2024-2025 Season

Welcome to the choir’s 90th season!

Founded in 1935, the choir has brought exceptional “Baroque and Beyond” choral music to Baltimore for nine solid decades. Handel Choir of Baltimore brings together excellent singers to perform beautiful and challenging choral music.

Our celebratory 90th season will be among the most exciting we’ve offered. In addition to our annual Messiah with period instruments, in March we’re bringing you a program centered around the Brahms Liebeslieder, including works by Clara Schumann and others. And in May we’ll offer Beethoven’s magnificent Missa Solemnis, a triumphant, rarely heard masterpiece, which we’ll perform with a full period orchestra at the Baltimore Basilica: the largest period ensemble Baltimore will have ever seen.

We are proud as well to be singing once again this December with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, in two performances of Vivaldi’s Gloria and part of the Bach Christmas Oratorio.

  • 2024-2025 Chorus Auditions

    This signup is for volunteer singers and paid professional choristers.

    August 23, 2024 – 7:00 PM to 10 PM
    August 24, 2024 – 10:00 AM to 3 PM

    (For Pro-Chorister auditionees: only tenor & bass voices are needed)

    Towson Unitarian Universalist Church
    1710 Dulaney Valley Road
    Lutherville, MD 21093


All auditions will be held in person.


2024-2025 Soloist Auditions
If you would like to be considered for a soloist audition for our 2024-2025 season, scroll down for more information. Call 410.568.9972 if you have additional questions or concerns.


  1. Send email to
  2. In the Subject line include: [Your First Name and Last Name], [Voice Part] Soloist Audition Request
  3. Your email must include:
    • a bio, resume, CV or equivalent with email and phone number
    • audio files attached or links to audio or video (links are preferred).
    • include text identifying (1) the composer and title of featured material and (2) the year the recording was made.

Artistic Director and Conductor Brian Bartoldus will review your materials and contact you directly if he would like to set up an audition. Unfortunately, we are unable to respond to all inquiries. For more information on what to expect and what to prepare, review the Frequently Asked Questions.


Handel Choir thanks Preston and Nancy Athey for their sustaining support. Our 2023-2024 season is supported in part by grants from the organizations pictured.

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