2016-2017 Season

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The City Choir of Washington
Robert Shafer, Conductor
10th Anniversary Season 2016/2017

Johannes Brahms A German Requiem
Sunday, November 6, 2016  4:30 p.m.
National Presbyterian Church
Washington, DC
TICKETS: $15-$50. Student and group discounts available. Purchase tickets here.

A Comforting Sound …

Experience Brahms’ A German Requiem as never before. The City Choir of Washington is pleased to present this special chamber orchestration by Joachim Linckelmann, which highlights the voices of the choir and emphasizes the essential musical underpinnings of this most beloved work. In honor of the late Maestro J. Reilly Lewis, this concert also features Robert Shafer’s Ubi Caritas, which he composed as a 60th birthday gift for Maestro Lewis in 2004. Washington choral audiences should not miss this very special and personal concert.


The Holly and the Ivy
Music for Christmas
Sunday, December 18, 2016 4:30 p.m.
National Presbyterian Church
Washington DC
TICKETS: $15-$50. Student and group discounts available. Purchase tickets here.

A Joyful Sound …

The City Choir of Washington’s annual holiday concert brims with seasonal cheer and traditional favorites. Join us for a performance of beautiful seasonal choral works and sing-along carols with the choir and audience. The City Choir is pleased to showcase an outstanding local high school choir as our “Partner in Song” to share the joy of the season. This year’s choir is the outstanding Marriotts Ridge High School Madrigal Singers under the direction of Mr. Scott AuCoin. This concert is always popular, so order your tickets early.


Ralph Vaughan Williams Dona Nobis Pacem
Sunday, March 12, 2017 4:30 p.m.
St. Luke Catholic Church
McLean, VA
TICKETS: $25-$35. Student and group discounts available. Purchase tickets here.

A Heartfelt Sound …

The poetry of Walt Whitman and the liturgical prayer “Dona Nobis Pacem” (Grant us Peace) are beautifully set to music in Dona Nobis Pacem by Ralph Vaughan Williams. This moving cantata written in 1936 cries out for reconciliation in that anxious time between the first and second world wars and speaks to us today. This concert will feature promising singer soloists selected through The City Choir of Washington’s “Young American Artists” program. This concert will also feature a partnership with another outstanding area high school group: the James Madison High School Madrigals (Ms. Claire Rowan, Director), the very same school where Maestro Shafer launched his teaching career in 1968.


Georg Frideric Handel Solomon
Sunday, May 7, 2017 4:30 p.m.
National Presbyterian Church
Washington, DC
TICKETS: $15-$50. Student and group discounts available. Purchase tickets here.

A Majestic Sound …

In November 2007, The City Choir of Washington’s inaugural concert featured a triumphant performance of G.F. Handel’s magnificent oratorio Solomon. As we close our 10th anniversary season, we are pleased to perform this wonderful work again with all the richness and drama the story of King Solomon provides in what promises to be another splendid performance.


THE CITY CHOIR OF WASHINGTON
A SOUND LIKE NO OTHER