A three-time nominated and two-time Grammy Award winner, the 200-voice Washington Chorus is one of the foremost symphonic choruses in the nation. Noted for the superb artistry of its performances and recordings of the entire range of the choral repertoire, TWC presents an annual subscription series at The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, regularly performs at the invitation of the National Symphony Orchestra, and is frequently featured in other venues such as the Music Center at Strathmore in Maryland and Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts in Virginia.
The US meets the UK in Christopher Bell’s debut concert featuring Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, Morten Lauridsen’s Mid-Winter Songs, and the epic Belshazzar’s Feast by William Walton.
Dash through the snow to the merrily adorned Concert Hall and warm your spirit with fresh takes on comforting classics and singalong carols in this annual NSO tradition, joined this year by Tony®-nominated stage and screen star Megan Hilty.
It’s not Christmas without The Washington Chorus! Featuring brass, organ, sing-alongs, and the magnificent Candlelight Processional, hear The Dream Isaiah Saw, Hallelujah Chorus, and more Christmas favorites to fall in love with.
December 10, 15, 16, 21, 22
Gianandrea Noseda conducts Verdi's Requiem, a spectacular masterpiece composed in memory of an Italian poet and novelist whom Verdi deeply admired. Pairing striking trumpet solos with sweeping symphonic and choral moments, Requiem is a legendary musical experience.
Experience the story of Georges Bizet's Carmen like never before – through the eyes of her killer’s mother. In a wickedly smart narration, Don Josè’s mother recounts the famous opèra comique.
Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic create music "at a level that could only be described as sublime” (San Francisco Classical Voice), joining forces with The Washington Chorus, Choral Arts Society of Washington, Catholic University Chorus, and members of Washington Performing Arts’ own Men and Women of the Gospel Choir for a can’t-miss performance of Beethoven’s beloved Ninth Symphony.
Celebrate the influence Bernstein and his contemporaries had on each other and on modern day composers with a vocal tour de force. Works by Eric Whitacre, Stacy Garrop, Michael Tippett, Aaron Copland, and Leonard Bernstein showcase the raw vocal power of the unaccompanied chorus.