Berkshire Choral International

Tom Hall

Tom Hall is one of the most highly regarded performers in choral music today. Appointed music director of the Baltimore Choral Arts Society in 1982, Tom has added more than 100 new works to the BCAS repertoire, premiering works by internationally acclaimed contemporary composers such as Peter Schickele, Libby Larsen, Robert Sirota, James Lee, III, Rosephanye Dunn Powell, and many others. He has also been director of choral activities at Goucher College for 31 years.

Active as a guest conductor in the United States and Europe, Tom has appeared with the Handel and Haydn Society in Boston, the Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia, the Berkshire Choral Festival, Musica Sacra in New York, and Britten Sinfonia in Canterbury, England. His 2005 concert with Orchestre de Chambre de Paris was broadcast on French television. He has prepared choruses for Leonard Bernstein, Robert Shaw, Helmuth Rilling, and others, and he served for 10 years as the chorus master of the Baltimore Opera Company.

Tom is well known as a teacher, lecturer, and writer. He has served as president of Chorus America and as a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts. He has taught at the Peabody Conservatory, the University of Baltimore, Towson University, Morgan State University, and Johns Hopkins University. He has also been an artist in residence at Indiana University, the Eastman School of Music, the University of Cincinnati, Temple University, and Syracuse University.

Works conducted at BCF

  • Einhorn, Voices of Light, 2011
  • Orff, Carmina Burana, 2008
  • Beethoven, Ninth Symphony (Finale), 2008
  • Haydn, Die Jahreszeiten, 2004
  • Handel, Israel in Egypt, 2002
  • Brahms, Ein deutsches Requiem, 1999
  • Haydn, The Creation, 1997