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.
The Bel Canto Chorus will perform as part of Strathmore's East County Initiative, Festival of Voices. Bel Canto's performance will begin around 11 a.m. This event is free and open to the public.