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Final Concert of the 2016-17 Season

Composer, Jennifer Higdon

Jennifer Higdon (photo credit, J. Henry Fair)

On Sunday, March 5 at 5 pm, the chorale presented “Time and Memory”—a meditation on the themes of nostalgia, love, and immortality expressed in both poetry and music. The centerpiece of the concert will be the world premiere of Ruminations by Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer Jennifer Higdon. The concert will also feature John Corigliano’s Fern Hill, Tarik O’Regan’s Triptych, and Imant Raminsh’s Songs of LightsLearn more »

Jennifer Higdon and Thomas Colohan Featured on WETA “Classical Conversations” hosted by David Ginder

Composer Jennifer Higdon on her new piece, Ruminations:

Artistic Director Thomas Colohan on the Time and Memory concert:

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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