Throughout its history, the worldwide church, and particularly the Anglican communion, has dedicated resources of time, talent, and treasure to create artwork that uplifts the spirit and brings communities together in common purpose. In 2014, St. David's embarked on an ambitious Ensemble-in-Residence program to bring emerging and cutting-edge ensembles to the attention of the audiences of Baltimore. Learn more about past and current ensembles below, and make sure to explore the current concert season and mark your calendars to hear the incredible music these performers have to offer.
In 2016-2017, the Argus Quartet will present two programs, performing on the first and last concerts of the First Friday Series. The first will include some of the finest string quartets written by living composers; the second will feature Classical and Romantic masterworks. You won't want to miss a moment of their thrilling performances!
The Argus Quartet performing the finale of Benjamin Britten's String Quartet in D Major
In 2015-2016, The Broken Consort presented three programs: POP! Unplugged, an exciting re-interpretation of popular song from the last 1000 years, from music of the Middle Ages to Bjork; a vocal recital of troubadour music; and Made in America, a collection of American music from aboriginal South American song to the polyphony of New England and the folk music of Appalachia.
The Broken Consort
Season highlights of the LUNAR residency included performances of George Crumb's Vox Balaenae, Douglas Buchanan's The Idea of a Whale, the American premiere of British composer Michael Finnissy's Marnggu by clarinettist Gleb Kanasevich, and the suitably Baltimorean program Poe-Parie: A Parisian Homage to Edgar Allen Poe, with dramatized readings by local professor Ned Sparrow.
Part of the LUNAR Crew with Mr. Poe and Dr. Buchanan