Sights & Sounds

Handel Choir of Baltimore is a critically acclaimed choral ensemble that presents yearly performances of Handel’s Messiah with the Handel Period Instrument Orchestra, as well as other major choral and choral-orchestral works. Showcased here is the wide range of music and performances that we have shared with audiences throughout the Baltimore Metropolitan Area.


Excerpts from our 2018 Messiah

Selections from Handel Choir of Baltimore’s performance of Messiah by G.F. Handel, with the Handel Period Instrument Orchestra, Brian Bartoldus, conductor. Recorded in live performance by Paul Ritterhoff on December 15, 2018.

Video Highlights

A virtual offering in a time of social distancing
“My Spirit Sang All Day” by Gerald Finzi
Paul Ritterhoff, recording engineer
“Dominus Vobiscum” by Sydney Guillaume
Henry Gibbons, baritone; Paul Ritterhoff, recording engineer

Amit Peled, featured cellist for Handel Choir’s April 25, 2020 concert, shares his insights on Bach’s Suite No. 1 in G Major (BWV 1007)

Audio Highlights

Podcast: Exploring Handel’s Messiah with Brian Bartoldus, a 3-part podcast series with Jonathan Palevsky

Excerpt from “Incantation” by Tawnie Olson
Renée Delgado, cello; Santana Bartoldus, organ; Paul Ritterhoff, recording engineer

Introit and Kyrie from Requiem by Maurice Duruflé
Howard County Concert Orchestra, Ronald Mutchnik, concertmaster;
Paul Ritterhoff, recording engineer


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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