The Washington Chorus recognizes that not all patrons in the community are able to attend TWC’s concerts at traditional venues, and that those who are may need special assistance. In response, TWC has created a series of community programs that bring the joy of choral music to all.
This subset of singers from the main chorus presents free concerts that bring choral music to the general public in community settings, including those who, for mobility or health reasons, cannot attend performances in the traditional concert setting. The Outreach Singers perform in places such as hospices, veterans' homes, senior centers, homeless shelters and retirement homes, and strive to recreate the concert-going experience for their audiences. Sing-alongs actively involve audience members and add to the powerful and positive musical experience. The intimate performances in patient care and senior settings allow the Singers to establish a strong rapport with the audience, create an uplifting experience, and deliver a musical respite for patients and staff alike.
Inside the Score
Another way TWC deepens engagement with its audience is through Inside the Score, a pre-concert education program open to the public at no cost. Artistic Director Christopher Bell provides attendees with a glimpse into the musicological and historical background of the chosen repertoire, as well as his interpretative choices. Designed to enhance appreciation for the music presented at concerts, Inside the Score features a sneak musical preview as members of the chorus perform specific excerpts of the featured works.
Check out this past Inside the Score event, which was live-streamed to our audiences in advance of our Glass Symphony No. 5 concert.
Tickets for All
The Washington Chorus firmly believes that its music should be financially accessible to all of its constituents. Accordingly, every TWC performance has tickets which are priced under $20.
By performing at a variety of venues including the Kennedy Center and the Music Center at Strathmore, TWC concerts are accessible to persons with disabilities. These facilities provide assistive listening devices, large print and Braille programs, as well as handicap parking, accessible restrooms, and elevators.