ANNAPOLIS Ping, the elite vocal ensemble of St. Mary’s College of Maryland, presents choral music from six centuries Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 3 p.m., as part of the Arts in the Woods music series at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis (UUCA), 333 Dubois Road in Annapolis.
Directed by Professor of Music Larry Vote, the Ping ensemble consists mostly of music majors and minors at the college. It was founded about 10 years ago to give serious and advanced singers an ensemble in which to achieve excellence in the performance of choral music from all periods. It takes its name from a word connected to Sonar where a ping is a sharp resonant sound meant to attract attention. This year’s group has performed in the St. Anne’s Concert Series, at Washington National Cathedral, and at the reconstructed chapel at St. Mary’s City where they present concerts on a regular basis. In 2018, Ping was the featured vocal ensemble at the Alba Music Festival in Alba, Italy.
The May 5 program at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis includes both sacred and secular offerings, among them works by Orlando Gibbons, C.V. Stanford, J.S. Bach, Jake Runestad, Kate Busby, and Paul Simon. Rie Moore will be featured as pianist in a performance with Ping of Johannes Brahms’s “Schicksalslied.” Tickets are $15 at the door; free for youth 16 and under. For more information, visit www.uuannapolis.org or call 410-266-8044.