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Check Out BaltiQWERT Saturday April 21

 

What’s a QWERT? Come and find out!

The works of W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan (known as “G&S”) have been popular in the English-speaking (and singing) world since the initial collaboration of the two in 1871. Generations of families, professionals and theater-lovers have performed the G&S comic operas, and there have been several popular movies based on them, most recently “Topsy-Turvy."

A "QWERT" is where G&S fans gather and sing through some or all of the operas, with scores in hand, to piano accompaniment. There’s no staging, and none of the dialogue is done, so each opera doesn’t take all that long. It's fun, fun, fun!

We have been offering these for years in Baltimore — therefore the function is called a BaltiQWERT! And this spring we offer the 14th BaltiQWERT, being held on

 

 

Saturday, April 21, 2018, from 10 am - 5 pm-ish,

in the wonderful sanctuary of

The Corner Community Center, 

5802 Roland Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21210.



 

 

 

 

BaltoQwert

 

 

About 40 singers from all over the eastern United States are participating this time. Some are brand new to G&S; some have been performing G&S for DECADES; some are amateurs and others are professionals — but all are looking forward to a wonderfully fulfilling day. 

Best of all, anyone who just wants to experience this is very welcome to attend and watch — it’s totally informal; there is no admission fee and plenty of comfortable seating! 

So -- COME JOIN THE QWERT!

 

Margaret Rome

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Comment balloon 8 commentsMargaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland • April 21 2018 03:18AM

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Good morning Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland ,

I love the sounds of this event in the Corner Community Center in Baltimore! I'll bet there is a great turnout..great shout out for this local event!

Posted by Dorie Dillard, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799) 4 months ago

Good morning Margaret. Interesting to listen but I can't sing a note! Enjoy the event. 

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker (Wayne M Martin) 4 months ago

Dorie Dillard It was a wonderful day! My daughter was the pianist and producer along with Michael Blum.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 4 months ago

Wayne Martin No need to sing if you are good listener. It was a very special day for this proud mom.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 4 months ago

QWERTY is a typewriter keyboard. Now I learn it has to do with music, too! 

Posted by Cheryl Ritchie, Southern Maryland 301-980-7566 (RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com) 4 months ago

Hi Cheryl--a very long time ago, somewhere, the small (yet enthusiastic) Gilbert and Sullivan crowd tried to think of a name for these types of singalong events, and eventually just got frustrated and pounded on a typewriter keyboard, spelling out QWERT. Somehow it stuck, and they've been called that all over the country (and possibly other countries, not sure) for years. Usually it refers to the "sing-ins" (that happen in people's homes) and ones out at venues are often called "sing-outs." As long as G&S are mentioned before the label, the people will come! So...it's only among G&S fans that this is a musical term. Not among "regular" classical musicians.

Posted by erica 4 months ago

Cheryl Ritchie You just got your answer about the BaltiQWERT

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 4 months ago

Thanks Erica for the explanation and for a wonderful day of music.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 4 months ago

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