Baltimore Choral Arts Presents An American Suite: From Billings to Bernstein

Oct 09, 2019

Baltimore Choral Arts presents the opening concert of the 2019-20 season, Choral Arts on Tour, with An American Suite: From Billings to Bernstein on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 3 pm in their new home of Shriver Hall Auditorium. Following this season’s tour theme, conceived from their England tour in January 2020, the concert is an ode to great American choral music. The performance includes a curated suite of American music featuring Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein, as well as the world premiere of Anthony Blake Clark’s composition Higher Ground. Also featured is Kodály’s virtuosic organ work, performed by Associate Conductor Leo Wanenchak. This concert serves as a tour preview of the repertoire Choral Arts will be performing in England of January 2020, where the chorus will sing in St. Martin-in-the-fields in London, and Morton College in Oxford, along with their invitation to perform Mahler’s 8th Symphony with the City of Birmingham Orchestra.

Baltimore Choral Arts, under the direction of Music Director Anthony Blake Clark, is one of Maryland’s premier professional cultural institutions. The Symphonic Chorus, Full Chorus, and Chamber Chorus perform throughout the mid-Atlantic region, as well as in Washington, DC, New York, and Europe.

Tickets are $25 - $43 and are available at or by calling 410-523-7070

An American Suite: From Billings to Bernstein

Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 3 pm

Shriver Hall Auditorium, The Johns Hopkins University, Homewood Campus

3101 Wyman Park Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218

Anthony Blake Clark, conductor

Leo Wanenchak, associate conductor & organist



Henry Balfour Gardiner – Evening Hymn

Zoltan Kodály – Laudes Organi

American Suite, curated by Anthony Blake Clark

                William Billings – Invocation

                Traditional, arr. Alice Parker – Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal

                Susan LaBarr – Grace Before Sleep

                ?riks Ešenvalds - Stars

                David Conte – The Composer

                Anthony Blake Clark – Higher Ground

                Bono, arr. Bob Chilcott – MLK

                Aaron Copland – Zion’s Walls

Leonard Bernstein – “Make Our Garden Grow” from Candide


Notice: Baltimore Choral Arts Society, Inc. has leased or rented facilities from the Johns Hopkins University. However, Baltimore Choral Arts Society, Inc. and any programs operated by Baltimore Choral Arts Society, Inc. are not related to or affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University in any way. Baltimore Choral Arts Society, Inc. is an entirely separate legal entity with no connection to the Johns Hopkins University aside from the temporary use of facilities for the specified program.

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