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Washington Classical Review | June 21, 2018

“July 4

Washington Symphonic Brass
Cathedral Singers
Benjamin Straley and George Fergus, organists
Music for Independence Day
11 a.m. Washington National Cathedral
Free admission

National Symphony Orchestra
Choral Arts Society of Washington
U.S. Army Herald Trumpets
U.S. Army Ceremonial Band
Jack Everly, conductor
Joshua Bell, violinist
Renée Fleming, soprano
8 p.m. U.S. Capitol, West Lawn
Free admission”

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The Washington Post | June 7, 2018

“All of the featured acts, including standbys the National Symphony Orchestra, the United States Army Band and the Choral Arts Society of Washington, as well as this year’s special guests — including The Beach Boys and Jimmy Buffett — are slated to perform at the rehearsal. There won’t be fireworks, but there will be a boom: the U.S. Army Presidential Salute Battery will attend to fire the cannons.” –Sadie Dingfelderand Kristen Page-Kirby

Robert F. Kennedy’s legacy honored at commemoration ceremony

The Washington Times | June 6, 2018

“Former Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, the eldest child of Kennedy, welcomed the audience to a memorial service at the Arlington Memorial Amphitheater that opened with songs sung by the Eastern High School Choir, American University Gospel Choir, and The Choral Arts Society of Washington.” –Adam Sabes and Jada Butler

On Anniversary, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Awards Honors March for Our Lives, Young Activists

Variety | June 5, 2018

“On Wednesday, former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to speak at a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, along with Robert Kennedy’s daughter Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, and grandson Rep. Joseph Kennedy III (D-Mass.). Kenny Chesney, the Eastern High School Choir, and the Choral Arts Society of Washington will perform.” –Ted Johnson

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