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Handel Messiah

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7:30 pm Saturday Dec 9, 2017 at Grace United Methodist Church (Homeland)
5407 North Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21210

3 pm Sunday Dec 10, 2017 at Saint Mark Church (Catonsville)
30 Melvin Ave, Catonsville, Maryland 21228

A Baltimore tradition since 1935!

The baroque master's beloved oratorio with period instrument orchestra and acclaimed soloists.
Arian Khaefi's final concerts with Handel Choir of Baltimore!

Handel Choir with Handel Period Instrument Orchestra

Kerry Holahan soprano
Emily Marvosh mezzo soprano
Kyle Stegall tenor
Peter Walker bass

Arian Khaefi conductor

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Pre-concert lecture one hour before each performance by Brian Bartoldus, Handel Choir's 2017-2018 interim artistic director & conductor.

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Sponsored by Catherine and John La Costa in honor of Arian Khaefi, by Robert E. Prince, and by Cheryl Tillman and Ron DeStefano in memory of Len Levering.

 

 

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Handel Messiah

7:30 pm Saturday Dec 9, 2017 at Grace United Methodist Church (Homeland)
5407 North Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21210

3 pm Sunday Dec 10, 2017 at Saint Mark Church (Catonsville)
30 Melvin Ave, Catonsville, Maryland 21228

A Baltimore tradition since 1935!

The baroque master's beloved oratorio with period instrument orchestra and acclaimed soloists. Arian Khaefi's final concerts with Handel Choir of Baltimore!

Handel Choir with Handel Period Instrument Orchestra

Kerry Holahan soprano
Emily Marvosh mezzo soprano
Kyle Stegall tenor
Peter Walker bass

Arian Khaefi conductor

$47/$37/$10 student

SAVE on single ticket prices with a season subscription! Single tickets and subscription purchase options are above.

Call 667.206.4120 for help with your tickets or subscription.

Pre-concert lecture one hour before each performance by Brian Bartoldus, Handel Choir's 2017-2018 interim artistic director & conductor.

Sponsored by Catherine and John La Costa in honor of Arian Khaefi, by Robert E. Prince, and by Cheryl Tillman and Ron DeStefano in memory of Len Levering.

 

Martin Mass for Double Choir

7:30 pm Saturday Mar 3, 2018 at Second Presbyterian Church (Guilford)
4200 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21218

Choral classics by Mendelssohn, Brahms, Mozart, and Handel, followed by a less frequently performed work of "searing beauty and luminescence," the Mass for Double Choir (unaccompanied) by 20th century Swiss composer Frank Martin.

MENDELSSOHN Mitten wir im Leben sind
BRAHMS Lass dich nur nichts nicht dauern
MOZART Regina Coeli
HANDEL Let thy hand be strengthened
MARTIN Mass for Double Choir

Brian Bartoldus conductor

$37/$27/$10 student

Pre-concert lecture at 6:30 p.m.

Single tickets on sale Dec. 11.

 

Sérénité: Fauré and Duruflé Requiems

7:30 pm Saturday Apr 21, 2018 at Second Presbyterian Church (Guilford)
4200 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21218

Handel Choir presents the sublime Requiems of Gabriel Fauré and Maurice Duruflé, with organ, chamber orchestra and children's choir.

Paul Skevington organ
Howard County Concert Orchestra
Children's Chorus of Maryland's Concert Choir

Brian Bartoldus conductor

$37/$27/$10 student

Pre-concert lecture at 6:30 p.m.

Single tickets on sale Dec. 11.

Sponsored by Brian Bartoldus, Leslie Greenwald, and Cindy Levering in memory of Len Levering.


 

Concerts in the Community: Food for Thought!

 

Food for Thought

3 p.m. Sunday Nov. 19
Church of the Holy Comforter, 130 West Seminary Ave, Lutherville-Timonium, Maryland 21093

Handel Choir joined forces with the Towson High School Chamber Choir for a concert to benefit Food for Thought, a food assistance program for homeless children and their families in Baltimore County. All proceeds go to Food for Thought.

TICKETS: $25, $15 students with I.D. 

Towson High, Handel choirs hosts benefit concert to fight food insecurity by Margarita Cambest, The Baltimore Sun, November 15, 2017.

Foof for Thought

 

PROGRAM:

Towson High School GT Chamber Choir
Guest instrumentalists
Derrick Jackson, Director

The Word Was God     Rosephanye Powell
Esto Les Digo     Kinley Lange
Oh My Luve’s Like A Red, Red Rose     René Clausen
Erev Shel Shoshanim     Arranged by Jack Klebanow
It Takes a Village     Joan Syzmko
We Are One    Brian Tate

 

Handel Choir of Baltimore
Michael Britt organ
Thomas Hetrick conductor

Heavenly Home: Three American Songs     Shawn Kirchner (b. 1970)
      Unclouded Day

Mass for Double Choir    Frank Martin (1890–1974)
     Kyrie

Messiah     George Frideric Handel (1685–1759), Libretto by Charles Jennens (1700–1773)
      And the glory of the Lord
      His yoke is easy
      And with His stripes
      All we like sheep

Geistliches Lied     Johannes Brahms (1833–1897)

Heavenly Home: Three American Songs     Shawn Kirchner
     Hallelujah

 

Handel Choir and Towson High School Chamber Choir
Michael Britt organ
Thomas Hetrick conductor

Messiah     George Frideric Handel
     Hallelujah

 

 

Concert in the Community: Free Fall at R House

 

Sunday October 22 Handel Choir at R House

R. House, 301 West 29th Street, Baltimore (21211)

Thanks to everyone who came to see us at R House, and special thanks to R House for hosting us! We had a great time presenting our first concert of the season in the glorious October sunshine and can't wait to sing for you again!

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Free Fall Baltimore 2017Free Fall Baltimore is made possible by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, an independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and the generous contributions of BGE, American Trading & Production Corporation (Atapco), and The Henry and Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Foundation.

 

 

 

Handel Choir launches search for Artistic Director & Conductor

 

Handel Choir welcomes applications for the position of permanent artistic director and conductor beginning in the 2018-2019 season.
Click here for position description, application requirements, and more. Deadline Dec. 15, 2017.

 

 

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Handel Choir at the BMA Oct 2016 

 

Photos by John La Costa.
Handel Choir at the Baltimore Museum of Art for
A Night at the Museum: A Free Fall Baltimore Event Oct 16, 2016.

 

 

 

 

The story of Handel Choir, founded in 1935

 

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

Retail price (publisher, amazon.com, other online sellers): $85
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Special thanks to Preston and Nancy Athey for their sustaining support of Handel Choir.

 

SUSTAINING SUPPORT for Handel Choir's 2017-2018 subscription concert series is provided by Preston and Nancy Athey.GuideStar logo

Handel Choir's 2017-2018 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.

Maryland State Arts Council France Merrick Foundation Baker FundBaltimore County Commission on Arts and Sciences Creative Baltimore Fund Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts Venable Foundation

 

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

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