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.
Philip Glass's classic multimedia collaboration with experimental filmmaker Godfrey Reggio is a prescient mediation on the imbalance between humans and our environment--a cult cinematic tone poem that's resonating anew with audiences today. In the D.C. premiere of the film, the Philip Glass Ensemble makes its eagerly anticipated Kennedy Center debut, performing the score live.
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 one of the world’s most popular operas in a bold, new way: see Carmen through the eyes of her killer’s mother. In John Constable’s wickedly smart narrative, Don Jose’s mother recounts her son’s fatal affair with the woman who destroyed his life. Starring mezzo-soprano Aleks Romano (Washington National Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Glimmerglass Festival) in the title role, and conducted by Artistic Director Christopher Bell, The Washington Chorus joins forces with The Washington National Opera Orchestra and members of the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program to bring Bizet’s masterpiece to vivid life in a concert version on the stage of the Kennedy Center Concert Hall.
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.