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The Baltimore Choral Arts Society practices for upcoming concerts in a unique way

Posted at 8:29 AM, Nov 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-18 08:30:19-05

BALTIMORE — The Baltimore Choral Arts Society is preparing for "Off The Grid," its first ever virtual concert series in a unique way.

"There's music about challenges and adversity and public
upheaval and pandemics. We've been stitching them
together to create something that is relevant and inspiring and modern," Anthony Blake Clark, Music Director of The Baltimore Choral Arts Society, said.

Since the choir cannot hold normal rehearsals due to COVID-19, they are now practicing in the parking lot of St. Francis Xavier with the help of an FM radio station transmitter. Members can sing in their car, while others opt to sit outside of their vehicle distanced from others.

"It's been very meaningful and we've found very special things that maybe we took for granted at one point. You hear people singing across the parking lot with masks, some people in their cars and you just realize how grateful you are for music," Clark said.

The Baltimore Choral Arts Society has two upcoming virtual concerts on Sunday, November 22 and another on Christmas Day. The concerts will be aired on WMAR-2. More information on The Baltimore Choral Arts Society can be found at