O! What a Beautiful City: Wondrous Music Rooted in DC
Recorded at Washington National Cathedral
Saturday, November 19, 2022 | 7:00 pm
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From vibrant neighborhoods and peaceful parks to enlightening museums and lasting monuments to our Nation’s history, Washington, DC is brimming with harmony and life. O! What a Beautiful City is a tribute of gratitude to the community that we have called home since our founding in 1965.
In this program, we honor composers, their works, and pieces with ties to the DC metro area including Pulitzer Prize winner George Walker, Duke Ellington, B.E. Boykin, and Ysaÿe Barnwell. Join us as we show our love for DC through song.
O! What a Beautiful City, arr. Shawn Kirchner
Ysaÿe Barnwell: We Are
George Walker: O Praise the Lord
Deep River, arr. Charles Garner
Duke Ellington: “Freedom” and “Come Sunday” from Sacred Concert
B.E. Boykin: Holding the Light
B.E. Boykin: John 3:16
Gwyneth Walker: A Heart in Hiding
Ysaÿe Barnwell: Wanting Memories
Explore the sounds of DC before the concert with our Spotify and YouTube playlists.
Dr. Jace Kaholokula Saplan, conductor
Millicent Scarlett, soprano | Listen
Charity Blackwell, storyteller | Listen
Choral Arts Symphonic Chorus
Choral Arts Jazz Trio
First Half: 45 Minutes | Intermission: 15 Minutes | Second Half: 40 Minutes
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ALL attendees, regardless of age, must have a ticket including children who will sit in a lap. By purchasing tickets, you accept the risk of attending a live performance. All programs, artists, dates, times, and content are subject to change.