Sign up today for your audition to sing with "the cool chorus in town!"Handel Choir at the Baltimore Basilica March 05_2016 by Bruce Greenwald

That's us, Handel Choir of Baltimore, according to Tim Smith of The Baltimore Sun, in his review of our March 5 concert, a performance of Joby Talbot's Path of Miracles at the Baltimore Basilica.

Handel Choir is for singers who value the traditions of classical choral performance and are ready to be challenged to strive for excellence in making music.

Auditions will take place:

10 a.m.–1 p.m. Saturday August 27

1–3 p.m. Sunday August 28

Church of the Holy Comforter, 130 West Seminary Avenue
Lutherville-Timonium, Maryland 21093

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Photo by Bruce Greenwald.



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Handel’s Messiah

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Grace United Methodist Church (Homeland), 5407 North Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21212

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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

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MARCH 4, 2017
Farm to Table

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
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APRIL 29, 2017
Soul Seeds

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

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Thanks to your strong support in May and June, we met and EXCEEDED our goal for raising money from individual donations in the 2015-2016 fiscal year! Bravo and brava! These funds provide crucial support for Handel Choir's mission to bring excellent community-based choral and choral-orchestral music to greater Baltimore. It is because you care about our work and keep coming back for more that we are able to present choral favorites and daring contemporary works to the community, year after year.

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"... chronicles the history of one of America’s longstanding volunteer choral organizations, one that has followed in the footsteps of venerable ensembles such as the Handel and Haydn Society (Boston), ..." Read more from the publisher

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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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