A History of the Handel Choir of Baltimore (1935-2013)

A History of the Handel Choir of Baltimore (1935-2013) : Music, Spread Thy Voice Around

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A History of the Handel Choir of Baltimore (1935-2013): Music, Spread Thy Voice Around highlights the work of a not-for-profit choir that has weathered the vicissitudes of wars, civil unrest, and economic downturns that have closed all too many volunteer musical organizations. It provides an indication of the sorts of repertory such a group performs, discusses issues concerning fundraising, and provides liberal quotations from the local press concerning the group's important outreach to the greater Baltimore community. The choir, in existence more than seventy-five years, is a steadfast element of the city's and region's cultural landscape and this book will be a valuable resource to many disciplines in music studies.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 282 pages
  • 158 x 238 x 25mm | 549g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 10 black & white illustrations
  • 0739199331
  • 9780739199336

About Carl B. Schmidt

Carl B. Schmidt is professor emeritus of music history and culture at Towson University.show more

Review quote

[This book] should appeal to anyone interested in looking back on decades of cultural life in Baltimore. Baltimore Sunshow more

Table of contents

Illustrations Foreword by Melinda O'Neal Preface Acknowledgments Sigla and Abbreviations I. Music in Baltimore in the Early 1930s: Katharine E. Lucke and the Founding of the Handel Choir II. A Quartet of Conductors: 1935-48 Roman Steiner (1935-37) A. Lee Jones (1937-42) W. Richard Weagly and George Kent Bellows (1942-48) III. James Winship Lewis (1948-63) IV. Saul Lilienstein (1963-71) V. Ronald J. Gretz and Darrold V. Hunt (1971-77) VI. T. Herbert Dimmock III (1977-2003) Introduction The First Decade (1977-78-1986-87 Seasons) The Second Decade (1987-88-1996-97 Seasons) The Last Half-Decade Plus (1997-98-through the 2002-03 Season) VII. The Handel Children's Choir (2000-08): An Intermezzo VIII. A Season of Transition (2003-04) Elam Ray Sprenkle, T. Herbert Dimmock III, Frank Nemhauser, Thomas Hetrick IX. Melinda O'Neal (2004-13) Coda Appendices I. Handel Choir Performance Venues II. Handel Choir Performances of Handel's Messiah III. Partial List of Concerts Conducted by T. Herbert Dimmock III (1978-2003) IV. Concerts Conducted by Guest Conductors (2003-04) V. Partial List of Concerts Conducted or Prepared by Melinda O'Neal (2004-13) VI. Concerts by the Handel Children's Choir (2000-08) VII. Presidents of the Handel Choir Board of Trustees Bibliography Indexshow more