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  • 23 Aug 2016 2:15 PM | Mary Jane Tiedeman

    Contact:

    Thomas Beveridge

    202-244-7191

    artisticdirector@newdominion.org

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    New Dominion Chorale to Perform “Four Centuries of Sacred Music”


    New Dominion Chorale will open its 26th season with a program of sacred music for chorus and organ spanning four centuries. The concert will take place on Sunday, October 23, at 4 p.m. at St. Luke Catholic Church, 7001 Georgetown Pike in McLean, Virginia.


    Artistic Director Thomas Beveridge will conduct the 200-voice New Dominion Chorale in a program featuring organist Paul Skevington and the soloists from The District Eight vocal ensemble. The featured work will be the “German Requiem” by the 17th-century composer Heinrich Schutz. The performance will include selections by Henry Purcell, Felix Mendelssohn and two works by 20th-century British composers: “Take Him, Earth, for Cherishing,” written in 1964 by Herbert Howells in memory of John F. Kennedy, and “Rejoice in the Lamb,” written in 1943 by Benjamin Britten.


    Dr. Skevington has been Minister of Music and Liturgy at St. Luke Catholic Church for 20 years, during which time he has supervised the installation of a highly acclaimed 61-rank pipe organ and established the church’s popular Music in McLean Concert Series. He has performed with all the area’s large choruses in concerts at Washington National Cathedral, the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.


    The District Eight, founded and directed by Chris Dudley, is an ensemble of some of Washington’s finest professional singers, specializing in a cappella music ranging from Renaissance to contemporary English and American works. The group has received praise from The Washington Post, which has described it as “fine singers who blend and balance” and noted its “consistently beautiful performance.”


    New Dominion Chorale is one of the Washington area’s largest community choruses. The Chorale has not only performed most of the standard works for chorus and orchestra but also rarely performed works such as Robert Schumann’s “Paradise and the Peri,” Franz Liszt’s “Christus” and several works by Thomas Beveridge, including “Symphony of Peace” and “Yizkor Requiem.” The Chorale has performed at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, Washington National Cathedral, the George Mason Center for the Arts, and the Kennedy Center Concert Hall.


    Thomas Beveridge has been recognized as one of the Washington area’s most versatile musicians: singer, instrumentalist, composer/arranger, teacher and conductor. He has received many awards, most recently from the Friday Morning Music Club, and distinguished commissions from Harvard University, The Choral Arts Society of Washington and the Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Foundation at the Library of Congress.

    Tickets are available at the door at St. Luke Catholic Church, 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean, Virginia 22101, and online at www.newdominion.org. Ticket prices are $30 (general admission), $25 (seniors, 62 or over), and $15 (youth ages 5-25). Group tickets are available for groups of 10 or more at $20 per ticket. For more information: www.newdominion.org. Parking is free.


    New Dominion Chorale is a 501(c)(3) organization supported in part by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, the Arts Council of Fairfax County, and the Dallas Morse Coors Foundation for the Performing Arts.


  • 24 Feb 2016 10:36 AM | Anonymous

               

                             Celebrating 25 years

     

    Thomas Beveridge, Artistic Director

    P.O. Box 6691, McLean, VA 22106-6691

    703-442-9404     www.newdominion.org

     

    Contact:

    Margaret Volpe                          

    703-403-4709

    margvolpe@aol.com                                                       

     

    Thomas Beveridge

    202-244-7191

     

     

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

     

    NEW DOMINION CHORALE TO FINISH 25TH SEASON WITH “CARMINA BURANA”

     

     

    The 200-voice New Dominion Chorale will end its 25th season with a performance of works for two pianos and percussion on Sunday, May 1, 2016, at 4 p.m. at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, on the Alexandria campus of Northern Virginia Community College.

     

    Founder and Artistic Director Thomas Beveridge will conduct the ensemble in a program that includes Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana,” Johannes Brahms’ “Liebeslieder Waltzes,” and his own cantata, “General William Booth Enters into Heaven,” which will receive its Washington premiere.

     

    Metropolitan Opera soprano Danielle Talamantes will be the featured vocal soloist, along with soprano Kathy Hankins, tenor Luke Frels, and baritone Neil Ewachiw. The New Dominion Chorale will be joined by the Fairfax High School Select Ladies’ Ensemble and the National Men’s Chorus.

     

    The instrumental accompaniment will be provided by pianists Jeffrey Chappell and Joel Ayau, together with flautist Karen Johnson, timpanist John Kilkenny, and the George Mason University Percussion Ensemble.

     

    Mr. Beveridge will talk to the audience about “General William Booth Enters into Heaven,” which is based on a poem by the American poet Vachel Lindsay. Lindsay’s poem is a dramatic depiction of the scene he imagined when William Booth, the founder of the Salvation Army, went to heaven after his death in 1912. Booth, who has been compared to Mahatma Gandhi because of his daring social reforms in 19th-century England, had formed his Christian “army” to fight the evils of child labor, prostitution, hunger, and homelessness. It was reported that 100,000 people lined the streets of London at his funeral procession. Mr. Beveridge’s music makes ample use of the bass drums, cymbals, tambourines, and flute that characterize the Salvation Army bands, and there are familiar hymns interspersed throughout the piece, including “Onward, Christian Soldiers” and “Are You Washed in the Blood of the Lamb?”

     

    New Dominion Chorale is one of the Washington area’s largest choral societies. The Chorale has received consistent praise from The Washington Post for its “opulent, precise and powerful” performances of the classic sacred works as well as selections from opera and musical theater. The Chorale has given the premiere performances of several of Mr. Beveridge’s compositions, including his “Yizkor Requiem: A Quest for Spiritual Roots,” which has subsequently received over 25 performances in the United States and Europe. In addition to its regular performances at the Schlesinger Center, the New Dominion Chorale has performed at the Washington National Cathedral, Washington Hebrew Congregation, the George Mason University Center for the Arts, and the Concert Hall at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

     

    Tickets are available at the door of the Schlesinger Center, 4915 East Campus Drive, Alexandria, VA 22311, and online at www.newdominion.org. Ticket prices are $30 (general admission),
    $25 (seniors, 62 or over), and $15 (youth ages 5–25). Group tickets are available for groups of 10 or more at $20 per ticket. For more information:
    www.newdominion.org or (703) 442-9404.

     

    New Dominion Chorale is a 501(c)(3) organization supported in part by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, the Arts Council of Fairfax County, and the Dallas Morse Coors Foundation for the Performing Arts.

     

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  • 26 Aug 2015 2:35 PM | Anonymous

    Contact:

    Margaret Volpe                          

    703-403-4709

    margvolpe@aol.com                                                       

    Thomas Beveridge

    202-244-7191

     

     

     

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

     

    New Dominion Chorale Begins Twenty-Fifth Season

     

    New Dominion Chorale, under the direction of Founder and Artistic Director Thomas Beveridge, will open its 25th season with a performance of Gioachino Rossini’s “Petite Messe Solennelle.” The concert will take place on Sunday, October 25, at 4 p.m. at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center on the Alexandria campus of Northern Virginia Community College.


    Rossini’s Mass is a full-length concert work for chorus, solo vocal quartet, two pianos, and organ. The vocal soloists, all well-known opera singers from the Washington area, are soprano Leah Crowne, mezzo-soprano Melissa Kornacki, tenor Joshua Baumgardner, and bass Bob McDonald. The concert will also feature three of the area’s most distinguished keyboard artists: pianists Thomas Pandolfi and Jeffrey Chappell and organist Todd Fickley.


    New Dominion Chorale is one of the Washington area’s largest choral societies, with over 200 singing members. The Chorale has been praised for its “opulent, precise and powerful” performances in The Washington Post. Its regular performances at Schlesinger Concert Hall have included most of the best-known works for large chorus and orchestra. The Chorale has also performed at Washington National Cathedral, Washington Hebrew Congregation, and the Concert Hall at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.


    Mr. Beveridge is one of Washington’s most versatile musicians. He has had a distinguished career as a solo singer, keyboard artist, teacher, and conductor. The composer and arranger of 700 original works, he was named the “Dean of Washington Composers” by Washingtonian magazine.


    Leah Crowne is known for her performances of title roles in Puccini operas, namely “Turandot” and “Tosca.” She has performed with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, New York Lyric Opera, and Sarasota Opera. Melissa Kornacki has performed with Opera New Jersey, Opera Delaware, Washington Concert Opera, and Lyric Opera Baltimore. She recently sang the role of Waltraute in Wagner’s “Götterdämmerung” in St. Louis. Joshua Baumgardner was a recent finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and has appeared as a soloist with Washington’s Cathedral Choral Society. Bob McDonald is well known to New Dominion Chorale audiences. He is equally at home in opera, oratorio, and musical theater.


    Pianist Thomas Pandolfi has performed extensively throughout the United States, Europe, and China. He was chosen to perform Gershwin’s “Concerto in F” in the National Philharmonic’s opening concert of the season at the Music Center at Strathmore in September. Jeffrey Chappell has also performed with major symphony orchestras in the United States, Asia, and South America and is known for his versatility in classical music and jazz. Todd Fickley is associate music director of  Washington’s Cathedral Choral Society and assistant conductor of the Washington Bach Consort.

  • 14 Sep 2014 7:47 PM | Anonymous

    Contact:

    Margaret Volpe

    703-403-4709

    margvolpe@aol.com                                                  

     

    Thomas Beveridge

    202-244-7191

     

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    NEW DOMINION CHORALE TO PRESENT HANDEL’S “ACIS AND GALATEA”

     

    New Dominion Chorale and Orchestra, conducted by Artistic Director Thomas Beveridge, will open its 24th season with a performance of G. F. Handel’s pastoral opera, “Acis and Galatea.” The concert will take place on Sunday, October 26, 2014, at 4:00 p.m. at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, 4915 East Campus Lane, Alexandria, Virginia, on the Alexandria campus of Northern Virginia Community College.

    The performance will feature finalists of the 2013 Washington International Competition: soprano Abigail Mitchell (second place winner) in the role of Galatea, and tenor Allan Palacios Chan in the role of Acis. Other soloists are bass Jeffrey Tarr in the role of the monster Polyphemus and tenor Matthew Hill as the shepherd Damon.

    “Acis and Galatea” was Handel’s first dramatic work with an English libretto. It is a masque, a genre popular in the Baroque era, which treated mythological and allegorical themes with lavish productions involving singers, instrumentalists, dancers, and actors. The story of Acis and Galatea, adapted from a tale in Ovid’s “Metamorphoses,” tells the story of the love of the shepherd Acis for the water nymph Galatea and the unfortunate complications that arise when the Cyclops Polyphemus wants Galatea for his own. The work was extremely popular in Handel’s day and is considered one of his most imaginative creations. The role of the chorus, in particular, is unusually prominent for a Baroque operatic work.

    Ms. Mitchell has won first place in several prestigious vocal competitions in Italy, Germany, and the United States and recently completed her training at the International Opera School of the Royal College of Music, London. Mr. Chan has performed with the Cincinnati Chamber Opera, the Washington Savoyards, and the National Symphony Orchestra and has won several awards including the National Shirley Rabb Winston Scholarship Competition.

    Mr. Hill is a graduate in vocal study from the University of Maryland. He has performed as soloist with the Washington Bach Consort, Bel Cantanti Opera, Washington Master Chorale, and Siena Music Festival in Italy. Mr. Tarr has appeared as soloist with New Dominion Chorale on numerous occasions. He has performed various roles with the Washington National Opera, Annapolis Opera, Bel Cantanti Opera, and Maryland Concert Opera.

    New Dominion Chorale is one of the Washington area’s largest choruses, with 230 singing members. The Chorale has been praised in The Washington Post for performances that are “opulent, precise and powerful.” It is unique in its organizational structure as a “singers’ cooperative,” operating without paid management or offices. In addition to its regular performances at the Schlesinger Concert Hall, the Chorale has also performed at Washington National Cathedral, Washington Hebrew Congregation, George Mason University Center for the Arts, and the Concert Hall at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. During its 23 seasons, the Chorale has performed most of the great masterworks of the literature, with professional soloists and instrumentalists, and has premiered several works by its artistic director, including the internationally acclaimed “Yizkor Requiem.”

    Tickets for “Acis and Galatea” are $30 (general admission), $25 (seniors), $5 (students and children), and $20 for individuals in groups of 10 or more. Tickets are available through the Chorale’s website, www.newdominion.org and at the door the day of the concert. Further information, including directions to the Schlesinger Center, is also available on the website or by calling 703-442-9404.

    New Dominion Chorale is supported in part by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Virginia Commission for the Arts.

  • 28 Apr 2014 2:44 PM | Anonymous

    Contact:

    Margaret Volpe

    703-403-4709

    margvolpe@aol.com                                                  

    Thomas Beveridge

    202-244-7191

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    New Dominion Chorale Announces 32nd Annual Washington Summer Sings!

     

         New Dominion Chorale continues a favorite summer tradition: “Washington Summer Sings!” On each of the four Tuesday nights in June, lovers of choral music come together to sing a great masterpiece conducted by a prominent Washington choral director. Each evening features internationally acclaimed pianist Thomas Pandolfi as accompanist and promising young professional singers as soloists.

         The sing-alongs will take place at Western Presbyterian Church, 2401 Virginia Avenue, N.W., in Washington, D.C., a five-minute walk from the Foggy Bottom Metro.

    Admission is $10 for each sing-along. For those who do not bring a score, there is a rental charge of $2.

         All programs begin at 7:30 p.m. See below for the complete 2014 schedule of Washington Summer Sings!

    June 3

                Johannes Brahms: “Ein Deutsches Requiem”

                Conducted by J. Reilly Lewis, Music Director of the Cathedral Choral Society and Washington Bach Consort
    Featuring Leah Crowne, soprano; Matthew Osifchin, baritone; and

                Thomas Pandolfi, pianist

    June 10

                W. A. Mozart: “Requiem”
    Conducted by Robert Shafer, Artistic Director of The City Choir of Washington and Director of Choral Activities at Shenandoah Conservatory
    Featuring Nola Richardson, soprano; Madelyn Wanner, mezzo-soprano; Matthew Hill, tenor; Daryl Yoder, bass; and Thomas Pandolfi, pianist

    June 17

                Gabriel Fauré: “Requiem” and “Cantique de Jean Racine”
    Conducted by Thomas Colohan, Artistic Director of Washington Master Chorale
    Featuring Rachel Evangeline Barham, soprano; James Rogers, baritone; and
    Thomas Pandolfi, pianist

    June 24

                Antonio Vivaldi: “Gloria”
    Conducted by Thomas Beveridge, Artistic Director of New Dominion Chorale and National Men’s Chorus
    Featuring Annie Gill, soprano; Madelyn Wanner, mezzo-soprano; and
    Thomas Pandolfi, pianist

  • 13 Mar 2014 12:18 PM | Anonymous

    Contact:
    Margaret Volpe 703-403-4709
    margvolpe@aol.com

    Thomas Beveridge 202-244-7191


    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


    New Dominion Chorale to Present Brahms Requiem

        The 200-voice New Dominion Chorale, under the direction of artistic director Thomas Beveridge, will close its 23rd season with a program of music by Johannes Brahms.

        The concert will take place on Sunday, May 4, 2014, at 4 p.m. at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, on the Alexandria campus of Northern Virginia Community College, 3001 North Beauregard St., Alexandria, Virginia.

    The Chorale will perform Brahms’ “German Requiem,” with new English translations by Mr. Beveridge, and will feature vocal soloists Jennifer Casey Cabot, soprano, and Kevin Johnson, baritone.

        Pianists Thomas Pandolfi and Jeffrey Chappell will provide the accompaniment for the Requiem in an arrangement for two pianos created by Brahms himself. It was this version that Brahms used when he presented the Requiem in London in 1871, four years after its first performance in Vienna.

        The London premiere was sung in English; in fact, the German Requiem was rarely performed in German in America and Great Britain until after World War II.

    Mr. Pandolfi and Mr. Chappell will also perform Brahms’ familiar “Variations on a Theme by Haydn” in a rarely heard rendition of the original version of the work, scored for two solo pianos.

        Recent scholarship has shown that the theme upon which Brahms based his “Variations on a Theme by Haydn” was probably not written by Haydn. Haydn had used the music, called the “St. Anthony Chorale,” in a work for wind orchestra entitled “Feldpartita,” claiming that it was based on an old Austrian hymn. For this performance, the New Dominion Chorale will present the “St. Anthony Chorale” prior to the Haydn variations, in Mr. Beveridge’s restoration of the ancient Austrian hymn on which it was based.

        New Dominion Chorale is one of the largest choruses in the Washington area. It is a unique organization: a “singers’ cooperative” operating with no office and no paid staff. The Chorale has performed most of the major works of Western choral music, usually with orchestra, at the Schlesinger Concert Hall, as well as at Washington National Cathedral, Washington Hebrew Congregation, George Mason University’s Center for the Arts, and the Concert Hall of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

        Mr. Beveridge, one of Washington’s most versatile musicians, has composed more than 650 original musical compositions and arrangements. Washingtonian magazine has named him the “Dean of Washington Composers.”

        Tickets for New Dominion Chorale’s May 4 concert are available online through Instant Seats, at Foxes Music in Falls Church, or at the door the day of the concert. Tickets are $30 (general admission), $25 (seniors), $20 each for groups of 10 or more, and $5 for students and children.


    For more information go to www.newdominion.org or call (703) 442-9404. Find more information from the Chorale on Facebook and Twitter.

    New Dominion Chorale is supported in part by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Virginia Commission for the Arts. 

  • 31 Oct 2013 1:09 PM | Anonymous
    New Dominion Chorale will perform works by Benjamin Britten and Thomas Beveridge in a program entitled “Welcome, Yule!” on Sunday, December 8, 2013, at 4 p.m. The concert, a blend of old and new Christmas traditions, will take place at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center on the Alexandria Campus of Northern Virginia Community College, 3001 North Beauregard St., Alexandria, Virginia.


    Mr. Beveridge, the Chorale’s founder and artistic director, will conduct the performance that features his own Advent Cantata, “Welcome, Lord!” and, in observance of the centennial of the birth of Britten, the “Ceremony of Carols.”

    New Dominion Chorale will be joined by special guest chorus, the World Children’s Choir, directed by Sondra Harnes. Soloists include the internationally renowned pianist, Thomas Pandolfi, and several vocal soloists, all well known to Washington audiences: soprano Laura Strickling, mezzo-soprano Linda Maguire, tenors Issachah Savage and Jason Rylander, and bass David Brundage. The Rev. John Wimberly will be the narrator in “Welcome, Lord!”


    Mr. Beveridge’s cantata, commissioned by Union Theological Seminary in New York City to commemorate its 150th anniversary, received its premiere in 1986. This will be the second performance, with a new ending. “Welcome, Lord!” is based on the first chapter of the Gospel according to St. Luke, which tells the story of the events leading up to the birth of Jesus: the Annunciation by the angel Gabriel to Elizabeth and Zechariah concerning the birth of their son, John (“the Baptist”), and to Mary, concerning the birth of her son, Jesus. The musical score, which employs an ensemble of solo instruments, includes many familiar chants and carols appropriate for the Advent season, including “O Come Emmanuel,” “Come, Holy Spirit,” “O Come, All Ye Faithful,” and a new setting of Mary’s song, “My Soul Magnifies the Lord” (The Magnificat).


    The World Children’s Choir has performed for many world leaders, including the last four U.S. presidents; at special ceremonies at the White House, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts , and the U.S. Capitol; and in many foreign countries.

    Issachah Savage, who performs the role of the angel Gabriel, is one of America’s rising young opera singers. He recently made his debut with the Houston Grand Opera as Rhadames in Verdi’s Aida.


    Laura Strickling has won numerous awards and competitions in the United States and has been praised in The New York Times for her “flexible voice, crystalline diction and warm presence.” She will sing the role of Mary in “Welcome, Lord!”


    New Dominion Chorale, now in its 23rd year, is the Washington area’s largest chorus, with 235 singing members. The Chorale has been praised by Washington Post critics for singing with “power, but with delicacy and grace,” and has been singled out for its unique organizational structure as a “singers’ cooperative.” In addition to regular performances at the Schlesinger Center, the Chorale has also appeared at Washington National Cathedral, the George Mason University Center for the Arts, and the Concert Hall of the Kennedy Center.


    Mr. Beveridge is considered one of Washington’s most versatile musicians: singer, instrumentalist, composer, arranger, and conductor. The composer of over 650 works in all media, he was the recipient of the first “Wammie” award given to a composer by the Washington Area Music Association. Washingtonian magazine has called him “The Dean of Washington Composers.”


    Tickets for “Welcome, Yule!” are available online through the Chorale’s website (www.newdominion.org) or at the door on the day of the performance. General admission tickets are $30, $25 (seniors), $5 (students and children), and $20 for individuals in groups of 10 or more.

  • 18 Sep 2013 6:28 PM | Anonymous
    Contact:

    Margaret Volpe

     (703) 403-4709

    margvolpe@aol.com                                                                            

     

    Thomas Beveridge

    202-244-7191

      

    New Dominion Chorale will open its 23rd concert season with a program entitled “In Praise of Music,” featuring the world premiere of Artistic Director Thomas Beveridge’s “Orpheus with his Lute” and works by Henry Purcell and G.F. Handel.

                  The concert will take place on Sunday, October 27, at 4 p.m. at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, 3001 North Beauregard St., on the Alexandria campus of Northern Virginia Community College.

    Mr. Beveridge will conduct the 200-voice Chorale and a professional orchestra in Purcell’s “Come, Ye Sons of Art” and Handel’s “Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day” and his own setting of William Shakespeare’s song “Orpheus with his Lute” for lute, orchestra and chorus, featuring lutenist William Simms.

    The vocal soloists are all well known to Washington audiences:  soprano Esther Heideman, alto Kristen Dubenion-Smith, tenor Daniel Snyder, countertenor Chris Dudley, and bass-baritone Matthew Osifchin.

    Handel’s “Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day” is the principal work to be performed on this program. It is a setting of a poem by 17th-century poet John Dryden that honors St. Cecilia, the patron saint of music. During Handel’s extended stay in London there was a tradition among British musicians to dedicate concerts to St. Cecilia on her feast day, November 22. Dryden’s poem in praise of the power of music reflects the theories of Pythagoras that the world was formed out of chaos through the power of the music of the spheres: “From harmony, from heavenly harmony, this universal frame began.”

    New Dominion Chorale has played an important role in the abundant choral world of the nation’s capital. Although there are no auditions for membership in the organization, it has received consistent praise from Washington Post music critics for performances of “power, but with delicacy and grace.” The Chorale has performed all the major works for chorus and orchestra at venues, in addition to Schlesinger Concert Hall, such as the Washington National Cathedral, the Washington Hebrew Congregation, the George Mason University Center for the Arts, and the Concert Hall of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

    Mr. Beveridge is one of Washington’s most versatile musicians. He is the composer of over 650 original musical compositions and arrangements in all media. Washingtonian magazine has named him the “Dean of Washington Composers.” His most prominent work is “Yizkor Requiem,” which received its world premiere in 1993 by New Dominion Chorale and has received over 20 performances since then. There are two commercial CD recordings of “Yizkor Requiem,” both on the Naxos label: one by the Choral Arts Society of Washington and the other by the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, conducted by Sir Neville Marriner (commissioned by the Milken Archive of American Jewish Music).

    Tickets for “In Praise of Music” are available online through the Chorale’s website (newdominion.org) or at the door on the day of the performance. Tickets (general admission) are $30, $25 (seniors), $5 (students and children) and $20 for individuals in groups of 10 or more. For more information and directions, visit newdominion.org.

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  • 27 May 2013 11:28 AM | Deleted user

    New Dominion Chorale 

    Thomas Beveridge, Artistic Director

    presents

    Washington Summer Sings!

    31st SEASON of TUESDAY EVENING SING-ALONGS

    Pianist

    Thomas Pandolfi

    with professional soloists each evening at 7:30 p.m.

    June 4: Fauré  Requiem and Cantique de Jean Racine

    Conducted by Robert Shafer, Artistic Director, The City Choir of Washington,

    and Director of Choral Activities, Shenandoah Conservatory

    Ann Coffman, Soprano

    Kevin Johnson, Baritone

    June 11: Mendelssohn Elijah (Choral Excerpts)

    Conducted by Thomas Beveridge, Artistic Director,

    New Dominion Chorale and National Men's Chorus

    Jonathan Lash, Baritone

    June 18: Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem

    Conducted by Scott Tucker, Artistic Director,

    The Choral Arts Society of Washington

    Elizabeth Overmann, Soprano

    Bob McDonald, Baritone

    June 25: Mozart Requiem

    Conducted by J. Reilly Lewis, Music Director,

    Cathedral Choral Society and Washington Bach Consort

    Elizabeth Kluegel, Soprano

    Lindsey Paradise, Alto

    Andy Patterson, Tenor

    David Brundage, Bass

    Western Presbyterian Church

    24th at G Streets, Washington DC

  • 10 May 2013 12:49 PM | Deleted user

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

     

    NEW DOMINION CHORALE TO PRESENT WASHINGTON SUMMER SINGS!

     

    Every Tuesday evening in June since 1992, New Dominion Chorale has sponsored Washington Summer Sings!, group sing-alongs of great choral works conducted by outstanding local choral conductors.

     

    This summer tradition is beloved by the many singers in the area whose choral programs take the summer off.  It is a time to meet old friends and a place to bring guests with similar interests.  It is one of the best aspects of summer in Washington, and further evidence why DC is called the “choral capital of the United States.”

     

    All June 2013 Washington Summer Sings! events will be held at 7:30 PM in the sanctuary at Western Presbyterian Church, 2401 Virginia Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20037, accessible by metro (take the Blue or Orange line to the Foggy Bottom stop and walk south on 24th Street), car (on-street parking is available and public parking garages are nearby), or bus.

     

    Music selections have included the favorite standards for large chorus performances as well as less familiar pieces in which sight-readers can be carried along by other singers in their surrounding section.  WSS! draws its singers from DC, MD, and VA choral groups; church choirs; local universities; high school students; and other interested individuals.  It provides singers with the opportunity to experience firsthand the expertise of some of this area’s finest choral conductors.

     

    Accompanying each sing-along will be New Dominion Chorale’s rehearsal accompanist and international concert pianist Thomas Pandolfi, a graduate of the Juilliard School, who has been steadily building his reputation as one of America’s finest pianists.  Also participating in each event will be professional soloists from the metropolitan Washington, DC area.

     

    The schedule for the June 2013 Washington Summer Sings! is as follows:

     

    Tuesday, June 4, 2013

    Faure:  Requiem and Cantique de Jean Racine

    Conducted by Robert Shafer, Artistic Director, The City Choir of Washington and Director of Choral Activities, Shenandoah Conservatory

     

    Tuesday, June 11, 2013

    Mendelssohn:  Elijah (Choral Excerpts)

    Conducted by Thomas Beveridge, Artistic Director, New Dominion Chorale and National Men’s Chorus

     

    Tuesday, June 18, 2013

    Brahms:  Ein Deutsches Requiem

    Conducted by Scott Tucker, Artistic Director, The Choral Arts Society of Washington

     

    Tuesday, June 25, 2013

    Mozart:  Requiem

    Conducted by J. Reilly Lewis, Music Director of the Cathedral Choral Society and the Washington Bach Consort

     

    New Dominion Chorale, with 235 singing members, is a unique organization: a “singers’ cooperative,” operating without paid management or offices. Described in The Washington Post as “opulent, precise and powerful,” the Chorale has performed most of the standard literature for large chorus and orchestra. In addition to its regular performances at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center on the Alexandria campus of Northern Virginia Community College, the Chorale has also appeared at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall and the Washington National Cathedral.

     

    The cost of admission for each sing-along is $10 per person.  You may bring your own music scores or rent them at the church for $2 each.

     

    New Dominion Chorale is supported in part by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the

    VirginiaCommission for the Arts.

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    Photos of Mr. Beveridge and New Dominion Chorale are available at www.newdominion.org under About.

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