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Baltimore Choral Arts’ Off-the-Grid: Music for the Moment to Premiere on WMAR-2 Television

Oct 23, 2020

Baltimore Choral Arts presents our Off-the-Grid series during the first half of the 2020-21: Ode to Joy Reimagined season. This collection of virtual concerts will premiere on WMAR-2 Television and their streaming services. Led by Music Director Anthony Blake Clark, a small ensemble of our singers and small orchestra will safely perform a collection of inspiring choral music. You can watch the first program of this series, Off-the-Grid: Inspiration in Adversity, here: https://youtu.be/W2CkmGi7ICk.

 

“During these difficult times when our live concerts are postponed, we are grateful to WMAR for enabling us to sing for Baltimore and reach new audiences with life-affirming music that brings important and relevant conversations to our community.” – Music Director Anthony Blake Clark

 

Off-the-Grid: Music for the Moment

Sunday, November 22, 2020 at 5 pm EST

WMAR-2 Television and streaming services

 

The second Off-the-Grid concert will focus on works written to highlight specific causes and aid protests fighting against social injustices, featuring excerpts from Joel Thompson's Seven Last Words of the Unarmed and Craig Hella Johnson's Considering Matthew Shepard. The concert will conclude with an international virtual chorus heralding victory with Handel’s Anthem for the Foundling Hospital, featuring the "Hallelujah Chorus."

 

This concert will air on WMAR-TV and be available on their streaming services Sunday, November 22 at 5 pm EST. The concert will be available on our Facebook and YouTube pages and archived on our website. Off-the-Grid: Music for the Moment was filmed in the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Parkway Theatre.

 

Repertoire

Resignation - Florence Price

"Mom, I'm going to college" from Seven Last Words of the Unarmed - Joel Thompson

“Meet Me Here” from Considering Matthew Shepard - Craig Hella Johnson

Anthem for the Foundling Hospital - G.F. Handel

 

 

Off-the-Grid: Music for the Moment is made possible by our Presenting Sponsor, the William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund, as well as our other generous sponsors:

 

Henry & Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Foundation

Ellen & Edward Bernard

T. Rowe Price

Ellin & Tucker

Polly & Bruce Behrens

 

The Baltimore Choral Arts Society, now in its 55th season, is one of Maryland's premier cultural institutions. The Symphonic Chorus, Chorus, and Chamber Singers perform throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, as well as in Washington, D.C., New York, and in Europe. Anthony Blake Clark joined Baltimore Choral Arts as Music Director in July 2017, and Tom Hall was named Music Director Emeritus. Clark has established new, large-scale collaborative performances with Maryland Institute College of Art, Maryland State Boychoir, and Peabody Youth Orchestra. In January of 2020, Choral Arts went on its first England tour, with a prestigious invitation to perform with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

 

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