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Empty Swings at Dusk


The Golden Hour


Saturday, November 13, 2021 | 4:00 pm & 8:00 pm
Live! at 10th & G



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Be transported to the golden hour with the Choral Arts Chamber Singers. In this moment, music warms the soul awakening the music within, simultaneously filling us with fond memories and hope for the future.

This program features John Corigliano’s stunning setting of Dylan Thomas’s Fern Hill and works by several living and local composers.

THE PROGRAM
Joseph Haydn: “Der Greis” from Aus des Ramlers Lyrischer Blumenlese
Joshua Fishbein: Of the Ages*
William Kenlon: Whitman Mosaic*
Clif Hardin: “When I am dead, my dearest” from Requiem**
John Corigliano: Fern Hill
Joseph Haydn: “Abendlied” from Aus des Ramlers Lyrischer Blumenlese
Eric Kitchen: Agnus Dei*
Arr. Diedre Robinson: Steal Away*
B.E. Boykin: John 3:16*
Paul Leavitt: O Quam Tristis**
Duke Ellington: The Lord’s Prayer*

*Composer from or living in the DC area
**World Premiere by Local Composer

FEATURED PERFORMERS
Scott Tucker, conductor
Carter Sligh, piano
Choral Arts Chamber Singers

PERFORMANCE TIMING
First Half: 40 minutes | Intermission: 15 minutes | Second Half: 40 minutes




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 with coordinating photo ID 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.


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All programs, artists, dates, times, and content are subject to change.





The Creative Spark: The Inspiration Behind the Music

PARTS 1 & 2 NOW STREAMING ON DEMAND
Virtual Experience



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A single spark has infinite potential. Will the spark fizzle and fade or ignite a flame that lights the path?

Artistic Director Scott Tucker delves into eight luminous works for chorus, uncovering their unique characteristics. Each contains a spark, carefully guided and shaped by the composer until it is transformed into music that reverberates within us by the conductors and choirs. Evidence of the composers’ choices within the scores are waiting to be discovered, revealing the inspiration behind the music.

Explore four works in each video with virtual performances by the Symphonic Chorus, Chamber Singers, and Youth Choir.



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All programs, artists, dates, times, and content are subject to change.





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As a virtual student subscriber, you’ll enjoy a range of experiences that reawaken your capacity for awe. From open rehearsals and virtual performance premieres, to live conversations with our guest artists and collaborators, you’ll see firsthand how we craft experiences that connect to the music within you.




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The Choral Arts society of Washington gratefully acknowledges its season sponsors:






I Hear America Singing

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
228 S Pitt St, Alexandria, VA 22314

Guest appearance for Classical Movements


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Due to forecasted severe weather on June 3rd, the performances have been rescheduled and will take place on June 4, 2021.



Some of the most stunning choral music of all time is written by American composers. Music that moves the soul by melding the melodies and stories of our past with lyrics and harmonies that bring us into the present, allowing the future of choral music to resonate with the rhythm and timbre of our world.

These performances include a world premiere by B. E. Boykin celebrating Mary Church Terrell, an activist in the movements for civil rights and women’s suffrage, commissioned by Classical Movements.

In these performances, artistic director  Scott Tucker assembles members of the Choral Arts Chamber Singers for what will be an emotional experience as the ensemble shares their first live performances since 2019.

Learn more about Secret Garden Concerts by Classical Movements

THE PROGRAM:

Nathaniel Dett: Ave Maria
Morten Lauridsen: Madrigali: Six “Firesongs” on Italian Renaissance Poems
IV. Io Piango
III. Amor, Io Sento L’alma
Diedre Robinson: Kyrie Eleison
Peter Schickele: After Spring Sunset
Ryan McCarty: An Fear Róin
Paul Rudoi: Gamaya
Nathaniel Dett: Listen to the Lambs
Brittney Boykin: Stand Up *
Undine Smith Moore: I Believe This is Jesus

*World premiere commissioned by Classical Movements

FEATURED ARTISTS:
Scott Tucker, conductor
Brandon Straub, piano
Choral Arts Chamber Singers



Due to forecasted severe weather on June 3rd, the performances have been rescheduled and will take place on June 4, 2021, at the same times.

Understanding that music lovers are eager for live performances, but also that the current situation demands we find new ways to experience live music, Classical Movements has invited the Choral Arts Chamber Singers to join a meaningful and joyous celebration of the illuminating power of music.

Classical Movements will take precautions to limit the risk as much as is within their power and requests the cooperation of the audience in these preventative measures so that we can again enjoy live music and support musicians in our community.

These measures will include, among others:

  • Audience members will be required to bring and wear face coverings; Classical Movements staff will wear masks as well, as will musicians when not performing.
  • Seating will be provided for concerts, with chairs wiped down and disinfected between performances.
  • Chairs will have at least six feet between individual or family pairs. Wheelchair accessible.
  • To maximize social distancing, seating will be assigned by the presenters.
  • Tickets and programs will be distributed digitally to minimize the need for physical proximity.
  • The stage and musicians will be at least 10 feet from the front row.
  • Hand-sanitization stations will be available for audiences as they arrive and exit.

Additional measures and instructions will be provided to audience members the week of the concert.  Be on the lookout for important updates via email and or text.



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All programs, artists, dates, times, and content are subject to change.





A Spirited Discussion: Requiems and Día de los Muertos


Virtual Event


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This experience is exclusive to Virtual Subscribers and Día de los Muertos ticket holders.






Join Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez, Ix-Nic Ireguas, and Scott Tucker for an illuminating discussion about the origins of Día de los Muertos, the compelling history of the Brahms Requiem, and why Maestro Hernandez-Valdez chose this German piece in celebration of this beloved Mexican holiday.

Speakers:
Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez, Artistic Director, New Orchestra of Washington
Ix-Nic Ireguas, Executive Director, Mexican Cultural Institute
Scott Tucker, Artistic Director, Choral Arts Society of Washington



To learn more about supporting our season journey, email JoinUs@ChoralArts.org.

The Choral Arts society of Washington gratefully acknowledges its season sponsors:






Awaken your world with a Virtual Subscription to Choral Arts.


As a virtual subscriber, you’ll enjoy a range of experiences that reawaken your capacity for awe. From open rehearsals and virtual performance premieres, to live conversations with our guest artists and collaborators, you’ll see firsthand how we craft experiences that connect to the music within you.




With new experiences each month, you’ll have access to public virtual offerings and subscriber-only events, on demand video of past performances, and early access to concert tickets when it’s safe for us to hold in-person events.

Subscribe for just $11.99 per month.

Learn about Virtual Subscriptions for Students.



To learn more about supporting our season journey, email JoinUs@ChoralArts.org.

The Choral Arts society of Washington gratefully acknowledges its season sponsors:






Día de los Muertos: Featuring Brahms’s Requiem


Virtual Event

Co-presented with the New Orchestra of Washington
Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez, conductor


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The New Orchestra of Washington (NOW) and Choral Arts celebrate Día de los Muertos in a joint presentation featuring Brahms’s Ein deutsches Requiem.

NOW Artistic Director Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez describes this masterpiece as a universal, human requiem. Johannes Brahms composed this requiem in German instead of traditional Latin, and ventured outside of the liturgy for new texts. Composed while Brahms grieved the deaths of multiple friends and loved ones, the music and text embrace death as a part of our shared destiny. This spirit is inherent in the Mexican tradition of Día de los Muertos: a spirit of celebrating, not mourning, the lives of those that are lost.

Join us in remembering the lives of those who lost their battle with COVID-19.

Learn more about the history of Día de los Muertos at a A Spirited Discussion: Requiems and Día de los Muertos with the Mexican Cultural Institute on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 5:00 pm. Complimentary admission is included with ticket purchase.

The Program:
Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem

Featured Artists:
Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez, conductor
New Orchestra of Washington
Choral Arts Chamber Singers & Symphonic Chorus
Scott Tucker, Artistic Director
Trevor Scheunemann, baritone
Laura Choi Stuart, soprano
Brian Mextorf, baritone







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The Choral Arts society of Washington gratefully acknowledges its season sponsors: