Appear + Inspire

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Originally performed live from the Church of the Epiphany in Washington, DC on October 24, 2021, the Washington Master Chorale opened its 2021-2022 season with a concert of a cappella and accompanied masterpieces of the choral tradition in celebration of our return to in-person music-making. The program included strikingly beautiful new works from the Canadian choral tradition, including the Washington premieres of Timothy Corlis’s Gloria and Marjan Mozetich’s Flying Swans.

The highlight of the program was the World Premiere of D. J. Sparr’s The Art of Our Healers on texts by Filipino-American poet Janine Joseph, and co-commissioned in partnership with the Houston Grand Opera.  The co-commission honored all of the healthcare workers who continue to serve our society so valiantly.

The concert also featured Benjamin Britten’s masterpiece, Hymn to St Cecilia, as well as beautiful works by Virgil Thomson, Ēriks Ešenvalds, Imant Raminsh, and others.