The Queen Anne’s Chorale, INC is a private, non-profit corporation formed in 1989 for the purpose of providing an opportunity for singers in Queen Anne’s County, Maryland, and the surrounding areas to learn and perform a variety of choral literature. QAC singers are aged 16 and up with members representing Maryland counties on both sides of the Bay Bridge.
Whether you are new to singing or have a lifetime of experience, we welcome you to join us! No audition is necessary for the main Chorale.
A board of directors governs the organization, oversees its operations and secures volunteers as needed for concert presentations and fundraising. The Chorale is supported by member contributions, subscriptions, donations, program advertising and grants from the Maryland State Arts Council, the Queen Anne’s County Arts Council, and the United Way.
Jess Kuperavage, President
Jan Siarnicki, Vice President
Eric Vanderlinden, Treasurer
Charlotte Taylor, Recording Secretary
Bob Huntington, ex officio & Artistic Director
Carlene Cooke, former president ex officio
Board Members At-Large
The Chorale rehearses on Monday nights at Centreville United Methodist Church: 608 Church Hill Road, Centreville, MD 21617 from 7-9pm. In general, one rehearsal is held before each major concert at the concert venue.
The concert season extends from September to May and we typically perform two major concerts each year, as well as multiple community outreach concerts. Each concert presents multiple opportunities for more seasoned singers to perform in solos, duets, or our Select Ensemble.
Bob Huntington has been with Queen Anne’s Chorale since the spring of 2003, bringing a wealth of experience in choral conducting and music education. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Towson University and holds a Masters of Music in Choral Conducting, with distinction, from Westminster Choir College of Rider University. Mr. Huntington has been active as a music director and is currently the music director at Presbyterian Church of Easton.
Currently, Bob presents the “Engage the Listener” program on a regular basis at various locations on the Eastern Shore. He has been on the Adjunct Faculty of Chesapeake College, Anne Arundel Community College, the Community College of Baltimore County and Towson University. He is a member of the American Guild of Organists and the American Choral Directors Association.
Julia Morris-Myers is thrilled to be working with Queen Anne’s Chorale. A native of Lubbock, Texas, she spent her formative years on the high plains and graduated from Baylor University with both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in music. She holds dual interests in both piano and organ and has taught piano privately for 30 years while also serving Episcopal, Methodist and United Church of Christ congregations as Director of Music.
One of Julia’s great pleasures has been traveling the world as an accompanist for choral groups. She has played in England, Ireland, Wales, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Ecuador, and the Canadian Maritimes and strongly believes in the power of music to bridge divides.
Julia and her husband Bill, a ‘cellist, along with assorted pets, moved to the Eastern Shore three years ago to be closer to their Washington DC family. She is Director of Music at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Centreville and continues to teach piano. In her extra-musical life, she leads contemplative retreats and offers spiritual direction to individuals.
Saunders Construction Co. – Home Builders
2491 South Haven Dr.
An Eastridge Garden (Dale & Sally Foster)
533 Dulin Clark Rd.
An Optical Galleria
111 West Water St.
Babies in Bloom
623 Railroad Ave.
Callahan’s Gas & Appliances
116 N. Commerce St.
2486B Centreville Rd.
375 Hibernia Rd
Cvach Financial Service (John J. Cvach)
2623 Centreville Rd.
Dandyland Pet Care Center
2409 Ruthsburg Rd.
Draper Brothers (Elizabeth C. Draper)
2615 Centreville Rd.
102 S. Commerce St.
Freestate & Son – An Avon Dixon Agency
2977 4-H Park Rd
Lion’s Den Ice Cream Parlor (Audrey Candella)
508 Railroad Ave
Murdoch Florist (Elise)
144 Murdoch Florist Ln.
Price & Gannon – Ace Hardware
2448 Centreville Rd
Soistman Family Dentistry (Also a corporate sponsor)
100 Pennsylvania Ave.
1500 Postal Rd.
Chesapeake Dental (James Pochron, DDS)
116 S. Piney Rd., Ste. 202
Shore Sign Co. (Mac Davis)
2013 Main St
2201 Main St.
Heron Point of Chestertown (Also a Corporate Sponsor)
501 East Campus Ave
Solidago Landscapes, LLC (Brian Kurtz)
511 Flat Iron Square Rd.
Defining Moments Salon & Spa
106 Market St.
Dick’s AutoHaus (Dick Potter)
210 Centreville Rd
274 N. Washington
St. Benedict/St. Elizabeth Catholic Community
Koala Paving, LLC (Peter Harrison, Jr.)
Koons Easton Toyota (Also a Corporate Sponsor)
6730 Ocean Gateway
Midshore Council on Family Violence
8626 Brooks Dr., Ste. 102
106 N. Harrison St.
Shapers Hair Salon & Spa
413 Needwood Ave
Shore United Bank (Also a corporate sponsor)
18 East Dover St.
Service Today – Debbi Brunner (Also a Corporate Sponsor)
109 Morris Ave.
300 Drummer Dr.
Island Athletic Club (John Murphy)
448 Kent Narrows Way N.
The Narrows Restaurant, Inc
3023 Kent Narrows Way
Prospect Bay Country Club
311A Prospect Bay Dr., W.
Shore Transport (Jerry Unklelsbee)
21 Fairway Island
Bay Carpets, Cabinets & Floors
300 Centreville Rd.
Canine Country Club
915 Bennett Point Rd.
Jiffy Services – Power Wash (Mike Howes, Owner)
2210 Piney Creek Rd., Unit 5
MidAtlantic Cat Hospital
201 Grange Hall Rd.
Palmer’s Plumbing, LLC
P.O. Box 27
Champion Realty (Mary Julie)
411 Thompson Creek Rd
Charlie & Shirley’s New Old Barber Shop
237 Main St
Chesapeake Graphics (Becky Clark)
1002 Butterworth Ct.
Chesapeake Hearing Centers, Inc. (Also a corporate sponsor)
12p Sallitt Drive, Ste. B
Island Eye Care
374 Thomspon Creek Mall
Island Import Automotive
107 St. Claire P.
Kent Island Jewelry
204 Island Plaza Ct.
Kent Island Minute Man Press
222A Shopping Center Rd.
Kentmoor Restaurant & Crab House (Tammy Harper)
910 Kentmorr Rd.
Liberty Technical Services (Also A Corporate Sponsor)
708 Mason Rd.
Long & Foster Real Estate (Mary Ciesielski, GRI)
202 Thompson Creek Mall
Love Point Deli (Island Trading Post)
109 Main St
M & M Marine Construction (Todd Kerchner)
P.O. Box 456
Our Daily Thread (Liz Bazzell)
425 Thompson Creek Rd., #10
Stevensville Crab Shack
102 Pier One Rd.
Swan Cove Day Spa & Salon (Paul Fisher)
102 Main St. Ste. #104
Tangles Hair Studio (Angie Manzeglio)
212 Shopping Center Rd
Davey Tree, Shrub and Lawn Professionals
P.O. Box 6
During a regular semester, The Queen Anne’s Chorale has around 60 members from Queen Anne’s County and the surrounding areas. Many of our members have a family member singing alongside them in the chorale!