Thank you for a fantastic 2015-2016 season!



Thank you for being a wonderful audience for The Heart's Age on May 7!

You made all the hard work much more than just "worthwhile." Preparations for the upcoming season began months ago, but right now we are relishing a look back at the beautiful music we began preparing last September, and the experiences of sharing it with you ovet the past eight months.

We started last October with our Free Fall Baltimore concert, continuing through community concerts and our 81st annual Messiah performances with outstanding soloists and the refined Handel Period Instrument Orchestra, then on to the Baltimore Basilica for the extraordinary journey of Joby Talbot's Path of Miracles.

Our collaborations with Children's Chorus of Maryland on May 1 and May 7 were the perfect finale, capping 2015-2016 with an offering of the joyful discoveries that music brings us at every age, every culture, and in every era. It gives us great pleasure to perform for you, and we can't thank you enough for caring about what we do, the tradition we uphold, the innovations we explore, and whatever pleasure, change or discovery we bring to your life that keeps you coming back for more. Here's to you!


The Heart's Age

7:30 pm Saturday MAY 7, 2016
Second Presbyterian Church, 4200 Saint Paul St, Baltimore, Maryland 21218

Handel Choir partners with Children’s Chorus of Maryland on a program of works to soothe, enthrall and gladden your heart! Includes Allegri's heart-stopping Miserere, Biebl's beloved Ave Maria, Dominick Argento’s lively setting of Keats' There Was a Naughty Boy, Rig Veda hymns set for chorus and harp by Gustav Holst, a stirring Inuit chant and works by 20th century giant Benjamin Britten. Reception follows.


Handel Choir and the Lyric and Concert Choirs of Children's Chorus of Maryland
Thomas Hetrick and Patricia McKewen Amato organ and piano
Julia Martin Frazier harp

Arian Khaefi and Susan Bialek conductors

The audience is invited to a family-friendly reception on site after the concert.


Handel Choir excels in Baltimore premiere of 'Path of Miracles'

March 8, 2016 REVIEW by Tim Smith of The Baltimore SunHandel Choir at the Baltimore Basilica March 05_2016 by Bruce Greenwald

"Listening to the Talbot work unfold at the Baltimore Basilica, I got the distinct impression that this ensemble has become the cool chorus in town."

"Khaefi had the singers burrowing into the notes, from the out-of-the-depths rumblings in the first movement on through exquisitely harmonized passages in the third ...

Click here for the full review






Thank you to everyone who came to Carrabba's Italian Grill in Hunt Valley on Tuesday April 26 to support Handel Choir of Baltimore!

And special thanks to Carraba's for hosting us for the evening and giving back to the community by supporting the Baltimore metro area's nonprofit organizations!



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A History of the Handel Choir of Baltimore (1935-2013): Music, Spread Thy Voice Around History of Handel Choir

by Carl B. Schmidt (Rowman & Littlefield, October 29, 2015)

"... chronicles the history of one of America’s longstanding volunteer choral organizations, one that has followed in the footsteps of venerable ensembles such as the Handel and Haydn Society (Boston), ..." Read more from the publisher

Click here to read review by Tim Smith of The Baltimore Sun

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Handel Choir price: $70

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Special thanks to Preston and Nancy Athey for their sustaining support of Handel Choir's 2015-2016 subscription concert series.


SUSTAINING SUPPORT for Handel Choir's 2015-2016 subscription concert series is provided by Preston and Nancy Athey.GuideStar logo

Handel Choir's 2015-2016 season is SUPPORTED by the Maryland State Arts Council, William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund, creator of the Baker Artist Awards, and by the Citizens of Baltimore County, the City of Baltimore and Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, and the Venable Foundation.

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Handel Choir of Baltimore is a MEMBER of Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, Maryland Citizens for the Arts, and Maryland Nonprofits.

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