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Looking back on weekend's Choral Arts, Pro Musica, Shriver Hall concerts
Looking back on weekend's Choral Arts, Pro Musica, Shriver Hall concerts

Last weekend included another whirlwind of concerts in and around Baltimore. The programs were drawn predominantly from the venerable Austro-German classical canon -- Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert -- but novelties had their day as well. The action started, for me, Saturday afternoon at Goucher College's Kraushaar Auditorium, where Baltimore Choral Arts Society delivered a 90-minute assortment of sacred fare conducted by Tom Hall. Beethoven's "Elegischer Gesang," a rarely encountered gem, was so tenderly performed by choristers and orchestra alike that Hall's decision to belt out a cheery, heavily amplified greeting to the audience immediately afterward proved...

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