2019-20 Season Announced
I SHALL NEVER BE DIFFERENT
To begin our year-long residency at St. David’s Episcopal Church in Baltimore, we dig into Monteverdi’s rich Sixth Book of Madrigals. His cycle La Sestina and Benjamin Britten’s much-loved Hymn to St. Cecilia bookend an exploration of madrigals and part-songs old and new with works by Martinů, Rorem, Ligeti and the U.S. premiere of Tawnie Olson’s Child’s Play.
Friday, October 4, 2019 at 7:30PM - St. David’s Episcopal Church, Baltimore, MD
SCIARRINO AT LIVEWIRE
Third Practice makes its debut on the 10th annual Livewire festival for new music at UMBC with Salvatore Sciarrino’s rarely performed 12 Madrigali. 17th-century haiku by the poet Basho are turned inside out and upside down in the “unreliable mirror” of Sciarrino’s otherworldly music.
Friday, October 25, 2019 at 7:30PM - Linehan Concert Hall, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD
“Clothed in sun” returns
Our highly successful program of Marian music is back! We’re delighted to once again present these pieces from Josquin to Poulenc to our wonderful commissions from James Young and Allison Clendaniel. Come hear it again, or see what you missed!
Friday, February 7, 2020 at 7:30PM - St. David’s Episcopal Church, Baltimore, MD
Saturday, February 8, 2020, time TBA - Chapel of the Immaculate Conception, Mount St. Mary’s University, Emmitsburg, MD
BACH at St. David’s
We join the musicians of St. David’s to participate in the 44th annual Baltimore Bach Marathon. Details to be announced.
Sunday, March 15, 2020 - St. David’s Episcopal Church, Baltimore, MD
evensong in Baltimore
Our residency at St. David’s ends as we join them for the final recital and evensong of their season. Musical details to be announced.
Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 4:30PM - St. David’s Episcopal Church, Baltimore, MD
What the Press is Saying
"The performers outdid themselves in showing what local forces with heart can offer. The eight members of the chamber chorus Third Practice did evocative heavy lifting." - Anne Midgette, The Washington Post
"The production was presented by the first-rate Great Noise Ensemble and Third Practice vocal ensemble …" - Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim, The New York Times
"The effect was stunning as the large choir in the front of the church was answered by the ethereal voices of Third Practice." - Patrick D. McCoy, Washington Life Magazine