Music at St. Anne’s
The series returns!
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February 1 Bach+ Cantata VI from the Christmas Oratorio
February 8 Guitarist Peter Griggs
February 15 Con Brio!
February 22 Barclay Brass
March 1 Beau Soir
March 15 Bellini Ensemble
March 22 District5 Woodwind Quintet
April 19 Bach+ Musical Offering
October 12 Tae Ho Hwang, Saxophonist
October 19 Phantom of the Opera (1925 silent classic) with live music
October 26 Soprano Lindsay Espinosa performs Songs of Water and Night
November 9 Pianist Liana Paniyeva
November 16 Musica Spira, “Let Me Speak: Rage, Sorrow, and Yearning in the Italian Baroque”
November 30 Élan Ensemble performs music from the 17th – 19th centuries
December 14 Bach+ – Abendmusik
December 15 (8 p.m.), 16 (8 p.m.) & 17 (3 p.m.) Bach+ – Handel’s Messiah with the Annapolis Chorale
**New This Season!**
Bach+ Cantata Series, engage with some of Bach’s Leipzig cantatas, considered by many to be among the crowning achievements of a learned musician who was deeply committed to his faith. This “mini cantata cycle,” presented over the course of the season, includes several that are presented in the conjunction with worship services at St. Anne’s, much in the same way that Bach’s Leipzig congregation would have experienced them.
“Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott” – BWV 80 – November 5, 6:15 p.m. (immediately following the 5:30 service)
“Christmas Oratorio” – BWV 248 (Part 1) – December 14, 6:15 p.m.
“Christmas Oratorio” – BWV 248 (Part 2) – December 24, 10:30 p.m. (prelude to the 11:00 p.m. Service of the Nativity)
“Christmas Oratorio” – BWV 248 (Part 5) – January 7, 6:15 (immediately following the 5:30 service)
“Christmas Oratorio” – BWV 248 (Part 6) – February 1, 6:15 p.m.
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).
Dates for Organ Vespers concerts are:
St. Anne’s Episcopal Church has been the Church in the Circle serving the Annapolis community since the 1600s. Today, with the Rev. Amy Richter as its rector, St. Anne’s Church is the spiritual as well as a geographic heart of the city for both Annapolitans and visitors alike. This Christ-centered parish ministers to the community through a variety of outreach initiatives, including its strong music program.