Entries by April Angilletta

THE CHORAL ARTS SOCIETY OF WASHINGTON OPENS 2017-2018 SEASON WITH CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI’s VESPERS OF 1610 with THE THIRTEEN

Friday, November 3, 2017 Washington, D.C. – At the turn of the 17th century, composer Claudio Monteverdi had mastered the musical styles of the late Renaissance and began developing new musical techniques which evolved into the Baroque musical style. In Vespro della Beata Vergine Monteverdi brilliantly superimposes new music over traditional Gregorian chants, combines sacred […]

BWW Review: BERNSTEIN ON BROADWAY at Kennedy Center

broadway world | September 26, 2017 “The concert’s other example of lesser known songs was a stunning choral arrangement of “Build My House” from Peter Pan and “Take Care of This House” from Bernstein’s ill-fated 1976 collaboration with Alan Jay Lerner called 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. It was performed by the Choral Arts Society, which is […]

Bernstein on Broadway Review: an exquisite evening

DC Theatre Scene | September 25, 2017 “Both the ensemble and the Choral Arts Society deserve kudos, too. The ensemble players had their brightest moment in the spotlight performing the “Ballet at the Village Vortex” from Wonderful Town (yes, they can sing, act, and dance beautifully). The Choral Arts Society contributed to several numbers, most […]

Santino Fontana, Norm Lewis, Beth Malone, Laura Osnes and More to Lead BERNSTEIN ON BROADWAY at the Kennedy Center

broadway world | September 12, 2017 “Bernstein on Broadway will feature a lush 40-piece orchestra and the acclaimed Choral Arts Society of Washington as more than 75 performers fill the Eisenhower Theater with the unforgettable music of West Side Story, Wonderful Town, and Candide. The performance will also include…” – BWW News Desk

Dutoit Delivers Thrills

The Boston Musical Intelligencer | July 30, 2017 “Female members of the excellent Choral Arts Society of Washington Youth Choir constituted most of the choir of “Soprani e Contralti Enfants” [from Berlioz’ score]; their rich tone … made an ideal match for the ladies of the TFC, supporting complex textures and providing a foundation of pure, […]

Vocal soloists seduce in NSO’s “Carmina Burana” at Wolf Trap

Washington Classical Review | July 29, 2017 “A large chorus was amassed for this concert, consisting of singers from the Choral Arts Society of Washington, the Washington Chorus, the Capitol Hill Chorale, the Fairfax Choral Society, George Mason University, the Heritage Signature Chorale, and the Reston Chorale. The ad hoc collective sang with more verve than […]