The mission of the Choral Arts Society of Washington is the pursuit of excellence in choral repertoire and performance, and the commitment to promote and share the art of choral music through education and public outreach.
Founded in 1965, The Choral Arts Society of Washington (Choral Arts) is a Grammy award-winning leader in the choral field and an icon in the DC cultural scene. Artistic Director Scott Tucker leads the chorus in an annual concert series of symphonic masterworks, innovative commissions, and diverse repertoire at the Kennedy Center and in intimate venues throughout the region. Choral Arts has sung with the world’s leading orchestras and conductors, recorded more than seventeen acclaimed CDs, and has a history of over twenty years of excellence in arts education programming.
Founded in 1965 by Artistic Director Emeritus Norman Scribner
The chorus is comprised of over 160 professional-caliber volunteer singers
Education and Community Outreach programs include vibrant concerts for students and a Youth Chorus comprised of students from DC area schools
Produced two arts-integrated curricula
Recorded 17 acclaimed CDs
2008 Mayor’s Arts Award: Outstanding Contribution to Arts Education