Monday Evening Lecture Series
All lectures will begin at 7pm and are free and open to the public and will take place in the Emory Grove Tabernacle.
Donations are encouraged.
June 20, 2022
The Dawn of Electric Lighting in the Gilded Age
Chad Shapiro runs a home automation company in Owings Mills, MD and also owns a collection of rare electric lighting artifacts. His lighting memorabilia was recently featured on CBS Sunday Morning.
Some interesting takeaways from the CBS Sunday Morning feature:
Shapiro has traveled as far as Austria to obtain what he described as a "really important piece."
Edison bulbs – actually made by Thomas Edison – can fetch as much as five-figures.
Shapiro claims that Edison did not invent the light bulb and that no one can pinpoint who did. He explained that electric light experiments took place all throughout the 1800's and that Edison took the concept of an incandescent light bulb and perfected it.
July 18, 2022
Orioles Baseball History
1954 - Today
Tom Davis is a veteran sportscaster who was the host of O's Xtra, the pre/postgame show on MASN for the Baltimore Orioles. He currently serves as a host for Mid Atlantic Sports Report, Wall to Wall Baseball, Take Me Out to the Ballgame and Touchdown Baltimore on MASN and for the Orioles Radio Network. He has been a sportscaster since 1971 and is a 5-time winner of the Maryland Sportscaster of the Year Award.
August 22, 2022
Inside the REvolutionary Musical: West Side Story
West Side Story, a retelling of Romeo and Juliet in a world of urban gang violence, revolutionized the Broadway musical in terms of its plot, music, and presentation of dance on stage. The 1957 play was made into an award-winning film musical in 1961 and was recently reimagined in film directed by Steven Spielberg. This talk will tell the story of the musical's creation, discuss its innovations, and present its performance history using a mix of clips, including those featuring the work's creators, including Leonard Bernstein, Jerome Robbins, and the late Stephen Sondheim.
Thursday Evening Concert Series
All concerts will begin at 7pm and are free and open to the public and will take place in the Emory Grove Tabernacle.
Donations are encouraged.
June 16, 2022
Swamp Grass is a bluegrass band that grew out of weekly jam sessions in Capitol Hill (extra Swampy). Playing Classic tunes with modern arrangements as well as plenty of originals and probably too much improvisation.
July 21, 2022
Glyndon Area Players
Sacred Heart’s Glyndon Area Players will be performing a variety of songs from musical theatre productions, as well as some selections of popular music. Sacred Heart’s Glyndon Area Players (GAP) is the theatre-in-residence for the greater
Glyndon-Reisterstown area. Founded in 1998, GAP was established as a creative outlet to showcase the talent of Glyndon and the surrounding communities. Since its humble beginning, GAP, “The Theatre Company Built on a Dream”, has grown to be one of the premier theatre companies in the Baltimore region. Each year, thousands come to Sacred Heart Parish to see the lively, professional shows that are GAP’s hallmark. With incredible casts ranging in number from 30 to 80 and in age from 8 to 80, expansive and authentic sets, professional sound and lighting, and even live animals, GAP brings family favorites, as well as cutting-edge shows, to life each year. Celebrating our 25th anniversary this year, GAP will be presenting “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” from August 5th to August 14th.
August 18, 2022
Ain't Misbehaving Big Band
Our performances have encompassed a whole spectrum of listeners and dancers. We have performed for audiences of charitable organizations, retirement communities, legions, private parties, ballroom dancing associations, summer and winter concert series, concerts in the park, churches, fund-raisers for all occasions. Our musical library consists of festive holiday tunes, 1920's, 30's, 40's, and 50's big band standards.
With vocal stylings by Brenda Blackwell and Larry Noto, you are set for an event of musical bliss!