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Baltimore Choral Arts Society

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Tom Hall

Music Director

Appointed Music Director in 1982, Mr. Hall has added more than 100 new works to the BCAS repertoire, and he has premiered works by contemporary composers including Peter Schickele, Libby Larsen, Robert Sirota, and many other internationally acclaimed composers.

Mr. Hall is active as a guest conductor in the United States and in Europe including appearances with the Handel and Haydn Society in Boston, the Berkshire Choral Festival, Musica Sacra in New York, and Britten Sinfonia in Canterbury, England. Mr. Hall has prepared choruses for Leonard Bernstein, Robert Shaw, Thomas Dunn, and others, and he served for ten years as the Chorus Master of the Baltimore Opera Company.

Mr. Hall has served as the President of Chorus America, a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts, and he has been an Artist in Residence at Indiana University, the University of Cincinnati, Temple University, and Syracuse University. He has been the Director of Choral Activities at Goucher College for 25 years, and has also taught at the Peabody Conservatory, the University of Baltimore, Towson University, Morgan State University, and the Johns Hopkins University.

For a complete bio on Tom go to the Tom Hall and Baltimore Choral Arts section.


Linda Moxley

Executive Director

Executive Director Linda Moxley joined Baltimore Choral Arts in 2007 and is responsible for overseeing all organizational operations as well as the promotion of the organization in the community.

An arts administrator in Baltimore and other cities for more than 25 years, Linda has served as Vice President of Marketing, and Director of Artistic and Education Programs for the Baltimore Symphony; Director of Marketing and Public Relations for the Atlanta Symphony; and Assistant Director of Marketing and Public Relations, and Pops Coordinator for the San Francisco Symphony. Linda has collaborated on the launch of new performance halls and concert series, education initiatives, and led national and international PR campaigns. She has also played a key role in strategic planning and has managed special events and fundraisers.

President of Moxley Communications, Linda also provides consultation to arts organizations around the country. She has led arts management seminars for a variety of organizations including the American Symphony Orchestra League, and the Association of Russian Orchestras.

Linda currently serves on the Board of the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance. Trained as a classical pianist and music educator, Linda received her Masters degree in Arts Management from the University of Cincinnati.

Leo Wanenchak

Assistant Conductor

Assistant Conductor Leo Wanenchak has been with the Baltimore Choral Arts Society since 2000. He performs as a keyboard artist throughout the Baltimore and Washington area. His playing has also taken him to many places in the United States including venues in New York City such as Carnegie Hall, The Riverside Church and Saint Thomas Church. Abroad, he has performed in Romania, Greece, France and Holland. Mr. Wanenchak has also been a featured artist for an NPR broadcast of “Pipe Dreams.” In addition to being assistant conductor of BCAS, Mr. Wanenchak is also the Director of the “Larks,” a women’s singing ensemble, a community service project of the Junior League of Baltimore. In addition, he is on the faculty of the Peabody Preparatory Department, and he maintains a teaching studio in his Bolton Hill home.

Jim Smith

Development and Marketing Associate

Jim Smith, Development and Marketing Associate, is responsible for assisting with fundraising campaigns, grantwriting, marketing, group sales, and special event projects. He also has responsibility for maintaining the database as well as providing assistance to the Executive Director and Music Director. Jim has worked in the development departments at the Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland Science Center, National Aquarium in Baltimore and Maryland Food Bank. His experience encompasses administration, fundraising, marketing and special events as well as annual and capital campaigns.

As a volunteer, Jim served on the boards of Echo House Multi-Service Center, Artscape, and Link: A Critical Journal of the Arts. He has also volunteered for Hawk Circle Wilderness Education Center in upstate New York, the Waldorf School of Baltimore, Cylburn Arboretum, and Hearts and Ears.

Jim joined Baltimore Choral Arts in 2008 and has a Bachelor's degree in Art History from the Pennsylvania State University.

Donna Lashof

Patron Services Manager


Donna Lashof is responsible for all subscription, group and individual ticket sales for Baltimore Choral Arts. Other duties include assisting the Music Director and Executive Director in all areas of the Choral Arts office. She comes to Baltimore Choral Arts after a few years as a music educator, folllowed by a 30-year career in the for-profit sector, most recently as Information Technology Director at Stanley Black and Decker.  Donna has a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from West Chester University in Pennsylvania, and a Master's Degree in Business from the Johns Hopkins University. 


Ray Spitznas

Financial Administrator

Ray Spitznas, Financial Administrator, is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day financial activity of the organization and working closely with the Executive Director on financial reports and budgeting. Ray joined Choral Arts in 2005. He previously held a similiar position with the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra. He holds a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Maryland and a Master's degree in Liberal Arts from Johns Hopkins. Mr. Spitznas is retired from BG&E following 40 years of employment with them. He works on a volunteer basis at BCAS.

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Saturday, 25 October 2014
4:00 PM • Kraushaar Auditorium

Tom Hall leads the full Chorus and Orchestra in Beethoven's "Elegiac Song," Mozart's "Ave Verum Corpus," and Bach's "Magnificat." Baltimore Symphony Principal Trumpet Andrew Balio and soprano Nola Richardson open the program with Bach's Cantata No. 51. A varied program showcasing some of the greatest classical composers. This concert is sponsored by T. Rowe Price.

The women of the Baltimore Choral Arts Society, singing through open doors on an upper level of the hall, spun out the final wordless song exquisitely.
-- On Holst's The Planets with Baltimore Symphony
The Baltimore Sun (November 2008)