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 Choir of King's College Cambridge, conducted by Director Stephen Cleobury, will perform at Washington National Cathedral on March 30.The Choir is one of the world’s best-known choral groups, with an extensive recording catalog. This will be the last chance for audiences in D.C. to experience the choir under Director Cleobury, who will retire at the end of this academic year.
The Cathedral Choral Society, led by Steven Fox, will perform Rachmaninoff's Liturgy at Washington National Cathedral on March 17.The soloists will be Marc Day, tenor, Fotina Naumenko, soprano and Leonid Roschko, deacon. Rachmaninoff’s writing for a cappella chorus has been called “unmatched.”The liturgy’s text was written by John, an archbishop of Constantinople, who was renowned as “an orator in favor of almsgiving and against the abuse of wealth.”
Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic, conducted by Ulysses S. James, will perform concerts featuring Women Composers, including 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 Congressional Chorus & American Youth Chorus will perform a concert titled Jazz Hot! Syncopated, Sophisticated & Sassy at the Church of the Epiphany on March 23 & 24.The program will include Ragtime, Stride, Swing, Bebop, Hard Bop and Cool and more.
The Washington Men's Camerata, conducted by Music Director Frank Albinder, will perform a concert titled On the Road Again Traveling at The Church of the Epiphany on March 31.The theme of the concert will be traveling music, ranging from the Vaughan Williams's Songs of Travel to folksongs from the US and around the world.
The Georgetown Concert Series at St. John's Episcopal Church in Georgetown, led by Artistic Director Samuel Carabetta, will present Voces 8 on March 12.The British vocal ensemble Voces 8 tours extensively throughout Europe, North America and Asia, performing repertoire from Renaissance polyphony to contemporary commissions and arrangements. Their “celebration of diverse musical expression is central to the ensemble’s performance ethos.”To read more about Voces 8, visit http://voces8.com/
The 21st Century Consort will perform a concert titled All You Need is Love at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Capital Hill on February 16. The Consort will perform contemporary classical music that explores the subject of romance viewed from multiple points of view. The program will include works by Melinda Wagner, Jeffrey Mumford, Maurice Wright, Scott Wheeler, Hilary Purrington, and Nicolas Maw and a program that ends with a valentine surprise.
The Thirteen and REBEL Baroque Orchestra, conducted by Matthew Robertson, will present a program titled bach reflections on March 30 at Live at 10th & G|First Congregational U.S.C. Church in D.C. and on March 31 at Bradley Hills Church in Bethesda, MD.The program will feature Bach's Lobet Den Herrn, Handel's Dixit Dominus and Agostino Steffani's Stabat Mater.
Images below:The Thirteen at left and REBEL Baroque Orchestra.To read more about REBEL Baroque Orchestra, visit www.rebelbaroque.com
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 & Elizabeth Schumann, 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.
Image below: The Delphi Trio - Photo by Elizabeth Schumann
Dumbarton Concerts will present the Scharoun Ensemble: Wind and String Octet at historic Dumbarton Church in Georgetown on March 9.The ensemble is one of Germany’s leading chamber-music groups. They focus on bridging the gap between the traditional and the modern, with a repertoire spanning the Baroque era to 20th centuryand contemporary compositions. The ensemble was founded in 1983 by members of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
Dumbarton Concerts will present the Harlem Quartet: Game Changers, with Ilmar Gavilán, violin, Melissa White, violin, Jaime Amador, viola and Felix Umansky, cello at historic Dumbarton Church in Georgetown on March 30.
Washington Bach Consort, conducted by Dana Marsh, Artistic Director, will perform a concert titled Bach, Vivaldi & the Italian Influence at National Presbyterian Church on March 10. The concert will explore “why Bach was so inspired by the music of his Italian contemporaries” in a concert featuring soprano Laura Choi Stuart and the Consort orchestra. The program will include Johann Sebastian Bach’s Non sa che sia dolore, BWV 209 and the composer’s Orchestral Suite No. 1, BWV 1066, with Antonio Vivaldi’s Vengo a voi, luci adorate, RV 682.
Chevy Chase Concerts will present the Peter & Will Anderson Trio at Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church on February 17.The Anderson twins grew up in Bethesda and attended Walt Whitman High School and then Julliard.They are jazz virtuosos of the clarinet and saxophone and will be joined by guitarist Felix Lemerle. The Church is at One Chevy Chase Circle NW in DC.
Chevy Chase Concerts will present the 42nd Annual Bach Marathon on March 24.The concert will feature ten organists in half-hour programs on the church's remarkable organ.The theme will be the Schübler Chorales.The concert will be followed by a traditional German dinner.
Chevy Chase Concerts will present bass-baritone Eric Owens on April 28.The international star of the Metropolitan Opera and other houses will be accompanied by Mark Markham.