St. Ann’s concert series offers exciting programming for the 2014-2015 season. From a world-renowned pianist and university-based ensembles to virtuosos of authentic Baroque instruments and a chorale for sacred music, Gaudium Musicae’s fifth season in Charlotte is sure to please. Individual and discounted season tickets for all four concerts are on sale now.
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! Food for the reception is provided by Toast Cafe Dilworth, 2400 Park Road.
Friday, January 23, 2015 ~ 7 p.m.
The Carolina Catholic Chorale will present 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 will be a Wassailing Party to celebrate good health & cheer in the New Year. Period and festive attire encouraged!
Sunday, March 22, 2015 ~ 4 p.m.
Catawba River Baroque will transport us back to the days of Bach, Telemann, Handel and their contemporaries for a performance of High Baroque pieces played on authentic period instruments and in period style. 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.
Sunday, April 26, 2015 ~ 4 p.m.
Join us on an exciting journey around the world through music with the award-winning Winthrop University World Percussion Ensemble. Relax and enjoy 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.
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.
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.
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.