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)


The French Connection

Sunday, November 01, 2015
3:00 PM • Kraushaar Auditorium

Baltimore Choral Arts opens its 50th Anniversary season with The French Connection, featuring the extraordinary Requiems of Fauré and Duruflé, widely regarded as two of the most beloved choral masterpieces ever written.  Both works are mesmerizing and ethereal, with whisper-soft sections highlighted by the full blazing sound of the chorus and orchestra. 

Don’t miss the opportunity to join us for this sensational performance and exciting season opener as Music Director Tom Hall leads the full chorus and orchestra in The French Connection.

Reserved Seating.

T. Rowe Price is the Presenting Sponsor of The French Connection.


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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