A warm embrace for Distant Bells!:
... well-balanced, expressively nuanced singing from the chorus (and soloists within it) ...
... the sweetness of the sound and the legato phrasing ... cast quite a spell.
[Artistic Director and Conductor Arian] Khaefi, in his two seasons at the helm, has built upon the crucial work of his predecessor Melinda O'Neal, continuing to hone the ensemble and expand the repertoire.
Click here for the full review from Tim Smith of The Baltimore Sun on Handel Choir's Distant Bells Saturday April 25, 2015 (posted April 27th).
Saint Ignatius Catholic Church | 740 North Calvert Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202
Handel Choir and Handel Period Instrument Orchestra
Emily Noël soprano
Sarah Berger soprano
Sarah Davis mezzo soprano
Jason Rylander tenor
Brendan Curran bass
Arian Khaefi conductor
Preconcert lecture at 7 pm by Aaron Ziegel, PhD, assistant professor of music history and culture at Towson University.
Image: San Giovanni, Sardegna by Antonio Trogu.
Distant Bells is sponsored by Venable, LLP.
Auditions for 2015-2016
SING WITH US!
Auditions for the 2015-2016 season are taking place May 11-17, 2015. We are hearing all parts SATB for all positions: community singers, professional choristers AND soloists.
Monday May 11: 6-9 p.m.
Tuesday May 12: 6-9 p.m.
Friday May 15: 6-9 p.m.
Saturday May 16: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
We rehearse Monday evenings, September through May, at Towson Unitarian Universalist Church, at 1710 Dulaney Valley Road in Lutherville.
Call 667.206.4120 and leave a message or email to schedule an audition.
1. your name
2. your voice part (SATB)
3. whether you are auditioning as a community singer, professional chorister or soloist.
4. your phone number and best time to call (daytime/evening, weekday/weeknight/weekend).
Auditions take place at Church of the Holy Comforter, 130 West Seminary Avenue in Lutherville, just north of the beltway. *Please note* there are two Holy Comforters in the area, so be sure to navigate to the correct address.
Click here for information about what to prepare, FAQs and more details.
Handel Choir of Baltimore has MOVED!
Our new phone number: 667.206.4120
Our new mailing address and office location:
Handel Choir of Baltimore
6200 North Charles Street, #104
Baltimore, Maryland 21212
Thank you for your support!
--Anne C.A. Wilson, Managing Director
Special thanks to Preston and Nancy Athey for their sustaining support of Handel Choir's 2014-2015 subscription concert series.