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In the News

December 12, 2014
NSO Pops: ‘Happy Holidays! Cirque de la Symphonie’ at The Kennedy Center (December 2014)
“The best combination came early, when the haunting vocals of Schubert’s Ave Maria (provided by the third component of the performance, the Washington Master Chorale) were paired with aerialist Christine van Loo’s triumphant silks choreography.”

December 4, 2014
Washington Master Chorale Receives National Endowment for the Arts Grant
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu announced December 2, 2014 that the Washington Master Chorale is one of 919 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant. Washington Master Chorale will receive a $10,000 grant to support a commissioning and choral arts performance project. “Our project will focus on American choral repertoire and will include the commissioning of a new choral work by composer, conductor and keyboard artist Julian Wachner, music director of The Washington Chorus, as well as performances of choral works by composers Norman Dello Joio and Morten Lauridsen,” according to Maestro Colohan. “We’re delighted that the NEA chose to support the Washington Master Chorale and this project.”

September 27, 2014
Marin Alsop and Michael Tilson Thomas on why Leonard Bernstein and his music live on
Anne Midgette talks to Alsop and Tilson Thomas about the music of Bernstein (WMC’s October 5th concert mentioned)
The Washington Post

Fall 2014
“Coming together in Washington, DC,” Pages 30 -36. (WMC is referenced on page 32 and a photograph appears on page 33.)
The Voice (Chorus America)
, Volume 38, Number 1, Fall 2014

May/June 2014
Fanfare Magazine Review of the Chorale’s CD recording, “The Earth and I”

December 16, 2013
A holiday treat from Washington Master Chorale
Cecelia Porter reviews Washington Master Chorale’s A Winter’s Night performance at Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church
The Washington Post

March 4, 2013
Concert Review: Washington Master Chorale first-rate in performance of 20th-century works
Cecelia Porter reviews Washington Master Chorale’s The Splendid Silent Sun: New American Choral Music performance at The National Presbyterian Church
The Washington Post

December 19, 2011
Concert review: Washington Master Chorale, featuring ‘The Earth and I’
Cecelia Porter reviews Washington Master Chorale’s The Pleasure of the Fleeting Year performance at Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church
The Washington Post

October 11, 2011
A letter of appreciation from choral great, Alice Parker.

June 1, 2011
Colohan Receives Prestigious New Award: “Best Director in a New Position”
Washington Master Chorale Artistic Director Thomas Colohan received an “Ovation Award” in recognition of his achievements as “Best Director in a New Position.” Maestro Colohan received the award at the 2nd Annual Greater Washington Choral Excellence Awards ceremony sponsored by the Choralis Foundation. The Choral Excellence Awards were created in 2010 to honor and celebrate excellence and achievement in choral arts in the greater Washington, D.C., area. The award winners were announced at their Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony on June 1, 2011, at the Clarendon Ballroom in Arlington, VA.

March 22, 2011
Master Chorale ends first full season with British choral masterpieces [view pdf]
Charles T. Downey reviews Washington Master Chorale’s British Masterpieces performance at The National Presbyterian Church
The Washington Post

March 15, 2011
Thomas Colohan Featured on Classical Conversations
Deb Lamberton interviews Artistic Director Thomas Colohan
Classical WETA

February 15, 2011
Master Chorale “Returns” to Washington
Press Release

October 26, 2010
Chorale triumphs in unusual mix
Cecelia Porter reviews Washington Master Chorale’s Romantic Classics performance at The National Presbyterian Church
The Washington Post

September 8, 2010
Artistic Director Thomas Colohan Announces the [Washington] Master Chorale 2010-2011 Season: Exploring the Foundations of the American Choral Tradition
Press Release

March 2, 2010
Anne Midgette reviews [Washington] Master Chorale’s debut at National Presbyterian
The Washington Post

January 31, 2010
Washington classical music and opera picks for February, March, April, May 2010
The Washington Post

December 19, 2009
New groups like [Washington] Master Chorale signal key change in D.C. choral scene
The Washington Post

December 17, 2009
[Washington] Master Chorale Announces its Inaugural Concert
Press Release