Arts Notes


January 17, 2003

Lunch concert set today at Westminster United Methodist

Chamber Music on the Hill and Consortium Musicale are collaborating to increase and promote public awareness of chamber music.

The McDaniel String Quartet will hold a lunch concert from noon to 2 p.m. today in Westminster United Methodist Church's Martha Manahan Room. The church is at East Main and Center streets.

The public is invited to take a bag lunch and listen to works by Telemann, Haydn, Schumann and Stravinsky. The musicians also will discuss the works.

This first lunch concert is a pilot program. If well-attended, Chamber Music on the Hill and Consortium Musicale will offer similar concerts.

Information: 410-857-2559 or 410-857-2550.

Children's entertainer to perform in Eldersburg

Carrolltown Center will present award-winning children's performer Laurie Berkner at the mall for a free concert at 1 p.m. tomorrow.

Her album, Victor Vito, won two Children's Music Web awards and a Parent's Guide to Children's Media Award. Her first video, "Laurie Berkner's Video Songbook, received a Parent's Guide to Children's Media Award and Video Magic Award from Parenting magazine.

Carrolltown Center is on Liberty Road in Eldersburg. Information: 410-781-7070.

Masterworks Chorale has free preseason workshop

The Masterworks Chorale of Carroll County is preparing for its spring season with a preseason workshop from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Mormon Church in Westminster.

The free workshop will include discussion and practice performance of the spring concert's main work, Mozart's Requiem. All members and any singers interested in joining the group should attend. Director Margaret Boudreaux will lead the workshop.

Registration is required by calling Fran Nyce at 410-848- 7949.

Rehearsals for the spring concert will begin Feb. 11 and will be held from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Church on Johahn Drive. Singers must be age 16 or older and no entry audition is required. Dues are $30.

The spring concert will be held at 7 p.m. May 18 in Baker Memorial Chapel at McDaniel College.

The group also has openings on its board. Those interested may phone Fran Nyce.

Savage Dance Company wins convention trophies

Members of the Savage Dance Company's Performance Team from Eldersburg earned seven trophies at last weekend's convention and competition held by Tremaine Dance Conventions and Competitions in Crystal City, Va.

The convention consisted of master classes taught by choreographers such as Doug Caldwell (Austin Powers and Trading Spaces), Robert Hoffman, Joelle Martinec, Laurie Johnson and Lenore Pavlakos. Competitions were held Saturday evening after a full day of classes.

The Savage junior division won two gold and one silver trophy, the teen division took one gold award, and the senior division took three silver awards. About 30 schools competed from seven states in 78 performances at the regional competition.

Nichole Savage, artistic director and choreographer, opened her studio in June and formed the performance team in September.

American Girl shows scheduled at Carrolltown

Carrolltown Center, with the Freedom District Lions Club Foundation, will sponsor five American Girl Fashion Shows on March 14, 15 and 16.

Local girls are invited to participate in several ways. Girls ages 6 to 13 can write an essay of 500 words or less on "The Best Thing About Being an American Girl Is ... " Entries must include name, address, phone number, age, grade and school and be sent to Carrolltown Center, 6400 Ridge Road, Suite 11, Eldersburg 21784. Entries must be received by Feb. 7. Five winners of two tickets to a show will be notified Feb. 14.

Girls size 10 (4 feet 7 inches to 4 feet 9 inches tall and about 74 pounds) and girls size 6X (46 inches to 48 inches tall and 50 to 55 pounds) are needed to model the American Girl, Bitty Baby and Angelina Ballerina fashions.

Girls age 15 and older who are well-versed on American Girl books and products can audition for one of 10 commentator spots. Auditions for models and commentators will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 27 in the mall Community Room. Those chosen must be available for rehearsals and practice.

The fashion shows mix historical facts and commentary, music, trivia contests, refreshments, favors and prizes. Shows will be held at 7 p.m. March 14, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. March 15, and 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. March 16.

The 11 a.m. Saturday show will have WQSR disc jockey Kristy McIntyre as host.

Tickets are $25 and include a tax-deductible donation to the Freedom District Lions Club Foundation for its youth programs, including the KidSight PreSchool Vision Screening Program. Information: 410-781-7070 or

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