Art Notes


December 05, 2003

College gospel choir to present concert at McDaniel tomorrow

The McDaniel College Gospel Choir will present its fall concert at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in Baker Memorial Chapel.

The choir is under the direction of Eric Byrd and will perform a mix of traditional gospel songs and contemporary pieces.

Soloists will include students Sabrina Putro, "I'll Make It"; Veronica Armstrong and LaShawn Eley, "God's Got a Blessing"; Aria Montgomery, "Testimony"; Kerry DeBusk and Carolyn Ricks, "Closet Religion"; and Lisa Moore and Tara Callegary, "Joy."

The Union Street Gospel Jubileers from Union Street United Methodist Church in Westminster will sing "Testimony."

Information: 410-857-2599.

Carroll Community Choir to offer Christmas show

The Carroll Community Concert Choir will present its premiere Christmas concert at 2 p.m. tomorrow in the Scott Center Theater at Carroll Community College.

The program will feature madrigal singing, holiday favorites, a jazz band and audience participation.

A reception will be held afterward.

Information: 888-636-2439, Ext. 248.

Masterworks Chorale's fall concert is scheduled

The Masterworks Chorale of Carroll County will feature Haydn's "Lord Nelson" Mass No. 3 in D Minor during its fall concert at 3 p.m. Sunday in Baker Memorial Chapel at McDaniel College in Westminster

Margaret Boudreaux will conduct the chorus, with Melanie Many on piano and organ. An orchestra will join the choir, along with the Children's Chorus of Carroll County.

The children will perform with the chorale on selections from Handel's Messiah.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and senior citizens, and free for McDaniel students with identification.

Information: 410-848-7949.

Common Ground presents Walt Michael & Co. concert

Common Ground on the Hill will present Walt Michael & Co. in a Christmas concert at 8 p.m. tomorrow at the Carroll Arts Center in Westminster.

This fourth annual holiday concert will feature acoustic music. Hammered dulcimer player Michael, also founder of Common Ground, will perform traditional and contemporary holiday music with his band.

Music will include southern Appalachian, Celtic and original songs. Fiddle players Evan Stover, Alexander Mitchell and bassist Tom Wetmore make up Michael's band.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for age 65 and older, and $10 for children younger than 12 and students with identification.

The Carroll Arts Center is at 91 W. Main St.

Tickets and information: 410-857-2771.

Holiday Homes Tour is slated for Sunday in Pa.

Emmanuel United Church of Christ of Hanover, Pa., will hold a Holiday Homes Tour from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

The tour will feature the church at 124 Broadway, three Hanover homes and the Warehime-Myers Mansion.

The church features a Tiffany stained-glass window, rose window and 44-rank Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ. The 1911 Warehime-Myers Mansion at 305 Baltimore St. features 16 rooms and a carriage house.

The three private homes on the tour are: a Federal-style home at 231 Broadway; a Victorian-style home at 106 Eichelberger St.; and a 1950s home at 309 Clearview Road.

Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 the day of the tour.

Information: 717-632-8281.

Folk musicians to perform at Baldwin's Station

Uptown Concerts is sponsoring weekday performances by folk musicians at Baldwin's Station, 7618 Main St., Sykesville.

Guitarist and fiddler Mike Cross will perform Wednesday. His repertoire includes 12-string bottleneck blues, Irish jigs and his own stories and music from the Appalachian Mountains of Tennessee. Tickets are $20.

Connemara will present "A Celtic Christmas" on Dec. 16 and 17, featuring carols and Celtic seasonal songs, instrumental music and merry humor. Singer Grace Griffith, keyboardist Paul Nahay, dulcimer player Jody Marshall, vocalist Carey Creed, and fiddlers Dave Abe and Bob Freeman form the group. Tickets are $18.

Shows are at 8 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Advance tickets are recommended.

Information: 410-795-1041.

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