Thursday, October 21, 2021

The Choral Arts Society of Washington Presents The Wonder of the Human Voice

Washington, D.C. (October 21, 2021) — The Choral Arts Society of Washington announces its first in-person performance of the season, The Wonder of the Human Voice on Saturday, October 30 at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center starting at 7 p.m. Guests can expect to be awed by harmonious a cappella melodies and the power of the Symphonic Chorus. The group’s jubilant return to stage will feature renowned mezzo-soprano Elizabeth Bishop as she joins the chorus for Aaron Copland’s In the Beginning

“As we celebrate our much-anticipated return to the stage, we are excited to showcase the incredible voices that encompass the Symphonic Chorus. The last year has given us the chance to reimagine our love for choral music,” stated Artistic Director Scott Tucker. “The Wonder of the Human Voice will illustrate our passion for song and echo in the chambers of the heart with each selection, bringing us closer together than ever before.”

Selections for The Wonder of the Human Voice, include choral gems like Dett’s Listen to the Lambs, Hailstork’s serene Nocturne, Ginastera’s dramatic setting of the Lamentations of Jeremiah, favorites from Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil, and more. 

The 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
Nathaniel Dett: Ave Maria
Adolphus Hailstork: Nocturne
Nathaniel Dett: Listen to the Lambs
Aaron Copland: In the Beginning

Featured Artists:
Scott Tucker, conductor
Elizabeth Bishop, mezzo-soprano
Choral Arts Symphonic Chorus

Eager to get back on stage to do what they do best, dazzling audiences and inspiring awe, the group is embarking on a robust and exciting season that includes more than 15 performances. For more information about performances and to purchase both single tickets as well as ticket packages, visit

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At Choral Arts, we sing the music we love as a balm to frenzied days, an antidote to solitude, a union in an often-fractured world. We sing for a city with little time and high expectations, which compels us to transform a night out into a lifelong memory. Founded in 1965 by Norman Scribner (1936-2015), Choral Arts has a rich history of bringing the power of the human voice to audiences large and small, advancing the story of choral music by partnering with a myriad of musicians, composers, and ensembles. 


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