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Baltimore Basilica

Cathedral of the Incarnation

Charlestown Retirement Community

Church of the Redeemer

Church of Saint Michael and All Angels

Cylburn Arboretum

Emmanuel Episcopal Church

Fairhaven Retirement Center

First Unitarian Church

Grace United Methodist Church

Mary Ann Winterling Elementary School @ Bentalou

Second Presbyterian Church

St. Ignatius Church

St. Mary of the Assumption

St. Paul's Episcopal Church (Old Saint Paul's)

Towson Presbyterian Church

 

Baltimore Basilica (click here for map)

409 Cathedral St, Baltimore, MD 21201

Public Transportation: The Charm City Circulator (free shuttle): The Basilica is on the Purple Route’s Charles Street Line – disembark at the Pleasant or Hamilton Street stop and walk two blocks to the Basilica on Cathedral Street between Franklin and Mulberry.

Parking: The Basilica does not have a parking lot or a private garage. There are several parking garages and lots within walking distance of the Basilica, as well as metered street parking.

The closest parking garage is the Franklin Street Garage, one block north of the Basilica on Franklin Street between Cathedral and Charles Streets. For more information about the garage, please call 410-625-9603.

For date- and time-specific paid parking information, go to baltimore.bestparking.com.

To reserve paid parking in advance (fewer choices, but reserved in advance), go to parkingpanda.com.

Handel Choir is not responsible for information provided by these websites.

 

Cathedral of the Incarnation (click here for map)

4 East University Parkway, Baltimore, MD 21218
(Corner of East University Parkway and North Charles)

From the north: From I-695 take exit 25 and go south (inside the beltway) on Charles Street, Rte. 139. After approximately 4 miles, cross over Cold Spring Lane and, one block later, bear right to stay on Charles Street. The Cathedral is on the left at University Parkway. (Total distance from I-695: 4.5 miles.)

From the south: From I-95 take exit 52, the Russell Street exit. Turn right on Pratt Street and left on Charles Street. The Cathedral will be on the right at University Parkway. (Total distance from I-95: 5 miles.)

From I-83: Take exit 9, Cold Spring Lane. Exiting from the north: turn left at the light at the top of exit. Exiting from the south: bear right off of the ramp. Proceed east on Cold Spring Lane. After crossing Falls Road, move into the right hand lane and take the next right onto Roland Avenue; veer left on Roland which becomes East University Parkway. Proceed for approximately three quarters of a mile. The Cathedral will be on your left between North Charles and St. Paul Streets.

Parking: There is a free parking lot at the Cathedral/Episcopal Diocesan Center; the entrance is on North Charles Street half a block north of East University Parkway. Street parking is also available.

Access for disabled: There is a wheelchair ramp at the Cathedral entrance on the circular drive. The main Diocesan building entrance at the parking lot also provides disabled access.

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Charlestown Retirement Center (click here for map)

715 Maiden Choice Lane, Catonsville, MD

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Church of the Redeemer (click here for map)

5603 North Charles Street (at Melrose Avenue), Baltimore, Maryland 21210

From the Baltimore Beltway (I-695): Take Exit 25 South (North Charles Street) to the Church. The Church is located on the corner of North Charles Street and Melrose Avenue, one block north of Northern Parkway.

From the Jones Falls Expressway (I-83): Take the Northern Parkway East Exit to North Charles Street and turn left. The Church is located on the corner of North Charles Street and Melrose Avenue, one block north of Northern Parkway.

Parking: The Church is a large building on the east side of North Charles Street and there are two large parking lots available off Melrose Avenue.

Access for disabled: Enter the Church driveway from Melrose Avenue to access wheelchair ramp.

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Church of Saint Michael and All Angels (click here for map)

2013 Saint Paul St., Baltimore, MD 21218

Take Interstate 83 to exit Exit 6 and merge onto W Mt Royal Ave toward US-1/US-40 Truck/North Ave. Turn left onto W North Ave. Turn left onto N Charles St. Turn right onto E 21st S. Turn right on St. Paul, and the church will be on your left.

Parking: On the street and in two parking lots, both free and within one block of the Church.

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Cylburn Arboretum (click here for map)

4915 Greenspring Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21209

Take Interstate 83 to exit 10A-10B for Northern Parkway West. Turn on Northern Parkway going West. Go about 0.6 miles and turn left at Greenspring Ave. Cylburn's long driveway is on your left.

Parking: Free parking on site.

Click here for Cylburn Arboretum's webpage.  

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Emmanuel Episcopal Church (click here for map)

811 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

Emmanuel Episcopal Church is located on the corner of Cathedral and Read Streets, in Baltimore's Mount Vernon neighborhood. 

Parking is available in the PMI lot directly behind the church (enter the lot off Charles or Read Streets). Fees for this lot vary depending on day and time. There is free street parking around the church.

If there is no free street parking available and you don't want to feed a meter, we recommend: Franklin Street Garage, at 15 West Franklin Street. This is six blocks south of the church and has more than 300 spaces, while most of the surface parking lots close to the church are small, fill up quickly and are more expensive. Check closing times and procedures for payment when you arrive.

Go to baltimore.bestparking.com for up-to-date information about rates at paid parking lots and garages. Reserve your parking in advance, at those lots which allow this, at parkingpanda.com  Handel Choir can not guarantee availability of parking or accuracy of price information provided on these sites.

Please leave plenty of time to find parking and make your way to the venue.

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Fairhaven Retirement Center (click here for map)

7200 3rd Avenue, Sykesville, MD 21784

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First Unitarian Church (click here for map)

12 West Franklin Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

From points north of Baltimore City:Take I-83 south to exit 4 for MD-2 S/St Paul Streeet. Turn right onto St Paul Street. Keep right at the fork. Turn right onto E Franklin Street and the church will be on your right.

From points south of Baltimore City: Take I-95 North to Exit 53 where you merge onto I-395 toward Baltimore. Turn right on West Conway. Turn Left on Light Street, following signs to Calvert Street. Bear Left onto Calvert Street. Turn left onto E Saratoga Street. Turn right at the 2nd cross street onto St Paul. Turn left onto E Franklin Street. The church will be on the right.

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Grace United Methodist Church (click here for map)

5407 North Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21210

On Saturday, Dec. 10, the President-elect is attending the Army-Navy game at M&T Bank Stadium in downtown Baltimore. This is most likely to affect patrons arriving from points south of the city. Traffic may be slowed or stopped for security measures or other activity related to Donald Trump's presence. Patrons approaching on 95 north may want to take 695 north toward Towson and take the Charles Street exit south. Another route may be preferable at the time you are traveling, so check local reports!

From the Baltimore Beltway (I-695): Take Exit 25 South (North Charles Street) to the Church. The Church is located on the southeast corner of North Charles Street and Northern Parkway.

From the Jones Falls Expressway (I-83): Take the Northern Parkway East Exit to North Charles Street. The Church is located on the southeast corner of North Charles Street and Northern Parkway.

Parking: There is a free, small parking lot on site and street parking in the surrounding residential area. Do NOT park in the alley south of Grace United that is connected to the parking lot; this is an important neighborhood access route for people who live in the neighborhood and must not be blocked. You may park on Croydon Road, Taplow Road, and St Alban's Way, along other neighborhood roads.

On the evening of Saturday, Dec 10, 2016, parking is available at the Church of the Redeemer, (5603 North Charles Street at Melrose Avenue, 21210). These parking lots are 0.4 mile north of Grace United, an 8 minute walk away, near the intersection of North Charles and Melrose Avenue. From Charles Street, turn on to Melrose Ave, (the first right turn north of Northern Parkway when you are northbound on Charles), then take your first left to enter the larger of the two parking lots. There is another, smaller lot across Melrose that wraps around Church of the Redeemer.

Please note: Cathedral of Mary Our Queen is not able to accommodate any overflow parking on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, due to other events taking place at the Cathedral.

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Mary Ann Winterling Elementary School @ Bentalou (click here for map)

220 North Bentalou Street, Baltimore, MD 21223

St. Ignatius Catholic Church (click here for map)

740 North Calvert Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202

DIRECTIONS

From points north of Baltimore City: Take I-83 South to exit 3 where you will merge onto Guilford Ave. Turn right at E Monument Street. Turn right at North Calvert Street. The Church is on your left.

From points south of Baltimore City: Take I-95 North to Exit 53 where you merge onto I-395 toward Baltimore. Turn right on West Conway. Turn Left on Light Street, following signs to Calvert Street. Bear Left onto Calvert Street. The Church is on your left.

PARKING

This information is the best available to us from http://baltimore.bestparking.com/ during concert week. We do not guarantee its accuracy. Hours and rates may change without notice. Leave plenty of time to find parking.

PLEASE NOTE: On Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, CenterStage Theater, a block south of St. Ignatius, has a 2 p.m. matinee, so parking in the immediate vicinity may be at a premium. Please plan accordingly.

Closest: The Maryland State Highway Administration FREE surface parking lot. One block south of St. Ignatius, capacity @70. Enter from East Monument Street between Guilford Avenue and Calvert Street, east of Hunter. Monument Street runs one-way west in that block, so you must approach from Guilford Ave, which runs one way south, then right on Monument and an immediate right into the lot.

Second closest: The Baltimore Sun's paid parking garage. One block south of St. Ignatius, $5.00, capacity of 250. Note payment procedure before you leave the garage. Enter at 217 East Monument Street between Guilford Avenue and Calvert Street, west of Hunter. Monument Street runs one-way west in that block, so you must approach the entrance from Guilford Ave, which runs one way south.

Parking lots NORTH of St. Ignatius:

PMI, 810 North Charles Street surface lot between Madison and Read, also accessible from 4 W Read Street between Charles and Morton. CASH ONLY, capacity 82. Walk 0.2 mile/4 min. to St. Ignatius.
PMI, 910 North Charles Street surface lot between Read and Eager Streets, also accessible from 925 Morton Street between Read and Eager. CASH ONLY, capacity 50. Walk 0.3 mile/5 min. to St. Ignatius.
PMI, 1000 North Charles Street surface lot between Eager and Chase, also accessible from 4 W Eager St between Charles and Morton, and from 1025 Morton Street between Eager and Chase. CASH ONLY, capacity 49. Walk 0.3 mile/7 min. to St. Ignatius.

Parking lots SOUTH of St. Ignatius:

CENTRAL Parking, 576 North Charles surface lot between Hamilton and Centre. CASH ONLY, capacity 29. Walk 0.3 mile/6 min. to St. Ignatius.
PMS Parking (outdoor), 1012 St Paul Street surface lot between Eager and Chase, also accessible from 1066 Lovegrove between Eager and Chase. CASH ONLY, capacity 44. Walk 0.3 mile/6 min. to St. Ignatius.
***BIGGEST & CHEAPEST within 1/2 mile, cards OK**** LAZ 15 West Franklin Street Garage between Charles and Cathedral, $5.00, capacity 300. Walk 0.4 mi/8 min. to St. Ignatius. Check closing times and payment procedures before you leave the garage.

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St. Mary of the Assumption (click here for map)

5502 York Road, Baltimore, MD 21212-3805

Take I-83 to exit 10, Northern Parkway. Turn onto Northern Parkway East. Turn Right on York Road. Church is on the right.

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St. Paul's Episcopal Church (Old Saint Paul's) (click here for map)

233 North Charles Street at Saratoga, Baltimore, MD 21201

Old Saint Paul's Church is located at the corner of Charles and Saratoga Streets in downtown Baltimore, just south of Mt. Vernon and the Washington Monument. The Church is within walking distance of the Inner Harbor, and the free Charm City Circulator bus (purple route, stop 304 or 305) will take you within one block of our front door.

Parking is $5.00 on Saturdays in the St. Paul Place Garage, or $1.00 if you have your ticket validated electronically at the back of the Church. The two entrances to the garage are:
1) behind the church on the south side of Saratoga Street, between St. Paul and Charles Streets, (look for "Public Parking" sign and the City of Baltimore logo)
2) garage entrance at 210 St. Paul Place between Saratoga and Lexington.
***To receive the discounted parking rate, you MUST validate your ticket at the back of the church.***

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Second Presbyterian Church (click here for map)

4200 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore 21218

From Interstate 83 (Jones Falls Expressway) take Cold Spring Lane east to Charles Street. Turn right on Charles and bear left where the road splits to continue south on Saint Paul Street. The Church will be on your right.

ALTERNATE: From Interstate 83 (Jones Falls Expressway) take Cold Spring Lane east to Charles Street. Turn right on Charles, bear right where the road splits, and then bear left to make the next left turn onto Stratford or Charlcote.

Please be aware of the multiple one-way streets and discontinuous streets in this area.

For the pre-concert lecture, beginning at 7 p.m., the main entrance is at Charlcote Street. For the box office and will call, the main entrance is from the St. Paul Street portico. Either entrance will get you where you are going!

Parking: On Saturday April 29, 2017, street parking is available on both sides of St. Paul Street and on residential side streets, especially east of Charles Street.

Parking is plentiful in the surrounding neighborhood, especially east of Charles Street. Patrons may also park at the Calvert Middle School parking lot, at 4300 North Charles Street (one-way southbound -- check the map before you go!). There is no parking lot at Second Presbyterian Church.

Disabled access: Approach the Church from northbound Charles Street. The Church is north of University Boulevard, just before the intersection with Saint Paul Street. (Charles Street becomes Charlcote Road for a single block before the intersection with Saint Paul.) Enter the Church via the doors on the Charlcote Road side of the building. There is no wheelchair-accessible entry from St. Paul Street.

Public transportation: Use MTA Bus No. 11.

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Towson Presbyterian Church (click here for map)

400 W. Chesapeake Ave., Towson, MD 21204

From I-695 Beltway: Take Beltway Exit 26A (York Road South) to Bosley Avenue (the Towson Bypass). Turn right on Bosley and continue to the fifth traffic light (Chesapeake Avenue). Turn right onto West Chesapeake Ave. TPC will be on right side of the road.

From the South: Go North on York Road. Turn left onto Burke Avenue. (Towson University will remain on your left.) Continue (Burke Avenue becomes Bosley Avenue) to the second traffic light (Chesapeake Avenue). Turn left onto West Chesapeake Ave. TPC will be on the right side of the road.

Parking: Parking is available on some of the surrounding streets, next to the church on Highland Avenue and in the Central Avenue lot adjacent to the entrance to Thompson Hall (entrance is off Chesapeake Avenue.) Patrons may also park in any of the three parking lots off the alley behind the church, and in the parking lot of the office building at 305 Chesapeake Avenue.

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SUSTAINING SUPPORT for Handel Choir's 2016-2017 subscription concert series is provided by Preston and Nancy Athey.GuideStar logo

Handel Choir's 2016-2017 season is SUPPORTED by the Maryland State Arts Council, France Merrick Foundation, 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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