Annapolis Chorale

From its birth in 1973 to the present as the centerpiece of Live Arts Maryland, the Annapolis Chorale has grown in size, sound and scope to become one of the largest and most active performing ensembles in the region.  It’s mission continues to be to make life in this region richer and more enjoyable by performing the best live music.

The Annapolis Chorale’s 180 singers hail from communities in Anne Arundel, Howard, Prince Georges, Baltimore and Calvert Counties and performs a full season of concerts from September through April with a repertoire that includes such classical masterworks as:

  • Brahms Requiem
  • Carmina Burana
  • Bach Mass in B minor
  • Bach St. Matthew Passion
  • Bach St. John Passion
  • Verdi Requiem
  • Handel Messiah
  • Mendelssohn Elijah
  • Monteverdi Vespers
  • Haydn Creation
  • Mozart Requiem
  • Voices of Light (with the silent film “The Passion of Joan of Arc”)
  • Rachmaninoff Vespers
  • Mozart “Don Giovanni”
  • Verdi “Aida”

And the best in Broadway and pops music, including:

  • The Sound of Music
  • The Fantasticks
  • Oklahoma!
  • Brigadoon
  • Camelot
  • Fiddler on the Roof
  • The Music Man
  • The Secret Garden
  • Carousel
  • HMS Pinafore
  • Pirates of Penzance
  • “From Mozart to Motown”
  • An Evening with Cole Porter

Under the leadership of Music Director J. Ernest Green, the Annapolis Chorale has earned a reputation for excellence, creativity and innovative programming.  The Chorale has performed at Carnegie Hall twice to rave reviews and reviewers consistently use such phrases as “Grand and glorious singing,” “Filled and brimming over with talent,” and “Fresh approach to music making” to describe the Chorale.