Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Maxx Factor

We have a performance tonight, but we'll be running from there to the nearest TV to cheer on Maxx Factor on The Sing Off. Baltimore and Barbershop are well represented tonight!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Tuba Christmas

We sing today to start off the Tuba Christmas event at the Light Street Pavilion. The chorus sings at 3:00 and the tuba concert starts at 3:30.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Christmas Carols at the Inner Harbor

Santa's House opens at Harborplace today and the chorus will be there to join the festivities. We'll sing carols at 4:30 to get everyone in the holiday spirit. This year we don't even need to worry about making it snow again - the forecast calls for a 60 degree day.

Santa arrives in Baltimore by boat - how cool is that? Be sure to stick around for the tap dancing Santas. More details are on the Harborplace site.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

50th Anniversary

This year is the 50th Anniversary for the Heart of Maryland Chorus! Check out this great picture from 1963. Stay tuned for details of the big Golden Anniversary Broadcast show, coming up in October.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Lurman Theatre

We had a big crowd for the free concert at the Lurman Theatre last weekend, despite the heat and humidity. Even a Christmas in August visit to Let It Snow and Jingle Bells couldn't help the summer weather.

The quartets were out in force: Elderly Brothers, 3 Wise Men, Free State Four, Beltway Blues, and even a bonus sextet of Harmony Brigade singers. The chorus finished with a patriotic set that brought the crowd to its feet. All in all, a great night for barbershop music.

Be sure to check out the pictures on the Heart of Maryland FaceBook page. Don't forget to add yourself as a fan if you haven't already.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Two Great Events This Week

Who says that summer is a time for relaxing? Our performance calendar is filling up fast. First up, the Son's of the Severn NCEON Benefit Show this Sunday. This performance is drawing choruses and quartets from around the area to support the North County Emergency Outreach Network. The show starts at 7pm at the Chesapeake Arts Center. Admission is free with the donation of a canned food item.

We are also presenting a free concert at Westview Park in Catonsville this Thursday, July 2nd, starting at 7:30pm. Bring a lawn chair and a cold drink and enjoy a cappella harmony in the great outdoors. The park is at Gilston Park Road and Chesworth Road, just off of Rolling Road.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Video from Flag Day

There's a video from the Flag Day Performance on YouTube. We had a perfect day - excellent weather, a big crowd, and lot of guys from our chorus and the Chorus of the Chesapeake. 3 Wise Men debuted a new song to demonstrate the barbershop quartet sound and the chorus brought out it's new song, God Bless the USA. We wrapped it up with the salute to the armed services, complete with the color guards from the different service branches. Throw in some free fireworks and you have a perfect evening in Baltimore. We're looking forward to next year already.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Flag Day

We are going to let you in on one of the best kept secrets in Baltimore. Everyone thinks of July Fourth for fireworks, but there's a great show happening downtown a month earlier. Every year, Fort McHenry celebrates Flag Day with singers, bands, a flyover, and a great fireworks show over the harbor. This is a free event, but without the huge crowds of the Fourth.

Come see the Heart of Maryland this year at the Flag Day celebration. We'll be joined by the Chorus of the Chesapeake to sing patriotic songs at the birthplace of the Star Spangled Banner.

The event starts at 6pm and concludes at nightfall with the military band and the fireworks. Bring a picnic dinner or purchase food at the event. More details are on our web site.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Lasagna with Barbershop

Another successful Lasagna show is behind us. Everyone was well fed and well entertained. In addition to PDQ and 3 Wise Men, we had a surprise appearance by our newest chapter quartet - the Elderly Brothers. The chorus performed new material and some old favorites, ending with a salute to our armed forces that brought the crowd to its feet.

Thanks once again to Ed Niehenke for the great photos. He makes us look good, and that's not always easy to do.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Lasagna with Barbershop

There is only one week left before the Lasagna with Barbershop show. This year the chorus will perform with special guest quartet PDQ as well as our own 3 Wise Men. Listen for some old favorites and some of our newest songs.
Sure, we can sing, but can we cook? Have no fear - the lasagna dinner comes from Casa Di Pasta. You'll get the taste of Baltimore's Little Italy, but you only need to drive as far as Catonsville.
The show is on Sunday, April 5th, 5-8pm at The Lodge in Ellicott City/Catonsville. Tickets are $20 for adults and only $15 for children 12 and under. Visit the chorus web page or call 410-788-4595 for more information.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Singing Valentines Delivered

We spent a fun-filled day delivering singing Valentines on Friday. We visited offices, homes, schools, restaurants, and anywhere else in and around Baltimore. We'll be out all day Saturday too, so it's not too late to get in a last minute order. Be sure to
check out the great story on WBAL about the chorus.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Singing Valentines

Valentine's Day is coming and we have the perfect gift: a singing Valentine from a real barbershop quartet! Surprise your sweetheart with an unforgettable gift. Each Valentine includes two songs, a personalized card, and a long-stemmed rose or a box of chocolates. We'll even take a picture so you can remember the occasion.

Delivery is available on either Friday or Saturday this year. Valentines are available in Howard County, Western Baltimore County, and Baltimore City. Visit the chorus web page or call 410-788-4595 for more details.