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First event of the season: A Night at the Museum

Handel Choir at the Baltimore Museum of Art, a Free Fall Baltimore event!

6:30 PM Sunday, October 16, 2016

10 Art Museum Dr, Baltimore, Maryland 21218

Handel Choir performs highlights of the upcoming season from the marble steps just inside the doors of the beautifully renovated East Entrance. With Thomas Hetrick, harpsichord, conducted by Arian Khaefi. FREE

BMA at dusk


Free Fall 2016

Free Fall Baltimore is a program of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts made possible by presenting sponsor BGE, with generous support from The Abell Foundation, Atapco Properties, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Henry and Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Foundation.



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Handel’s Messiah

7:30 p.m. SATURDAY December 10     (Click here to SUBSCRIBE with this Messiah date)
Grace United Methodist Church (Homeland), 5407 North Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21212

3 p.m. SUNDAY December 11     (Click here to SUBSCRIBE with this Messiah date)
St. Ignatius Catholic Church (Mt. Vernon), 740 North Calvert Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Handel Choir and Handel Period Instrument Orchestra

Brittany Renee Robinson soprano      Christina Carr mezzo-soprano
Patrick M. Cook tenor     Steven Eddy bass-baritone

Thomas Hetrick harpsichord
Arian Khaefi conductor

TICKETS: $47, $37, $10 students with I.D.

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Single tickets for Messiah available Monday Oct. 17.


7:30 p.m. March 4, 2017

Farm to Table

Second Presbyterian Church (Guilford), 4200 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21218

Taste from the bounty of new choral works being produced in the U.S. today that draw on the traditions of the great choral composers, while preparing rich new soil for young "seedlings" of the genre. "Sustainable sourcing" includes flavors from our own backyard here in Baltimore!

William Averitt Afro-American Fragments
Paul Crabtree Five Romantic Miniatures (from The Simpsons)
Shawn Crouch Sleepless
Dale Trumbore I Am Music
Eric Whitacre Alleluia
Plus a world premiere by Douglas Buchanan, and more!

TICKETS: $37, $27, $10 students with I.D.

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8 p.m. April 29, 2017

Soul Seeds

Second Presbyterian Church (Guilford), 4200 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21218

Texts by John Muir, translations of Gaelic poetry, Palestrina's settings of the Hebrew alphabet and 19th-century American spirituals are the inspiration for these sophisticated sets from award-winning American composers. Discover how each creates a world from his own musical vocabulary and personal interpretation of these non-traditional texts.

Samuel Barber Reincarnations
Judd Greenstein Lamenting
Shawn Kirchner Three American Songs
Jake Runestad Come to the Woods

TICKETS: $37, $27, $10 students with I.D.

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Special thanks to Preston and Nancy Athey for their sustaining support of Handel Choir's 2015-2016 subscription concert series.


SUSTAINING SUPPORT for Handel Choir's 2015-2016 subscription concert series is provided by Preston and Nancy Athey.GuideStar logo

Handel Choir's 2015-2016 season is SUPPORTED by the Maryland State Arts Council, William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund, creator of the Baker Artist Awards, and by the Citizens of Baltimore County, the City of Baltimore and Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, and the Venable Foundation.

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Handel Choir of Baltimore is a MEMBER of Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, Maryland Citizens for the Arts, and Maryland Nonprofits.

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