Chorale hosts three-month Baroque Festival

February 23, 2011
  • Brenda Weiser, director of music ministries for Evangelical Lutheran Church in Frederick, Md., is dressed in Baroque gown and wig to play a coquettish lady of the court at the Feb 24. Masquerade Party.
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From this weekend through mid-May, the Frederick Chorale will host a series of concerts and other events during a baroque music festival.

All events are in Frederick. Most are free; some charge a fee. Upcoming events include:

• The kick-off event is a Masquerade Party tonight from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Weinberg Center for the Arts in downtown Frederick. Costumes optional. For a small cover charge of $8, there will be plenty of food, a cash bar, and live Baroque entertainment by the Frederick Flute Choir, the Frederick Chorale, the L'Arabesque Baroque Ensemble, and two historic dancers.

• Frederick Festival Chamber Orchestra will perform Baroque masterpieces by Vivaldi, Albinioni, Corelli and Handel at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 20, at Frederick Church of the Brethren, 201 Fairview Ave.

• The Frederick Flute Choir will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 3, at Evangelical Lutheran Church, 35 E. Church St.

• The Frederick Chorale and the Choral Arts Society will combine to present “If It Ain’t Baroque, Don’t Fix It!” at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 10, at the Weinberg Center for the Arts. This concert features P.D.Q. Bach compositions and other spoofs of the Baroque.

• The festival’s finale will be a performance by the Frederick Chorale and a 14-piece orchestra at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 15, at Frederick Church of the Brethren. Tickets are $12 or $18.

For a complete schedule or to purchase tickets online, go to or or call 240-397-3585.

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