Britten's War Requiem
Nov
29
to Dec 1

Britten's War Requiem

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Featuring members of Concert Chorus

Thursday, November 29 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, December 1 at 8 p.m.
Please note that choristers will be positioned off-stage in the wings, so they will not be visible during the performance.

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Gianandrea Noseda, conductor
Karina Flores, soprano
Ian Bostridge, tenor
Matthias Goerne, baritone
The Choral Arts Society of Washington: Scott Tucker, Artistic Director
Children's Chorus of Washington: Margaret Nomura Clark, Artistic Director
BrittenWar Requiem

Merging the Latin Mass for the Dead with antiwar poems by Wilfred Owen, a young officer killed just days before the end of World War I, Britten’s War Requiem is an emotional indictment of war as a heroic myth, which Owen called ‘the Old Lie.’ As November marks 100 years since the final armistice of World War I, the NSO will combine forces with some of today’s most gifted voices and choral groups for this epic work. Britten said he wanted the soloists to represent ‘the three nations that had suffered most during the war,’ and in this performance, NSO Music Director Gianandrea Noseda honors that tradition conducting a Russian soprano Karina Flores, British tenor Ian Bostridge, and German baritone Matthias Goerne.

Performance Timing: Approximately 85 minutes, with no intermission.

NOTE: There is no late seating for this performance. Please allow sufficient time to arrive at the Kennedy Center, park in the garage if necessary, and be seated in the Concert Hall before the concert begins. 

ForeWords
Beginning at 6:45 p.m. before the Sat., Dec. 1 performance
Take a journey into the fascinating stories behind the music led by knowledgeable and engaging artists and scholars! Look for even more of these offerings throughout the season; each ForeWords begins at 6:45 p.m. (the Concert Hall doors open 15 minutes prior), lasts 30 minutes, and is free and open to the public.

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US Army Band American Holiday Festival
Nov
30
to Dec 2

US Army Band American Holiday Festival

Featuring members of Bel Canto Chorus

Friday, November 30 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 1 at 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 1 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 2 at 3:00 p.m.

Tickets are free, but must be reserved. Ticketing opens November 1 at 10 a.m.

Deck the halls! The annual kick-off concert for the Washington, DC, holiday season performed by the talented musicians of The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own,” will be presented at DAR Constitution Hall: November 30 - December 2, 2018! An annual tradition for many, this concert is a great way to start your holiday preparations. Come celebrate the season with The U.S. Army Orchestra, Herald Trumpets, and Army Band vocalists!

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Tidings of Comfort and Joy
Dec
16
3:00 PM15:00

Tidings of Comfort and Joy

Join us for our annual holiday concert featuring all of our auditioned performing ensembles.

Premium and center section seating is reserved at the time of purchase. You can choose exact seats using a browser on your desktop. If you purchase via mobile, Eventbrite will give you "best available". You will have a numbered seat in a specific row.

Side seating on the lower level and in the balcony is general admission by section. These seats are also partially obstructed due to pillars, balcony walls, and handrails. You may choose a seat within your section upon arrival. Each section contains 20-28 seats to choose from.

No chorister will be 100% visible 100% of the time from any seat. We have attempted to offer more pricing tiers that reflect the sight lines to the stage area. Please know that we anticipate the sound will be excellent no matter where you are sitting, and there will be times when choristers will be singing from the aisles and/or balcony to provide an array of visual and aural configurations.

Please note: the balcony is not handicapped accessible - there is no elevator to the second floor. The lower level is ADA compliant. Please enter through the side door if you have mobility challenges.

Patrons may park for free in lot Y, C1, or C2.

Lobby will open no later than 2 p.m. Doors to the sanctuary will open at 2:30 p.m. Please bring your printed tickets or have your tickets ready to scan on your smartphone or mobile device.

We will accept debit or credit cards only for on-site ticket and merchandise sales - no cash allowed due to University policy.

Refunds allowed up to 24 hours before the event.

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Paris to London
Mar
3
5:00 PM17:00

Paris to London

Featuring members of Concert Chorus with Washington Master Chorale

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CCW joins Washington Master Chorale for their season closer with a musical journey between two of capitals of western art music. The journey begins in Paris with excerpts from Maurice Duruflé’s monumental RequiemOp. 9 and works by several of his contemporaries and successors including Gabriel Fauré, Lili Boulanger, and Francis Poulenc. For the second half of the program, we travel to London to present Ralph Vaughan Williams’s rousing In Windsor Forest based on Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor with music from his opera, Sir John in Love. The concert will also include an exciting second performance of “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” by Washington native son and Julliard student, Alistair Coleman. Mr. Coleman was recently appointed the Composer-in-Residence of the National Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorale and his piece, “Of Radiance and Light,” commissioned by the National Philharmonic, premiered at Strathmore Hall in November 2016. Choral masterpieces of English Cathedral tradition will round out the program.

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To Be Certain Of The Dawn
Apr
24
7:30 PM19:30

To Be Certain Of The Dawn

Featuring members of Concert Chorus

In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, in collaboration with Oregon State University Choir, presented by Accent Concerts at the Washington National Cathedral

To Be Certain Of The Dawn by Stephen Paulus with choir and orchestra, conducted by Steven Zielke

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Veterans Day Shabbat
Nov
9
6:00 PM18:00

Veterans Day Shabbat

Featuring members of Concert Chorus and Young Men’s Ensemble

Hosted by Washington Hebrew Congregation. This event is open to the public.

This year’s Veteran’s Day Shabbat coincides with the 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day — November 11, 1918 — the day on which the First World War ended. We dedicate this special Shabbat service to the men and women of WHC who contributed to the war effort, who fought and died in World War One as well as to the bravery, service, and sacrifice of all those who currently serve or have served our country. In lieu of a sermon, the Children’s Chorus of Washington will perform a celebratory, patriotic concert immediately after the worship service that features songs from every branch of the U.S. Armed Forces.

This service is brought to WHC through the Irene & Abe Pollin Music Program Initiative.

This service will be streamed.

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Oct
12
11:00 AM11:00

The District Wharf Grand Opening

Members of the CONCERT CHORUS and BEL CANTO CHORUS will participate in the Grand Opening Celebrations for PN Hoffman's District Wharf project, a mile-long stretch along the Potomac River reestablishing Washington, DC as a waterfront city and destination.

Opening Ceremony performance at 11 a.m.
Afternoon performance at 1 p.m.

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Sep
15
7:05 PM19:05

National Anthem at Nationals Park

Ensembles: BEL CANTO CHORUS, CONCERT CHORUS
Game Time: 7:05PM

The Nats play the LA Dodgers at 7:05PM. Tickets are available through September 12. Everyone, including choristers and their parents will require a ticket, even if you plan to leave after the National Anthem performance. There are $10 tickets available in the Right Field Terrace by scrolling to the bottom of the ticket list.
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Jul
28
8:15 PM20:15

Carmina Burana with National Symphony Orchestra

Seong-Jin Cho, piano
Amy Owens, soprano
Nicholas Phan, tenor
Brian Mulligan, baritone

Also featuring:
Capitol Hill Chorale
The City Choir of Washington
Fairfax Choral Society
George Mason University
The Heritage Signature Chorale
Howard University
The Reston Chorale

 

JoAnn Falletta leads the NSO, a massive community chorus, and Wolf Trap Opera alumni in Orff’s epic Carmina Burana. Korean pianist Seong-Jin Cho, winner of the 2015 Chopin Competition, opens the program with Beethoven’s magnificent “Emperor” concerto.

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Jul
14
8:15 PM20:15

Tosca with Wolf Trap Opera and National Symphony Orchestra

 

Caught up in a world of political intrigue and corruption, Puccini’s fiery diva is trapped between her allegiance to her rebel lover and a treacherous police chief who will stop at nothing to possess her. The explosive conflict between these three unforgettable characters comes to a hair-raising conclusion in one of opera’s most popular, suspenseful, and unforgettable dramas.

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Jun
4
4:00 PM16:00

Spring Concert: United We Sing

Our annual spring concert will be at National City Christian Church
5 Thomas Circle NW
Washington, DC 20005

Online ticketing is now closed. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door beginning at 3 p.m. We accept cash and credit, including MasterCard, VISA, Discover and AmEx.

Doors open at 3:30 p.m.

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May
14
5:00 PM17:00

Carmina Burana with The Washington Chorus

The Washington Chorus
Julian Wachner, music director & conductor

Gay Men's Chorus of Washington
Children's Chorus of Washington
Washington National Cathedral Boy and Girl Choristers
NOVUS NY


Two choral masterpieces in one evening! In Carmina Burana, bawdy and satirical poems found in the annals of a 13th century German monastery are set to fiery music. In the dazzling vocal lines of Oedipus Rex, Sophocles's tragedy is portrayed in a dramatic oratorio. Joining forces with three area choruses and the contemporary orchestra NOVUS NY, we celebrate the final concert of Music Director Julian Wachner in grand style.

Performance Timing: Part One - 53 min.; Intermission - 20 min.; Part Two - 65 min. 

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