2021-2022 Season


It is our pleasure to invite you to the in-person 2021-2022 musical season at St. David’s! After a season of virtual concerts (which are archived on our YouTube channel), we are excited to resume live offerings of Evensongs and Recitals, First Friday Concerts, and the Baltimore Bach Marathon, all of which are free and open to the public.

 

In keeping with safety protocols found in many Baltimore performing arts organizations, masks must be worn for the duration of all concerts, and we ask that at this time only vaccinated individuals attend live events. For those as yet unvaccinated or for anyone who feels uncomfortable attending a live event at this time, all events will be streamed and archived on our YouTube channel and on Facebook. 

 

As we regather, we invite you to subscribe to our email list for updates, including COVID precautions.

 

We look forward to welcoming you to the events listed below, whether in-person or online!

 

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Pique Collective10•1•21, 7:30 pm –  First Friday Concert: Pique Collective presents The Legend of Moll Dyer
Our opening concert features the 2020-2021 Ensemble-in-Residence at St. David’s, the Pique Collective. This concert presents some of Maryland’s own haunted history in The Tale of Moll Dyer, originally envisioned as a virtual choose-your-own adventure concert during our 2020-2021 virtual season, archived at this link. which you can view online via this link.

 

 

Josh Armenta and Jerod Tate10•10•21, 4:30 pm – Recital and Evensong for Indigenous People’s Day
The Evensong and Recital for Indigenous Peoples’ Day begins with the world premiere of Composer-in-Residence Josh Armenta’s Remember the Things They Told Us, a setting of text by Navajo poet Luci Tapahonso. The service of evensong follows, featuring Visions of a Child by Chickasaw composer Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate.

 

 

Borisevich Duo11•5•21, 7:30 pm  – First Friday Concert: The Borisevich Duo
Margarita Loukachkina, piano, and Nikita Borisevich, violin, return to St. David’s in a concert of chamber music featuring Romantic era favorites.

 

 

Joshua Bornfiel


11•14•21, 4:30 pm – Recital and Evensong for Veterans Day
Veterans Day is commemorated in this program featuring a new set of art songs composed and performed by Joshua Bornfield.

 


Canticle Singers12•3•21, 7:30 pm – The Canticle Singers
An annual favorite, the Canticle Singers of Baltimore return to St David’s to usher in the holiday season with a performance of festive choral works.

 

 

Advent Wreath with Snow12•19•21, 10 am – A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
Join us as we celebrate the Lessons and Carols tradition, founded by King’s College, Cambridge, and filled with beloved carols and hymns of Advent and Christmastide.

 


Outcalls: Melissa Wimbish and Britt Olsen-Ecker1•16•22, 4:30 pm – Recital and Evensong for the Commemoration of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Outcalls, the “electronic opera queens” of Baltimore, open our annual commemoration of the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. , which includes Joel Thompson’s setting of Langston Hughes’ Harlem (“What happens to a dream deferred”).

 

 

Pique Collective2•4•22, 7:30 pm – First Friday Concert: The Pique Collective presents Detachment
The Pique Collective returns to present the world premiere of Sean Doyle’s Detachment, a modular, kaleidoscopic work, the movements of which invoke the mobiles of Alexander Calder in the interplay of instrumentation and motivic ideas.

 


Julius Eastman and Rahzé Cheatham2•13•22, 4:30 pm – Recital and Evensong for the Commemoration of Frederick Douglass
The annual commemoration of Frederick Douglass, orator for truth and justice, opens with a performance of Julius Eastman’s The Holy Presence of Joan d’Arc, featuring baritone Rahzé Cheatham.

 


Joseph Bolougne3•4•22, 7:30 pm – S’amusant presents The Music of the Chevalier
Early music ensemble S’amusant – Wade Davis, Patrick Merill, and Melissa Wimbish – present compositions by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint Georges. Conductor, composer, virtuoso violinist, and champion fencer, Bologne’s ebullient and expressive music is certain to delight.

 

 

J.S. Bach3•20•22, 1-6 pm – The Baltimore Bach Marathon
Now in its 46th year, the Baltimore Bach Marathon offers some of the area’s finest Baroque performers. Mark your calendars to hear such masterworks as the “Goldberg” variations performed by Dr. Douglas Buchanan, chamber music, the Choir of St. David’s, and plenty of compositions for the King of Instruments!

 

 

Three Crosses 4•15•22, 7:30 – Music for Good Friday
Good Friday is commemorated with a concert-liturgy replete with works that offer a meditation on the love, life, and loss central to the journey through Holy Week, this year featuring Heinrich Schütz’s Musikalische Exequien.

 

Unicorn Tapestry5•6•22 First Friday Concert: Eya presents The Unicorn
Medieval vocal ensemble Eya presents a program of poetry and music entitled The Unicorn. Drawing inspiration from the unicorn tapestries in the Musée de Cluny, the concert includes writings of medieval women mystics and the post-quarantine premiere of Dr. Buchanan’s one alone.

 

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