The Chesapeake Chorale presents “A Ceremony of Carols"
From the quiet solitude of Away in a Manger, arranged by Ola Gjeilo, to Craig Courtney’s How Great Our Joy, with its festive four-hands piano accompaniment, the Chesapeake Chorale celebrates the season in carols! The main feature of this year’s annual holiday tradition will be a performance of Benjamin Britten’s celebrated suite A Ceremony of Carols for chorus and harp.
In this beloved setting of Middle English Christmas texts, composed in 1942, Britten draws inspiration from a long tradition of native English church music. Although the music is decidedly twentieth century, Britten was careful to maintain the character of the medieval poetry.
The Chorale’s holiday program is always a very popular concert. Make your plans now to join us and order your tickets early.
A must-see and hear local holiday event!
Saturday, December 1st, at 7:30 pm
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church
1800 Seton Drive
Crofton, MD 21114
Online advance ticket purchases will begin shortly.
The Chesapeake Chorale presents“Side by Side with Sondheim”
The Chorale presents an evening of music by one of the masters of American musical theater. Stephen Sondheim began his career as a protégé of Oscar Hammerstein II and as a lyricist for Leonard Bernstein (West Side Story, Candide), but soon struck out on his own with a breathtaking series of Broadway shows: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Follies, Company, A Little Night Music, Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd, and Sunday in the Park with George.
Join us for an enchanting evening of music from this true American genius, with featured selections from his musicals by the Chorale and in solos by members of the Chorale. But you better get your tickets early, because “Another Hundred People Just Got Off of the Train”! And as you head into the performance, keep a look out for beans…“They May Be Magic. ”
Saturday, March 16th at 7:30 pm & Sunday, March 17th at 3 pm
Christian Community Presbyterian Church
3120 Belair Drive
Bowie, MD 20715
The Chorale Chamber Singers present “What My Heart Indites”
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
The Chesapeake Chorale Chamber Singers continue an
in-depth exploration of the pairing of words and music.
Central to the performance this year will be music of George Frideric Handel, including thrilling and inspiring musical selections from his Chandos Anthems and the beloved Coronation Anthems.
The Chamber Singers will pair Handel’s music with contemporary text settings by established and emergent composers. The focus will be on the meaning of the author’s words and on highlighting the distinctive voices of the composers on the program.
Admission is free—there will be a freewill offering taken.
Saturday, April 6th, at 7:30 pm
Cresthill Baptist Church
16510 Laurel Bowie Road
Bowie, MD 20715
The Chesapeake Chorale presents“The Marvelous Mr. Mozart”
Our 38th Season culminates with a concert of choral music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The program will include a wide sampling of Mozart’s choral masterworks, including short motets and selections from longer works such as the Requiem, the Coronation Mass, and Solemn Vespers.
Saturday, May 18th, at 7:30 pm
Saint Matthew’s United Methodist Church
14900 Annapolis Road
Bowie, MD 20715
W. A. Mozart (1756-1791)