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Baltimore Choral Arts celebrates a Season of Choral Classics
We invite you to join us for Baltimore Choral Arts Society's exciting 2014-15 season, highlighted by beautiful and inspiring works of the choral repertoire.
This season of great masterworks opens with Tom Hall conducting the full Chorus and Orchestra in works by Bach, Beethoven and Mozart. The Baltimore Basilica will be filled with the festive sounds of "Christmas with Choral Arts" to kick off the holiday season. Tom leads the Chorus and string orchestra in "Quest for Peace: Dona Nobis Pacem" to close the season.
Back by popular demand, Tom Hall leads the Chorus, Orchestra and audience in "Sing Along Messiah." And for the young and young at heart, there's Christmas for Kids, a family holiday celebration featuring Pepito the Clown and Santa himself.
Experience the thrill of an acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning Chorus, joined by a great orchestra and world-class guest arists. Be inspired, and treat yourself to the power of many voices!
Join us as a subscriber and you'll receive a free ticket to "Sing-Along Messiah" for every subscription you purchase!
Baltimore Choral Arts is grateful for the support of The William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund, creator of the Baker Artist Awards, www.bakerartistawards.org.
Sunday, April 26, 2015
3:00 PM • Kraushaar Auditorium
Tom Hall leads the full Chorus and string orchestra in poignant and powerful settings of "Dona Nobis Pacem" by Ralph Vaughan Williams and Peteris Vasks as well as Arvo Pärt's beautiful meditation, "Da pacem Domine." Vocal soloists including soprano Hyunah Yu and bass-baritone Robert Cantrell, and the program also includes the local premiere of a jointly-commissioned motet by composer Jake Runestad.
"A Choral Conversation" follows the performance featuring Tom Hall and special guests including Chic Dambach, discussing the role that music and the arts play in peace-building. Writer, lecturer and consultant, Chic Dambach was President and CEO of the Alliance for Peacebuilding. Author of the book Exhaust the Limits: The Life and Times of a Global Peacemaker, Chic serves on the boards of the Alliance for Peacebuilding, Institute for Economics and Peace, International Peace and Security Institue, Peace x Peace, the Institute for Horn of Africa Studies, and Future Symphony.
The voices rang out with resplendent confidence, and the sopranos had no apparent difficulty reaching the cruel and challenging high B's in the piece. The chorus's performance was the best part of the concert….the thunderous power of this unique masterpiece never fails to stir the blood, and the ovation was loud, long and well deserved.