2018-2019
Season

Guided By Our Lady: Concert Sponsorship

As Rector of the Basilica, Monsignor Arthur F. Valenzano believed and took great delight in the extreme beauty of sacred music inside America’s First Cathedral, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. For this reason, it is our desire at the Basilica to perform one concert each year, when we come together as an Archdiocesan community of faith, specifically to honor Monsignor Art by celebrating the uniquely transformative power of sacred music at the Baltimore Basilica he held so dear.

At this first annual concert at the Basilica of the Assumption on October 12th at 7:00 PM you are invited to join in song, to reflect, and to be inspired by the voices of the resident Baltimore Basilica Chorus. During “Guided by Our Lady: A Musical Reflection on the Church Year through the Chants of Our Lady,” the Music Ministry will examine the church year and offer yearlong inspiration using Marian classics as a structure along the way. This concert also will feature premieres of new works commissioned specifically for the Basilica by our resident organist and composer Edwin S. Kim.

Upon Monsignor Art’s passing, a fund was established in the Catholic Community Foundation, The Msgr. Arthur F. Valenzano Music Ministry Fund. 

We encourage any support you're able to give! I've thoroughly enjoyed my time leading our altos in worship for the Basilica's needs. We'd love to see you there! Whether you feel led to give, enjoy the music, or both -- on behalf of all of us from the loft-- thank you!

When: Friday, October 12th 2018 @ 7pm
Where: The Baltimore Basilica | 409 Cathedral Street, Baltimore MD 21201
Admission: Free | To sponsor us, click here.

Music at St. Bartholomew's Event Series: Missa Luba & Duruflé Requiem

The St. Bartholomew Choir and friends is back with a musical tribute to God’s colorful community of Saints with two mid-20th-century gems of choral music:

Missa Luba, a setting of the Latin Mass that celebrates the music and culture of Central Africa.
Duruflé’s setting of the Latin "Requiem" Mass is a widely revered masterpiece by this Parisian musical giant (mezzo soloist: yours truly!).

When: Sunday, November 4th @ 5pm
Where: St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church | 4711 Edmondson Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21229
Admission: Free | Donations gratefully received to support future music events at St. Bartholomew's and the parish outreach fund.

For more details or to RSVP, click here.

Seating space is limited. Early arrival is encouraged.

 TR: Tyrone Page Jr., RC: Aaron Thacker, BR: Niall F.M. Casey

TR: Tyrone Page Jr., RC: Aaron Thacker, BR: Niall F.M. Casey

Thrive Music Live: Sing What You Like

"We, your curators, discover what happens when music and audiences collide at monthly concerts. No stage, no categories. No boundaries. Join us and play! It’s a perfect date night; a great way to meet artists and musicians, and even sketch as the music unfolds. Gourmet dessert and wine included." -- TML

Come join us for an eclectic evening of song, art, and delectable treats! Works featured include the likes of Ives, Montsalvatge, Schubert, East Coast Premieres by Chicago-based composer Francis Lynch, et al! 

Featured Artists

Tyrone Page Jr., saxophone
Niall F.M. Casey, oboe
Aaron Thacker, piano 

When: Sunday, September 30th 2018 @ 7PM
Admission: $20 General Admission | $15 Students
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2017-2018 Season

Songs of Creation: Maryland Choral Society

Join the Maryland Choral Society as they conclude their 2017-18 season with the debut of Altus Prosator, a new composition by MCS Artistic Director, Dr. Douglas Buchanan. 

Soloists

Molly Grace Young, soprano
Taylor Hillary Boykins, mezzo soprano
Joseph Regan, tenor
Daryl Yoder, bass-baritone

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A Child of Our Time: A Protest against Persecution and Tyranny - A Message of Peace

The 65 singers of the Gonzaga University Concert Choir and 40 professional instrumentalists of Incendo Music Ensemble present a dramatic performance of Michael Tippett’s A Child of Our Time. Composed in 1939-1941, this secular oratorio is inspired by events in Germany: the arrest of a young Jewish refugee for assassination of a German diplomat and ensuing Kristallnacht. Tippett’s composition uses five African American spirituals interspersed throughout the work to convey hope in the face of oppression. A pacifist message of reconciliation and understanding underscores the drama, engaging with issues of our time and leaving listeners with a sense of hope and purpose.

Performed in English with supertitles and projected imagery.

Program

Stephen Paulus, Hymn to the Eternal Flame (5 minutes)
Michael Tippett, A Child of Our Time (65 minutes)

Featuring

Amy Porter, soprano
Taylor Hillary Boykins, mezzo soprano
Tommy Bocchi, tenor
Charles Wesley Evans, baritone

Gonzaga University Concert Choir
Incendo Music Ensemble
Timothy Westerhaus, conductor

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The Second Annual Winter Arts Festival at Cross Keys : A Musical Valentine

Join us for a Valentine-themed afternoon of music. We'll be tackling the Liebeslieder Waltzer, Op. 52 by Brahms, selections from the repertoire of Rodgers & Hammerstein, et al! This concert will feature soprano Deborah Saunders, baritone Troy Clark, tenor Henry William Hubbard, yours truly, and pianists Jane Donnelly and Chang Shen.

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Opera To Go: The Life of Marian Anderson

I'll be back for round two of this year's Opera To Go outreach program recounting the inspiring life of Marian Anderson! This lecture recital takes the listener through key events in Marian's life, sprinkled with art songs, arias, and more, that were influential in her development as an artist, person, and humanitarian. The performances will take place at various locations throughout the Baltimore Public School System and Senior Centers in the community from November 2017 - April of 2018. 

For more details, click here