Broadmead residents were stirred in late March 2019 by a dramatic concert presented by the Community Concert Choir of Baltimore. The group, founded by its director Marco Merrick in 2010, numbers 196 when fully assembled, with participants of all ages, differing cultural denominations, and from several states. In addition to Director Merrick, 32 singers, a pianist, and a cellist appeared.
Between an opening Invocation and closing Benediction, residents heard three spirituals, three anthems, two hymns, and two choral renditions from the Bible. As the Benediction was ending, participants mingled with the audience shaking hands and embracing. Emotional tears were observed on faces from both groups.
The evening was arranged by a personal friend of Director Merrick, June Gee, Chair of the Multicultural Committee, and Denise Love, Chair of the BRA Music Committee.
The Choir’s mission is to preserve the musical heritage of the African American Church, and to entertain and educate the public as to the beauty and value of that music.
The 22 candidates who registered for State Senate District 42, Delegates in District 42B and for Baltimore County Executive have been invited to Candidates Night Forum on May 31st to inform residents at Broadmead and the surrounding communities of their points of interest and intent for the office in which they filed. Broadmead is one of the polling centers for residents in this area. Please see the section “Advocacy” for establishing a Candidates Forum at your CCRC.
Alma Smith from Broadmead shares the MaCCRA recruitment flyer that goes in all the cubbies during renewal time. She writes, “The following is a sample notice of how Broadmead MaCCRA informs its members of renewal time and requested non-members to join at this time. These notices were placed in all message boxes/cubbies about July 1 every year when renewal of dues begins. Use your discretion in using this notice for your particular community.”
Broadmead Website: http://www.broadmead.org