On Sunday, January 12, the Maryland State Boychoir will present a concert at Christ Church Easton beginning at 4 pm. This concert marks the third appearance of this distinguished choir since the beginning of the Christ Church Concert Series.
Now celebrating its 33rd season, The Maryland State Boychoir, under the direction of Stephen A. Holmes, serves the State of Maryland as its “Official Goodwill Ambassadors.” The Boychoir performs 100 times annually throughout Maryland and on national/international tours that have taken them to thirty-five states and fourteen countries. The choristers have sung at many distinguished venues, including The White House, National Cathedral, St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City, and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia. Recent Boychoir musical programs have included performances at the American Choral Directors Association’s national conference in Salt Lake City, UT, The Polar Express with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Puccini’s Tosca at the Modell Lyric Opera House, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Bach Concert Series, Leonard Bernstein’s Kaddish at both The Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and Strathmore Center for the Performing Arts with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; Mahler’s 3rd Symphony with the National Orchestral Institute at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in College Park, MD; performances of Howard Shore’s Fellowship of the Rings Symphony with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Andrew Earle Simpson’s A Crown of Stars with the Cantate Chamber Singers. Its annual Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols sells out three performances each December. Other memorable performances include a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King with the Washington Choral Arts Society at the Kennedy Center, the Twentieth Annual Baltimore Boychoir Festival directed by Dr. Sandra Snow, and singing for the Opening Ceremony at the PGA Presidents Cup with Presidents George H. W. Bush and William Clinton in attendance. The Boychoir has also collaborated with renowned international ensembles, including Bonifantes from the Czech Republic and the Drakensberg Boy’s Choir of South Africa.
Door will open at 3:30 pm and a freewill offering will be received. For more information, please call 410-822-2677 or visit www.ChristChurchEaston.org. This concert is supported in part by a grant from the Talbot County Arts Council with funds provided by the Maryland State Arts Council.
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