Washington Master Chorale: Autumn Harvest
We open the season with Autumn Harvest, a concert of beautiful romantic and modern choral works for guitar, piano and chorus. The program will include works inspired by the “En Plein Air” or “outdoor” style of painting, with poetry about nature and autumn. The concert will feature several Washington premieres by emerging composers, as well as secular partsongs by Brahms, and a performance of Jeffrey Van’s hauntingly beautiful work for guitar and chorus, “A Procession Winding Around Me,” a setting of four Civil War poems by Walt Whitman. The program will also include Estonian composer Veljo Tormis’ late 20th century a cappella masterpiece Autumn Landscapes.
Oct. 23, 3pm. St. Ann's Catholic Church, Washington, DC
St. Mark's Chancel Choir: Beatitudes and Mass for the Oppressed
The St. Mark's Chancel Choir, professional soloists, and orchestra will present a concert featuring Patrick Hawes' meditative Beatitudes and the east coast premiere of Emerson Eads' stunning Mass for the Oppressed. Admission is free, but donations will be collected to benefit SentencingProject.org, an organization that advocates for the reform
of the criminal justice system.
Nov. 5, 7:30pm. St. Mark's Episcopal Church- Capitol Hill
Soprano Soloist, Mass for the Oppressed
Washington Master Chorale: O Great Mystery
Program to include: Francis Poulenc Quatre Motet pour le temps de Noel
Thomas Luis de Victoria Missa O Magnum Mysterium
The program will also feature favorites from the British choral tradition including works of Howells and Healy Willan, and secular winter works on texts of e.e cummings and Sara Teasdale.
December 18, 5 pm. Church of the Epiphany, Washington, DC
The Washington Chorus with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Program: Verdi Requiem
January 19 & 20, 8pm. Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
January 21, 8pm. Music Center at Strathmore
Washington Master Chorale: Poetry Into Song
Program: David Conte The Unknown Sea (World premiere)
Ralph Vaughan Williams Dona Nobis Pacem, re-orchestrated by British composer and conductor Jonathan Rathbone.
March 5, 5 pm. The National Presbyterian Church, Washington, DC
The Washington Chorus:
Program: Undine Moore Scenes from the Life of a Martyr
Composed in 1981 in memory of Martin Luther King Jr, and the civil rights movement coupled with the Duruflé Requiem. Moore’s wish was to evoke memories of Dr. King and other martyrs, “and the universality of the lives of ordinary men and women who struggled against the tragedies of human existence” (From Spirituals to Symphonies, Helen Walker-Hill.) This landmark event features The Washington Chorus, soloists, and narrator.
April 4, 7:30 pm. Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Recent Performances (2022)
Chantry: God is Gone Up with a Merry Noise
Program: Victoria Ascendens Christus and Missa Ascendens Christus
Byrd Gradualia Propers for Ascension
May 21, St. Bernadette Church, Silver Spring, MD
The Washington Chorus: Justice and Peace
Presenting a world premiere of a new musical work by Roshanne Etezady, DC premiere of “Justice Symphony” by Oregon composer Damien Geter, a recent composer with Washington National Opera American Opera Initiative. The program concludes with Ralph Vaughan Williams’ stunning cantata “Dona Nobis Pacem,” a cantata for chorus, orchestra, and soloists that is a true cry for peace.
June 12, The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, DC
Fairfax Choral Society and Fairfax Symphony Orchestra: Beethoven Symphony No. 9
Program: Beethoven's Symphony No.9, regional premiere of Leshnoff's Symphony No. 4 "Heichalos"
May 14, George Mason University Concert Hall
Fairfax Choral Society's Symphonic Chorus with NOVA Community Chorus: Romantic Classics
Program includes excerpts from Brahms' Requiem, Liebeslieder Walzer, and West Side Story
April 29, Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall & Arts Center, Alexandria
Washington Master Chorale Chamber Singers: Interfaith Concert on the Beach
Includes an excerpt from KOHELET (The Teacher) by Henry Dehlinger, liturgical Jewish works such as Avinu Malkeinu by Janowski, and excerpts from Part III of Handel's Messiah.
April 24, Historic Groome Church, Lewes, Delaware
Washington Master Chorale: Klei Kodesh
March 20, 2022, Church of the Epiphany, DC
World premiere of Kohelet, by Henry Dehlinger
Washington Master Chorale: Comfort and Joy
December 11, 2021, Church of the Epiphany, DC