LIVING THE DREAM: The Choral Arts Society of Washington 32nd Annual MLK Tribute to be presented at The Kennedy Center

PatrickDMcCoy.com | January 25, 2020

Choral Arts Holiday: ‘Songs of the Season’

The Georgetowner | January 15, 2020

12 Things- A Family Christmas by Choral Arts Society

The He Said She Said Experience | December 24, 2019

Choral Arts Holiday: ‘Songs of the Season’

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Top Ten Performances of 2019

Washington Classical Review | December 23, 2019
5. U.S. Marine Band and Choral Arts Society of Washington. Music Center at Strathmore

The spit and polish musicians of the U.S. Marine Band joined the Choral Arts Society of Washington to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Walt Whitman. The program included a world premiere by the composer Dominick DiOrio, plus rarities by Randall Thompson and William Schuman. Rounding out the unusual repertory was a larger-than-life rendition of Berlioz’s infrequently performed Grande symphonie funèbre et triomphale, honoring the 150th anniversary of the composer’s death.


The DC Lineup for this weekend: dreidels, dance and Darth Vader

The DC Line | December 20, 2019

Choral Artists play with tradition

The Ledger | December 20, 2019
“Eja! Eja! (Joy! Joy!)” was written in 2005 for the 40th anniversary of the Choral Arts Society of Washington and to commemorate the retirement of Fred Begun, principal timpanist for the National Symphony Orchestra. It combines texts as diverse as poetry by 19th-century English poet Alfred Lord Tennyson and 18th-century student of mysticism John Byram, along with what Craven calls “a little bit of ‘Phantom Menace.’ It’s a well balanced piece with some interesting harmony. It’s a fun romp.”

Out On the Town: D.C. Arts and Entertainment highlights — December 19-January 2

Metro Weekly | December 5, 2019

CHORAL ARTS SOCIETY OF WASHINGTON: A FAMILY CHRISTMAS, SONGS OF THE SEASON

Scott Tucker leads the local vocal ensemble in two Kennedy Center shows taking place on Christmas Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 24. First up, at 11 a.m., comes A Family Christmas, a one-hour concert intended for youth and featuring songs of classic Christmas characters, from Santa to Frosty to Rudolph. That’s followed at 2 p.m. with the 90-minute program Songs of the Season: Christmas with Choral Arts, featuring the Choral Arts Chorus and Youth Choir, conducted by Tucker and Brandon Straub, with soloist Kristina Lewis, mezzo-soprano, joining to perform holiday carols and seasonal classics. Concert Hall. Tickets are $20 to $72. Call 202-467-4600 or visit www.kennedy-center.org.


Out On the Town: D.C. Arts and Entertainment highlights — December 5-11

Metro Weekly | December 5, 2019

CHORAL ARTS SOCIETY OF WASHINGTON: SONGS OF THE SEASON

Scott Tucker leads the local vocal ensemble along with Brandon Straub in its annual run of holiday shows at the Kennedy Center. Soloist Kristina Lewis, mezzo-soprano, will join the Choral Arts Chorus and the Choral Arts Youth Choir to perform holiday carols and seasonal classics. Sunday, Dec. 15, at 8 p.m, Monday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 21, at 1 p.m., and Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 2 p.m. Concert Hall. Tickets are $15 to $72. Call 202-467-4600 or visit www.kennedy-center.org.


16 things to do in the D.C. area this weekend

The Washington Post | December 5, 2019
A Very Special Holiday with Marian Anderson at the National Portrait Gallery: In Washington, singer Marian Anderson is best remembered for her 1939 Easter concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial — a concert organized after Anderson was not allowed to perform before an integrated audience at Constitution Hall. Learn more about Anderson, whose four-decade career included sold-out international tours and celebrated recordings of operas and spirituals, at a day-long celebration in the Kogod Courtyard. Highlights include the Choral Arts Society of Washington leading a family-friendly singalong at noon, a curator-led gallery tour of the “One Life: Marian Anderson” exhibit at 2 p.m., and a concert of Anderson’s spirituals performed by soprano Janice Chandler-Eteme at 3. Noon to 4 p.m. Free.

November 25

Washington Classical Review | November 25, 2019