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.

Special Concerts Sunday, July 30 and Friday, August 4 at 7:30 PM.

For two special evenings, the seventeenth annual Capitol Hill Chamber Music Festival relocates from Washington, DC, to St. Anne’s Episcopal Church in Annapolis for concerts featuring prominent period instrument specialists from around the country, including Bozeman Symphony concertmaster Carrie Krause, Pershing’s Own US Army Orchestra violinist Marlisa Woods, Carmel Bach Festival harpsichordist Dongsok Shin, Apollo’s Fire lutenist William Simms, and artistic director and flutist Jeffrey Cohan.   The first concert on July 30 is an all-Telemann program honoring the 250th anniversary of the lifetime of history’s most prolific composer.  It is followed on August 4 by a concert exploring the harmonically adventurous propensities of chess master and opera composer François Philidor as revealed in context of earlier gems by Heinichen and Pergolesi.

For more details, click on the links below.

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Our Fall Concert Series begins October 5, 2017.  See below for a list of the upcoming concerts.

October 5 – Bach+ – Art of Fugue
October 12 – Tae Hwang- Saxophone
October 19 – Phantom of the Opera
October 26 – Lindsay Espinosa- Soprano
November 2 – Bach+ – Vivaldi Project
November 9 – Liana Paniyeva- piano
November 16 –  Musica Spira
November 30 – Elán Ensemble
December 14 – Bach+ Abend Music

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 jegreen@stannes-annapolis.org.

Church Circle Choristers

young-singersThis interfaith ensemble consists of treble voices, including boys with unchanged voices ages 8+. Choristers rehearse weekly on Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 PM and lead worship once a month at our Saturday and Sunday 5:30 PM services.

At St. Anne’s Church, we are blessed to have a thriving musical culture; and this city–wide children’s choir is part of our vision to keep our hearts and doors open to the greater Annapolis community. Our diverse choral repertoire consists of music from the Anglican choral tradition as well as other cultural and global musical traditions. We offer a hands-on, educationally-focused approach tailored to each singer’s needs to build musical and leadership skills that will last a lifetime!

By participating in the choir, choristers 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.

Join us for an exciting season of soulful singing and help us expand our musical mission further into the community!  The Choristers have a vibrant year ahead with leading music at St. Anne’s Church and performances at the National Cathedral, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, and an exciting collaboration with the Peabody Preparatory Harp Ensemble.

We encourage all local children who have an interest in music to join.  All interested singers must be able to match pitch and participate responsibly during rehearsals and performances.  No other training required.

To enroll, submit an online application here by September 1, 2017.  If you have questions, please contact the Choristers director at elissa@stannes-annapolis.org.

2017 Schedule:

August 27: Choir Welcome Pizza Party 2:00 PM

September 23 & 24: Evening Worship Services 5:30 

October 8: Blessing of the Animals 1:00 PM
October 21 & 22: Evening Worship Services 5:30 PM

November 18 & 19: Evening Worship Services 5:30 PM

December 9 & 10: Advent Lessons & Carols 5:30 PM
with Peabody Preparatory Harp Ensemble

Come encourage our growing treble choir as they share the beauty of the Anglican choral tradition with the citywide community!  It is our vocational delight to bring you this glorious music each month.

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Click on the video above to enjoy our Young Singers performing Siyahamba

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 laurhays@gmail.com.

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 kari@shea.cc.