Verdi’s Requiem

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Choral Arts closes out the 2020-2021 Season with a special subscriber broadcast featuring Verdi’s Requiem.

Join us on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 7:00 pm ET. This experience will be broadcast live and will not be available as a replay.



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GenOUT Youth Chorus

The LGBTQ+ and allied youth chorus of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC
Virtual Subscriber Experience


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Singing is an elemental human experience that connects us to others and the music within ourselves. Many choral classics are designed for a choir with a wide vocal range. Choral Arts Executive Director Tad Czyzewski talks with Dr. Thea Kano of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC (GMCW) and Dr. C. Paul Heins of GMCW’s GenOUT Youth Chorus about the voices in their ensembles, how they adapt repertoire, and how they help their singers grow as individuals and performers.

FEATURED GUESTS:
Tad Czyzewski, host
Thea Kano, Artistic Director of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC
C. Paul Heins, Director of GenOUT Youth Chorus



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The Sound of Music

with Physicist Patrick Johnson
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“If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?”

Many know the saying about a tree falling in the forest, but what is the answer? Artistic Director Scott Tucker is joined by Patrick Johnson, Professor of Physics at Georgetown University, for a discussion about sound and how it works. Learn more about how sounds are created, how we hear them, and how it all relates to music. 

FEATURED GUESTS:
Scott Tucker, host
Patrick Johnson, Physics Professor, Georgetown University



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Film Music and Sound

with Musicologist Katherine Altizer
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As we binge movies and shows online, some draw us in, leaving us wanting more. Others slowly move to the end of our queue, never to be finished. The music and sounds created for films adds a depth and richness we often take for granted until it is missed.

As a new season of summer blockbusters approaches, take a deep dive into a scene from a modern classic with musicologist Katherine Altizer and boost your film viewing experience to the next level.

FEATURED GUEST:
Katherine Altizer, musicologist



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The Creative Spark: The Inspiration Behind the Music

PARTS 1 & 2 NOW STREAMING ON DEMAND
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Included in Virtual Subscriptions and Virtual Subscriptions for Students. Subscribe today to access both experiences and a live Q&A for subscribers following each program.


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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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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Living the Dream…Singing the Dream

33rd Annual Choral Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Virtual Experience

Co-presented with Washington Performing Arts
Choral Arts Symphonic Chorus
Washington Performing Arts Gospel Choirs


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Choral Arts and the Washington Performing Arts Gospel Choirs come together in a concert showcasing the powerful music that has given voice to the voiceless for generations in this 33rd annual choral tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This moving performance will inspire the spirit and features a collaboration of styles, music, ages, and cultures.

Click here to learn more about the Annual Choral Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and hear speeches by past Humanitarian Award Recipients.

FEATURED ARTISTS:

Washington Performing Arts Men, Women, and Children of the Gospel
Michele Fowlin, Artistic Director
Theodore Thorpe III, Artistic Director
Stanley J. Thurston, Artistic Director Emeritus

The Choral Arts Society of Washington
Scott Tucker
, Artistic Director

Allison Seymour, co-host
Soloman Howard, co-host

Ralph Alan Herndon, piano and vocals

Denise Sloan and Jeffrey Bowden, Sign Language Interpreters

Murray Horwitz and Dr. Judi Moore Latta, Scriptwriters




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