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.
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.
Associate Conductor Leo Wanenchak has been with Baltimore Choral Arts Society since 2000. He created and conducted the Choral Arts Society concert “Motets, Madrigals and Musicals,” and he has prepared the chorus for appearances with the Baltimore Symphony under conductors Marin Alsop, Jack Everly, John Storgårds, and Yuri Temirkanov and with the Reading Symphony under their conductor, Andrew Constantine. Mr. Wanenchak is the Director of the “Larks,” a women’s singing ensemble, community service project of the Junior League of Baltimore.
Mr. Wanenchak has performed throughout the United States, including noted performances at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, The Academy of Music in Philadelphia, and Carnegie Hall in New York City and abroad in France, Greece, The Netherlands and Romania. He also conducts “ParkinSonics” for the Maryland Association for Parkinsons Support in conjunction with the Johns Hopkins Center for Music and Medicine. In addition, Mr. Wanenchak is a faculty member of the Peabody Preparatory Department as Director of the Arts for Talented Youth and serving on the Deans Council, and he maintains a teaching studio in his Bolton Hill home.
Ariel Cowen, as the Development Manager, is responsible for managing all aspects of Baltimore Choral Arts’ fundraising initiatives, including the Annual Fund Campaign, corporate and individual sponsorships, foundation and government grants, special project grants, planned giving, special events, and donor relations among others. She is responsible for the Choral Arts website and also oversees the engagement of our concert volunteers. Ariel works closely with the Executive Director, Music Director, and Board committees.
Most recently, Ariel worked in development at The San Diego Museum of Art, and her experience encompasses administration, fundraising, donor relations, marketing and communications, and special events.
Ariel joined Baltimore Choral Arts in 2015 and holds a Bachelor’s degree in English with an emphasis in Technical Communication and a minor in Business from the University of Tennessee.
Audience Development Managerkarena@BCAsings.org
Karena Ingram, as Audience Development Manager, is responsible for handling all Box Office Operations, including implementing the renewal and new prospect campaigns, processing all subscription and single ticket orders. She is responsible for Marketing and Public Relations including, overseeing the Group Sales campaign, writing and distributing press releases and promotional materials.
Most recently Karena worked for Symphony Number One, as the Director of Composition and Assistant Director of Operations. Karena joined Baltimore Choral Arts in 2017 and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Composition from University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
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 similar 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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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.