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.
Saturday, March 11, 2017
8:00 PM • Kraushaar Auditorium
Join us as we celebrate Tom Hall and his 35 years as Music Director with Baltimore Choral Arts. Tom will lead the Full Chorus and Orchestra in a program featuring diverse selections that are representative of his magnificent leadership, and featuring works that are particularly meaningful to both Tom and the chorus. The program will include Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass, Copland's Walls of Zion, Lauridsen's Sure on this Shining Night, and more.
Please note: Side seating is limited, please call the box office at 410-523-7070 ext.301 for availability. Center seating is currently sold out.
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.