Polly sings in concert and recital in the greater Washington, DC, area, and recent virtual performances include the Puccini Project filming of Suor Angelica (La Badessa) with Shenandoah University and a set of art song by Black American composers with the Friday Morning Music Club. She has appeared at the John F. Kennedy Center, Strathmore Mansion, Weinberg Center, The Washighington Early Music Festival, and George Mason Center for the Arts. Recent collaborations include work with Fort Washington Community Chorus, The Chesapeake Chorale, and the Central Maryland Chorale. She performed as both soloist and professional chorister with the Washington Bach Consort, Cantate Chamber Singers, Woodley Consort, Joyous Voices caroling ensemble, and L'Arabesque Baroque early music ensemble.
Favorite stage roles include Godspell (JoAnne), The King and I (Anna Leonowens), and Menotti's The Telephone (Lucy).
She is regularly hired for church worship services, weddings, and funerals. She is also cultivating new performances as a singer-songwriter in popular musics.
Her sensitive interpretations, excellent musicality, varied repertoire, and collaborative spirit make her a valued performer and colleague. Polly has released two solo album recordings: Christ is All to Me and O Night Divine.
Pie Jesu from the Faure Requiem, Calvary UM Church, Frederick, MD
I'll Be Home for Christmas - Advent 2020 music and meditations published by Polly Baldridge on YouTube
Zions Walls, arranged by Aaron Copland - Sitar Arts Center, Washington, DCE
Ei! Wie schmeckt der Coffee susse - from Bach's Coffee Cantata, Washington Early Music Festival
The Telephone by Gian Carlo Menotti and Opera Favorites, Damascus UM Church Arts Series, Damascus, MD