90-voice French choir and England's Choir of St. Mary's...

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July 22, 1992|By Linell Smith | Linell Smith,Staff Writer

90-voice French choir and England's Choir of St. Mary's Church will perform

The Choirboys of Passy-Buzvenal, a 90-voice French choir founded in 1987, will perform a program with ancient liturgical music at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5300 N. Charles St. Directed by Jean-Michel Angelloz, the choir will also sing at the regular 11 o'clock liturgy that morning.

The Choir of St. Mary's Church, Warwick, England, a choir of 30 boys and 16 men, will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. July 29 at Old St. Paul's Church, Charles and Saratoga streets. Under the direction of Simon Lole, the choir will perform a program of sacred and secular music. They will return to Old St. Paul's to sing Choral Evensong at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 2.


The Heritage Players will hold auditions for their fall production of Robert Herling's comedy-drama "Steel Magnolias" at 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday at Ames United Methodist Church, 9 Walker Ave. The production will run the first three weekends in November. Details: (410) 922-9167.

The Jewish Repertory Theater of the Jewish Community Center will hold auditions for stand-up comics at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Jewish Community Center, 5700 Park Heights Ave. The comics will perform at the JCC's new comedy club, "Bagels and Laughs." To arrange an audition and interview, call Mitch Nathan at (410) 542-4900, Ext. 272.

Playwrights Festival

Carol Weinberg's "A Very Fine House," a play about six senior citizens in a group living project, will run July 24-Aug 8 at the Avalon Theatre at Catonsville Community Careers Center, 106 Bloomsbury Ave. Part of the Baltimore Playwrights Festival XI, the play will run at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Admission is $6. Call (410) 242-6416 for reservations.

Remaining in the Baltimore Playwrights series are:

* "Albert Einstein Never Sang at the Met," an Eisenhower-era comedy drama by Mark Berman, will run at 8:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2:30 p.m. Sundays Aug. 7-30 at the Spotlighters Theatre, 817 St. Paul St. Call (410) 752-1225 for reservations.

* "A Short Simple Stay," a play about a man who arrives at a sinister hospice in a Philippine jungle after the fall of Saigon, will run at 8:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 7 p.m. Sundays Aug. 14-30. Call (410) 276-7837 for reservations.

The Playwrights Festival is accepting submissions for its 12th summer of presenting original plays. Member theaters will present full productions of several plays during the summer of 1993 as well as staged readings during the 1992-93 theater season. Both one-acts and full-length plays are acceptable. The festival is open to any playwright who is a current or former resident of Maryland. For guidelines, write Baltimore Playwrights Festival, c/o Fells Point Corner Theatre, 251 S. Ann St., Balto., Md., 21231.


The documentary film "Grace" by Baltimore producers Susan Hadary Cohen and William Whiteford has received a regional Emmy as well first place awards in the National Film and Video Festival, the American Film and Video Festival and the Broadcast Medical Journalism, Sigma-Tau Foundation competition. The film, which portrays an Alzheimer's victim, also won first place and $5,000 from the National Media Owl Awards. It aired on Maryland Public Television last fall.

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