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 34 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 host of Maryland Morning and he also hosts Choral Arts Classics at 9:00 pm on the final Tuesday of each month from September-April.

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2015-2016 Schedule

On the January edition of Choral Arts Classics, Tom talks with Fred Bronstein of the Peabody Institute and Catherine Dehoney of Chorus America about the future of classical music in America.

Hyunah Yu

Oct 27, 2015

On the October edition of Choral Arts Classics, Tom talks to the internationally acclaimed soprano Hyunah Yu, the featured soloist in the Choral Arts performance of Dona nobis pacem by Ralph Vaughan Williams.

The Masters

Oct 6, 2015

  For the September 2015 edition it's music from The Masters.  Music by Beethoven, Mozart and Bach are featured in our season premiere.

Canticum Novum

Apr 30, 2015

  For the April edition of Choral Arts Classics, Tom welcomes the directors of Canticum Novum, Douglas Buchanan and Joshua Bornfield, along with two local composers, Michael Rickelton and John Belkot, whose music was premiered last season by this terrific Chamber Choir

Eric Whitacre

Mar 31, 2015
Marc Royce

For the March edition of Choral Arts Classics, Tom welcomes Eric Whitacre, a composer and performer with a world-wide following.

Liturgical Musicians

Feb 25, 2015

For the February edition of Choral Arts Classics, Tom welcomes three of Baltimore's most prominent liturgical musicians, for a conversation about the role of music in the Christian and Jewish faith traditions.

Madrigals to Musicals

Jan 27, 2015

For the January edition of Choral Arts Classics, Tom welcomes Chorus Manager Ellen Clayton and Assistant Conductor Leo Wanenchak to talk about how the Choral Arts Symphonic Chorus, Full Chorus and Chamber Chorus perform music from a wide-ranging repertoire, from Madrigals to Musicals.

 A conversation about religious intolerance in the arts.

Bach’s Magnificat

Sep 30, 2014

  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.

Marin Alsop

Apr 29, 2014
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.