Music at St. Anne’s

St. Anne’s Concert Series

St. Anne’s Church is known for its exemplary music program and this free concert series is a big part of it.  Through this series, we bring to Annapolis the best musicians in the region. The church itself boasts the finest acoustics in the area as well as one of the finest pipe organs. So, if you like music – music of all kinds – join us!

All Thursday Concerts begin at 6:15 PM at St. Anne’s Church (Church Circle, Annapolis)

No tickets required for these special nights! Come as you are, pay as you can.

October 13, Nov 3 and Dec 1 - Bach +

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Thursday, Oct. 13, Nov 3 and Dec 1 at 6:15 PM @ St. Anne’s Church

Live Arts Maryland’s Bach+ series explores the infinite creativity and joy that is the music of Johann Sebastian Bach.  Now entering its third year, Bach+ offers much more than performances of Bach’s music within a beautiful environment (even though we are privileged to perform in historic St. Anne’s Church).  Bach+ is about communication—exploring the musical dialogue among Bach and those who came before him as well as those who were influenced by him or respond to his music—and collaboration—between performers and the audience as well as among performers working in variety of genres

The 2016-2017 season of the Bach+ series offers two parallel but different areas for exploration:

  1. The first area looks at ways that early music inspires modern genres – in particular, jazz and folk – with programming that plays at the intersection of practiced performance and improvisation.

October 13th  opens our season with jazz pianist Dan Tepfer, who “combines superb technique with a complex set of impulses: he’s a deeply rational improviser drawn to the unknown” (New York Times), will present his version of Bach’s Goldberg Variations, which features a complete performance of the Goldberg interspersed with Dan’s improvisations on each of Bach’s variations.  Of his recording of the Goldberg, the Village Voice wrote “…on the classical side, the 60 tracks are a blend of grace and power. On the jazz side, they’re built with daring and élan. It’s easy to respect both.”

November 3rd brings Piotr Pokhamkin, 2016 Respighi Prize Winner, Guitar to St. Anne’s. Hailed by the Baltimore Sun as an artist of “formidable talents,” Russian-American guitarist Piotr Pakhomkin has performed at the Kennedy Center, Strathmore, Jordan Hall in Boston, Mimara Concert Hall in Croatia, Teatro Pablo de Villavicencio in Mexico, D.B. Clarke Auditorium in Canada, New York’s Dweck Center for Contemporary Culture and Panama’s historic National Theater. He was also a featured soloist for the Baltimore Classical Guitar Society, Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C. Guitar Society, Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Association, Waterford Series, LiveArts Maryland, Washington County Museum Fine Arts Series and as a concerto soloist with the McLean Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfonica de las Artes and the Annapolis Chamber Orchestra. Canfali Edition wrote of his recent May 2016 solo performance in Spain: “His neat execution and mastery of the instrument impressed the audience, who cheered the artist.” 

  1. The second area looks at two of the major influences on J.S. Bach as a young composer along his pathway of “becoming Bach”:

December 1st J. Ernest Green leads the Annapolis Chamber Orchestra, Annapolis Chorale Chamber Chorus, St. Anne’s choir and guest soloists in Abendmusik, featuring the music of Dietrich Buxtehude, with whom Bach traveled to Lübeck to study in 1705-1706 and whose famous Abendmusik concerts at the town’s Marienkirche Bach likely encountered during his travels.

Finally, this season will feature two new additions to Bach+ programming:

  • an “Emerging Artists” concert, featuring a performance by an up-and-coming ensemble
  • a mini-festival in March, in conjunction with the Annapolis Chorale performance of Monteverdi’s Vespers (Vespro della Beatta Vergine, 1610).

So join in our musical conversations as we explore these intriguing and inspiring influences both of Bach and on Bach.

As always, come as you are, pay as you can.  What’s important is that we take the time to experience this music together in a collaboration of performer and listener.

See you there!

Ernest Green and Larry Molinaro, co-directors, Bach+


October 20 - Chatterton-McCright Duo

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Thursday, October 20 at 6:15 PM at St. Anne’s Church (Church Circle)

The Chatterton-McCright Duo has been performing together since 2009. Their successful
partnership has taken them across the United States and abroad presenting programs of concert
music that blend both traditional and contemporary works. Their concerts include London’s St.
Martins-in-the-Field Artist Series, the National Concert Hall of Ireland, the Chicago Cultural
Center and throughout Thailand and Australia. As educators, the duo has given residencies at
many colleges and universities. They are strong proponents of new music and have
commissioned, premiered and performed works by dozens of established as well as up-andcoming
composers. This concert includes music featured on their debut CD, French Connections
– Music of Saint-Saens, Prokofiev, Uebayashi, along with music by Romanian composer George
Enescu and Venezuelan composer Icli Zitella.

“The kind of performance that sparks wild standing ovations. Definitive” says the American
Record Guide of American flutist Linda Chatterton. A Yamaha Performing Artist, Ms.
Chatterton has performed in New York at Carnegie and Alice Tully halls, was a featured
recitalist on the prestigious Dame Myra Hess series in Chicago, and has toured internationally
throughout Europe, Asia and Australia. As a concerto soloist, highlights include many
performances of traditional and contemporary repertoire in the U.S. and Europe. She is a twotime
recipient and the only flute soloist to win a McKnight Artist Fellowship for Performing
Musicians, and she has received many prizes and awards from the Jerome Foundation, the
Minnesota State Arts Board and the American Composers Forum. She has served as a U.S. State
Department Arts Ambassador overseas and is a regular performer and lecturer at the National
Flute Association’s and British Flute Society’s conferences. Her live performances have been
broadcast throughout the U.S. on National Public Radio’s Performance Today, and French
Connections is her sixth CD recording. In addition to her concert schedule, Ms. Chatterton is highly regarded for her insightful master classes; in a related realm, she often can be heard
giving her “It Sounded Better at Home!” workshop series based on her extensive work on the
psychology of optimum performance. “It Sounded Better at Home!” will soon be released as a
book. She received her Master of Music degree from the University of Minnesota studying with
Julia Bogorad and her Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music as a
scholarship student of Bonita Boyd.

American pianist Matthew McCright has performed extensively throughout the United States,
Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific as piano soloist and chamber musician. He has thrilled
audiences and critics alike with imaginative programming that places the greatest piano
repertoire alongside the music of today’s most innovative composers. Mr. McCright currently
resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota, teaches privately in the Twin Cities, and is a member of the
piano faculty of Carleton College. He maintains an active performing schedule as one of the
most sought after pianists of his generation in contemporary music. He has premiered numerous
new pieces, many written for him, and has collaborated with countless composers across the
globe. An accomplished recording artist, Mr. McCright has released five solo recordings: three
albums on innova Records (Second Childhood, A Waltz through Vapor, and Blender) and a 2011
release of the piano works of Gene Gutchë on Centaur Records, and a 2015 release on Albany
Records of the piano music of Olivier Messiaen. The recipient of numerous awards, grants, and
prizes, he has performed at festivals such as Bang on a Can at MassMOCA, Printing House
Festival of New Music (Dublin), Late Music Festival (UK), Hampden-Sydney Chamber Music
Festival, Engelbach-Hart, Kodály Institute, Perilous Night, Fringe, Bridge, Spark Festival of
Electronic Music, Seward Arts, Music 2000, CCM Village Opening, and Minnesota Composers
Alliance. Mr. McCright completed his Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Piano Performance
from the University of Minnesota, Master of Music Degree in Piano from the CollegeConservatory
of Music at the University of Cincinnati and earned his Bachelor of Music Degree
in Piano Performance, Magna Cum Laude, from Westminster College. His past teachers include
Lydia Artymiw, Nancy Zipay DeSalvo, Lisa Moore, and Richard Morris. For more information
please visit:

October 27 – Phantom of the Opera – Silent Film

Larry + Lon = Horror Hilarity
Thursday, October 27 at 6:15 PM at St. Anne’s Church (Church Circle)


Like scary music on a pipe organ? Love classic movies? This night is for you. Have some Halloween fun this
year when the opera’s original Phantom makes an Annapolis appearance!

Movie and horror buffs along with anyone who likes to laugh will love organist Larry Molinaro’s musical
take on the 1925 silent film. His original musical accompaniment to this rare big-screen viewing includes
samples from some very recognizable pieces. Over the years, a special game has evolved from these
screenings – The Ballerina Twirl Count! See if you can count the number of times she twirls!

Afterward, find out how Mr. Molinaro created this score and how he plays it on St. Anne’s pipe organ with
a special organ “tour” after the film! Find out if Larry is a more colorful character than Lon!

November 10 – Charles Mokotoff – Classical Guitar

Thursday, November 10 at 6:15 PM at St. Anne’s Church (Church Circle)


CHARLES MOKOTOFF holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in guitar performance from Syracuse University
and Ithaca College, respectively. He has served on the faculties of numerous colleges and universities in
New York and the New England area as a lecturer in classical guitar and lute.

Prior to settling in the Washington, DC area in 1991, Mr. Mokotoff made his home in New England where
he was widely recognized as an active guitarist and lutenist. During that period his career culminated with
two Far East tours and a well-received New York City debut at Carnegie Hall in 1987. Solo and ensemble
recitals over the past few seasons have centered around the Mid-Atlantic states, but include performances
in Chicago, Boston, and most recently two performances at the Lincoln Center Performing Arts Library in
New York City.

Classical Guitar Magazine (U.K.) has called his playing, “truly monumental” as well as “engaging and
rhapsodic”. has written that his playing shows “a mix of strong tone, pianistic at
times, but also capable of beautiful legato phrasing and a natural feel for forward movement.” Earlier in
his career, Mr. Mokotoff was described by the New York Times as “exceptional among debutantes…a
thoughtful, gentlemanly artist, technically fastidious and able to coax a range of sounds from his

Mr. Mokotoff, hearing-impaired for a good deal of his life, is an outspoken proponent of making music
with hearing loss. For further information, please see the website

November 17- Tatiana Chulochnikova

Rediscovered Treasures: Works for Violin and Piano of Théodore Akimenko

Thursday, November 17 at 6:15 PM at St. Anne’s Church (Church Circle)


Always passionate about finding new and unknown repertoire for violin, Tatiana Chulochnikova
discovered the musical legacy of Théodore Akimenko. This nineteenth century composer until
now had only one claim to fame: he was Stravinsky’s first teacher. In collaboration with pianist
Anastasia Dedik, the album “Théodore Akimenko: Works for Violin and Piano” was recorded
and produced in New York City in the fall 2015, making the first existing recorded collection of
works by the composer.Released on the London based label Toccata Classics, the album has
already been noted and favorably reviewed. Recent review says that the music is “played with
fullest commitment, romantic fervour and heart”.

Tatiana Chulochnikova – violin Praised in the media for ‘dark plush romantic violin sound’
(New York Concert Review) and ‘thrilling technique and bravura style” (San Francisco Classical
Voice) violinist Tatiana Chulochnikova is pursuing an active career as a soloist and chamber
musician with performances spanning throughout the United States.

In the 2015-16 season Tatiana appeared as a soloist and concertmaster with Washington Bach
Consort, American Bach Soloists and NYC’s Four Nations Ensemble. In 2015 Tatiana has been
named the winner of the Jeffrey Thomas Award 2016 which is given annually to one musician of
unusual promise and precocious achievement. As the winner, Ms. Chulochnikova performed
series of concerts as a concerto soloist in American Bach Soloists’ 2016 season playing E major
violin concerto by J.S. Bach as well as her own historical reconstruction of the famous organ
Toccata and Fugue in D minor (BWV 565). Tatiana’s playing received highly enthusiastic
reviews: it was described as ‘finely articulated and assertive’ with ‘impressive brilliance’.
Born in Ukraine, Chulochnikova began playing violin at the age of 7 and made her professional
debut at 14 playing Bruch’s violin concerto with the Kharkov Philharmonic. Around the same
time, her own Trio for violin, flute, and cello was awarded Second Prize at the International
Young Composers Competition in Kiev. Chulochnikova received her professional training at the
Tchaikovsky College of Music and Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow. She also holds
degrees from Oberlin Conservatory and the Juilliard School.

Tatiana gave solo and chamber music recitals in the U.S, Canada, France, Germany,
Switzerland, Ukraine and Russia. In the U.S. Tatiana performed in most major concert halls
including Alice Tully Hall, Kennedy Center, Severance Hall. She also made a solo and chamber
music debut at the Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall in 2013.

Tatiana Chulochnikova is also the founder of The Rubinstein Music Society – the organization
dedicated to familiarize larger audiences with classical masterpieces and rarely heard or
unknown compositions of the Romantic Era from North America, Europe, Ukraine and Russia.
In order to bring this valuable repertoire to the attention of both music lovers and professionals
RMS is committed to conducting research, organizing live performances, presenting lectures and
sponsoring recording projects. Since its foundation in 2005 and its debut at the Abbaye Aux
Dames Music Festival in France in 2006, Society’s resident ensemble The Rubinstein Players
presented live performances of rare works by composers such as Anton Rubinstein, Mikhail
Ipollitov- Ivanov, Josef Elsner, Franz Xavier Mozart and Maxym Berezovsky in various concerts
and festivals in Russia, Europe and the United States.

The most recent project of the RMS was a production of the first ever recorded collection of
works by Theodore Akimenko. As noted in the recent review of the album, until now this
wonderful composer had only one claim to fame: he was Stravinsky’s first teacher. The recent
review of album “Theodore Akimenko: Works for Violin and Piano” noted that the music is
“played with fullest commitment, romantic fervour and heart”. Followed by the release on the
London based label Toccata Classics, in the fall 2016, RMS is organizing series of lecture
recitals on Akimenko’s legacy in New York City, Washington, DC, Annapolis, MD Minneapolis, MN. For details and performance calendar, please, visit


Anastasia Dedik – pianist, has performed on some of the most important stages in the world,
including the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, The Great Philharmonic Hall in St. Petersburg,
Russia and has appeared as a soloist with Fort Worth Symphony, Saint Petersburg Philharmonic,
NYCA Symphony Orchestra, Nova Vista Symphony, Oberlin Orchestra and others. She has been
featured on RAI in Italy, NDR TV in Germany, ABC in NYC as well as in an episode of NBC’s
“Law and Order SVU”, performing Beethoven’s “Appassionata”. After graduating from the
Saint Petersburg Conservatory in 2004, Anastasia continued her education at the Oberlin
Conservatory of Music and The Juilliard School. She has been the recipient of numerous national
and international awards, including The Governor of Saint Petersburg Award for
Achievements in Arts, Harold and Helene Schonberg Piano Scholarship and Susan W. Rose
Fellowship at The Juilliard School in NYC. Anastasia is a top prizewinner of many International
Piano Competitions, including “Bösendorfer and Yamaha USASU” International Piano
Competition, San Jose International Piano Competition, Pietro Argento International Piano
Competition and others. Anastasia is a founding member of the The Prima Trio, an ensemble that
burst onto the International stage when they won the Grand Prize at the Fischoff International
Chamber Music Competition in 2007. Since then Prima Trio has performed over 150 concerts
throughout the United States and released their first album, “Prima” in April of 2012. Ms.
Dedik’s début CD from a live solo recital in Recco, Italy, was released in 2007 by GPM Records,
followed by a solo album “PIANO”, which was recorded at Yamaha Artist Services in New
York City and was released in 2015.

Adult Choir

Snior Choir Music ProgramUnder the direction of conductor, J. Ernest Green, our Adult Choir is composed of over 50 members. The Adult Choir provides most of the music for our 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. worship services. Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. in the Skylight Room of the Parish House.  For more information, contact Ernie Green

Young Singers of St. Anne’s

young-singersThis select interfaith ensemble consists of treble voices ranging from ages 8 through 18, including boys with unchanged voices. Choristers rehearse weekly for 45 minutes and sing monthly at our Saturday 5:30 PM and Sunday 5:30 PM services. The choral repertoire consists of music from Anglican church traditions as well as other cultural and global musical traditions. By participating in the choir, the young singers gain training in vocal technique, music theory and aural skills that are compatible with studying an instrument, singing in additional choirs or furthering their vocal studies. For more information, contact Elissa Edwards, Director, at

Children’s Choir

Music for ChildrenChildren’s Choir is for all St. Anne’s children between the ages of 3 and 8. Children practice year-round during the Sycamore Tree Children’s Liturgy at the 9.30 AM Sunday service and they sing the anthem at the Eucharist on the third Sunday of each month from October through May. The Children’s Choir sings at the Christ Child Service on Christmas Eve and the Children’s Liturgy of the Light on the Saturday before Easter.  For more information, contact Laurie Hays

Church Circle Consort

Music Band St. Anne'sInstrumental music for church services and other events is frequently provided by the Church Circle Consort. This group is a collection of instrumentalist, including strings, winds and percussion that range from amateur to professional and beginners to lifetime musicians under the direction of Kari Shea. Interested participants are grouped appropriately with other instruments or arrangements are made for solo performances and accompaniment with piano. A brass choir meets regularly and a string trio meets at arranged times. Other groups are formed for specific performances and as the need arises. If you play an instrument and want more information, contact Kari Shea