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From Haydn’s and Rossini’s last major works, to new commissions from three outstanding American women composers to celebrate the centenary of the 19th Amendment, the Cathedral Choral Society’s 2019.20 season brings music that moves the spirit and reflects the time and place in which we live. I invite you to join us in Washington National Cathedral for our 78th season of music-making together.
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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20, 5:00 PM Haydn, Te Deum for the Empress Marie Therese Mozart, Laudate Dominum (Vesperae Solennes de Confessore) Haydn, Harmoniemesse Jessica Beebe, soprano Mikki Sodergren, mezzo-soprano Brian Giebler, tenor Jonathan Woody, bass Steven Fox, conductor Sparkling with joy and vitality, Haydn’s exuberant Te Deum and Harmoniemesse are paired with Mozart’s shimmering Laudate Dominum. Written at the height of his musical powers, Haydn’s masterful Harmoniemesse is virtuosic and exhilarating music.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2:00 & 7:00 PM SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22, 5:00 PM Seraph Brass Edward Nassor, carillon George Fergus, organ The MusicianShip Washington Youth Choir Steven Fox, conductor Celebrate the warm spirit of the season in a majestic setting. A well-loved Washington, DC holiday tradition, this concert includes Christmas favorites and a festive carol sing-along. The program will feature a newly commissioned carol by composer Alexander Levine.
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SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 5:00 PM
Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, Overture in C Jessie Montgomery, new commission Ruth Crawford Seeger, Three Chants for Women’s Chorus Lisa Bielawa, new commission Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, Selected Part Songs Ethel Smyth, Sanctus, Benedictus, and Agnus Dei from Mass in D Augusta Read Thomas, new commission Ethel Smyth, The March of the Women Carolina López Moreno, soprano Kristen Dubenion-Smith, mezzo-soprano Patrick Kilbride, tenor Cathedral Choral Society Orchestra Steven Fox, conductor
To mark the 19th Amendment’s 100th anniversary, Cathedral Choral Society has commissioned three new works by some of today’s most exciting composers: Lisa Bielawa, Jessie Montgomery, and Augusta Read Thomas. Featuring a range of powerful female voices, the program includes Ruth Crawford Seeger’s ethereal Three Chants and famed British suffragette and composer Ethel Smyth’s rousing March of the Women.
SUNDAY, MAY 17, 5:00 PM Rossini, Petite Messe Solennelle Janara Kellerman, mezzo-soprano Mario Chang, tenor John Brancy, baritone Steven Fox, conductor Best-known as a brilliant opera composer, Rossini writes a mass which retains the composer’s flair for high drama. Written in Paris at the end of his life, his Petite Messe Solennelle offers moments of energetic spirit and profound, melodic beauty.
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