Baltimore Choral Arts Society Presents World Premiere in their 2009/10 Season

Music Director Tom Hall and Baltimore Choral Arts present a season highlighted by a world premiere, cabaret, and classical masterworks during its 44th concert season.

New York Cabaret singer Eric Comstock opens the season on Sunday, November 1, 2009 at 5 pm in Goucher College’s Kraushaar Auditorium with “A Celebration of the American Song.” The program, which also features Tom Hall and the Chorus, includes memorable hits from Broadway to Gershwin, jazz and classical American anthems.

A Choral Conversation is included as part of the program.

Renowned as a pianist, vocalist and arranger, Eric has appeared at Carnegie Hall as well as other New York venues and jazz clubs. The star and creator of three acclaimed national touring shows including Our Sinatra, Eric has been featured on CBS’ Early Show, NPR’s Morning Edition and Fresh Air.

A world premiere highlights Baltimore Choral Arts’ Christmas with Choral Arts concert at the Baltimore Basilica on Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at 7:30 pm. Renowned American choral composer Dr. Rosphanye Dunn-Powell has been commissioned by Baltimore Choral Arts to create a multi-movement suite that will be based on the texts of African-American poets, drawing on the composer’s African heritage and the spiritual and gospel tradition.

The Christmas with Choral Arts program will also feature festive holiday carols and classical favorites performed by the Chorus and Orchestra.

Other holiday concerts include the third annual Sing-Along Messiah on Friday, December 18 at 7:30 pm at Goucher College’s Kraushaar Auditorium. The audience will enjoy this fun evening as they can join in singing the great choruses from Handel’s Messiah. Music scores are available for sale at the door.

The ever-popular Christmas for Kids on Saturday December 19 at 11 am at Goucher College’s Kraushaar Auditorium features a brand new show featuring the adventures of Ronnie the Reindeer.

In the final subscription concert offering of the 2009-10 season, Tom Hall and the Chorus and Orchestra present Eternal Light on Sunday, February 28, 2010 at 3 pm.

Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna, a powerful expression of consolation and peace, will be paired with the Chorus and Orchestra performing Schubert’s youthful and ebullient Mass in G Major. A Choral Conversation is included as part of the program.

Subscription tickets for the Baltimore Choral Arts 2009-10 season are on sale now and available at (410) 523-7070 or www.baltimorechoralarts.org. The 3-concert subscription series, priced from $89 to $113, includes the concerts on November 1, 2009, December 1, 2009 and February 28, 2010.

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