Goliards Christmas Concert 2021, December 19, 2021
On Dec. 19 in the afternoon, I greatly enjoyed playing positive organ and hurdy gurdy with The Goliards under fearless leader, vielle player and arranger John Hillenbrand, at The Collegiate Church of St. Paul’s, 1802 Abercorn St., Savannah, Georgia to a fine, warm audience on a bleak damp winter afternoon. The gut strings behaved quite well. Other performers were Marcy Brenner, gamba, and singers Mac Fogle, Cuffy Sullivan, Verity Sullivan, and Fiona Sullivan .
Video of Anne performing Bach B Minor Mass on harpsichord
Please enjoy this video of Anne playing the Bach B Minor Mass on an AMD French Single Harpsichord with the Wesley Monumental Choir and orchestra, 2018.
Inaugural Concert of 2021 Acker harpsichord commissioned by Central United Methodist Church of Florence, SC
Savannah Baroque Members Anne Acker, harpsichord and Marcy Brenner, viola da gamba and tenor viol will play works by anonymous, Dowland, Kerll, Froberger, Marais,Sweelinck, Bach, and Vivaldi and others, for the inaugural concert of the 2021 Acker harpsichord commissioned by Central United Methodist Church of Florence, SC. In person limited attendance. 265 West Cheves Street, Florence, South Carolina 29501 | p: 843-662-3218 April 17, 2021 Central United Methodist Church 265 West Cheves St. Florence, SC 29501 3 p.m.
December 14, 2019: Handel’s Messiah at Wesley Monumental Methodist Church, Savannah
I am delighted to be playing harpsichord and organ continuo for Wesley Monumental Methodist Church’s presentation of Handel’s great work Messiah. Handel’s Messiah Wesley Monumental Methodist Church 429 Abercorn St. Savannah Georgia 31401 Saturday, December 14, 2019 7:30 PM Tickets: $35.00. Available at MessiahSavannah.eventbrite.com or the church office. Experience Handel’s magnificent masterpiece, Messiah, in one of Savannah’s beautiful historic churches: Performed by the Wesley Monumental Choir with Orchestra. Part I: Prophecy of the Coming of a Messiah and Christ’s Nativity Part II: Christ’s Suffering, Death, and Resurrection Part III: Affirmation of Christian Faith and Glimpses of Revelation Dr. Monica Harper Dekle, conductor. Tina William, soprano. Claire Watts, mezzo-soprano. Timothy Miller, tenor. Robert Cantrell, bass. Ticket-price is tax deductible, and all proceeds benefit Wesley’s music program. Tickets are also available from the church office or from any choir member. Reduced price tickets for students with a current ID are available from the church office. (above details clipped and edited from Wesley Monumental’s website)
Nov. 17, 2019: The Goliards Present Ten Unconventional Women of the Middle Ages and Renaissance
Featuring John Hillenbrand, vielle; Marcy Brenner, tenor viol; Cuffy Sullivan and Sheila Berg, vocals; and myself on organ, harpsichord and sinfonye. Sunday, November 17, at 3:00 P.M. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (34th & Abercorn) admission $10.00. For further information, please call (912) 604-8983. The performance will focus on ten women who lived from 1098-1603, whose influence in a phallocratic world was far greater than would normally be expected. Some were musicians and poets: St. Birgitta, St. Hildegard, Maddalena Casulana, Beatritz de Dia, and Christine de Pizan. Others wielded political power and were the inspiration for musical creation: Elizabeth I of England, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Isabella of Spain and Lucrezia Borgia. One (St. Joan of Arc) led her army to Orléans, where she defeated the besieging English and reversed, some might say however temporarily, the course of the Hundred Years’ War. The Goliards will present a rich tapestry of music from this 400 year span, sung in Latin, Occitan (Provençal), Old French, Middle English, Spanish and Italian, with accompaniments by players of replicas of period instruments. The Goliards, now in their 21st year (14th in Savannah) have specialized in the pre-1400 European repertory since their founding, and have now expanded their […]
Savannah Philharmonic Larsen Spotlight Chamber Music Series
On October 14, 2018, Anne brought along one of the harpsichords she made and joined colleagues Marcy Brenner on viola da gamba, Ann Cafferty on baroque violin, and Jeana Melilli on baroque flute in a program of baroque trios and quartets by Telemann, Albinoni, Couperin, and Purcell playing in the prestigious Savannah Philharmonic Larsen Spotlight Chamber Music Series in downtown Savannah.
Savannah Baroque at the Carolina Music Museum
Anne’s baroque performance group, Savannah Baroque, was honored to perform at the Carolina Music Museum in Greenville, South Carolina on August 26, 2018. Anne played a restored 18th century English harpsichord with fellow performers Marcy Brenner on viola da gamba, Jeana Melilli on baroque flute, Ann Cafferty on baroque violin, Eric Caines on baroque oboe, and Kyle Siddons baritone.
Bach B minor Mass at Wesley Monumental Church Savannah
I am honored to have been chosen to play continuo for a performance of the incredible Bach B minor Mass, directed by Dr. Monica Harper Deckle.
Bach B minor Mass
Wesley Monumental Church
429 Abercorn St. Savannah, GA 31401
March 25, 2018: Savannah Baroque at Skidaway Island United Methodist Church Concert Series
By now you know I am the harpsichordist/organist/music director of Savannah Baroque! We will be performing music by Vivaldi, Barbara Strozzi, and more.
Savannah Baroque presents:
Maestri Italiani: Italian Masters of the Baroque
Skidaway Island United Methodist Church
54 Diamond Causeway
Savannah, GA 31411
March 4, 2018; Savannah Baroque at First Presbyterian Church of Savannah’s Music with a Mission concert series
Savannah Baroque presents:
Follies and Fantasies
March 4. 2018
5 pm – 6 pm
First Presbyterian Church
Music with a Mission
520 Washington Ave.
Savannah, GA 31405
Featuring myself on harpsichord and members of Savannah Baroque.