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Strong Roots, New Growth: Handel Choir's 2016-2017 Season

Handel Choir of Baltimore presents its 82nd subscription concert season on the theme of “Strong roots, new growth”: Handel’s Messiah with period style orchestra and acclaimed soloists on December 10 and 11, 2016; a “fresh, sustainably sourced” concert called Farm to Table on March 4, 2017; and four longer American works based on non-traditional texts in Soul Seeds on April 29, 2017.

“Handel Choir is deeply committed to the music of the past. Now more than ever before, and particularly in Baltimore, we are experiencing a tremendous blossoming of new music, and of young artists experimenting with sound, harmony, and texture,” said Artistic Director and Conductor Arian Khaefi, who is entering his fourth season with the ensemble. “There is a palpable energy in the musical world, and it’s generated by collaboration between living artists who can speak for, and of, their work with one another. This season, Handel Choir is going to be right in the heart of this conversation.” Featured composers include Samuel Barber, Jake Runestad, Eric Whitacre, William Averitt, Paul Crabtree, Shawn Kirchner, Shawn Crouch and Judd Greenstein.

Patrons save on single ticket prices by purchasing a subscription before December 13, 2016. Subscriptions are $110 for premium tickets ($121 for single tickets; seating in forward/center rows of the venue), $85 for standard tickets ($91 for single tickets), and $25 for students with ID ($30 for single tickets). Subscriptions are available now at or by calling 667.206.4120.

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