Masterworks concert brings together choral groups to celebrate Reformation anniversary (Carroll County, Mary.)

For their fall concert, the Masterworks Chorale of Carroll County will celebrate two major historic milestones, as they commemorate McDaniel College’s 150th anniversary as well at the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, which marks when Martin Luther split from the Catholic Church.

On Sunday, Nov. 19, the Masterworks Chorale will join the McDaniel College Choir, Frostburg State University Chorale, Children’s Chorus of Carroll County, Westminster United Methodist Church Choir and Washington Cornett and Sackbutt Ensemble for a special fall concert, “Here I Sing” featuring music from Martin Luther, J.S. Bach and Michael Praetorius.

The concert, which will start at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Baker Memorial Chapel, will also feature performers from the Carroll Singers, Emory United Methodist Church, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church, St. Luke’s Lutheran Church and St. Paul’s United Church of Christ.

Margaret Boudreaux, director of choral activities at McDaniel College, said music is the key that both the school and the Reformation have in common.

“Martin Luther was a musician and really valued the power of music to be able to elevate the spiritual health and vitality not only of individuals involved in music, but everybody exposed to it,” Boudreaux said.

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