CCW's season finale features all five auditioned performing ensembles, plus an appearance by Young Boys’ Ensemble and our PREP class in the Kauffman Sanctuary at Washington Hebrew Congregation.
There is a small lot and street parking. Please consider public transportation or ride sharing, or be prepared to walk a few blocks after you park.
If your chorister is a soprano, choose a seat towards the left as you look at the performance area. If your chorister is an alto, choose a seat towards the right as you look at the performance area.
The venue's main level is ADA Compliant. Note: the balcony is only accessible by stairs.
Performance will be about 2 hours, including a 15-minute intermission.
Find out what it’s like to rehearse with CCW at one of our upcoming Open Rehearsals. All rehearsals take place at our DC campus (3401 Nebraska Ave NW) except for Treble VA (1701 N Quaker Ln, Alexandria, VA 22302). Participation is free, and no RSVP is required, but if you want to let us know you plan to attend, use the links below. Age ranges are approximate, and actual ensemble placement for next season would be determined based on an audition. Next auditions are in June (learn more and sign up here).
MONDAY, APRIL 29
TUESDAY, APRIL 30
WEDNESDAY, MAY 1
Treble VA, 4:45 - 6:30 (grades 3-5). RSVP
THURSDAY, MAY 2
Featuring members of Concert Chorus
Over 100 musicians join forces in one of our nation's most iconic houses of worship to honor the millions of souls who perished in the Holocaust.
Presented in the week leading to Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), this work joins powerful music and texts with historical photographs to pay tribute to the lives that were lost and those of us who have been left behind to carry their memory.
Experience the work that critics have called "music of profound faith and genuine hope," (Minnesota Star Tribune) "with driven, even heartbreaking moments." (ClassicalNet)
TO BE CERTAIN OF THE DAWN
by Stephen Paulus and Michael Dennis Browne
an oratorio for cantor, soloists, children's chorus, mixed chorus, and orchestra
Steven Zielke, conductor
Oregon State University Choirs
Children's Chorus of Washington (Margaret Nomura Clark, artistic director)
Cantor Arianne Brown of Congregation Adas Israel
PostClassical Ensemble (Angel Gil-Ordóñez, artistic director)
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Members of Young Men’s Ensemble will travel to upstate New York to perform in Mr. Cotton’s hometown.
Friday, March 29
10: 30 a.m. at Chautauqua Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 10836 Temple Road, Dunkirk
7 p.m. at First United Presbyterian Church, 35 Park St , Silver Creek
Sunday, March 31
10 a.m. Mass at St. Hyacinth Church, 295 Lake Shore Drive East, Dunkirk
Read the article in the local paper about the visit
Featuring members of Concert Chorus with Washington Master Chorale
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 Requiem, Op. 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.
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.
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!
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.
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
Britten: War 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Seong-Jin Cho, piano
Amy Owens, soprano
Nicholas Phan, tenor
Brian Mulligan, baritone
Capitol Hill Chorale
The City Choir of Washington
Fairfax Choral Society
George Mason University
The Heritage Signature Chorale
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.
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.
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.
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
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.