About The Queen Anne's Chorale

Who We Are

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 full Chorale.

How We Operate

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.

Members of the Board

Jess Kuperavage, President

Jan Siarnicki, Vice President

Eric Vanderlinden, Treasurer

Charlotte Taylor, Recording Secretary

Bob Huntington, ex officio & Artistic Director

 

Board Members At-Large
Barry Oren
John Parham
Jan Withers

Rehearsals
&
Concerts

The Chorale rehearses on Monday nights at Centreville United Methodist Church: 608 Church Hill Road, Centreville, MD 21617 from 7:00-9:00pm. In general, one rehearsal is held before each major concert at the concert venue.

The concert season extends from September to May with two major performances 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.

Our Professionals

Bob Huntington, artistic director of the Queen Anne's Chorale in Maryland.

Robert Huntington, Artistic Director

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, Accompanist

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.

Business Sponsors

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.

 

Centreville Liquors

2486B Centreville Rd.

 

Covington, Henry

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.

 

Edward’s Pharmacy

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.

Baker’s Liquors

1500 Postal Rd.

 

Chesapeake Dental (James Pochron, DDS)

116 S. Piney Rd., Ste. 202

 

Shore Sign Co. (Mac Davis)

2013 Main St

 

Weese Remodeling

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

 

Queenstown Bank

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

 

Rauch Inc.

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.

Backyard Billy’s

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

Our Members

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!

Join The Chorale Today!