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Baltimore, Maryland 21212

THANK YOU to our audience, subscribers, donors, friends and supporters. We look forward to singing for you in 2018!

 

 

Thank you!

From the singers, staff and board of Handel Choir, thank you to our patrons who came out Dec. 9 and 10 as Handel Choir and guest artists presented the Choir's 83rd annual performances of Handel's Messiah!

Special thanks to the folks at Grace United Methodist Church and St. Mark Catholic Church for hosting us, and to our volunteer ushers!

Handel Messiah

Dec 9 & 10, 2017 at Grace United Methodist Church and Saint Mark Catholic Church

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

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

*Premium = center/front rows of the seating area

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.

 

Handel Choir's 2017-2018 Concert Season!

 

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Handel Messiah

A Baltimore tradition since 1935!

December 9 & 10, 2017, at Grace United Methodist Church and St. Mark Catholic Church

 

 

Martin Mass for Double Choir

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

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Choral classics by Mendelssohn, Brahms, Mozart, and Handel, plus 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
BIEBL Ave Maria
MARTIN Mass for Double Choir

Brian Bartoldus conductor

$37/$27/$10 student

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

 

Sérénité: Fauré and Duruflé Requiems

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

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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.

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.

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

 

 

Concerts 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!

Congratulations to Elizabeth Kelly, who won the two free premium subscriptions to Handel Choir's 2017-2018 concert season when her survey was drawn from all the surveys completed at Free Fall!

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

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
Your price when you purchase directly from Handel Choir: $70

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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, Harford County Cultural Arts Board, the City of Baltimore and Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, and the Venable Foundation.

Maryland State Arts Council celebrates 50 years Baker FundBaltimore County Commission on Arts and Sciences Harford County Cultural Arts Board Creative Baltimore Fund Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts Venable Foundation

 

Handel Choir of Baltimore is a MEMBER of Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance.

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