"Michael Repper conducted the fine chamber orchestra with confidence and expressive nuance." Tim Smith, Baltimore Sun
Michael Repper is the Assistant Conductor of the Concert Artists of Baltimore and was recently appointed as the Music Director of the Northern Neck Orchestra in Virginia. Since 2014 he has held the coveted Baltimore Symphony Orchestra-Peabody Institute Conducting Fellowship, where he served as assistant conductor to Marin Alsop. Michael is also the Music Director of the Basilica of the Assumption in Baltimore, America’s First Catholic Cathedral. He is an accomplished conductor of classical, pops, jazz, and musical theater in the United States and abroad. Along with his many performances in Baltimore in 2016, his performance slate includes debuts with several ensembles, including the Sao Paulo Symphony in Brazil. He is the Managing Director of the Chamber Music Society of Maryland, a Baltimore-based chamber music series which presents Music in the Great Hall, currently in its 43rd season. Through the Chamber Music Society of Maryland, he founded the Chamber Music Society of Maryland (CMSMD) Youth Fellowship which offers a $1000 scholarship opportunity for exceptional pre-college chamber musicians. Founded by Edward Polochick, Concert Artists of Baltimore (CAB) consists of a professional chamber orchestra and professional chamber chorus. The full ensembles are featured in The Maestro Series, with performances this season at the Gordon Center For Performing Arts and St. Pius X Church.
CAB also offers chamber music, The Mansion Series, with performances at The Engineers Club at the Garrett-Jacobs Mansion. This series showcases smaller forces, such as a quartet or small vocal group, and often features unique repertoire.
The orchestra and chorus are frequently hired for performances throughout the region by other organizations, including the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Lyric Opera Baltimore, Moscow Ballet, the Baltimore Basilica, Temple Oheb Shalom, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, McDaniel College, St. Louis Church, The Holocaust Museum, The Visionary Arts Museum, The Greek Orthodox Church of St. George, and Catholic Charities. When larger forces are needed, such as when the singers of Concert Artists perform Messiah with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra each year, the chorus expands to the Concert Artists Symphonic Chorale.
The 2014-15 season featured a groundbreaking collaboration with the Baltimore Rock Opera Society at 2640 Space, a partnership that continues with Convergence Maximus II: Operatic Overdrive in February 2016.
The mission of Concert Artists of Baltimore is to present classical music performances of well-known and lesser-known composers by an elite professional chorus and chamber orchestra, thus providing a visceral music experience to audiences in the Greater Baltimore Metropolitan Area. In 2015 Concert Artists of Baltimore was one of 20 Baltimore arts organizations chosen by the DeVos Institute through a competitive application process to participate in “Capacity Building Baltimore”.