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2017-18 Season Preview

Youthful Indulgence: Early Masses of Mozart and Martin
featuring the glorious a cappella “Mass” by Frank Martin.
The National Presbyterian Church
October 29, 2017 at 5 PM
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New Joy! Christmas with the Chorale
featuring Ottorino Respighi’s “Lauda per la Natività del Signore.”
Episcopal Chuch of the Epiphany
December 3, 2017 at 5 PM
December 21, 2017 at 7 PM 

Passion and Praise: Ancient Glory in New Form
featuring Leonard Bernstein’s “Missa Brevis” and a new work by Joshua Fishbein, in partnership with the Kennedy Center’s “Leonard Bernstein at 100” celebration.
The National Presbyterian Church
March 4, 2018 5 PM
Read the John F. Kennedy Center’s press release about the “Leonard Bernstein at 100” celebration

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In the News

Read the Washington Post Review of “Time and Memory,” featuring the world premiere of Jennifer Higdon’s “Ruminations.”

Highlights from Previous Seasons

Watch this video about the creation of Robert Kyr’s Song of the Beloved. Kyr’s commission was made possible by a generous gift from the Fetzer Institute whose work reflects a belief in the transformative power of love and forgiveness. Texts were drawn from such disparate sources as Sappho, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, Sir Philip Sidney, Vietnamese poet Thich Nhat Hanh, East Indian Rabindranath Tagore, and others.

Enjoy this performance of Alice Parker’s arrangement of “In the Bleak Midwinter.”

On the Air and In the News

December 8, 2015
Washington Master Chorale Receives National Endowment for the Arts Grant

Today, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced awards totaling more than $27.6 million in its first funding round of fiscal year 2016, including an Art Works award of $10,000 to the Washington Master Chorale for its planned Spring 2017 “Time and Memory” performance, which will include the premier of a newly-commissioned work by composer Jennifer Higdon. “We’re thrilled and gratified that the NEA chose to support the Washington Master Chorale and this exciting new work,” noted Maestro Colohan.
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A Conversation with Morten Lauridsen and Thomas Colohan on “Les Chansons des Roses”

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