The grand dome of the Baltimore Basilica serves as an ideal acoustic for our performance of the Rachmaninoff All-Night Vigil (Vespers). This luminous a cappella masterwork is the final, romantic flowering of the centuries-old Russian Orthodox choral tradition before its suppression by the Soviet Union. Bask in Rachmaninoff’s lush, romantic harmonies as they fill the grand dome of Baltimore’s Basilica with their warmth and beauty!
Handel Choir of Baltimore
Caroline Tye alto
Allan Palacios Chan tenor
Jason Ryan guest octavist
Brian Bartoldus conductor
A pre-concert lecture takes place one hour before the concert and is open to all ticket holders.
Paid parking available at the Franklin Street Garage, 11 E Franklin St, Baltimore, MD 21202, directly across from the Basilica.
Handel Choir’s presentation of Messiah is Baltimore’s only Messiah performed with a period instrument orchestra.
Saturday December 14, 2019 – 7:30 PM
Sunday December 15, 2019 – 3:00 PM
Bask in Rachmaninoff’s lush, romantic harmonies as they fill the grand dome of Baltimore’s Basilica with their warmth and beauty!
Saturday March 7, 2020 – 2:30 PM
A collaboration with Community Concerts at Second culminates Handel Choir’s season with Song of the Birds, a tribute to the life and music of cellist Pablo Casals.
Saturday April 25, 2020
The Chandos Singers of Handel Choir of Baltimore share an evening of love songs from the Renaissance to modern day. Violinist Blair Skinner joins for Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music, a Shakespearean ode to music’s amorous charms. A perfect date for Valentine’s Day!
Admission is FREE – a free-will offering will be collected to benefit Church of the Holy Comforter’s music program.
Saturday, February 15, 2020, 7:00 p.m
Church of the Holy Comforter
130 West Seminary Avenue