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France Tour 2007

VIVA LA CHORAL ARTS!

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.

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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!

Paris
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.

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)
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Upcoming

Free Community Sing

Friday, October 09, 2015
7:00 PM • The Open Church of Maryland
at Second English Lutheran Church
5010 Briarclift Road
Baltimore, MD 21229

Baltimore Choral Arts presents a Free Community Sing of spirituals and gospel music in collaboration with The Open Church of Maryland and the Community Concert Choir of Baltimore. BCAS Music Director Tom Hall and Baltimore Choral Arts chorus members, along with Music Director Marco Merrick and the Community Concert Choir of Baltimore, will join guest conductor Michele Fowlin and community members in a spirited evening of song. No prior experience in singing or reading music is necessary, just a desire to join together in fellowship. A reception and light refreshments will immediately follow the Community Sing.

Seating is first come, first served; tickets are available at www.freefallbaltimore.org — look for this event under ‘music.’

Support for the Free Community Sing is provided by PNC.

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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