2020-2021 Season

ILLUMINATION

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Digital Streaming Event
October 30, 2020 at 7 PM ET

The Washington Master Chorale opens its 11th season celebrating — with psalms and songs of love and compassion — the brilliant and soaring music of Baltic and Scandinavian composers: Latvian Ēriks Ešenvalds, Norwegian Ola Gjeilo, and Estonian Cyrillus Kreek.

With the mystical Northern Lights as a backdrop, our pilgrimage takes us from dark and uncertain times to a destination of enduring hope and beauty. We are reminded that fueling a spark of enlightenment is what will illuminate the world for us all.

Also presented are works by Anton Bruckner, William Harris, Herbert Howells, Morton Lauridsen and Alice Parker.

The streaming event featured a full virtual chorus as well as a socially distanced chamber choir performing in the Church of the Epiphany in Washington D.C.  WMC’s first event of the season begins on October 30th, 2020 at 7PM Eastern and can be viewed on-demand through Monday, November 2nd, 2020.

SPLENDID JEWEL

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Digital Streaming Event
December 18, 2020 at 7 PM ET

Plan to enjoy an evening of glittering choral gems to ring in the Holiday Season, with works by Stephen Paulus, Javier Busto, Johannes Brahms, and others.

The figure of Mary from the ancient Christian tradition is one of the most mystical, complex, and influential figures in human history. From Magnificats to Ave Marias, her story has inspired thousands of years of poetry and some of the most beautiful music ever written. The program wonderfully combines these works with traditional carols and holiday favorites!

The streaming event will feature a full virtual chorus as well as a socially distanced chamber choir. This festive event begins on December 18th, 2020 at 7PM Eastern and can be viewed on-demand through Monday, December 21st, 2020.  Tickets for this event are now available for purchase or you can purchase a Season Pass that will include access to this event as well as the spring Immortal Fire event.

IMMORTAL FIRE

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Digital Streaming Event
April 16, 2021 at 7 PM ET

WMC concludes the season with a musical exploration of the composers’ craft, highlighting a cappella masterpieces of the 20th century.

The event features a stirring new work by Joshua Fishbein, Out of the Ashes of Holocaust. Fishbein’s composition is based on his family’s moving journey and deliverance from Nazi-occupied Greece to a backyard — decades later — in Baltimore, Maryland.

Also showcased, Benjamin Britten’s luminous Hymn to St. Cecilia based on the poetry of W. H. Auden.

WMC’s season finale event begins on March 19th, 2021 at 7PM Eastern and can be viewed on-demand through Monday, March 22nd, 2021.  Tickets for this event are not on sale yet, but you can purchase a Season Pass that will include access to this event once available.