Fall 2017 – Spring 2018 Calendar
15 Oct 2017 – Cathedral Choral Society (National Cathedral) – Mozart Requiem – conducted by Kent Tritle, Written as Mozart approached death, his Requiem provides profound moments of great vastness and sublime tenderness. Centered on the theme of light, Morten Lauridsen’s “non-liturgical requiem” Lux Aeterna emanates hope, reassurance, and serenity.
22 Oct 2017 – The Advent Project – Coronation Mass, KV 319 – Hughes United Methodist Church – An All-Mozart Program, with a bilingual “Conversation Concert”.
17/18 Nov 2017 – American University Chorus – Eventide – Exploring themes of night, sleep, and dreaming – with pieces by Whitacre, Gjeilo, Ešenvalds, Elder, and more
30 Nov 2017 – Members of the American University Chorus – Christmas Caroling at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel
4 Mar 2018 – Cathedral Choral Society (National Cathedral) – Solitude and Joy – conducted by Donald Nally – Our musical journey follows this lyrical prose by writer Pascal Quignard. Hymns, chants, and anthems invoke awe in the brilliance of the stars and earth, inviting wonder and contemplation. With pieces by Howells, Tavener, MacMillan, Pärt, and a world premiere by Ēriks Ešenvalds.
4 Apr 2018 – Touring high school choral clinic with the choir from LaSalle Peru High School (IL)
20 Apr 2018 – Touring high school choral clinic with the choir from the Henry County High School Madrigal Choir (TN)
21/22 Apr 2018 – American University Chorus – Centennial Celebration – AU Chorus will join forces with the American University Symphony Orchestra to perform Dvořák’s Te Deum and Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms
20 May 2018 – Cathedral Choral Society (National Cathedral) – Bernstein the Humanitarian –Leonard Bernstein was an active advocate for peace and nuclear disarmament throughout his life. Through music, video, photos, and spoken word, we honor Bernstein, the humanitarian.
20-23 Jun 2018 – Chorus America Conference 2018 in Chicago – Hosted by the Chicago Children’s Choir and Grant Park Music Festival, the 2018 Conference features performances that showcase the vibrant diversity of the Chicago choral music scene.
9-15 Jul 2018 – Chorus America Conducting Academy – Cal State Fullerton – Chorus America’s Conducting Academy gives choral conductors a unique opportunity to develop choral-orchestral skills and enhance their university training. During this week-long program, participating conductors will have the opportunity to conduct choral-orchestral repertoire including the Mozart Requiem and Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms in celebration of the Bernstein Centennial. A professional orchestra and chorus will be in residence, and the Academy culminates with a final performance in Meng Concert Hall.
More dates to come