Award winning teacher and visionary artistic director, Martha Banghart joins us from her music studio to describe her decades-long devotion to music education and the power of the choral arts. Through stories, photographs, playbills and recordings, Marty will share memories from her thirty-seven years in the classroom, establishing Harford County’s guitar program and producing North Harford High School’s celebrated musical revues.
She will discuss the choral artistry and community service mission of the Deer Creek Chorale, the intergenerational choir she founded in 2007, which has grown to include over 80 members from the greater Baltimore area. From choral performances in Beijing to conducting in Carnegie Hall, Marty’s musical adventures and humanitarian efforts span the globe. Come listen and enjoy.... See MoreSee Less
Genealogist, Mary Schweers will be our guest speaker for the Society’s November Genealogy presentation. Her subject will be Follow the Trails, a fascinating journey that will help find those ancestors who could not stay in one place. Early settlers and even recent ancestors tended to spread out. Some took the more familiar roots like the Oregon Trail, but many took lesser known trails. Learn how to track these ancestors along their journey and find that elusive final destination.... See MoreSee Less
The Dan Meyer Choir was founded in 2009 to sing original compositions and arrangements celebrating life in Baltimore City. Over the years, the choir has performed at Artscape, Free Fall, the Miss Baltimore Competition, Fluid Movement Water Ballet, the Star-Spangled Spectacular and the 100th anniversary of the last death in World War One. Its performance venues have ranged from the Ottobar to the Old Otterbein Methodist Church! The choir has also traveled to Annapolis, Bel Air, Frederick, Takoma Park and Havre de Grace to perform.
The Dan Meyer Choir is made up of volunteer singers from all walks of life and all experience levels. The one thing that they hold in common is their joyful enthusiasm of singing and the bonds it builds between them. Join the Choir for this virtual performance featuring music for the season as well as some of the unique selections they are so well known for. This is a great opportunity to enjoy this incredible music in your own home.... See MoreSee Less
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