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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The Choral Arts 2012-2013 Season

The Choral Arts 2012-2013 Season begins by celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month with two concerts dedicated to various musical styles from Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, and Spain, and featuring six acclaimed guest artists.
Friday, October 05, 2012
Choral Arts opens the 2012-2013 Season with La Música Latina on October 21, 2012, 7:00 pm at GW Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st Street NW, Washington, DC. Conductor and pianist Joseph Holt, a favorite Choral Arts guest artist, has planned an evening that fuses the musical and rhythmic styles of Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, and Spain, making it the ideal way to close the official celebrations of the National Hispanic Heritage Month. Read More

Choral Arts Hosts 32nd Anniversary Gala at the Kennedy Center, Washington's Signature Holiday Social Event of the Year
Monday, September 24, 2012
The Choral Arts Society of Washington announces George and Ashley Wilson will chair the 32nd Annual Holiday Concert & Gala, In the Moon of Wintertime. Ambassador Gary Doer of Canada to the United States will serve as honorary patron. With Maestro Scott Tucker conducting his first concert with Choral Arts and under Executive Director Debra L. Kraft and the Chair of the Board of Directors Barbara Rossotti, the gala will be held on Monday, December 17, 2012, at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Read More

Choral Arts Society of Washington Prepares for Tour to Lyon, France
Tuesday, August 07, 2012
The Choral Arts Society of Washington travels to Lyon, France, to perform with the Orchestre National de Lyon and their Music Director Leonard Slatkin August 27-September 6. Read More

The Choral Arts Society of Washington Announces is 2012-2013 Season
Monday, July 16, 2012
For its 48th season – which introduces Artistic Director Scott Tucker – the Choral Arts Society moves in new directions with six concert programs at the Kennedy Center and other DC venues. During the early weeks of autumn, Maestro Tucker will be preparing the chorus for performances of Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, considered one the composer’s most masterful achievements. Because of the technical demands placed on all the performing forces, the Missa is less frequently performed than other major works by Beethoven. The Choral Arts Chorus joins a stellar cast of soloists and the National Symphony Orchestra under the baton of NSO Music Director Christoph Eschenbach on November 1 and 3 for these concerts. Read More

Choral Arts Raises over $900,000 in Honor of Maestro Scribner
Friday, June 15, 2012
Choral Arts raises over $900,000 in honor of Maestro Scribner for artistic endeavors via the Legacy Campaign. The goal is to raise $1.2 million by August 31 as Scribner prepares to retire after 47 years as founder and artistic director. Read More

Choral Arts Pays Tribute to Norman Scribner’s Legacy
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
The Choral Arts Society of Washington brings its 2011-2012 season to a close with a grand evening of music honoring its Founder and Artistic Director Norman Scribner on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at 7:30 p.m., at Washington National Cathedral. The program for “The Legacy Celebration” – a one-of-a-kind event this year – focuses on key moments in Scribner’s career and his extraordinary tenure at the helm of the organization that he created in 1965. Read More

Choral Arts Appoints Cornell’s Scott Tucker Artistic Director
Thursday, March 29, 2012
The Board of Directors of The Choral Arts Society of Washington is pleased to announce the appointment of Scott Tucker, current P.E. Browning Director of Choral Music at Cornell University, as its new artistic director, effective with the 2012-2013 season. Tucker was selected after a rigorous 12-month international search to replace retiring artistic director and founder Norman Scribner. The Board voted unanimously and enthusiastically to confirm Tucker’s appointment. Read More

Norman Scribner conducts Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
In the final concert of his 47-year career, retiring founder Norman Scribner conducts the Choral Arts Society of Washington and the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) in Johannes Brahms’ beloved favorite Ein Deutsches Requiem on April 22, 2012, at 4 p.m. at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. Presented in partnership with the Washington Performing Arts Society (WPAS), the performance also features guest soloists, soprano Twyla Robinson and baritone Christòpheren Nomura. Read More

Choral Arts Society Founder Norman Scribner to Receive Humanitarian Award at His Final MLK Tribute Concert
Friday, January 06, 2012
The Choral Arts Society of Washington and the Washington Performing Arts Society (WPAS) Men, Women and Children of the Gospel Choirs will again join together to present the 24th annual “Living the Dream…Singing the Dream” choral tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall on January 22, 2012, at 7 p.m. This rich musical collaboration will commemorate the legacy of the great civil rights leader through music conducted by Norman Scribner, Stanley J. Thurston, and guest conductor/host Rev. Nolan Williams, Jr. The program includes a diverse selection of works, including classical music, gospel hymns and spirituals. Read More

Annual Family Christmas Concert Features Why the Chimes Rang
Thursday, December 01, 2011
The Choral Arts Society of Washington presents its annual beloved Family Christmas concert Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, at 1 p.m. at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. This year’s performance of Why the Chimes Rang from internationally renowned playwright Mary Hall Surface and featuring guest conductor Joseph Holt offers a heart-warming tale of two children who learn what the Christmas spirit truly is with holiday music, audience sing-alongs, and appearances from Santa, Frosty and Rudolph. Read More

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