Morehouse Glee Club and American Camerata both perform here Sunday


The Morehouse College Glee Club performs at Baltimore Poly Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. The correct number to call for information is 728-1124. The number was listed incorrectly in yesterday's Accent section. The Evening Sun regrets the error.

The Morehouse College Glee Club, of Atlanta, returns to XTC Baltimore Poly Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Sunday for its fourth straight local concert while the American Camerata for New Music performs 20th century pieces at the College of Notre Dame.

Glee club director David Morrow will lead a varied program including two African songs, "Shango" and "Betelehemu," by Nigerian Michael Olatungi, an alumnus of Morehouse, reports Murray A. Schmoke Sr., treasurer of the active Baltimore Metropolitan Morehouse Alumni Assn. Tickets are $15. Call 788-1124 for information.

Not far away, the American Camerata, of Washington, presents a free concert of Haskell Small's "Phoenix," Henri Lazarof's "Concertante II" and Prokofieff's "Quintet" in LeClerc Auditorium, College of Notre Dame, 4701 North Charles St.

The same group debuts Henry Brant's oratorio "Rainforest" May 1 at Towson State University. Dr. John Stephens leads the Camerata.

Earlier in the day, Palm Sunday, at 4 p.m. the Easter Portion of Handel's Messiah, Parts II and III, will be sung at the Towson Presbyterian Church, Chesapeake and Highland avenues. Then at 5:30 p.m., organist Paul Binko performs works by Langlais, Alain, Bach, Brahms and Widor in the Cathedral Concert Series at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5300 North Charles St.


Meanwhile, in Washington and New York, opera companies and others have announced their new seasons. The Washington Opera will perform the American stage premiere of "Savage Land," a Chinese opera by Jin Xiang, next Jan. 18, and seven other operas at the Kennedy Center in its 63-performance season in 1991-92.

The season opener Nov. 9 is Verdi's "Don Carlo," with Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos conducting. The Baltimore Opera opens with the same opera Oct. 19. Other Washington productions are Mozart's "Don Giovanni" opening Nov. 16; Offenbach's "Tales of Hoffmann" Dec. 28; Handel's "Agrippina" Jan. 4; Mascagni's "Cavalleria Rusticana" and Leoncavallo's "I Pagliacci" Feb. 15; and Wagner's "The Flying Dutchman" Feb. 22. Call 202-416-7800.


The Washington Concert Opera offers Donizetti's "La Favorita" 6 p.m. Sunday, April 28, and Massenet's "Thais" at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, in Lisner Auditorium on the George Washington University campus. Stephen Crout is general director and conductor. Subscriptions for the two-opera fifth season range from $33 to $60 and single tickets from $16.50 to $32.50. Call 202-797-4671 or write Washington Concert Opera, 1724 17th St., N.W., Box 23, Washington, D.C. 20009.


The National Symphony Orchestra in Washington will give unknown young American musicians a chance to show their stuff in a special week of performances starting May 7, 1992, as part of next season, it was announced by Mstislav Rostropovich, music director. Soloists will be chosen in informal auditions. Orchestra members themselves will solo several times in two series of programs. Violinist Isaac Stern, who played with the Israeli Philharmonic during the Persian Gulf war for an audience wearing gas masks, solos the opening week of the season Sept. 12, 13 and 14.


The Metropolitan Opera in New York lists three new productions and a world premiere in its 1991-92 season opening Sept. 23, the 25th season at Lincoln Center. The Oct. 19 premiere is John Corigliano's "Ghosts of Versailles" commissioned by the Met. The other new offerings are Puccini's "The Girl of the Golden West" starting Oct. 10; Donizetti's "The Elixir of Love" Oct. 24 and Strauss' "Elektra" March 26, 1992. The season opens Sept. 23 with Placido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti singing. Three acts from three operas will be staged. During calendar 1991, the Met will perform all seven Mozart operas in its repertory.


The New York City Opera mounts 15 productions in 110 performances from July 9 through Nov. 18 at the New York State Theater at Lincoln Center. Christopher Keene, general director, said the new productions are Verdi's "La Traviata" starting July 27; "Cav" and "Pag" Aug. 3; Frank Loesser's "The Most Happy Fella"; Bernd Alois Zimmermann's 12-tone anti-war opera "The Soldiers" Oct. 8 and "The Mother of Three Sons," a "modern Afro-American fairy tale" by Leroy Jenkins, jazz violinist and composer.

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