WASHINGTON MASTER CHORALE (WMC) is a vibrant, mixed-voice chorus of 60 professional and volunteer singers, which has quickly garnered a reputation for vocal excellence and distinctive programming. Since its 2010 debut, led by Artistic Director Thomas Colohan, WMC has sung at The Kennedy Center, the Chorus America National Conference, Library of Congress, and with the National Symphony Orchestra, among other distinguished artists and venues. The Washington Post hails the ensemble’s singing as “remarkable for its beauty,” “seamlessly blended,” and “a sound worth hearing.” Equally at home singing works of American and European masters, WMC is noted for its innovative presentation of music from the 19th-century onward, with emphasis on contemporary works. Composer Morten Lauridsen says, “Maestro Colohan and his splendid singers are committed to choral excellence and will enrich the lives of all who experience their artistry.” The iconic Alice Parker says, “It was a pleasure to hear [this] excellent chorus. I was really impressed.” In 2013, WMC released The Earth and I: New American Choral Music on the Albany label, and in 2016, This Endris Night: Christmas with the Washington Master Chorale on the ACIS label. WashingtonMasterChorale.org


Autumn Harvest

October 23, 2022 | 3 PM

St. Ann’s Catholic Church

An afternoon of works for chorus, guitar, and piano inspired by Autumn and the outdoors.

O Great Mystery

December 18 | 5 PM

Church of the Epiphany

Celebrate the season with a collection of a cappella masterworks.

Poetry Into Song

March 5, 2023 | 5 PM

The National Presbyterian Church

Featuring a new commission by American composer David Conte based on the poetry of Elizabeth Bishop.

Supper + Song

Late Spring, 2023

Alexandria, VA

An elegant annual benefit dinner featuring the WMC Chamber Singers and pianist Sophia Kim Cook presenting a preview of our 2023-2024 season.


The Florence Price Commission Competition offers a $5,000 choral commission to promote and celebrate Black Americans’ contributions to the field of choral music. Submissions due June 29. 


Support WMC  

The Washington Master Chorale relies on the generous support of patrons and donors to ensure the success of our current season and beyond. Please consider making a donation today in order to help us fulfill our commitment to bringing choral artistry and excellence to our community.