Calendar 2017

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February 12th at 3:00pm

Victoria and the Virgin

Music for the Virgin Mary by Spain's Greatest Composer Chantry: Washington's Leading Early Music Voices
Victoria composed some of his most beautiful and joyful music in honor of the Virgin Mary. The Missa Trahe me post te is based on a motet setting of a verse ("Draw me after thee") from the Song of Songs, an Old Testament book interpreted since early Christian times as a Marian allegory. Victoria's settings of the Magnificat (Mary's Canticle) and the Marian antiphons are among the finest ever composed.
Chantry
David Taylor, Founder and Music Director

March 1st - April 16th

Lent and Holy Week

Washington National Cathedral
Join us throughout the season for an array of featured programs, services, and music.
3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016

March 4th at 7:30pm

The Trumpet Shall Sound

PostClassical Ensemble & Washington National Cathedral
This one-of-a-kind program intermingles classic spirituals with classic religious arias, exploring an expression of religious fervor common to both. The arias sample Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and St. Matthew Passion; Handel’s Messiah and Judas Maccabeus; and Mendelssohn’s Elijah. The spirituals sample arrangements by Harry Burleigh and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor.
Washington National Cathedral
Angel Gil-Ordóñez, conductor
Kevin Deas, bass-baritone
Chris Gekker, trumpet
3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016

April 9th at 4:00pm

B Minor Mass: J.S. Bach

Washington National Cathedral
As the Christian church enters its Holy Week devotions, the Cathedral Choir performs JS Bach’s towering B minor mass. The mass form, which finds it root in the events of the Last Supper is richly eloquent in the hands of JS Bach. Celebration and solemnity go hand in hand and captures the bittersweet experiences of Christ’s death and resurrection. There is no better way to experience this masterwork than on Palm Sunday in Washington National Cathedral, performed stylistically as Bach would have heard it.
Washington National Cathedral
Washington National Cathedral Choir
Washington National Cathedral Baroque Orchestra
Michael McCarthy, Conductor
Laura Choi Stuart, Soprano
Sarah Issa El-Khoury, Soprano
Roger Isaacs, Countertenor
Matthew Hill, Tenor
Matthew Smith, Tenor
Richard Giarusso, Baritone
Steven Combs, Bass Baritone
3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016

May 27th at 7:00pm

A Love Everlasting: Date #1

Church Circle Young Singers
“A Love Everlasting,” features works by Bairstow, Britten, Clements, Mendelssohn, Palestrina, Rheinberger, Todd, and even some modern pop tunes by the likes of Ben Folds and the Pentatonix. We’ll be doing a bit of vocal jazz as well - George and Ira Gershwin’s A Foggy Day - arranged for SSAA ensemble by our very own Lena Seikaly.

Brian J. Isaac, Artistic Director
Church Circle Singers
St. Margaret's Episcopal Church
1601 Pleasant Plains Rd
Annapolis, MD 21409

May 28th at 3:00pm

A Love Everlasting: Date #2

Church Circle Young Singers
“A Love Everlasting,” features works by Bairstow, Britten, Clements, Mendelssohn, Palestrina, Rheinberger, Todd, and even some modern pop tunes by the likes of Ben Folds and the Pentatonix. We’ll be doing a bit of vocal jazz as well - George and Ira Gershwin’s A Foggy Day - arranged for SSAA ensemble by our very own Lena Seikaly.

Brian J. Isaac, Artistic Director
Church Circle Singers
Damascus United Methodist Church
9700 New Church St
Damascus, MD 20872

August 2nd
to August 27th

Sasquatch: The Opera

Civil Disobedience presents Roddy Bottum
A dark and tragic love tale based on the fable of Sasquatch, the elusive man beast who stalks the forest. The story revolves around a backwoods hillbilly family who make a living selling the story of Sasquatch to willing tourists and what happens when they come across the real monster. This is the world premiere of an experimental opera written and composed by Faith No More’s Roddy Bottum.

Sasquatch Opera
1 Summerhall
Edinburgh, EH9 1PL, Scotland

October 15th at 3:00pm

Salve Regina

Palestrina Missa Salve Regina, Byrd Gradualia Lady Mass Propers
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the final appearance of the Virgin Mary at Fatima.

Chantry also sings this music for a Solemn High Latin Mass on Friday Sept. 13, the Fatima Centenary, at 7:30 p.m. at Holy Comforter-St. Cyprian, 1357 E. Capitol St. SE, Washington, DC.

Chantry: Washington's Leading Early Music Voices
Chantry
St. Bernadette Church
70 University Blvd. East, Silver Spring, MD

November 11th at 7:00pm

National Veterans Day Concert

The National Veterans Day Concert honors the men, women and families who have served our country in the Armed Forces. Through words, music and images, join us as we celebrate the indomitable spirit of our veterans, their triumph over adversity, their resilience and their love of country.
Washington National Cathedral
Washington National Cathedral
3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016

December 1st at 7:30pm

Handel's Messiah

Celebrate the Christmas season and the birth of the Prince of Peace with Handel's Messiah, performed in a space like Handel would have imagined. With a period Baroque orchestra and a world-class team of soloists, Messiah unveils the story of Christianity in a way few artists have been able to capture. The Cathedral's soaring architecture reflects the majesty of the music.
Washington National Cathedral Choir
Washington National Cathedral Baroque Orchestra
Michael McCarthy, Conductor
Laura Choi Stuart, Soprano
Emily Marvosh, Mezzo-Soprano
Rufus Müller, Tenor
Kevin Deas, Bass Baritone
Washington National Cathedral
Washington National Cathedral
3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016

December 7th at 7:30pm

Music In Wartime: A Pearl Harbor Day Commemoration

This program, including film clips of the Pearl Harbor, the Siege of Leningrad, and FDR’s declaration of war on Japan, juxtaposes three musical responses to World War II. "Music in Wartime: A Pearl Harbor Day Commemoration" marks the debut of the Cathedral's ensemble-in-residence, the PostClassical Ensemble.

Program
Hanns Eisler: The Hollywood Songbook and Workers’ Songs; Dmitri Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 2; Arnold Schoenberg: The Ode to Napoleon.
Washington National Cathedral Choir
Michael McCarthy, Conductor
William Sharp, Baritone
Alexander Shtarkman, Piano
Members of PostClassical Ensemble
Angel Gil-Ordonez, Conductor
Commentary by James Loeffler
Washington National Cathedral
3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016

December 9th at 7:00pm

The Festival Chorus Sings Vivaldi's Gloria

Westmoreland Congregation Church's Festival Chorus, accompanied by a guest orchestra and soloists, will perform Vivaldi's Gloria, along with works of winter, wilderness, and wonder. This event is free to all!

Program
Vivaldi's: Gloria
Westmoreland's Festival Chorus
Biraj Barkakaty, Alto Soloist
1 Westmoreland Circle
Bethesda, MD 20816

 

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