Baltimore Choral Arts Society :

France Tour 2007


The Baltimore Choral Arts Society made a triumphant tour of France in the summer of 2007, with sold-out performances in three cities, including Paris and Aix-en-Provence. Embarking on their first international concert tour since 1987, Music Director Tom Hall and the Chorus received standing ovations and enthusiastic cheers at every performance.

The concert tour opened in Paris on July 7, 2007. Busses were not permitted on the bridge leading to the Eglise (church) Saint Louis en l'ile, so the entire chorus walked to the performance in full concert dress!

During the Paris performance in the stunning Eglise Saint Louis en l'ile. The concert program included Mozart's Requiem featuring soprano Sarah Berger, alto Rebecca Trout, tenor William Jones, and bass Robert Cantrell.

Eglise Collegiale
On the following evening, the Chorus performed at the Eglise Collegiale St. Maurice in Angers, France. The program also included Haydn's Trumpet Concerto with soloist Langston Fitzgerald, III.

Langston Fitzgerald III
Trumpet soloist Langston Fitzgerald, III signs autographs after the performance.

Gare de Lyon
The Chorus at Gare de Lyon (train station) in Paris awaiting the fast train to Aix-en-Provence.

Music Director Tom Hall and trumpet soloist Langston Fitzgerald, III take their bows after the final performance of the tour on July 10 at the Eglise Collegiale Sainte Croix in Aix-en-Provence.

All Tour Photos by Jobe Martin (c)


Love & Destiny: From Brahms to Edgar Allan Poe

Sunday, October 30, 2016
3:00 PM • Kraushaar Auditorium

Reading Symphony Music Director Andrew Constantine leads his orchestra and the Baltimore Choral Arts Chorus in the opening concert of the season. The program includes Dark Bells by composer Jonathan Leshnoff, a cantata inspired by the poetry of Edgar Allan Poe, featuring Baltimore Symphony violist Peter Minkler. The concert also features Brahms’ Tragic Overture and Schicksalslied, and Vaughan Williams’ Flos Campi. After the concert, Tom Hall will lead a discussion with the artists.

Many thanks to our Presenting Sponsor T. Rowe Price for their generous support.


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.

— On Beethoven's Ninth with the Baltimore Symphony 2012
The Washington Post

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