Your Health and Safety at Choral Arts Experiences

September 27, 2021

Dear friend,

Thank you for being a patron and supporter of the Choral Arts Society of Washington.

As we prepare to return to live, in-person musical experiences, the health and safety of you, our cherished patron, is at the forefront of all our thinking and decisions.

We endeavor to make your time as an audience member at our Choral Arts experiences not only personally radiant, transformative, and memorable, but also welcoming, safe, respectful, and healthy.

Below you will find more information on how we endeavor to keep audiences, artists, collaborators, and staff healthy and safe for the foreseeable future while COVID-19 continues as a global health pandemic. We’ve included information on what we and our partner venues are doing to ensure your experience is a welcoming and safe one.

If you have any questions or concerns at all feel free to reach out to our patron services team at

Thank you for your belief in the power of choral music to move people to find shared purpose, discover shared passion, and connect with the music within themselves. We can’t wait to see you again in person soon in our 2021-22 season – the last with our treasured Artistic Director, Scott Tucker.

The Choral Arts Board, Staff, and Chorus

Choral Arts Policies

How will Choral Arts promote a welcoming, safe, respectful, and healthy audience experience?

  • Choral Arts requires that all members of our ensembles, including our entire staff, be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination. Additionally, we provide rehearsal and performance health and safety protocols to our singers, instrumentalists, and staff to ensure a safe, respectful, and healthy rehearsal and performance environment.
  • Choral Arts observes all health and safety policies and protocols of the partner venues at which we rehearse and perform, and follows local and national guidelines and recommendations for health and safety as closely as possible.
  • Choral Arts keeps in touch with you, our patrons and supporters, to understand your questions and concerns, and ensure you receive timely and updated information as COVID-19 protocols and public health measures continue to evolve ahead of your experiences.
  • Choral Arts offers flexible ticket exchange options for tickets sold by us at

Vaccination and Mask Policy

Currently, audience members at our performances are required to (1) wear masks while inside and (2) provide proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from a test taken within 72 hours of the performance.  Proof of full vaccination or a negative test result will be collected at the venue prior to entry into the performance.

  • Proof of full vaccination. To be fully vaccinated, an individual must have received the complete series of a COVID-19 vaccine (i.e. both doses of a two-dose series or one dose of a one-shot vaccine) and must have received the final dose at least 14 days before the performance. Choral Arts will accept the following as proof of vaccination: a copy of the original vaccination record document issued by either (a) the government health authority that administered the vaccination (e.g., a CDC Vaccination Record Card) or (b) the medical provider that administered the vaccination. The name on the proof of vaccination must match the name on the patron’s government-issued ID (which patrons will be required to present at the venue prior to entry into the performance).
  • Negative test result. Choral Arts is permitting entry to patrons who provide proof of a negative test result from a COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the performance. The name on the negative COVID-19 PCR test result must match the name on the patron’s government-issued ID (which patrons will be required to present at the venue prior to entry into the performance). A negative antigen test is not sufficient. Choral Arts will NOT provide COVID-19 tests to patrons at performances.
  • Failure to Comply. Those who arrive without an acceptable proof of full vaccination or negative test result will not be admitted to the performance and may have their tickets converted to a tax-deductible contribution.
  • Masks. Masks are required for all audiences inside our locations, except while eating or drinking in designated locations at the Kennedy Center.
  • Guests. Ticket purchasers are responsible for communicating these rules to whomever they provide tickets.

Health and Safety Policies at our venues change rapidly. Please visit the venue websites for the most up-to-date information regarding requirements for patrons. Requirements at the venues are in addition to the ones stated above.

Contact Information

For questions concerning Choral Arts tickets purchased through the Choral Arts Society of Washington for performances at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center and Live! at 10th & G, please contact us at

For questions concerning Choral Arts tickets purchased through The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, please contact The Kennedy Center box office:

PLEASE NOTE: These protocols are subject to change. While Choral Arts has taken a number of measures to improve patron safety, including those described above, they are not an absolute protection against contracting COVID-19. Patrons assume the risk of infection by attending Choral Arts experiences.