Weekend is a feast of choral music

March 14, 2002|By Tim Smith

There's quite a lineup of choral music this weekend, all of it worthy of attention.

In addition to the Baltimore Choral Arts Society's shindig of Oedpius Tex and other hoots from composer Peter (P.D.Q. Bach) Schickele on Saturday at the Meyerhoff (see listings at left), you'll find one of the world's finest vocal ensembles, the Tallis Scholars, exploring works by its namesake Thomas Tallis, William Byrd and other early English composers. The concert is at 8 p.m. tomorrow at the University of Maryland's Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in College Park. Tickets are $5 (for students) to $40. Call 301-405-2787.

Next up: The Annapolis Chorale, Annapolis Chamber Chorus and Chamber Orchestra in "A Night of Sacred Music." The program, conducted by J. Ernest Green, includes a motet by Bach, the Te Deum by brilliant contemporary composer Avro Part and the Lux Aeterna by Morten Lauridsen. It's all at 8 p.m. Saturday at St. Anne's Episcopal Church on Church Circle in Annapolis. Tickets are $12 (for students) and $23. Call 410-263-1906.

And the Handel Choir of Baltimore turns to Henry Purcell's operatic masterpiece Dido and Aeneas and motets by Maurice Durufle, guest-conducted by Frank Nemhauser, director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Chorus. The performance is at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Church of the Redeemer, 5603 N. Charles St. Tickets are $14 to $25. Call 410-366-6544.

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