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.
The purpose of Choral Arts is to share the art of choral music through public performance, community outreach, and education initiatives. Committed to reach new and diverse audiences, especially the young, Choral Arts is dedicated to the live presentation of both new and classical choral masterworks in the Washington metro area while approaching new audiences nationally and internationally through tours, recordings, and electronic media.
Under the direction of Artistic Director Scott Tucker, Choral Arts, now in its 52nd season, 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. In addition to its annual subscription series, based in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall and other DC-area venues, Choral Arts maintains Award-Winning Education and Community Outreach programs and established the Annual Choral Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., now celebrating its 29th year.
Founded in 1965 by Artistic Director Emeritus Norman Scribner
The chorus is comprised of over 180 professional-caliber volunteer singers
2008 Wammie Award: Best Choral Group (Washington Area Music Association)
Education and Community Outreach programs include vibrant concerts for students, concert study guides, curriculum publications, Young Mens’s Sings, 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