Art Notes


January 09, 2004

Children's Chorus reschedules concert canceled last month

The Children's Chorus of Carroll County will present its annual Winter Celebration concert at 3 p.m. Sunday in Baker Memorial Chapel at McDaniel College.

The concert was originally scheduled for Dec. 14 but canceled because of inclement weather.

Children in grades two to 12 will perform, divided into Les Petites Voix for grades two and three, Il Choro Della Bella Voce for grades four and five, Cantare Bel Canto for grades six to 12, and Voce Viaggio, a traveling chorus for grades six to 12.

Selections by Les Petites Voix will include "As I Sat on a Sunny Bank," "Mrs. Jenny Wren," "December's Rose," "S'Vivon" and "Winter Fantasy."

Il Choro Della Bella Voce will sing "Hand Me Down My Silver Trumpet," "Good King Wenceslas," "Bring a Toch," "Jeannette," "Isabelle," "Hinei Mah Tov," "The Birds" and "Jazzy Old St. Nick."

Cantare Bel Canto will perform "Dormi, Dormi," "Hannerot Halalu," "Mid-Winter," and a swinging version of "Jingle Bells" titled "Dashing Through the Snow."

A brass quintet will accompany the chorus on some selections and be featured throughout the concert.

The concert will conclude with the older children joining the Masterworks Chorale of Carroll County on Handel's "For Unto Us a Child is Born" and the "Hallelujah Chorus" from the Messiah.

Directors for the children's chorus include Holly Kennedy and Diane Jones.

Donations will be taken to benefit the group's tour of Estonia, Finland and Sweden next summer.

Information: 410-848-5581.

Troupe holds auditions for two one-act plays

The Carroll Players will hold auditions for two one-act plays from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the Westminster Riding Club on Colonial Avenue.

Just Desserts and Suffering Fools will be performed March 26 and 27 at the riding club.

Available roles are one male age 40 or older and four females of various ages for Just Desserts; and three male and three female roles for Suffering Fools.

Information: 410-751-5782 or 410-239-3326.

Carroll Camera Club sets annual exhibit at mall

The Carroll Camera Club Gallery Show will be held Monday through Jan. 18 at TownMall of Westminster during business hours.

Club members have chosen their best work from the past year for the annual exhibit. About 60 photographs of nature, domestic and wild animals and plant life, portraiture, photojournalism, creative abstracts and other topics will be on display.

The photos are critiqued and graded by a group of judges, many of whom are professional photographers, artists or educators. A People's Choice Award also is presented to the photographer receiving the most votes from mall patrons.

Information: 410-857-0300.

Art contest for children focuses on King's dream

The Carroll County Arts Council invites child artists to help celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. by creating a work of art that reflects his vision for understanding and peace.

The contest is open to Carroll County artists ages 11 to 18. Only two-dimensional works created with pencil, crayons, markers, pastels, paint, collage or mixed media are allowed.

Works must be framed and ready to hang, and measure between 12 inches by 18 inches and 18 inches by 24 inches. Only one entry per student is allowed, and no copyrighted materials can be used (for example, Disney characters).

Artwork must be labeled on the back with the artist's name, age and telephone number.

Art will be judged by Janet Waters Bailey of Baltimore Clay Works and curator of Celebrating the Spirit: A Showcase of African-American Art.

A $50 savings bond will be awarded in two age groups based on composition, interpretation of King's dream, emotional impact, and originality.

Registration deadline is Wednesday. Only the first 25 registered applicants will be displayed from Jan. 19 to Feb. 27 in the Carroll Arts Center as part of the exhibit Celebrating the Spirit.

Information: 410-848-7272.

Blues musicians to perform at Shepherd College venue

Blues artists Guy Davis and Scott Ainslie will perform at 8 p.m. tomorrow at Shepherd College's Frank Center in Shepherdstown, W.Va.

Davis is known for his range of abilities as a composer, musician, actor, director and writer. Ainslie is a renowned slide guitar player and a scholar of blues performer Robert Johnson.

Both performers are affiliated with Common Ground on the Hill, based at McDaniel College.

Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for senior citizens, and $6 for children.

Information: 410-857-2771.

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