2021-2022 Season

APPEAR + INSPIRE

October 24, 2021 at 5 PM
Church of the Epiphany
Washington, DC

We open our season with a fall concert of a cappella and accompanied masterpieces of the choral tradition in celebration of our return to in-person music-making. The program includes 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 will be 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 honors all of the healthcare workers who continue to serve our society so valiantly. The concert will also feature Benjamin Britten’s masterpiece, Hymn to St Cecilia, as well as beautiful works by Virgil Thomson, Ēriks Ešenvalds, Imant Raminsh, and others.




COMFORT + JOY

December 11, 2021, at 7:30 PM
Church of the Epiphany
1317 G St. NW
Washington, DC

Don’t miss WMC’s annual holiday concert with seasonal choral classics, and rarely heard masterpieces, as well as caroling with timpani, brass, and organ, closing with Silent Night, sung by candlelight.



KLEI KODESH (SACRED VESSELS)

March 20, 2022 at 5 PM
Church of the Epiphany
Washington, DC

Don’t miss our long-anticipated program of works from the Hebraic tradition, including profound and radiant works from Jewish High Holiday liturgies, an exciting choral work by Chicago-based Israeli-American composer Osnat Netzer, T’filat Geshem (Prayer for Rain), Eric Whitacre’s Five Hebrew Love Songs, and the world premiere of Henry Dehlinger’s Kohelet (The Teacher). Kohelet is a passionate and thrilling new extended work for mixed chorus and chamber ensemble, jointly commissioned in collaboration with Santa Clara University and the Santa Clara Chorale. The premiere of Kohelet will feature guest conductor Scot Hanna-Weir, Metropolitan Opera soprano Danielle Talamantes and baritone Kerry Wilkerson.

Join us for a pre-concert Conversation at 4 PM with the composer, Henry Dehlinger, and Rabbi Elhanan ‘Sunny’ Schnitzer.

WMC requires that audience members wear masks and provide proof of vaccination before attending this performance. Please be advised that singers will not be masked, but that all singers are required to submit a negative, same-day rapid test prior to the performance. Patrons who wish to switch to a digital ticket or have their tickets refunded should email info@washingtonmasterchorale.org.


Scot Hanna-Weir, Guest Conductor


Danielle Talamantes, Soprano


Kerry Wilkerson, Baritone



SUMMER + Song

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Stay tuned to this space for more information!