2022-23 Choral Arts Season Ticket Packages

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Join us as a Choral Arts subscriber to save on radiant experiences this season. Enjoy pre-sale, discounted tickets all season when you purchase a Full Series or Create-Your-Own package.



Connect to the music within with a Full Series Ticket Package

  • O! What a Beautiful City
    Wonderous Music Rooted in DC
    Saturday, November 19, 2022
  • O Night Divine!
    Christmas Music with Choral Arts
    December 19, 2022 | 7:00 pm (Series A) or December 24, 2022 | 2:00 pm (Series B)
  • Living the Dream…Singing the Dream
    35th Annual Choral Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Sunday, February 5, 2023 | 7:00 pm
    Co-presented with Washington Performing Arts
  • Whitacre’s The Sacred Veil
    Featuring the Choral Arts Chamber Singers
    Saturday, May 6, 2023 | 4:00 pm (Series A) or 8:00pm (Series B)
  • Boldly Becoming
    Haydn’s Mass for Troubled Times | Price’s Song of Hope | DiOrio’s Solaris
    Sunday, June 11, 2023 | 5:00 pm

Or, create your own transcendent journey with your choice of 5, 4, 3, or 2 experiences.


Venue Safety

Masks are required for audience members while inside venues. By purchasing tickets you accept the risk of attending a live performance. Click here to learn more.



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All programs, artists, dates, times, and content are subject to change.





Origins of An African American Requiem

With Damien Geter, composer of An African American Requiem and featured artists


Tuesday, May 17, 2022 | 3:00 pm
Langston Room at Busboys and Poets | 2021 14th St NW



Earlier this week, the featured artists for Damien Geter’s An African American Requiem joined us at Busboys and Poets for a discussion about the works on the program including musical examples and Q&A with the audience.

We are so grateful to these wonderful performers for sharing their personal experiences as musicians and what An African American Requiem means to them.

FEATURED GUESTS

Scott Tucker, Choral Arts Artistic Director
Nolan Williams, Jr., guest conductor and composer
Damien Geter, composer
Jacqueline Echols, soprano
Karmesha Peake, mezzo soprano
Norman Shankle, tenor
Kenneth Overton, baritone
Wei-han Wu, piano

TIMING
60 minutes

ABOUT THE REQUIEM

Combining traditional Latin Requiem texts with civil rights declarations, poetry, and the famous last words of Eric Garner, “I can’t breathe,” this performance will honor past and present victims of racial violence and spur reflection on how to build a more hopeful future.



This event will take place in person and be streamed to Choral Arts’ Facebook Page. Tickets for the in-person event will reserve your seat until 5 minutes before the event starts.


All programs, artists, dates, times, and content are subject to change.



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Community Listening Experience

Damien Geter’s An African American Requiem


Saturday, May 7, 2022 | 9:00 pm
Virtual Concert Hall



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Tickets are free with registration and required to access the group discussion.




Ahead of the east-coast premiere of An African American Requiem, composer Damien Geter’s bold, thought-provoking musical response to violence against African Americans in the United States, audiences have a rare opportunity to hear the work ahead of the concert.

Tune in to the live broadcast of the premiere on WQXR NYC or Portland All Classical to listen and join Choral Arts on Zoom to engage with Choral Arts singers and patrons as we share the experience of hearing this work together.

Listening Party ticket holders will receive a special offer to attend the east-coast premiere live at the Kennedy Center on Monday, May 23, 2022, at 7:00 pm.

ABOUT THE REQUIEM

Combining traditional Latin Requiem texts with civil rights declarations, poetry, and the famous last words of Eric Garner, “I can’t breathe,” this performance will honor past and present victims of racial violence and spur reflection on how to build a more hopeful future.

PROGRAM

Damien Geter: An African American Requiem (World premiere)
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FEATURED ARTISTS

William Eddins, Conductor

The African American Requiem Choir, featuring Resonance Ensemble, Kingdom Sound Gospel Ensemble, and members of regional choirs
Katherine FitzGibbon, Chorusmaster

Brandie Sutton, Soprano
Karmesha Peake, Mezzo-Soprano
Bernard Holcomb, Tenor
Kenneth Overton, Baritone
Renee Mitchell, Poet and Narrator
Oregon Symphony

PERFORMANCE TIMING
60 minutes



This is an online only event. Attendees will listen live on their personal devices and share the experience in the Virtual Zoom session through the chat.


All programs, artists, dates, times, and content are subject to change.



The United State Air Foce Band Guest Artist Series April 28 at 7:30 Live Concert featuring composer and conductor Eric Whitacre


Guest Artist Series featuring Eric Whitacre

Free Performance


Thursday, April 28, 2022 | 7:30 pm
Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center

Presented by The United States Air Force Band
Col Don Schofield, commander and conductor
Eric Whitacre, conductor



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Tickets are free with reservation.




Grammy Award-winning composer and conductor Eric Whitacre is one of the most popular musicians of his generation. His concert music has been performed throughout the world by millions of amateur and professional musicians alike, while his ground-breaking Virtual Choirs have united singers from over 145 different countries. www.ericwhitacre.com

This concert will feature the Concert Band, Singing Sergeants, Air Force Strings and a special appearance by The Choral Arts Society of Washington Youth Choir.

Presented by The United States Air Force Band, Singing Sergeants, and Air Force Strings

FEATURED PERFORMERS
Eric Whitacre, conductor
The United States Air Force Band
Singing Sergeants
Air Force Strings
Col Don Schofield, commander and conductor
The Choral Arts Youth Choir



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The Choral Arts society of Washington gratefully acknowledges its season sponsors:



All programs, artists, dates, times, and content are subject to change.





The Depth of Joy

A Night of Brahms Celebrating Scott Tucker’s 10th Season


Archival Broadcast of the Livestream
Thursday, June 16, 2022 | 7:00 pm
Washington National Cathedral

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Choral Arts celebrated Scott Tucker’s 10th Season and final performance as Artistic Director with treasured works by Johannes Brahms. Through his skillful connection to the human voice, Brahms’s melodies communicate both profound longing and blissful serenity. Maestro Tucker’s selections span the breadth of Brahms’s career creating a gratifying experience for performers and listeners alike.

THE PROGRAM
Johannes Brahms
Geistliches Lied, op. 30
“Schaffe in mir, Gott” from Zwei Motetten, op. 29
Vier Gesänge, op. 17
Alto Rhapsody, op. 53
Vier Quartette, op. 92
Nänie, op. 82

FEATURED PERFORMERS
Scott Tucker, conductor
Olivia Vote, soloist
Choral Arts Symphonic Chorus
Choral Arts Chamber Singers
Choral Arts Orchestra

PERFORMANCE TIMING AND INFO
75 minutes, no intermission

Parking will be free in the Cathedral garage

This performance is generously supported by Suzanne S. Brock

The orchestra and Ms. Vote’s appearances are made possible by Karen L. Florini and Neil R. Ericsson.



ALL attendees, regardless of age, must have a ticket including children who will sit in a lap.

Face masks are required for audience members while inside the venue. 

 Visit ChoralArts.org/Health for details and updates on COVID protocols.

By purchasing tickets you accept the risk of attending a live performance.


To learn more about supporting our season journey, email JoinUs@ChoralArts.org.

The Choral Arts society of Washington gratefully acknowledges its season sponsors:



All programs, artists, dates, times, and content are subject to change.





Spring 2022 Ticket Packages

Access $25 and $45 orchestra seats through April 15, 2022


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Awaken your world with a Spring 2022 Ticket Package. Order your choice of our three spring experiences as a ticket package holder and access $25 and $45 seats through April 15, 2022.

Spring Experiences

You’ll also enjoy…

  • Free and complimentary exchanges within the 2021-22 Season
  • Early access to additional tickets
  • 10% discount on additional tickets to Choral Arts performances this season
  • Reduced fees on your first package order

Spring offer for $25 and $45 seats is only available through the Choral Box Office and ends on April 15, 2022. Minimum of two experiences. Not available on previously purchased tickets.


Venue Safety

We’re working with our partner venues to ensure a safe and transformative experience. Click here to learn more about vaccination and mask requirements for our performances.



To learn more about supporting our season journey, email JoinUs@ChoralArts.org.

The Choral Arts society of Washington gratefully acknowledges its season sponsors:



All programs, artists, dates, times, and content are subject to change.





The Wonder of the Human Voice


Saturday, October 30, 2021 | 7:00 pm
Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center

Our return to live performance!



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The Choral Arts Society of Washington‘s Symphonic Chorus celebrates their return to live performance with a concert showcasing the power of connection through the human voice. In this a cappella concert, the unaccompanied voices of the Symphonic Chorus will reverberate in the chambers of the heart, enveloping us in waves of sound that change us from within.

Renowned mezzo-soprano Elizabeth Bishop joins the chorus for Aaron Copland’s In the Beginning, originally scheduled for our May 2020 program.

THE PROGRAM:
Alberto Ginastera: Lamentations of Jeremiah
Anton Bruckner: Os Justi and Locus Iste
Sergei Rachmaninoff: 3 movements from All-Night Vigil
Gabriel Fauré: Cantique de Jean Racine
Maurice Duruflé: Ubi Caritas
Arr. Moses Hogan: My Soul’s Been Anchored
Lela Anderson: Give Me Jesus
R. Nathaniel Dett: Ave Maria and Listen to the Lambs
Aaron Copland: In the Beginning

FEATURED ARTISTS:
Scott Tucker, conductor
Elizabeth Bishop, mezzo-soprano
Brandon Straub, piano
Choral Arts Symphonic Chorus

PERFORMANCE TIMING:
105 minutes including a 15 minute intermission.




To keep you safe, we are requiring masks to be worn inside our venues at all times. Proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or a recent negative COVID-19 PCR test taken less than 72 hours before the performance are required. Visit ChoralArts.org/Health for details and updates on COVID protocols.

By purchasing tickets you accept the risk of attending a live performance.


To learn more about supporting our season journey, email JoinUs@ChoralArts.org.

The Choral Arts society of Washington gratefully acknowledges its season sponsors:



All programs, artists, dates, times, and content are subject to change.





A Family Christmas


Saturday, December 18, 2021 | 2:00 pm
Friday, December 24, 2021 | 11:00 am
Kennedy Center Concert Hall



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Bring the kids for an unforgettable holiday experience as the Choral Arts Chorus fills the concert hall with holiday classics just for them! We’ll take you on a merry tour of Christmas favorites that will have your family singing all the way home. Expect a visit from Santa, Frosty, and Rudolph! This one-hour concert is perfect for children ages 5 and up.

THE PROGRAM

“It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” Eddie Pola & George Wyle; arr. Hawley Ades
“White Christmas” Irving Berlin; arr. Roy Ringwald
“Feliz Navidad” José Feliciano
“Let It Go” Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez; arr. Mac Huff
“To Stop the Train” Traditional
“Mashed Potato” Traditional
“Jingle, Bells” J. Pierpont; arr. David Willcocks
“Jingle Bell Rock” Joe Beal & Jim Boothe; arr. Tina Chinn
Rudolph Pokey Traditional
“S-A-N-T-A” Traditional
“Here Comes Santa Claus” Gene Autry & Oakley Haldeman; arr. Kirby Shaw
“You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” Albert Hague; arr. Jeff Funk
“The Twelve Days of Christmas” Traditional; arr. John Rutter
“Joy to the World” Traditional; arr. G. F. Handel with the Mini-Maestro
Seasonal Sounds Traditional; arr. Randol Alan Bass

FEATURED PERFORMERS
Scott Tucker, conductor
Brandon Straub, accompanist
Choral Arts Symphonic Chorus
Choral Arts Brass Ensemble
…and special guests!

PERFORMANCE TIMING
60 minutes, no intermission



ALL attendees, regardless of age, must have a ticket including children who will sit in a lap.

To keep everyone safe masks are required for attendees ages 2+.

ALL attendees, regardless of age, must provide either proof of full vaccination against COVID-19, or proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test conducted no more than 72 hours prior to attending an indoor performance, or proof of a professionally administered COVID-19 Antigen test conducted no more than 6 hours prior to attending an indoor performance. Visit ChoralArts.org/Health for details and updates on COVID protocols.

By purchasing tickets you accept the risk of attending a live performance.


To learn more about supporting our season journey, email JoinUs@ChoralArts.org.

The Choral Arts society of Washington gratefully acknowledges its season sponsors:



All programs, artists, dates, times, and content are subject to change.





Christmas Music: A Christmas Concert with Choral Arts


Monday, December 20, 2021 | 7:00 pm
Friday, December 24, 2021 | 2:00 pm
Kennedy Center Concert Hall



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Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with Choral Arts, encompassed in a warm glow of sound. The radiant voices of the Chorus return to the Kennedy Center accompanied by the lush sound of a full orchestra and soprano soloist Esther Heideman. Awaken your world with the joyous sounds of the season.

THE PROGRAM

“O Come, O Come Emmanuel” Traditional; arr. Brandon Straub
“And the Glory of the Lord” from Messiah G. F. Handel
“What Sweeter Music” John Rutter
Gloria in Excelsis Deo* Paul Leavitt
“Gloria” from Nelson Mass Joseph Haydn
“That Night in Bethlehem” Traditional Irish Carol
Wexford Carol Traditional; arr. John Rutter
Gaudete Traditional; arr. Michael McGlynn
A Vaughan Williams Christmas Traditional; arr. Douglas Wagner
“Rise Up Shepherd” Traditional: arr. Kile Smith
“Song for Snow” Florence Price
Ave Maria R. Nathaniel Dett
Ave Maria Franz Biebl
Christmas Day ** Gustav Holst
“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”** Hugh Martin & Ralph Blane; arr. Molly Ijames
“Hark the Herald Angels Sing” Traditional; arr. David Willcocks
“Hallelujah Chorus” from Messiah G. F. Handel
“Sing We Now of Christmas” Traditional; arr. John Leavitt
“Deck the Halls” Traditional; arr. Charles Perryman
“Silent Night” Franz Gruber
“O Come All Ye Faithful” Traditional; arr. David Willcocks

*World Premiere
** Youth Choir Selections

FEATURED PERFORMERS
Scott Tucker, conductor
Brandon Straub, conductor
Esther Heideman, soprano
Choral Arts Symphonic Chorus
Choral Arts Youth Choir
Choral Arts Orchestra

PERFORMANCE TIMING
90 minutes, no intermission



ALL attendees, regardless of age, must have a ticket including children who will sit in a lap.

To keep everyone safe masks are required for attendees ages 2+.

ALL attendees, regardless of age, must provide either proof of full vaccination against COVID-19, or proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test conducted no more than 72 hours prior to attending an indoor performance, or proof of a professionally administered COVID-19 Antigen test conducted no more than 6 hours prior to attending an indoor performance. Visit ChoralArts.org/Health for details and updates on COVID protocols.

By purchasing tickets you accept the risk of attending a live performance.


To learn more about supporting our season journey, email JoinUs@ChoralArts.org.

The Choral Arts society of Washington gratefully acknowledges its season sponsors:



All programs, artists, dates, times, and content are subject to change.



NEW DATE: Living the Dream...Singing the Dream has been rescheduled fro April 10, 2022.


Living the Dream…Singing the Dream

34th Annual Choral Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Sunday, April 10, 2022 | 7:00 pm
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Co-presented with Washington Performing Arts

Choral Arts Symphonic Chorus
Washington Performing Arts Gospel Choirs



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SCHEDULE CHANGE (January 13, 2 PM EST): Out of an abundance of caution amid the current conditions of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, Washington Performing Arts and the Choral Arts Society of Washington have rescheduled the January 30th presentation of Living the Dream…Singing the Dream. The new date at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall is April 10, 2022. Current ticket holders to the original January 30 event are being contacted directly concerning their options at this time—including using their current tickets for admission to the April 10 event.



The long-running, ever-popular tribute to the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. returns to the Kennedy Center as the combined choirs of Washington Performing Arts Gospel Choirs and Choral Arts celebrate the power of music, collaboration, and the human spirit. The program ​​transcends race, age, and gender to unite all who honor his ideals with songs like You’re the Lifter, My Soul’s Been Anchored, Why Do We Sing, and the world premiere of Nolan Williams’s We are the ones to heal our land.

In addition to the musical program, Choral Arts will present the 2022 Humanitarian Award to award-winning visionary and cultural activist, LaTosha Brown. The award honors individuals who have shown incredible leadership through their dedication to the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Brown is a nationally recognized, “go-to” expert in Black Voting Rights and Voter Suppression, Black Women’s Empowerment, and Philanthropy. She is the Co-Founder of Black Voters Matter Fund and Black Voters Matter Capacity Building Institute and has worked in 23 different countries to include Kenya, Guyana, and Brazil. Her next mission involves resourcing and empowering women across the diaspora. “I don’t want women to be seen as victims; they are the problem solvers for the world. I am convinced that Black Women are going to liberate the world!” says Brown.

Click here to learn more about the Annual Choral Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and hear speeches by past Humanitarian Award Recipients.

THE PROGRAM
Come Thou Almighty King Timothy Wright
I Opened My Mouth to the Lord A. Lela Anderson
You’re the Lifter Derrick Hall
My Soul’s Been Anchored Arr. Moses Hogan
Onaga Tim Godfrey
Why Do We Sing Gail Jones Murphy
Stand Up for What’s Right B. E. Boykin
Didn’t It Rain? Arr. Donald E. Dillard
We are the ones to heal our land. Nolan Williams*
Work While it’s a Day  Ralph Herndon

*World premiere co-commissioned by Washington Performing Arts and the Choral Arts Society of Washington

FEATURED PERFORMERS

Shawn Yancy, Host
LaTosha Brown, Humanitarian Award Recipient
Sherrilyn Ifill, Humanitarian Award Presenter
Ralph Alan Herndon, soloist

Washington Performing Arts Men, Women, and Children of the Gospel
Michele Fowlin, Artistic Director
Theodore Thorpe III, Artistic Director

The Choral Arts Society of Washington
Scott Tucker, Artistic Director

PERFORMANCE TIMING
90 minutes, no intermission



ALL attendees, regardless of age, must have a ticket including children who will sit in a lap.

To keep everyone safe, masks are required for attendees.

ALL attendees, regardless of age, must provide either proof of full vaccination against COVID-19, or proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test conducted no more than 72 hours prior to attending an indoor performance, or proof of a professionally administered COVID-19 Antigen test conducted no more than 6 hours prior to attending an indoor performance. Visit ChoralArts.org/Health for details and updates on COVID protocols.

By purchasing tickets you accept the risk of attending a live performance.


To learn more about supporting our season journey, email JoinUs@ChoralArts.org.

The Choral Arts society of Washington gratefully acknowledges its season sponsors:



All programs, artists, dates, times, and content are subject to change.