Zimria Festivale Atlanta Inaugural Concert

The William Baker Choral Foundation is excited to announce our newest ensemble, Zimria Festivale Atlanta led by Amy Thropp, Music Director & Conductor.  Their inaugural concert will be the first night of Chanukah, December 16th, at 6:00 pm with dinner following.  Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Salads, Latkes and Sufganiyot will be served. Candle lighting and games will follow dinner!

The performance will be held at the Congregational Beth Shalom, located at 5303 Winters Chapel Road in Atlanta.  Advance ticket purchasing requested by contacting the office at Beth Shalom (office@bshalom.net, 770-399-5300 or BethShalomAtlanta.org).  Tickets include concert and dinner.  Adults are $10 and children under 11 are $7.

Christmas with the Festival Singers

Christmas with the Festival Singers will feature the combined voices of the William Baker & Lynn Swanson Festival Singers, joined by the Midtown Brass & Organ. The popular concert of beloved carols and classics will be presented Saturday evening, 6 December at 7:00 PM at the St. Benedict’s Episoal Church in Smyrna, GA, and Sunday afternoon, 7 December at 3:00 PM at the historic Grace United Methodist Church in Midtown Atlanta.  Tickets are $20 for adults; $15 students & +65; under 12 free.  Tickets are available at the door or online at www.FestivalSinger.org.

William Baker Festival Singers Open 30th Season October 26

The 35-voice Atlanta-based William Baker Festival Singers join with the Orchestra of the American Heartland to open their 30th anniversary season with teh annual Andrew Cain Memorial masterworks Concert.  Works incldue Gregorio Allegri:  MISERERE MEI, Ralph Vaugh Williams: LORD, THOU HAST BEEN OUR REFUGE, R. Douglas Helvering: AND I SAW A NEW HEAVEN (commissioned y teh WBFS in 2004), and Johann Sebastian Bach: CANTATA NO. 106 “Gottes Zeit ist die allrbeste Zeit.”  Sunday afternoon, 26 October 2014 at 3:00 PM.  Admission is $20 adults; $15 students & +65; under 12 free.  At door or online.  For more information call 404.909.8357.

Summer Singers of Atlanta Concert – Aug 3

The 25th Anniversary Concert of the Summer Singers of Atlanta will feature Mozart’s REQUIEM and American Works of Mozart’s Time, with the Orchestra of the American Heartland and Dr. William O. Baker will be conducting.  The concert will be held on Sunday, August 3rd at 3:00 pm, at Saint Mark United Methodist Church located on Peachtree and 5th Streets in midtown Atlanta.  Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students & seniors +65.  Tickets may be purchased at the door, by phone 404-909-8357, or online at www.FestivalSingers.org.

Piccolo Spoleto Performance

The William Baker Festival Singers of  Atlanta will have their annual Piccolo Spoleto Performance on Monday, May 26th at 3:00 pm.  The concert will be held in Charleston, South Carolina at the Circular Congregational Church.

 

Season Finale Concert

The William Baker Festival Singers of Atlanta will hold a season finale concert on Sunday, May 18th at 3 pm.  This Piccolo Spoleto Bon Voyage Concert will be held at St. John United Methodist Church, located at 550 Mount Paran Road in Atlanta, GA.  Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors 65+, and children under 12 are free.

Membra Jesu Nostri

The concert is on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 3:00 pm. Order tickets here.  The concert will be held at Grace United Methodist Church, located at 458 Ponce de Leon Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students and 65+, and children under 12 are free.

The Feast of Absalom Jones – Jan. 25th

THE FEAST OF ABSALOM JONES will be held on Saturday, January 25th at 10 am.  The Lynn Swanson Festival Singers and The William Baker Festival Singers will be performing. The event is at The Cathedral of St. Philip on Peachtree St. in Atlanta.  It is free and open to the public.

Candlelight & Carols with the Festival Singers

Both of our Atlanta-based Festival Singers join in performing traditional classics and the most beloved carols of the season in two of Atlanta’s most beautiful churches.  The performances will be Saturday, December 7th at 7:00 pm (Grace United Methodist Church in Midtown, GA) and Sunday, December 8th at 4:00 pm (St. Benedict’s Episcopal Church in Smyrna, GA).  The gala concert features the uplifted voices of choirs and audiences, along with organ, harp, oboe, cello and flute in a spiritual and tender celebration of the season.  Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students and seniors and children under 12 are free.

Byrd, Schubert, & Stravinsky Masses – Oct. 27

The William Baker Festival Singers open their 29th concert season in Atlanta performing three diverse settings of the Mass.  William Byrd’s Mass for Five Voices is one of the most beautiful settings of the English Renaissance.  Franz Schubert’s tender setting called  Mass in G for chorus and string orchestra was written when the composer was 17 years old, and has been beloved for two centuries.  Igor Stravinsky’s Mass was a rare statement of personal piety by the composer.  The concert will be Sunday, October 27th at 3:00 pm.  This Andrew Cain Memorial Masterworks Concert will be held at St. John United Methodist Church, located 550 Mount Paran Road NW in Atlanta, GA.  Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students and seniors 65+, and children under 12 are free.  Purchase tickets here.