Choral Arts Holiday Concert & Gala

The Scene Bisnow  | December 15, 2015

Choral Arts honors late director with touching program

The Washington Post | November 17, 2015
The choristers were in fine form. Phrasing was impeccably precise throughout. Pure intonation and agile ensemble combined to make both “Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen” and the closing “Selig sind die Toten” particularly beautiful.

Blondes, Brunettes & Brahms

The Scene Bisnow | November 16, 2015
The performance had special significance as it was dedicated to Choral Arts beloved conductor, founder and Artistic Director Emeritus Norman Scribner, who passed away in March.

How a local chorus is going about memorizing the 70-minute Brahms Requiem — in German

WAMU | November 13, 2015
“I think you can give a magnificent performance holding music, I really do,” Tucker says. “But I think that there is a way in which, without that barrier of music, the performer is both vulnerable in a way to the audience, and also the effect can be that much more powerful.”

A riveting Mahler Third from Eschenbach, NSO

Baltimore Sun | November 11, 2015
Note, too, the vibrant contributions by the Children’s Chorus of Washington and women of the Choral Arts Society of Washington in the penultimate portion of the symphony, with von Otter’s voice adding richly to the text.

Scott Tucker leads Choral Arts in Brahms’ German Requiem

WETA | November 10, 2015
Choral Arts conductor Scott Tucker joins Classical WETA’s Deb Lamberton for a music-filled journey through Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem, which opens Choral Arts’ season Sunday, November 15th, 2015 at 4:00pm in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall.

Eschenbach and NSO find coherence elusive in Mahler’s Symphony No. 3

The Washington Post | November 5, 2015
The women of the Choral Arts Society of Washington, arranged on either side of the Children’s Chorus of Washington, gave a pleasant bounce to the brief choral movement that followed.

Crowd remembers Julian Bond as champion for generations of activists

The Washington Post | October 7, 2015
More than 1,200 people attended Tuesday’s event. They were serenaded with “Oh Freedom,”  “This Little Light of Mine” and other songs, performed by Ralph Herndon, Scotty Barnhart and three groups: The Choral Arts Society of Washington, the Heritage Signature Chorale and the Freedom Singers.

Civil Rights Icon Julian Bond remembered for commitment to social justice

Los Angeles Times | October 6, 2015 
Singers from the Choral Arts Society of Washington and Freedom Singers sang some of Bond’s favorite songs during what was a joyous and celebratory remembrance.

Charismatic activist Julian Bond remembered for unwavering devotion to equality for all

Southern Poverty Law Center | October 6, 2015
Music filled the theater for a final time as the Choral Arts Society of Washington and others performed “May the Circle be Unbroken” as the audience stood and applauded. As the last note faded, it was clear that the service was at its end, but not the march for justice to which Bond devoted his life.