Choral Arts Classics

Last Tuesday of each month September-April

In addition to serving as the Music Director of the Baltimore Choral Arts Society for 32 years, and maintaining a busy schedule of guest conducting engagements each season, Tom Hall is also a well-known broadcaster, teacher, lecturer, and writer.  He is the Culture Editor and co-host on Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast, and he hosts Choral Arts Classics at 9:00PM on the final Tuesday of each month from September-April.

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Choral Arts Classics
8:10 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Hallelujah: Something to Sing About?

Michael Marissen

 A conversation about religious intolerance in the arts.


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Choral Arts Classics
4:02 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Bach’s Magnificat

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  The Choral Arts will perform Bach’s great Magnificat on October 25, 2014 at Kraushaar Auditorium, and in this Choral Arts Classics season-opener, Tom welcomes the musicologist and raconteur Ray Sprenkle back to the show for a preview of this beloved masterwork.

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Choral Arts Classics
12:07 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

Marin Alsop

Marin Alsop
Credit Grant Leighton

This month on Choral Arts Classics, Tom welcomes Marin Alsop, Music Director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, for a conversation about two iconic choral works: John Adam's haunting cantata about 9/11, On the Transmigration of Souls, and Beethoven's monumental 9th Symphony.

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Choral Arts Classics
3:02 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Conductor's Roundtable

Tom talks to Arian Khaefi, the recently appointed Music Director of the Handel Choir of Baltimore, and Wendy Wickham the longtime Music Director of the Canticle Singers of Baltimore.

Next month on Choral Arts Classics, Tom welcomes Marin Alsop, Music Director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, for a conversation about two great masterpieces:  John Adam's haunting cantata about 9/11, On the Transmigration of Souls, and Beethoven's monumental 9th Symphony.  Tune in Tuesday night, April 29, 2014 at 9:00 PM.

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Choral Arts Classics
1:10 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

Mary Jo Salter II

Nola Richardson, Soprano
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On the next episode of Choral Arts Classics, Tuesday night, February 25, 2014, the acclaimed poet Mary Jo Salter joins Tom for the second of two conversations about the relationship between poetry and music.

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Mary Jo Salter
3:32 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Choral Arts Classics - Mary Jo Salter

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The acclaimed poet Mary Jo Salter joins Tom for the first of two conversations about the relationship between poetry and music.

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Choral Arts Classics
1:26 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Choral Arts Classics - Negro Spiritual

Heritage Signature Chorale

Tom welcomes Stanley Thurston, the Founder and Music Director of the Heritage Signature Chorale, a chorus based in Laurel, MD that specializes in the art of the Negro Spiritual.

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Choral Arts Classics
12:09 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Choral Arts Classics - Bach's Mass in B Minor - Episode 2

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In this second of two programs devoted to Bach’s towering masterpiece, Tom welcomes back noted lecturer Ray Sprenkle to talk about Bach’s singular place in the pantheon of great composers.

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Choral Arts Classics
12:00 am
Tue September 24, 2013

Choral Arts Classics - Bach's Mass in B Minor - Episode 1

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In this first of two programs devoted to Bach’s towering masterpiece, Tom Hall welcomes back noted lecturer Ray Sprenkle to talk about JS Bach’s singular place in the pantheon of great composers, in advance of Choral Arts concert performance of The B Minor Mass on October 27, 2013 at Kraushaar Auditorium.

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