Performances by English boy choir
T he English tradition of boy choirs is unique, and their angelic timbre has influenced great British composers from Purcell to Britten down to the present time. Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. and next Sunday at 6:30 p.m., one of the most highly regarded of those choirs -- the 30 boys and 16 men of the Choir of St. Mary's Church in Warwick, England -- will be making two Baltimore appearances. The Wednesday concert at Old St. Paul's Church will consist of sacred and secular songs. The Sunday concert will be evensong. No admission is required. For further information, call (410) 685-3404. A new collaborative performance piece by Lenora Champagne, a storyteller who specializes in "talking dances," will be the sole offering of Diverse Works 1992, presented at Maryland Art Place, 218 W. Saratoga St., Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 8 p.m.
Now in its eighth year, Diverse Works brings nationally recognized directors together with local artists for a three-week residency culminating in an original work-in-progress. This year, due to funding cuts by the National Endowment for the Arts' Interdisciplinary Program, only one work is being presented, instead of the traditional three. Tickets to Diverse Works are $7. For more information, call (410) 962-8565.