Baltimore Choral Arts Society

Promising debut for new Choral Arts music director

Promising debut for new Choral Arts music director

It’s way too early to tell how the Baltimore Choral Arts Society’s next era will turn out with Anthony Blake Clark as helmsman. But, based on first impressions Saturday night at Kraushaar Auditorium, the new music director is off to a promising start.

Clark’s musicality was readily apparent in a season-opening program that spanned several centuries, and he seemed to have no trouble getting an expressive response from the ensemble. (Like predecessor Tom Hall, who honed that ensemble for 25 years, Clark also revealed a fondness for talking to the audience; I hope he gets smoother— and shorter — at it.)

The concert had a not-quite-settled feeling, especially during a segment...

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