Sunday, June 06, 2021

Return to the Stage

Baltimore Choral Arts is thrilled to announce our first public performance since March 2020 with our outdoor concert Return to the Stage. The repertoire highlights uplifting choral works to celebrate our return after a year-long pause due to the coronavirus, led by Music Director Anthony Blake Clark, our singers socially distanced, and Associate Conductor Leo Wanenchak on piano. The concert features works by Handel and Stephen Sondheim. It will also include a world premiere by nationally renowned composer Alysia Lee and selections from the American Songbook performed by soloist Robert Cantrell.

The concert will be general admission with socially distanced outdoor seating. Only 300 tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Walk-ups are prohibited. Reservations and masks are required.  Tickets are $20.

 

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Repertoire

Let the River Run - Carly Simon, arr. Craig Hella Johnson
Our House (World Premiere) - Alysia Lee
Say Her Name - Alysia Lee
“Sunday” from Sunday in the Park with George - Stephen Sondheim
Grace Before Sleep - Susan LaBarr
Selections from the American Songbook - Robert Cantrell
Art Thou Troubled – George Frideric Handel
“Make Them Hear You” from Ragtime - Stephen Flaherty
“You Will Be Found” from Dear Evan Hansen - Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
 
 

Featured Artists

 Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Fellow Alysia Lee is the Founder and Artistic Director of Sister Cities Girlchoir (SCG), the El Sistema-inspired, girl empowerment choral academy in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New Jersey. SCG has performed for audiences at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, The Smithsonian Institute, The Kimmel Center, Citizens Bank Park, National Constitution Center, The Barnes Foundation, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, and throughout their local communities. The girls cherish their recent performances with The Philadelphia Orchestra under the baton of Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Vijay Gupta, Opera Philadelphia, Westminster Choir College, and a host of community artists.

 

 Bass-Baritone, Robert Cantrell has been described by The Baltimore Sun as "a deeply expressive, rich, plangent Bass-Baritone," and The Washington Post critic, Joseph McLellan wrote that Cantrell "has a warm supple voice that brought out the lyrical intentions of the composers making them treasured moments." Cantrell is often praised for his rich, powerful sound and lyrical musical interpretations delivering an engaging dynamic performance with great vocal control and sensitivity. He is one of the most sought-after bass-baritones in the Baltimore-Washington area who has performed throughout the United States, Italy, Austria, France and Japan.

 

Sponsors

This performance is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council (msac.org) and the Citizens of Baltimore County.
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Catholic Community of St. Francis Xavier - 13717 Cuba Rd, Cockeysville, MD 21030, 6:00 PM

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