The following information was provided to Patch by Katherine Hilton.
Annapolis says “Vitej!” and “Beinvenido!” to some musical international visitors on June 30. On Saturday, June 30, at 7:30 p.m., four vocal groups from three continents gather at St. Anne’s Church for a free evening of international music – everything from classical music, European, Latin and traditional folk music to a cappella jazz. Presented by Live Arts Maryland, J. Ernest Green, Music Director, this concert is part of the St. Anne’s Music Series and free.
The four ensembles visiting Annapolis are a mix of youth and adult groups:
Riding the hot a cappella singing craze, Countermeasure, from Toronto, Canada, is one of the hottest new vocal groups, known for its upbeat sound, sophisticated harmonies and infectious energy. Led by award-winning composer/arranger Aaron Jensen, and featuring some of Canada’s top young vocal talent, Countermeasure’s repertoire includes pop, jazz, classical and world music.
Traveling the greatest distance, Zvonky-Praha (Bells of Prague) Concert Choir of the Prague Music School is one of the finest children’s choirs in the Czech Republic. It is a multiple award-winner at European music festivals including first prize the 50th International Music Festival and four gold medals at the 35th International Festival and Choir Competition. The group has also performed for the Czech President and First Lady as well as the Queen of Belgium. The group is conducted by Jarmila Novenková and has recorded eight CDs.
Colombia’s Verata e Liberi, led by Sandra Rodriguez, performs a variety of musical genres and styles in eight different languages. One of the leading children’s choruses in Colombia, the group has performed in many international chorus festivals earning a number of awards.
Having performed with the Boston Pops orchestra, the Boston City Singers, conducted by Jane Money, is an experienced touring group equally at home with orchestras and rock bands. Interested in music and building cultural understanding, this group has collaborated with many outstanding Boston-area orchestras and choirs, including the Yale Alumni Chorus, Boston Classical Orchestra and more.
For more information on the concert and the performing groups, visit www.liveartsmaryland.org or call 410-263-1906.