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Justin Tucker Shows Off His Pipes, Wins NFL Talent Show on CBS

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Tucker sings “Ave Maria.” Still via CBS/Twitter.

We all know Justin Tucker can sing with the best of them, and now he’s got an award to show for it.

Mayor Pugh Taps Davon Fleming, Baltimore’s Darling on ‘The Voice,’ for $65K City Consulting Job

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Davon Fleming and Mayor Pugh. Image via YouTube/Mayor Catherine Pugh.

Davon Fleming has gone from soulfully belting his way to TV stardom to working for the city, though this isn’t any odd job.

Davon Fleming’s Fantastic Run on NBC’s ‘The Voice’ Ends in the Semifinals

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Davon Fleming performing live. Still via “The Voice” and NBC/YouTube.

It was more than just a solid showing for Davon Fleming, the Park Heights native who nearly made it into the finals of NBC’s “The Voice” this season.

Park Heights Singer Davon Fleming Crushes it on ‘The Voice’

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Still via “The Voice”/YouTube

A 25-year-old Park Heights gospel singer was an instant standout on last night’s episode of NBC’s singing competition show “The Voice,” belting out a pristine, soulful rendition of Amy Winehouse’s “Me and Mr. Jones.”

The Baltimore Choral Arts Society is Getting a New Music Director

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Photo by Stan Engebretsen, via Balimore Choral Arts Society

With the Baltimore Choral Arts Society’s longtime musical director set to retire at the end of June, the organization has picked a prodigious replacement with experience leading vocal ensembles across the United States and Europe.

The society today announced Anthony Blake Clark will become its musical director on July 1. Clark recently served as assistant chorus master for the Berlin Philharmonic’s performance of Stravinsky’s “Oedipus Rex,” and also conducted the London Classical Soloists and various other groups overseas.

“I am overjoyed to be the next Music Director of Baltimore Choral Arts and I cannot wait to start this important work with this excellent chorus,” Clark said in a statement.

Presently, he holds director positions with four ensembles in the D.C. area, southern Maryland and Richmond. He’s also set to conduct Beethoven’s “Choral Fantasy” for the Symphony Orchestra of Northern Virginia this June, and will occupy a residency in August in Worcestershire, England, conducting and coaching beginning conductors, singers and composers.

Clark is the third-ever music director for the Baltimore Choral Arts Society. He’ll replace Maestro Tom Hall, who’s led the society for 35 years now and added more than 200 works to its catalog in the process. During his tenure, Hall was also president of Chorus America, served as a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts and was director of choral activities for Goucher College for 31 years, among other accomplishments.

Hall’s final performance is tomorrow night — a sold-out concert featuring Franz Joseph Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, Aaron Copland’s Walls of Zion and Morten Lauridsen’s Sure on this Shining Night, among other works. It’s set for 8 p.m. at Kraushaar Auditorium at Goucher College in Towson.

“I am looking forward to continuing the legacy that Maestro Tom Hall has established,” said Clark in his statement, adding that he’s “honored to take on the sobering charge to continue building the reputation that Baltimore Choral Arts enjoys.”

Baltimore Men’s Chorus Has a Free Winter Concert This Weekend

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One free concert with carols this weekend offers a chance to sing along.

Dan Meyer Choir’s ‘Baltimorgue’ Celebrates City’s Remarkable Deaths this Halloween

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Dan Meyer Choir's Presidents' Day Show/Courtesy Dan Meyer
Dan Meyer Choir’s Presidents’ Day Show/Courtesy Dan Meyer

On Halloween Eve, a morbidly fun singing tradition returns to Baltimore, courtesy of the Dan Meyer Choir.

Baltimore Teen Just Ruled “America’s Got Talent”

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14-year-old Baltimorean Jayna Brown has a big smile and an even bigger voice.

Baltimore Gets a Brand New Community Choir– Auditions This Weekend!

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Shower singers and karaoke stars take note: The Peabody Institute, Baltimore’s world-class music conservatory, is spearheading a brand-new community chorus, and they want you to take part.

As you might expect given Peabody’s reputation for excellence, this isn’t one of those who-cares-if-you-can-carry-a-tune choruses. As the chorus’ website notes, “The chorus is for adults with an appreciation of classical music and a desire to strive for artistic excellence. Although a plus, the ability to read music is not required as long as you can learn by ear.”

Most People Can’t Sing the National Anthem. These People Really Can.

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Photo via the National Park Service
Photo via the National Park Service

The United States’s national anthem is a notoriously difficult challenge for singers. And when it goes wrong, it goes really wrong. But when someone really skilled hits those soaring notes? It’s beautiful! And so we extend our congratulations to the singers whose solo (yike!) a capella (double yike!) renditions of “The Star Spangled Banner” won the Star-Spangled Sing-Off.

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