Upcoming City Choir of Washington Concerts and Events

2013-2014 Season
DEFIANT REQUIEM: Verdi at Terezin

Thurs., May 1, 2014 | 8:00 p.m.
The Music Center at Strathmore
North Bethesda, MD

Mozart: GRAND MASS IN C MINOR

Sun., May 18, 2014 | 5:00 p.m.
The National Presbyterian Church
Washington, DC


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It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Amy Antonelli, a dear friend to all of us in the City Choir family and a close colleague of Robert Shafer for more than 40 years. Her obituary in the Washington Post can be found 
here, and we also invite you to view our special tribute page to Amy and her remarkable legacy of service to family, music, and education.
 

EXPERIENCE GREAT MUSIC WITH THE CITY CHOIR 

On November 1, The City Choir opened our 2013-2014 season with a stunning performance of Haydn's THE CREATION, regarded by many as Haydn's greatest masterpiece, in the Schlesinger Concert Hall. December 15 brought our very popular HOLLY AND THE IVY: Music For Christmas. This concert sells out every year, and 2013 was no exception.

And that's just the beginning...

February brought our French Choral Spectacular concert, featuring choral and organ music from the great French composers including Gabriel Fauré, César Franck, Maurice Duruflé and Lili Boulanger. It also showcased Louis Vierne's exciting Messe Solennelle, and closed with the famous Toccata from Charles-Marie Widor's Fifth Symphony for Organ in F Major in an electrifying arrangement for organ and choir.

On May 1 at the Strathmore Music Center, the City Choir again joins conductor Murry Sidlin and the Orchestra of Terezin Remembrance for Mr. Sidlin's concert drama, Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezin. This multimedia performance tells the story of courageous Jewish prisoners in the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp (Terezin) during World War II who performed Verdi's Requiem while experiencing the depths of human degradation.

And on May 18, we close our subscription season with Mozart's GRAND MASS IN C MINOR and the North American premiere of TWO PSALMS by Benjamin Britten. Don't miss it!

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In 2000 Robert Shafer won a GRAMMY Award for Best Choral Performance for the live recording of Benjamin Britten's War Requiem.

READ LINDA PELLEGRINO'S REVIEW OF OUR LORD OF THE RINGS PERFORMANCE

Visit the Metropolitan Arts blog.

AUDITION FOR THE CITY CHOIR OF WASHINGTON! SING WITH A GRAMMY-WINNING CONDUCTOR AND A TRULY GREAT CHORUS.

Limited openings currently available for Tenors. Become a member of TCCW and perform exhilarating music under the direction of Washington's Grammy® Award-winning conductor, Robert Shafer.

To schedule an audition, please call 301-662-1016 or email auditions@citychoir.org. You can also download an audition packet for The City Choir and our season schedule.

READ ABOUT "THE MAN BEHIND THE BATON"

Patrick McCoy's interview with Robert Shafer is available on the Washington Life website.

DOES CULTURE PLAY A ROLE IN PUBLIC POLICY?

Learn how the partnership between The City Choir of Washington and the Legatum Institute resulted in a collaboration to premiere Three Hymns of George Herbert at Washington National Cathedral. Visit the British Council blog.