A warm embrace for Distant Bells!:

... well-balanced, expressively nuanced singing from the chorus (and soloists within it) ...

... the sweetness of the sound and the legato phrasing ... cast quite a spell.

[Artistic Director and Conductor Arian] Khaefi, in his two seasons at the helm, has built upon the crucial work of his predecessor Melinda O'Neal, continuing to hone the ensemble and expand the repertoire.

Click here for the full review from Tim Smith of The Baltimore Sun on Handel Choir's Distant Bells Saturday April 25, 2015 (posted April 27th).


Distant Bells Sat Apr 25


Saint Ignatius Catholic Church | 740 North Calvert Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Handel Choir and Handel Period Instrument Orchestra

Emily Noël soprano
Sarah Berger soprano
Sarah Davis mezzo soprano
Jason Rylander tenor
Brendan Curran bass

Arian Khaefi conductor

Preconcert lecture at 7 pm by Aaron Ziegel, PhD, assistant professor of music history and culture at Towson University.

Image: San Giovanni, Sardegna by Antonio Trogu.

Distant Bells is sponsored by Venable, LLP.

Venable LLP



Auditions for 2015-2016


Handel Choir at Cylburn Arboretum October 2012


Auditions for the 2015-2016 season are taking place May 11-17, 2015. We are hearing all parts SATB for all positions: community singers, professional choristers AND soloists.

   Monday May 11: 6-9 p.m.

   Tuesday May 12: 6-9 p.m.

   Friday May 15: 6-9 p.m.

   Saturday May 16: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

We rehearse Monday evenings, September through May, at Towson Unitarian Universalist Church, at 1710 Dulaney Valley Road in Lutherville.

Call 667.206.4120 and leave a message or email to schedule an audition. 

Please include:

1. your name

2. your voice part (SATB)

3. whether you are auditioning as a community singer, professional chorister or soloist.

4. your phone number and best time to call (daytime/evening, weekday/weeknight/weekend).  

Auditions take place at Church of the Holy Comforter, 130 West Seminary Avenue in Lutherville, just north of the beltway. *Please note* there are two Holy Comforters in the area, so be sure to navigate to the correct address.

Click here for information about what to prepare, FAQs and more details.



Handel Choir of Baltimore has MOVED!

Our new phone number: 667.206.4120

Our new mailing address and office location:

Handel Choir of Baltimore
6200 North Charles Street, #104
Baltimore, Maryland 21212

Thank you for your support!

--Anne C.A. Wilson, Managing Director

Click here to make a financial gift today to help keep great choral music strong in your community!

Thank You! 



Special thanks to Preston and Nancy Athey for their sustaining support of Handel Choir's 2014-2015 subscription concert series.


Maryland State Arts Council Baltimore County Commission on Arts and Sciences William G. Baker, Jr Memorial Fund GuideStar logo


Handel Choir of Baltimore's 2014-2015 concert season is made possible by support from Maryland State Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of Maryland and National Endowment for the Arts; the Citizens of Baltimore County; and the William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund, creator of the Baker Artist Awards