’22-’23 Music Season

All events in the concert series are free and open to the public and are also livestreamed unless otherwise noted. At this time, we ask the audience to wear masks for the safety of all concertgoers and performers. Please note that some performers, particularly vocalists, may be unmasked.

Donations to support the music series are greatly appreciated and can be made securely through Realm.

September 18, 2022, 4:30 pm: Evensong for the Feast of Hildegard von Bingen

The 2022-2023 series opens with a Recital and Evensong celebrating Hildegard von Bingen, with an opening recital and several world premieres by Morgan Sullivan.

September 30, 2022, 7:30 pm: Ensemble-in-Residence: Bergamot String Quartet

Our opening concert features the 2022-2023 Ensemble-in-Residence at St. David’s, the Bergamot String Quartet, with works by Caroline Shaw, Helmut Lachenmann, and more.

October 9, 2022, 4:30 pm: Indigenous Peoples Day

We commemorate Indigenous Peoples Day with a pre-service offering in partnership with Jennifer Folayan, community organizer and board member of the Baltimore American Indian Center, followed by music of Choctaw composer Charles Shadle.

November 4, 2022, 7:30 pm: Violinist Peter Sheppard Skaerved

Renowned British violinist Peter Sheppard Skaerved, joined by the Choir of St. David’s, presents a program of music old and new exploring the inner life of the violin, from constructed material to performance.

November 13, 2022, 4:30 pm: Recital and Evensong honoring Veterans Day

Veterans Day is commemorated in a program of art songs offered by Claire Galloway, soprano, and John Henderson, piano, entitled Songs of Farewell. 

December 2, 2022, 7:30 pm: The Canticle Singers of Baltimore 

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 as well as the World Premiere of their inaugural Emerging Composers Competition!

December 18, 2022, 10:00 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.

January 15, 2023, 4:30 pm: Recital & Evensong for the Feast 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?”).

February 3, 2023, 7:30 pm: An Evening of Lute & Viola da Gamba

Acclaimed lutenist Ronn McFarlane returns to St. David’s, alongside Carolyn Surrick, to present an evening of Renaissance and Baroque music, Celtic and Swedish folk tunes, and original compositions.

February 12, 2023, 4:30 pm: Recital and Evensong for the Feast 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 and 2022-2023 Composer-in-Residence Rahzé Cheatham.

March 3, 2023, 7:30 pm: Lior Willinger, Piano

Pianist Lior Willinger returns to St. David’s to present a solo recital including works of Mariana Martines and Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel.

March 19, 2023, 1-6 pm: The 47th Annual Baltimore Bach Marathon 

Now in its 47th year, the Baltimore Bach Marathon offers some of the area’s finest Baroque performers. Mark your calendars to hear the completion of several cycles of Bach’s works, including the choral motets, the suites for unaccompanied cello, and the Clavierubung series, as well as plenty of music for the King of Instruments!

April 7, 2023, 7:30 pm: Music for Good Friday

Good Friday is commemorated with a concert-liturgy entitled The Dragon and the Falcon. Drawing on medieval imagery and symbolism, this musical offering presents John Rutter’s The Falcon alongside the anonymous medieval masterwork Missa Caput.

May 5, 2023, 7:30 pm: Ensemble-in-Residence 

The Bergamot String Quartet returns to close the series with a concert featuring new music for string quartet.

May 14, 2023, 4:30 pm: Close-of-Season Recital & Evensong

The 2022-2023 series closes with a performance by The Wyvern Trio – Ben Hawker, tenor, Lavena Johanson, cello, and Douglas Buchanan, piano – offering works of Judith Weir and the world premiere of a new composition by Douglas Buchanan.


Supporting the Music Program

Your donation brings beauty to the world!

Music is a central aspect of worship, faith, and life at St. David’s. Therefore, all our musical events are free so that all may participate in beautiful offerings that bring us closer to the divine and to each other. These include means to support artists through our Ensemble-in-Residence and Composer-in-Residence programs, as well as music in the lives of those experiencing homelessness and financial distress through Voices Rise: A Baltimore Choir of Hope. Because free-will donations cover only part of the cost of a music series of this scope, the primary financial support comes from the Friends of St. David’s Music; in other words, you! If music is a meaningful part of your life, we ask you to consider making a donation to help us continue to provide the community with exciting, engaging, and enlivening music. A tax-deductible donation may be made securely through Realm or by mailing a check payable to Music at St. David’s to 4700 Roland Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland, 21210. As a Friend of St. David’s Music, your name will be included in the list of supporters in each concert program, you will be invited to special events, and your donation will help ensure that the music offered by the musicians of St. David’s continues to bring joy and fulfillment to all.