Local Talent Showcased at Concert

Londontowne Symphony Orchestra celebrates Maryland performers

By Krista Pfunder

Spend a night out on the town enjoying the musical skills of Chesapeake Bay neighbors of all ages Saturday, March 7 in Annapolis.

“Celebrating Maryland Theatre for the Performing Arts” — hosted by the Londontowne Symphony Orchestra — welcomes multiple artists for a concert featuring the All Children’s Chorus of Annapolis. The group will perform John Rutter’s Mass of the Children. “75 student singers will perform alongside the Londontowne Symphony Orchestra and the Arundel Vocal Arts Society,” says Lauren Walker, artistic director for the All Children’s Chorus of Annapolis. 

Teaching the rewards of hard work, team play and service to the community one young voice at a time is the motto of the All Children’s Chorus. 

Founded in 2001, the non-profit chorus seeks diversity in its membership and actively seeks children ages 6-18 from different racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds and neighborhoods. 

“We are a group of people who love similar things, but we all have other interest as well which give the group a wide variety of personalities and interests,” says 17-year-old Margot Titgemeyer, who has been a member of the chorus for eight seasons.

The chorus provides vocal instruction and members get the chance to show off their singing skills at performances held throughout the school year.

“We are looking for new audience members and new singers in grades 2-12,” Walker says. “Auditions for next season will take place in June.”

Rising Stars — winners of the Londontowne Symphony Orchestra’s annual young artist competition — will also perform.

 The Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church Adult Choir will also take the stage that night.

Concert begins at 7:30PM at the Key Auditorium at St. John’s College in Annapolis. Cost is $15 with discounts. Tickets available at the door or www.lso-music.org/tickets.