Now in their 10th season, District5 specializes in creative and engaging programing. With a passion for chamber music, their debut album covered the complete Chopin preludes, and as recipients of a 2016 Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Grant, they are dedicated to expanding the wind quintet repertoire.
With a baritone voice some have described as “coming along once in a generation,” Charlie Zahm is one of the most popular soloists at Celtic, Maritime, and American Traditional music festivals. He weaves magical moments of Scottish and Irish history and brings an authentic love and respect for the music with dashes of humor and a light in his eyes. He will be joined by noted fiddler Tad Marks and guitarist Steve Hobson.
Pianist Katie Mahan is noted for her innovative musical personality, poetic interpretations, and graceful stage presence. She possesses technical mastery combined with a kaleidoscopic palate of tone colors and has been recognized as “a daring and innovative performer.” Katie is at home in a broad repertoire and is distinguished as an interpreter of the music of George Gershwin, Claude Debussy, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
The Maryland State Boychoir was founded to offer talented boys from diverse backgrounds a foundation in choral singing and a discipline that develops the mind, builds character, and sustains the spirit. They perform a wide repertoire that ranges from Gregorian chant through contemporary choral music and have conducted national and international tours that have taken them to over forty states and fifteen countries.
On lute and viola da gamba, two compelling performers and consummate musicians bring us Renaissance and Baroque music from Ireland and Scotland, along with newly composed works. Individually, they have been awarded, acclaimed, celebrated, and now they have become musical partners in an extraordinary journey. Their musicianship is impeccable, and the ease with which they play together is stunning.
Presented in collaboration with the Baltimore Harp Society, harpist Elizabeth Yeoh-Wang won the position of Concert Artist in 2021 after winning first place in the American Harp Society's National Competition. During her tenure, she enjoyed performing solo recitals and giving masterclasses throughout North America. Known for her performances of both standard harp repertoire and her own transcriptions, Elizabeth holds degrees from the New England Conservatory and Harvard University.
Well-known on the mid-Atlantic jazz scene, the Greg Hatza Organization plays concerts in the jazz-gospel style, emphasizing the iconic sound of the Hammond B3 organ reminiscent of Jimmy Smith, Jimmy McGriff and Johnny Hammond Smith. Greg Hatza and the five-member Organization will present a program called “Jazz in the Sanctuary”.