Baltimore Choral Arts Society: Quest for Peace
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Music Director Tom Hall leads the Baltimore Choral Arts full Chorus and Orchestra in “Quest for Peace,” featuring poignant and powerful settings of Dona nobis pacem by various composers. The concert includes performances of Arvo Pärt’s beautiful meditation, Da pacem Domine, as well as interpretations of Dona nobis pacem by Pateris Vasks and Ralph Vaughan Williams and features vocal soloists Hyunah Yu and Robert Cantrell. The program also features the mid-Atlantic premiere of Jacke Runestad’s Fear Not, Dear Friend, based on the poetry of Robert Louis Stevenson. The concert will take place on Sunday, April 26 at 3 pm in Kraushaar Auditorium on the Goucher College campus. Immediately following the performance, Tom Hall will lead a Choral Conversation with special guest Chic Dambach, author and former President of the Alliance for Peacebuilding. They will discuss the role that music and the arts play in peace-making. Tickets for the performance are $25 - $40 with half priced tickets available for students. For tickets and more information, call 410-523-7070 or go to ***** In collaboration with Baltimore Choral Arts, the Maryland Film Festival will be screening the film Brasslands earlier that week, on Tuesday, April 21 at 7:30 pm at MICA’s Brown Center. Created by Meerkat Media, and largely funded fom a kickstarter campaign, the film depicts the tradition of Balkan brass band music through the 50th anniversary of the world’s largest trumpet festival in Serbia, a festival that has survived 50 years of war and genocide, and attended by 500,000 people. The film embeds the viewer in the celebration of the annual competition, and spotlights a public school teacher and her students from Brooklyn, New York that compete in the competition. Tom Hall will interview the film’s director, Bryan Chang, as part of the presentation. Tickets for the film are $10 and free for Maryland Film Festival members, and MICA students and faculty with ID. For more information about the film and to view the trailer, go to