Baltimore Choral Arts Transforms Gala into Online Auction

Mar 13, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 spread in the state of Maryland, The Baltimore Choral Arts Society has now transformed the April 3 Choral Arts Gala fundraising event from an in-person gala to an online-only auction. The auction will be held from Friday April 3 at 9 am to Sunday, April 5 at 9 pm, where the general public can participate from the comfort of their homes – no public event will be held at the Grand Lodge of Maryland as originally scheduled. The full catalog of auction items will be available for review on starting on Friday, March 27. On the morning of April 3, a special text message code and phone numbers will be release on the Choral Arts website and via email, allowing patrons to register for the auction through their mobile phones.

Proceeds from Choral Arts Gala support Baltimore Choral Arts' education and outreach programs. These programs include CoroLAB, a new partnership with Overlea High School and Baltimore City College’s choral music program; Vocal Fellows, an expanded professional development program for early-career singers; Student Composer Project, a competition for high-school and college composers; and Christmas for Kids, our annual children’s concert. Through these four primary educational programs, Choral Arts serves the very young to early-career musicians.

Baltimore Choral Arts’ Choral Arts Gala is made possible by the following sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor: The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

Gold Benefactors: Ellen & Ed Bernard, Tidewater Auctions

Silver Benefactors: Polly & Bruce Behrens, Anne & Roger Powell, Total Wine & More, Transamerica Foundation

Bronze Benefactors: Charles Berardesco & Jeffrey Thurston, Lauren & Flemming Madsen


Baltimore Choral Arts, under the direction of Music Director Anthony Blake Clark, is one of Maryland’s premier professional cultural institutions. The Symphonic Chorus, Chorus, and Chamber Singers perform throughout the mid-Atlantic region, as well as in Washington, DC, New York, and Europe. In January of 2020, Baltimore Choral Arts went on its first England tour, with a prestigious invitation to perform with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, and other performances at the U.S. Embassy in London, St Martin-in-the-Fields, and Merton College Chapel in Oxford University.