Handbell Choir of St. John’s Church

The Howard County Concert Odyssey presented “The Bells of St. John’s,” a program of handbell music by the St. John’s Ringers on Sunday, May 2, 2021. The music ensemble is the handbell choir of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Ellicott City. The performance included classical music from Bach and Mozart, American folk hymns, and bell solos.

Odyssey to Present “The Bells of St. John’s” In-Person and Live-Stream

The Howard County Music Odyssey will present “The Bells of St. John’s,” a program of handbell music by the St. John’s Ringers on Sunday, May 2, 2021, at 4 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Ellicott City, 9120 Frederick Road, Ellicott City, Maryland. The music ensemble is the handbell choir of St. John’s Episcopal Church, […]

Live-Stream Concert with Arcadia String Quartet

The Arcadia String Quartet presented works by Mozart and Mendelssohn on April 11, 2021, live-stream from St. John’s Episcopal Church, Ellicott City.  Laura Knutson, violinist, Soojin Chang, violinist, Derek Smith, violist, and MaryAnn Perkel, cellist, make up the Arcadia String Quartet. These musicians are all local to the Baltimore area and have quite impressive resumes.  They performed selections from […]

Four Things You Probably Don’t Know About Stringed Instruments

When it comes to classical music, strings are really the stars of the show. With a wide range of tones and depths, they give orchestral music a richly layered sound. But how much do you really know about these amazing instruments? 1. There are 300+ different stringed instruments. When we think of the string family, […]

Robin Fay Massie Joins the HCCO Board

The Howard County Concert Odyssey is pleased to announce that noted professional violist Robin Fay Massie has agreed to join the Odyssey’s Board of Directors. Massie is a professional violist in the Baltimore/D.C. area. She completed her education in Viola Performance after attending The University of Maryland, College Park; New England Conservatory; and The Peabody […]

Odyssey to Live-Stream Arcadia String Quartet

The Howard County Concert Odyssey will present the Arcadia String Quartet on Sunday, April 11, 2021, at 4 p.m., live-streamed FREE from St. John’s Episcopal Church, Ellicott City. CLICK HERE to view the virtual concert. The Quartet will present works by Mozart and Mendelssohn, including Mozart’s String Quartet No. 14 in G Major, K.387 (The […]

Live-Stream Organ with Jordan Prescott

The Howard County Concert Odyssey welcomed organist Jordan Prescott for a live-stream concert from St. John’s Episcopal Church in Ellicott City. Acclaimed for his interpretation of French organ music, Jordan performed works of Mendelssohn, Bach, Howells and Demessieux. His program also featured the music of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912), a Black British composer whose works gained […]

Music is a Stress-Buster

You’ve heard it over and over again: the last year has been super stressful. Many of us are fighting the pandemic blues and desperately hoping that spring will arrive a little early this year. That means we need all the stress-busting tools we can get. Well, multiple studies have tested the ability of music to […]

Odyssey Mourns Passing of Board Member

The Howard County Concert Odyssey is sad to report that our dear friend and Board member, Dr. Jeffrey Moss, passed away on Saturday, January 30. We will remember Jeff for his supportive efforts with the Odyssey.  He and his wife Judy were always present to help with registration and the sale of water bottles at […]

Does This Ring a Bell?

Christmas may be over, but that’s no reason to stop enjoying the lyrical sound of bells! You’ve got hand bell music, good old rock music peppered with a bit of cowbell, or the dramatic sound of that grand-daddy of bells, the carillon. What’s a carillon? A carillon is a set of at least 23 bells […]