Organ Recitals are performed on Sunday afternoons on Washington National Cathedral’s great organ and feature fine musicians from around the world. A donation of $10 per person is suggested. No reservations are required, except for groups.
The Cathedral Choral Society, led by Steven Fox, will perform Joy of Christmas on December 15 & 16 at Washington National Cathedral. The concert will feature the Madrigal Singers Christmas, Seraph Brass, Edward Nassor, carillon, and Jeremy Filsell, organ. The program will also feature favorites and a festive carol sing-along, plus a newly-commissioned carol by composer Paul Moravec.
Washington National Cathedral will present GOLD: Christmas with The King’s Singers on December 22. The concert will celebrate the British a cappella vocal ensemble's 50th birthday. The soloists will be Patrick Dunachie, countertenor, Timothy Wayne-Wright, countertenor, Julian Gregory, tenor, Christopher Bruerton, baritone, Christopher Gabbitas, baritone and Jonathan Howard, bass. Visit https://cathedral.org/
The King's Singers
PostClassical Ensemble, led by Angel Gil-Ordóñez, will present Cultural Fusion: The Gamelan Experience on January 23 at The Washington National Cathedral. The event will include both Javanese and Balinese gamelan with dancers, archival films, and much more. The concert will tell the story of the 1889 Paris Exposition, which introduced composer Claude Debussy to Indonesian music and dance, thereby transforming Western music. Visithttps://postclassical.com/
Angel Gil-Ordóñez - Photo by Andrew Chung
The Diderot String Quartet will perform a concert titled A License to Thrill at Washington National Cathedral on January 16. The concert will feature Hyacinthe Jadin's Op 2 No. 1 & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's, C major, KV 465 Dissonance. The quartet is comprised of Adriane Post, violin, Paul Dwyer, cello, Kyle Miller, viola and Johanna Novom, violin. Visit https://cathedral.org/
Diderot String Quartet by Jennifer Toole
Washington Performing Arts (WPA) will present The Other America: Dr. Martin Luther KingAnnual Tributewith the WPA Children of the Gospel Choir, Howard University Choir, and others on January 20. The concert will “shine a light on all Americans, and cling to the faith that, as King said, will 'speed up the day when all of God’s children…will be able to join hands and live together all over this great nation.'”
Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic, conducted by Ulysses S. James, will perform concerts featuring Women Composers, incuding Fanny Mendelssohn's Overture in Cat the Church of the Epiphany in DC on February 16 and at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial in Alexandria, Virginia on February 17. The concerts will include Louise Farrenc's Symphony No. 3, op. 36, G minor and Clara Schumann's Piano Concerto, op.7, A minor with pianist Thomas Pandolfi.
The Thirteen will perform a concert titled a word too small: loveon February 9 at First Congregational U.C.C. at 10th & G Northwest in D.C. and on February 10 @ Bradley Hills Church in Bethesda. The concert was inspired by the art song tradition, as it “sings music of the heart in an intimate concert featuring eight soloists and piano.”Works will be featured by Johannes Brahms, Samuel Barber, Daniel Elder and more.
Dumbarton Concerts will present Julia Nixon Sings Burt Bacharach & Hal David with the Dave Ylvisaker Dozen - a 12-person band - at historic Dumbarton Church in Georgetown on January 26.Award-winning soloist Julia Nixon had a lead role on Broadway in Dreamgirls and also won aHelen Hayes Award. Visit www.dumbartonconcerts.org/
Dumbarton Concerts, in partnership with the Washington Opera Society, will present Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano, Michael Bard, guitarist, and Andrew E. Simpson, pianist, at Dumbarton Methodist Church in Georgetown on February 16. They will perform a Valentine’s Day program featuring everything from courtly songs of the Elizabethan era to delights from TheGreat American Songbook.
Dumbarton Concerts will present a performance by TheDelphi Trio titledAmong Friendson February 23 at historic Dumbarton Church in Georgetown. The trio is comprised of Michelle Kwon, cello, Liana Bérubé, violin & Jeffrey LaDeur, piano. They have performed chamber music concerts in Germany, the Netherlands, Canada, and across the U.S. Their program will explore the ability of both music and friendship to reveal inner emotional worlds.
City Choir of Washington will perform a concert celebrating The Feast of the Epiphany/Twelfth Night - led by Robert Shafer - at National Presbyterian Church on January 6. The Choir will be joined by the West Springfield High School Madrigals led by Dustin Brandt.
Washington Bach Consort, led by Artistic Director Dana Marsh, will present a Christmas program at National Presbyterian Church on December 16. They will perform motets for the Advent and Christmas season including: Johann Ludwig Bach’s Uns ist ein Kind geboren and Johann Sebastian Bach’s work for double choir titled Komm, Jesu, Komm! BWV 229. Visithttps://bachconsort.org/
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
Cantate Chamber Singers, led by Gisèle Becker, will perform Bach’s Magnificat in D & movements of cantatas featured in the Mass in B-Minor at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on December 15. The soloists will be Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano, Barbara Hollinshead, mezzo-soprano, Adam Apostoli and Mark Bublitz, tenors & James Rogers, baritone.
Washington Conservatory of Music will present pianist Alexander Paley in a concert at Westmoreland Congregational Church of Christ in Bethesda on January 5. The program will include Chopin Preludes and Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet. Originally from Moldova, Mr. Paley defected to the U.S. in 1988 and performs in concert halls around the world. He has made many recordings of a wide range of works. Visit www.washingtonconservatory.org/
Seekers Church in Tacoma, DC
Carpe Diem Arts & Washington Revels will present a Community Sing at Seekers Church in Takoma, DC on December 21.The program will celebrate the Season and Solstice with caroling. Participants are invited to “Bring songs and refreshments to share.”
Carpe Diem Arts & Washington Revels will present a Community Sing at Seekers Church in Takoma, DC on January 21.The theme will be: Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with songs of Peace, Liberty and Justice. Visit http://revelsdc.org/and/or http://carpediemarts.org/