The Choral Arts Society of Washington presents THE WESLEY HYMN PROJECT in performance at Metropolitan Memorial UMC

Thursday, October 01, 2015
In his last project, Choral Arts Founder Norman Scribner carefully selected twenty hymns by Charles Wesley for a dual language recording in English and Spanish through a project with the Wesley Heritage Foundation. After his unexpected death in March 2015, Choral Arts completed this project with the Choral Arts Chamber Singers recording those twenty hymns in July 2015, engineered by Sono Luminous with distribution by Naxos. In celebration of the upcoming CD release, the Chamber Singers will perform a selection of these hymns in each language accompanied by anthems and organ works by his descendants, Samuel Wesley and Samuel Sebastian Wesley.


Choral Arts Executive Director Debra L. Kraft to retire at the end of the 2015-2016 Season

Thursday, September 17, 2015
The Choral Arts Society of Washington (Choral Arts) today announced that its Executive Director, Debra L. Kraft will retire at the end of its 2015-2016 season after twelve years of leadership.


Renee Fleming and Norm Lewis to join the Choral Arts Chorus in ‘Some Enchanted Evening’ on May 15, 2016

Wednesday, September 09, 2015
International opera star and world-renowned soprano Renée Fleming will join The Choral Arts Society of Washington as featured soloist during our May 15, 2016 concert at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. Tony nominated actor and baritone Norm Lewis will also join in this enchanting evening concert where Choral Arts celebrates the American musical with selections from Rodgers and Hammerstein and other Broadway masters.


Choral Arts Society of Washington Makes China Debut

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
The Choral Arts Society of Washington will depart later this month with more than 100 members of its chorus, guests, and staff for the China/USA Two Countries One Stage Tour of China, a five-city tour which runs from May 25-June 6, 2015. The performance of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana is Choral Arts’ China debut and was made possible by an invitation from the China Arts and Entertainment Group.


Choral Arts Announces 2015-2016 Season

Thursday, March 19, 2015
The Choral Arts Society of Washington today announced its 2015-2016 season. Highlights of the 51st season, which opens on Sunday, November 15, 2015, include guest appearances with the National Symphony Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and Wolf Trap Opera; an annual holiday concert and gala with a special performance from the Singapore Youth Choir Ensemble Singers; and a new partnership with American University developing interdisciplinary programs.