Concerts

2020/2021 Special Concert Season

BAROQUE EXTRAVAGANZA! LIVE ONLINE

Saturday, April 24, 2021 – 7:30 PM, EDT
(A link will be available prior to the concert.)
 
Savor a century and a half of Baroque treasures from across Europe – now Live Online!  Baroque music was written to move the passions, and we promise nothing less for our final concert of the season. Swoon for the lyricism of Monteverdi, get swept off your feet in dance-crazy France, and awe at the intellectual grandeur of Bach – and of course, we’ll bring you a Chandos Anthem by our namesake, Handel! We welcome the Baroque vocalists of Third Practice and period instrument forces for a lively, historically-informed performance, all livestreamed directly to your home. 

Third Practice
Katelyn Aungst soprano
Shauna Kreidler Michels soprano
Joshua Bornfield tenor
Daryl Yoder bass

Handel Ensemble
Christof Richter violin
Daniela Pierson violin
Daphne Benichou viola
Ismar Gomes cello
Fatma Dagla oboe
Cameron Welke theorbo
Thomas Hetrick organ

Brian Bartoldus, conductor

 

COMFORT ACROSS CONTINENTS

Saturday, February 27, 2021 – 7:30 PM, EST
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Concert Program Book (for download)
 

From the tango-inspired rhythms of Argentina, to the rhythmic counterpoint of Kenya, to the modality of East Asia, enjoy hymns of praise to the Eternal Feminine. Handel Choir’s February concert features choral and instrumental pieces from across five continents. Excerpts from our March 2020 performance of the Rachmaninoff All-Night Vigil serves as the centerpiece for our program, which is sure to warm your hearts during these cold winter months!

Shana Oshiro, soprano
Allan Palacios Chan, tenor
Katherine Needleman, oboe
Michelle Humphreys, percussion
Brian Bartoldus, conductor

This onlin­e concert is FREE to our community.

MONDAYS ONLINE AT 7:30 PM

Join our guest conductors as they discuss choral masterworks

 

January 25 – Anthony Blake Clark shares his insights into Mendelssohn’s fantastical cantata Die Erste Walpurgisnacht. Clark is the Music Director of Baltimore Choral Arts Society and recipient of the 2020 American Prize in Conducting.

February 22 – Tawnie Olson explores Julia Wolfe’s Fire in My Mouth, her 2019 tale of New York immigrants, labor conditions, and the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. Olson is the winner of a 2019 Copland House Residency Award, the 2018 Barlow Prize and the 2015 Iron Composer Competition.

March 22 – Stephen Holmes gives his insights into the motets of the late Renaissance master William Byrd. Holmes is the Artistic Director of the Maryland State Boychoir, Organist/Director of Music for the Church of the Resurrection in Lutherville, MD, and Assistant Director of Choirs at Towson University.

April 19 – Dashon Burton offers a glimpse into the world of contemporary vocal music. Burton is an original member of the groundbreaking and Grammy award-winning vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth and a frequent soloist with America’s premiere orchestras.

Access to our presentations, as well as Virtual Sing-Alongs on February 15 and April 5, is available to all through our Spring Virtual Membership for a fee of $30. Sign up online or mail a check to Handel Choir of Baltimore, 10 Gerard Avenue Suite 204, Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093. For information email  info@handelchoir.org 

 

2020/2021 FALL CONCERT & EVENTS

Messiah: Live Online!

Our December 12, 2020 concert
Messiah Program Book
View Pre-Concert Lecture
Donations accepted

Straight to your living room from the Church of the Resurrection, Handel Choir of Baltimore continues its 86-year tradition of MESSIAH, performed with the unique sound of period instruments. Enjoy this live performance safely, as Maestro Brian Bartoldus assembles a smaller, safer group to perform the Christmas portion of MESSIAH for you.

Soloists Sarah Berger, Monica Reinagel, Allan Palacios Chan, and Peter Walker join Brian and a masked chamber orchestra, while the chorus sings Handel’s masterpiece from their homes. Also, enjoy a taste of our 2019 MESSIAH performance, recorded when we could safely sing together.

Free for all to enjoy! Donations gratefully accepted, to help support the choir and the larger community we build with you through music.

Saturday, December 12, 2020 – 7:30 PM, EST

Free Fall Baltimore: Online!

Yes, we are still singing: in our homes and on our phones, offering our music to Baltimore however we safely can. As both you and we are largely confined to our homes, our Free Fall Baltimore Online Concert celebrates the beauties of home: from our personal homes to our shared American home. Join us for this first offering of our modified 2020/2021 season. 
 
Watch Our Free Fall Baltimore 2020 Concert

 

Saturday, October 24, 2020 – 7:30 PM

Sponsors

Handel Choir thanks Preston and Nancy Athey for their sustaining support. Our 2020-2021 season is supported in part by grants from the organizations pictured, the Harry L. Gladding Foundation, Inc. and the Dr. Frank C. Marino Foundation.

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