The Wonder of the Human Voice

Saturday, October 30, 2021 | 7:00 pm
Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center

Our return to live performance!


The Choral Arts Society of Washington‘s Symphonic Chorus celebrates their return to live performance with a concert showcasing the power of connection through the human voice. In this a cappella concert, the unaccompanied voices of the Symphonic Chorus will reverberate in the chambers of the heart, enveloping us in waves of sound that change us from within.

Renowned mezzo-soprano Elizabeth Bishop joins the chorus for Aaron Copland’s In the Beginning, originally scheduled for our May 2020 program.

Alberto Ginastera: Lamentations of Jeremiah
Anton Bruckner: Os Justi and Locus Iste
Sergei Rachmaninoff: 3 movements from All-Night Vigil
Gabriel Fauré: Cantique de Jean Racine
Maurice Duruflé: Ubi Caritas
Arr. Moses Hogan: My Soul’s Been Anchored
Lela Anderson: Give Me Jesus
R. Nathaniel Dett: Ave Maria and Listen to the Lambs
Aaron Copland: In the Beginning

Scott Tucker, conductor
Elizabeth Bishop, mezzo-soprano
Brandon Straub, piano
Choral Arts Symphonic Chorus

105 minutes including a 15 minute intermission.

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 are required. Visit for details and updates on COVID protocols.

By purchasing tickets you accept the risk of attending a live performance.

To learn more about supporting our season journey, email

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

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