St. Ann’s concert series offers exciting programming for the 2015-2016 season. A wonderful, diverse concert series featuring top-notch musicians from the Carolinas, Gaudium Musicae’s sixth season in Charlotte is sure to please. Individual and discounted season tickets for all four concerts are on sale now.
Season 6 begins Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. with East Carolina University’s Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival touring ensemble, Next Gen on the Road returns with strings and piano for a lively concert by professors, students, alumni, guest artists, and members of the Charlotte Youth Orchestra.
Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. with Opera Carolina showcases the vocal talents of their Resident Artists in a recital of arias, duets, trios, and more from some of opera’s best-known works.
Friday, January 22, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. with a Celtic Evening relieves any midwinter blues as Little Windows, Daithi Sproule, and special guests lead a traditional Irish ceili with music, poetry, and storytelling in the church, followed by more music, blarney, and dance in the Allen Center.
Season 6 concludes Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. with The University of North Carolina School of the Arts Chamber Music Institute joins us for an exciting concert of traditional and contemporary works performed by faculty and student musicians.
All concerts are held in the church, providing an intimate and acoustically superior venue for our artists. Most concerts last about one hour. And admission includes a reception with the artists following each performance! Season subscriptions are $40 for adults, $25 for students and $100 for families. Single concert tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for students, and $30 for families. Children 12 years old and under are free. Tickets are available online and at the parish office, 3635 Park Road, Charlotte 28209, or at the door.
For more information about the concert series or to become a sponsor for this season's concert series. Contact the parish office at 704-523-4641 extension 221.
2014 - 2015 Season
Thanks to the touring ensemble from East Carolina University’s Four Season Chamber Music Festival, ECU Next Gen on the Road, featuring special guest Robert McDonald, a world-renowned pianist and recording artist for opening our season on Sunday, October 26, 2014 ~ 5 p.m..
A professor of music at The Juilliard School and The Curtis Institute of Music, McDonald is a frequent accompanist to distinguished musicians, including Isaac Stern and Midori. He joins ECU faculty and students plus select Charlotte-area student musicians for a performance of chamber music masterpieces.
Thanks to the Carolina Catholic Chorale for presenting a "Winter Songs and Spring Trifles" featuring music & verse from the Middle Ages to today with CPCC's Early Music Consort, playing on period instruments from the Renaissance; poet & author Maureen Ryan Griffin, & St. Ann's own Diana Yodzis, soprano. Concert directed by Thomas Savoy, CCC Founder & music director of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish. After the show on Friday, January 23, 2015 ~ 7 p.m. was a Wassailing Party to celebrate good health & cheer in the New Year.
1/24/15 WFAE 90.7, Brightening the Mid-Winter With Song and Verse by Duncan McFadyen
Thanks to the Catawba River Baroque who transported us back to the days of Bach, Telemann and their contemporaries for a performance of High Baroque pieces played on authentic period instruments and in period style on Sunday, March 22, 2015 ~ 4 p.m. Specialist virtuosos of violin, cello, flute and harpsichord from the Carolinas breathe new life into their delightful and well-loved repertoire of chamber music, with all its color and passion. Click Here for a concert preview.
Thank you to Winthrop University World Percussion Ensemble for the exciting journey around the world through music on Sunday, April 26, 2015 ~ 4 p.m. We enjoyed the rhythmic sounds of djembe hand drums from Guinea and Mali; frame drums from North Africa and the Middle East; Ewe barrel drums and Dagbamba “talking drums” from Ghana; and mbira dzavadzimu from Zimbabwe.
A special thank you to Toast Cafe Dilworth, 2400 Park Road, for the reception food donation!