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.