Our 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. We are thrilled to welcome Peabody faculty cellist Amit Peled, widely celebrated for his many concerts and recordings playing Casals’ own cello. Our program includes Bach’s beloved Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, followed by the premiere of Houses of Peace by Baltimore composer Joshua Bornfield, his new work for cello and chorus that echoes the structure of Bach’s masterwork while weaving a tale of hope amidst the ravages of war.
BOULANGER Hymne au soleil
HINDEMITH Six chansons
MONTEVERDI Dolcissimo usignolo
BYRD This Sweet and Merry Month of May
BRAHMS O Schöne Nacht
LAURIDSEN Sure on this Shining Night
LEE III Create in Me a Clean Heart
BRAHMS Schaffe in mir Gott ein rein Herz
BACH Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major
BORNFIELD Houses of Peace
Handel Choir of Baltimore
Amit Peled cello
Brian Bartoldus conductor
A pre-concert lecture takes place one hour before the concert and is open to all ticket holders; and a reception immediately follows the concert.
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