Choral Arts Brings Turn of the Century Paris to Washington

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC (April 17, 2019)The Choral Arts Society of Washington will present Gabriel Fauré: Requiem on Sunday, May 19th at 5:00 pm at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ Concert Hall. The program is a stunning example of how, in a span of 25 years, musical styles can seem centuries apart all because of mentors who inspire individuality.


A New, Interactive and Immersive Choral Arts Concert Opens in Dupont Underground

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
WASHINGTON, DC (March 19, 2019)— The Choral Arts Society of Washington’s Chamber Singers and Youth Choir, together with the New Orchestra of Washington (NOW) and the Aeolus Quartet, will immerse their audience with soundscapes and projections in a subterranean musical experience for Into the Light. Presented on Friday, April 5th and Saturday, April 6th at 8:00 pm at Dupont Underground, this unique concert will make use of the shimmering acoustics of the space. The program will present Steve Reich’s Different Trains, a choral and double string quartet arrangement of Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings, and a new piece by Choral Arts’ Artistic Director Scott Tucker inspired by the acoustics of the venue, amongst others.


THE CHORAL ARTS SOCIETY OF WASHINGTON TO PRESENT 16TH ANNUAL HUMANITARIAN AWARD TO THE REVEREND DOCTOR ELBERT RANSOM, JR.

Thursday, January 17, 2019
Washington, DC – Reverend Doctor Elbert Ransom, Jr. will receive the Choral Arts Humanitarian Award which is presented annually to an individual who embodies the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s message of nonviolent struggle for civil rights, equality and justice. Each year an extraordinary recipient is selected and honored by The Choral Arts Society of Washington at Living the Dream…Singing the Dream, the annual choral tribute to the legacy of Dr. King and co-presented by The Choral Arts Society of Washington and Washington Performing Arts. Led by Scott Tucker, Choral Arts Artistic Director, Theodore Thorpe III, Artistic Director of the Washington Performing Arts Men and Women of the Gospel Choirs, Michele Fowlin, Artistic Director of the Washington Performing Arts Children of the Gospel Choir, and Stanley J. Thurston, Artistic Director Emeritus, the annual choral tribute brings the combined forces of more than 300 voices celebrating the power of music and the triumph of the human spirit in a concert that celebrates the past and embraces the hope of the future.


Choral Arts Announces 2018-2019 Season

Tuesday, May 1, 2018
The Choral Arts Society of Washington (Choral Arts) today announced its 2018-2019 season. Choral Arts and Artistic Director Scott Tucker will present a season of masterworks and innovative programs including performances with a wide range of organizations and venues. This season Choral Arts will collaborate with the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO), New Orchestra of Washington (NOW), Aeolus String Quartet, and United States Marine Band. The choruses will perform at the Kennedy Center, The Music Center at Strathmore, Dupont Underground, Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall, and more.


THE CHORAL ARTS SOCIETY OF WASHINGTON CLOSES 2017-2018 SEASON WITH GIOACHINO ROSSINI’s STABAT MATER and ICONIC OPERA MOMENTS

Friday, April 27, 2018
THE CHORAL ARTS SOCIETY OF WASHINGTON CLOSES 2017-2018 SEASON WITH
GIOACHINO ROSSINI’s STABAT MATER and ICONIC OPERA MOMENTS


THE CHORAL ARTS SOCIETY OF WASHINGTON TO PRESENT 15TH ANNUAL HUMANITARIAN AWARD TO LONNIE G. BUNCH III AT LIVING THE DREAM…SINGING THE DREAM THE 30TH ANNUAL CHORAL TRIBUTE TO MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., FEBRUARY 11, 2018

Washington, DC – Lonnie G. Bunch III will receive the Choral Arts Humanitarian Award which is presented annually to an individual who embodies the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s message of nonviolent struggle for civil rights, equality and justice. Each year an extraordinary recipient is selected and honored by The Choral Arts Society of Washington at Living the Dream…Singing the Dream, the annual choral tribute to the legacy of Dr. King and co-presented by The Choral Arts Society of Washington and Washington Performing Arts. Led by Scott Tucker, Choral Arts Artistic Director, Theodore Thorpe III, Artistic Director of the Washington Performing Arts Men and Women of the Gospel Choirs, Michele Fowlin, Artistic Director of the Washington Performing Arts Children of the Gospel Choir, and Stanley J. Thurston, Artistic Director Emeritus, the annual choral tribute brings the combined forces of more than 300 voices celebrating the power of music and the triumph of the human spirit in a concert that celebrates the past and embraces the hope of the future.

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

Washington, DC – 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 music with secular styles, and alternates the grandeur of the large ensemble with solos and duets. His mastery of the musical forms and styles of the time is showcased throughout the work and foreshadows the musical developments to come.
The performance forces include the Choral Arts Chorus, The Thirteen, and an orchestra featuring cornetti, sackbuts, theorbo, and more.

Ruby Bridges to Receive Choral Arts 14th Annual Humanitarian Award

Thursday, January 19, 2017
Washington, D.C. – The Choral Arts Society of Washington to Present 14th Annual Humanitarian Award to Ruby Bridges at Living the Dream…Singing the Dream, the 29th Annual Choral Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr., February 19, 2017.

Choral Arts appoints Tad Czyzewski as next Executive Director

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Washington, DC – The Board of Directors of The Choral Arts Society of Washington (Choral Arts) is pleased to announce the appointment of Tad Czyzewski as its next Executive Director, effective with the 2016-2017 season, providing dual leadership alongside Artistic Director Scott Tucker. Mr. Czyzewski was selected after a rigorous eight-month search to succeed retiring Executive Director Debra L. Kraft. The Board voted unanimously and enthusiastically to confirm Mr. Czyzewski’s appointment.


Choral Arts Announces 2016-2017 Season

Monday, April 04, 2016
The Choral Arts Society of Washington (Choral Arts) today announced its 2016-2017 season. Choral Arts will present its first-ever solely produced performance of Berlioz’s Requiem on November 20, 2016 in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall and has also commissioned Jake Runestad to compose a new work to be performed in conjunction with Mozart’s Requiem on April 23, 2017. “We are thrilled that the 2016-2017 season lineup incorporates a mix of beloved choral masterworks, first-ever performances and exclusive new pieces. Music on this scale is best experienced live in the concert hall,” said Scott Tucker, Artistic Director.