2018 Capitol Fourth

WITF | June 4, 2018

“Also participating in the event will be the Choral Arts Society of Washington, the U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own,” the U.S. Army Herald Trumpets, Members of the Armed Forces carrying the State and Territorial Flags and the Armed Forces Color Guard provided by the Military District of Washington, D.C.” –Fred Vigeant

John Stamos To Lead PBS Independence Day Celebration

Look to the Stars | June 4, 2018

“The 38th annual broadcast of A CAPITOL FOURTH airs on PBS Wednesday, July 4, 2018 from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. ET before a concert audience of hundreds of thousands, millions more at home, as well as to our troops serving around the world on the American Forces Network…Also participating in the event will be the Choral Arts Society of Washington, the U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own,” the U.S. Army Herald Trumpets, Members of the Armed Forces carrying the State and Territorial Flags and the Armed Forces Color Guard provided by the Military District of Washington, D.C.”

Family of Robert F. Kennedy to host memorial service

WTOP | May 31, 2018

“The service will include performances by country music star Kenny Chesney, the Eastern High School Choir and the Choral Arts Society of Washington. The event will begin with a private gathering for family at Kennedy’s graveside before the public memorial at 10 a.m.”

PBS’ ‘A CAPITOL FOURTH’ Welcomes Back TV Legend John Stamos To Lead America’s Independence Day Celebration For Our Entire Nation!

Cision PR Newswire | May 31, 2018

“Also participating in the event will be the Choral Arts Society of Washington, the U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own,” the U.S. Army Herald Trumpets, Members of the Armed Forces carrying the State and Territorial Flags and the Armed Forces Color Guard provided by the Military District of Washington, D.C.”

John Stamos — Host of PBS’s Annual Broadcast of A Capitol Fourth —Calls Fatherhood ‘a Dream’

People Magazine | May 31, 2018

“Also participating in the event will be the Choral Arts Society of Washington, the U.S. Army Herald Trumpets, the U.S. Army Ceremonial Band, Members of the Armed Forces carrying the State and Territorial Flags and the Armed Forces Color Guard provided by the Military District of Washington, D.C. The top-rated, award-winning program will be capped off with a rousing rendition of Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” complete with live cannon fire provided by the United States Army Presidential Salute Battery, an audience favorite and “A Capitol Fourth” tradition.” -Scott Huver

Choral Arts hits the mark with a serious Rossini

The Washington Post | May 20, 2018

“The worlds of opera and sacred music collided in the best possible way Saturday afternoon at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall during the Choral Arts Society of Washington’s season finale. Under guest conductor Antony Walker’s baton, the 158-member chorus and 51-piece orchestra plumbed the depths of a liturgical work and highlighted an assortment of bel canto arias with bravura, gravitas and dynamism.” -Grace Jean

Walker draws superb performances from Choral Arts Society to close season

Washington Classical Review | May 20, 2018

“Washington’s multiple large choruses tend to perform a circumscribed set of blockbuster works year after year. How refreshing, then, was Saturday’s concert by the Choral Arts Society of Washington at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. With guest conductor Antony Walker and four distinguished soloists, this large volunteer chorus gave stellar performances of Rossini’s Stabat mater, a work that deserves more hearings than it gets.” – Charles T. Downey

Weekend Round Up May 17, 2018

The Georgetowner | May 17, 2018

Gioachino Rossini: Stabat Mater

“The Choral Arts Society of Washington welcomes conductor Antony Walker of Washington Concert Opera to the Kennedy Center Concert Hall to conduct Rossini’s Stabat Mater and a selection of classic opera moments on Saturday, May 19, at 3 p.m. Among the featured performers will be Sarah Coburn, Olivia Vote, Jack Swanson and David Leigh. Tickets are $15 to $59. For details, visit choralarts.org or call 800-444-1324.” -Richard Selden

Artists Series ‘Showtime!’ will showcase movie music on Mother’s Day

Herald-Tribune | May 6, 2018