Join us for our 2014-2015 season

Join us for our 2014-2015 season

A Tribute to Leonard Bernstein

Featuring both beloved and rarely heard choral works by Bernstein including Chichester Psalms, the Missa Brevis written for Robert Shaw and the Atlanta Symphony Chorus, “Make Our Garden Grow” from Candide, and choral pieces by his mentor and friend Aaron Copland. The concert will feature a special guest appearance by The Children’s Chorus of Washington.

Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 4 p.m.
(pre-concert conversation at 3 p.m.)
The National Presbyterian Church, Washington, D.C.

Peace and Grace

In December the chorale will present a concert exploring the themes of inner and outer peace. We are excited to present a new work by the exciting young composer, Russell Nadel, whose work has been premiered by a number of notable groups, including the distinguished Vancouver Chamber Choir. The program will also feature beloved gems of the season including Biebl’s moving Ave Maria and selections from Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Hodie.

Saturday, December 13, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 14, 2014, 7:30 p.m.

National City Christian Church, Washington, D.C.

Rachmaninoff Vespers at 100

The Washington Master Chorale marks the 100th Anniversary of the world premiere of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s All Night Vigil, Op. 37.  The Chorale will perform this luminous and spiritual sixty-five minute work without intermission. Don’t miss this spiritual masterpiece of choral literature in two of the best acoustical settings in Washington. The concert will also feature scholars and special guests in a pre-concert conversation.

Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 4 p.m.
(pre-concert conversation at 3 p.m.)
The National Presbyterian Church, Washington, D.C.
Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 4 p.m.
The Church of the Epiphany, Washington, D.C.

On the Air and In the News

“The Washington Master Chorale is nothing short of radiant…the choral sound [is] positively gorgeous…a fascinating disc.” — Fanfare Magazine
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Our winter concerts included a new work by composer and conductor Donald McCullough — “When Christ Was Born,” eight settings of Middle English carol texts for chorus, soprano and baritone soloists and harp (read the Washington Post review of  A Winter’s Night on December 16, 2013).

We ended our 2012-13 season on a high note with a concert of new American choral music, featuring the premiere  of “The Eye Begins to See,” by Donald McCullough (read the Washington Post review of  The Splendid Silent Sun on March 3rd).

WETA evening announcer Nicole Lacroix spoke to Thomas Colohan about the program and about the distinctly American sound of the Washington Master Chorale.  Listen to the interview:

Read about the Washington Master Chorale and hear from artistic director Thomas Colohan in “A long finish for a choral director, a new look for Washington’s choruses” (June 11, 2012 in The Washington Post)

Read a letter of appreciation from Alice Parker (Ocober 11, 2011)

» Read more reviews and accolades

The Washington Master Chorale is a semiprofessional chorus in Washington, D.C., that seeks to advance American choral excellence by combining professional artistry with the beauty of architecture and the written word. Please explore the site to learn more about the Washington Master Chorale, our Artistic Director, and our 2012-2013 season.