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Choral Arts Classics

The Final Edition

Mar 1, 2017
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After 14 years, Choral Arts Classics comes to a close. In advance of Tom's final concert as Music Director of Baltimore Choral Arts, (Saturday, March 11) he plays some recordings of some of the concerts from his 35 year tenure that he remembers most fondly. And near the end of this episode, Tom welcomes Jim Piper, a board member with the Baltimore Choral Arts Society. They discuss the evolution of the arts scene in Baltimore, and  several other topics.

James Lee III January 2017

Jan 31, 2017
Morgan State University

On the January edition of Choral Arts Classics, Tom talks to James Lee III, one of the most acclaimed African American composers in the United States.

Ray Sprenkle October 2016

Nov 2, 2016

On the October edition of Choral Arts Classics, Tom talks to composer and musicologist Ray Sprenkle about another great Requiem, the setting by Gabriel Faure's fellow Frenchman, Maurice Duruflé.

On the September edition of Choral Arts Classics, Tom talks to composer and musicologist Ray Sprenkle about Gabriel Fauré's beloved Requiem.

On the May edition of Choral Arts Classics, a Conductor's Roundtable with the leaders of three fine choruses for young people.  Tom talks with Doreen Falby of the Peabody Children's Chorus, Stephen Holmes of the Maryland State Boychoir, and Susan Bialek of the Children's Chorus of Maryland.


Quest for Peace

Apr 6, 2016

On the March edition of Choral Arts Classics, Tom talks to Chic Dambach, who has worked all over the world as a Peace Builder, about the power of music in building peace.

  On the February edition of Choral Arts Classics, as Choral Arts gets ready to celebrate its 50th anniversary with a special concert on March 20, 2016, Tom talks with Jane Dummer, Elizabeth Elliott, and Julie Lang, current and former singers with the Choral Arts Chorus, and Stacy Horn, the author of Imperfect Harmony: Finding Happiness Singing with Others.

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.

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

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