The Baltimore Choral Arts Society is a nonprofit arts organization, which relies on the encouragement and support of the community to sustain the high level of our performances, broadcasts, and educational programming.
We invite you to become part of our vibrant organization by contributing to our growth and success.
Ways to Contribute
Annual Fund—ticket revenues only cover up to 40% of the costs of a concert. Gifts to our Annual Fund are essential to our performances.
Endowment Fund—the up and down cycles of the economy would have a much greater effect on our programs without the safety net of our endowment fund revenues. They help to keep the quality and quantity consistently excellent.
Sponsorship—a major portion of the operational costs of specific subscription concerts, school performances, and community outreach events are underwritten by sponsors, and we are delighted to recognize them accordingly.
Planned Giving Program—our Legacy Circle is becoming the core of our future. Planned gifts can be advantageous to both donor and beneficiary: they may save taxes and allow a higher income to the donor or larger gifts to heirs. Please consider a planned gift to BCAS in your financial and retirement planning.
Please contact Executive Director Linda Moxley at 410-523-7070 for information on any of these opportunities.
We would welcome your tax-deductible gift, sent to:
Baltimore Choral Arts Society
1316 Park Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21217
You may also make your tax-deductible gift online.
Sunday, April 26, 2015
3:00 PM • Kraushaar Auditorium
Tom Hall leads the full Chorus and string orchestra in poignant and powerful settings of "Dona Nobis Pacem" by Ralph Vaughan Williams and Peteris Vasks as well as Arvo Pärt's beautiful meditation, "Da pacem Domine." Vocal soloists including soprano Hyunah Yu and bass-baritone Robert Cantrell, and the program also includes the local premiere of a jointly-commissioned motet by composer Jake Runestad.
"A Choral Conversation" follows the performance featuring Tom Hall and special guests including Chic Dambach, discussing the role that music and the arts play in peace-building. Writer, lecturer and consultant, Chic Dambach was President and CEO of the Alliance for Peacebuilding. Author of the book Exhaust the Limits: The Life and Times of a Global Peacemaker, Chic serves on the boards of the Alliance for Peacebuilding, Institute for Economics and Peace, International Peace and Security Institue, Peace x Peace, the Institute for Horn of Africa Studies, and Future Symphony.
In collaboration with Baltimore Choral Arts, the Maryland Film Festival will be screening the film "Brasslands" on Tuesday, April 21 at 7:30 pm at MICA’s Brown Center. Created by Meerkat Media, and largely funded fom a kickstarter campaign, the film depicts the tradition of Balkan brass band music through the 50th anniversary of the world’s largest trumpet festival in Serbia, a festival that has survived 50 years of war and genocide, and attended by 500,000 people. The film embeds the viewer in the celebration of the annual competition, and spotlights a public school teacher and her students from Brooklyn, New York that compete in the competition. Tom Hall will interview the film’s director, Bryan Chang, as part of the presentation. Tickets for the film are $10 and free for Maryland Film Festival members, and MICA students and faculty with ID. For more information about the film and to view the trailer, go to www.md-filmfest.com.
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.