown Annapolis to share a holiday tradition with family and friends. J. Ernest Green conducts the Chorale’s Chamber Chorus and the Annapolis Chamber Orchestra in a very special trio of performances of Handel’s “Messiah” at historic St. Anne’s Church in Church Circle. The nearly perfect acoustics and historic beauty of St. Anne’s make it the perfect location to experience this much-loved oratorio, which takes on extra intensity and meaning under Mr. Green’s direction. All performances include a unique addition in large-screen displays of music, images, translations and biblical quotes that bring the work’s message to modern audiences.  Note:  Seating at St. Anne’s is limited so get your tickets early!

Annapolis Chorale-A Celebration of Christmas
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Annapolis Chorale-A Celebration of Christmas

December 8, 2017

“Yuletide carols being sung by a choir” –  a very big choir – The Annapolis Chorale – are the hallmark of this longest running holiday event in the area!  J. Ernest Green, The Annapolis Chorale and the Annapolis Chamber Orchestra take the stage for this annual holiday favorite that includes a joyous blend of everyone’s favorite songs, like “White Christmas” and “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.”  Not to be outdone in the holiday cheer department, the Annapolis Chamber Orchestra takes the spotlight for the classic “Sleigh Ride” and “Twas the Night Before Christmas.”  The audience gets into the act, too, with a special holiday carol sing-along with Maestro Green.   This concerts sells out early so get your tickets!

A Cantori Christmas
St. Anne's Church

A Cantori Christmas

December 3, 2017

Live Arts Maryland’s women’s ensemble, Cantori, opens the holiday season with its annual Christmas concert in the heart of Annapolis  Conducted by Laurie J. Hays and accompanied by Carolene Winter, the 15-member group will perform holiday music by Benjamin Britten, Ralph Vaughan Williams, John Rutter and more.  Special guests are Kerry Willingham, oboe, and student percussionists from Annapolis High School.  The concert is free; donations will be accepted at the door.

Thursday Concerts@ St. Anne': Elán Ensemble
St. Anne's Church

Thursday Concerts@ St. Anne': Elán Ensemble

November 30, 2017

The Élan Ensemble performs music from the 17th – 19th centuries in historic venues, bringing modern audiences into the spirit of the musical and social world of past eras. Elissa Edwards and Dr. Anastasia Pike specialize in creating thematic concerts through the use of original editions and historical performance practices such as ornamentation and expressive gesture. Each concert is a unique sensory experience, as their programs intersect with the art, culture, politics and philosophy of the times. Élan Ensemble’s debut album for commercial release, Jane Austen’s Songbook – Songs & Arias from Miss Austen’s Personal Collection will be released this year and followed shortly by their second album, An English Christmas. They are enjoying a busy year of concerts at universities and historic houses throughout the East Coast to mark Miss Austen’s bicentennial celebration and were recently featured at the 2017 American Harp Society Summer Institute. Elissa Edwards, award-winning soprano, specializes in music primarily of the 17th and 18th centuries, and her performances bring to light underperformed, yet stunning works from these periods. She is the co-founder and Creative Director of the Élan Ensemble. Ms. Edwards began her training at Houston Grand Opera and obtained her performance degrees from University of York, England (MA) and Boston University (BA), where she studied under Martin Pearlman of Boston Baroque and Peter Seymour of Yorkshire Baroque Soloists, with additional studies at the Royal College of Music, London. She currently studies with Dr. Julianne Baird. In addition to chamber music performances, she is also a sacred music specialist and has been the featured concert soloist in many oratorio and cantata performances in the US and UK. (elissaedwards.com) Anastasia Pike, harpist, enjoys a multi-faceted career as a performer and educator.  Dr. Pike has performed in venues including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Kennedy Center.  She co-founded the Sprezzatura Duo, which commissions and premiers new works, most recently at the 2016 American Harp Society’s (AHS) National Conference.  She also co-founded the Elán Ensemble, that presented Jane Austen’s Songbook at the 2017 AHS Summer Institute. Dr. Pike received her doctorate from Columbia University and has master’s degrees from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, Pensacola Theological Seminary, and the University of Maryland. She completed additional studies at the Julliard School and, upon personal invitation, the Salzedo School. She is also a faculty member at the Teachers College of Columbia University, the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, and Christopher Newport University. Dr. Pike serves as President of the Washington, D.C. chapter of the American Harp Society. (Annapike.com)

Bach+@ St. Anne's: Sunday Organ Vespers
St. Anne's Church

Bach+@ St. Anne's: Sunday Organ Vespers

October 22, 2017

This new series launches on September 24 at 4 p.m. with the first of eight, hour-long Organ Vespers that are designed to show off St. Anne’s newly-refurbished Freiburger organ as well as the organ works of J.S. Bach, performed by organist Larry Molinaro.  Throughout his entire career, Bach was regarded as the “prince of all clavier players” (as a colleague once called him). This first Organ Vespers program features some of the virtuosic “foundational” works that Bach wrote before his years in Leipzig.  The program shows how Bach incorporated the styles of the previous generation of German masters along with Italian and French styles into his compositions.  Works to be performed include chorales from the Orgelbüchlein as well as the famous Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor (BWV 582).