About The Voice of Baseball

18 Aug 2017 Matt Travis

Guys, I can hardly contain my excitement about the upcoming Chorale concert, “Voice of Baseball”! I’ve been researching and writing all summer.

I am so thrilled that one of my idols and our favorite radio announcer, Dan Dickerson, will be our narrator. In case you are having a bad day, listen to Dan make this call and you will immediately feel better:


This concert fuses my love of baseball, research, and music. Imagine a Ken Burns type documentary with live music featuring my wonderful colleagues in Chorale.

We’ll use music to provide cultural context to important moments in the history of baseball – how cool is it that Mendelssohn was writing his famous D minor trio the same year baseball was “invented”?! How amazing is it that Carmina Burana was written the same year that the Tigers won their first World Series?

The experience will be enhanced by images and footage provided by the Ernie Harwell Collection and the Detroit and New York Public Libraries. Mendelssohn and Orff will be there, but so will John Fogerty and Peter, Paul and Mary.

This is for lovers of baseball, lovers of history, lovers of choral music, and lovers of Chorale – I cannot wait, and I hope to see many of you there!


(Photo by Wesley University)