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CARL ORFF: CARMINA BURANA | October 3-5

DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS FEATURING BRAHMS'S EIN DEUTSCHES REQUIEM | November 9 & 10* A HOLIDAY POPS! WITH LESLIE ODOM, JR. | December 13 & 14* SONGS OF THE SEASON | December 15-24 A FAMILY CHRISTMAS | December 23 & 24

LIVING THE DREAM…SINGING THE DREAM | January 26

TERRY RILEY: SUN RINGS WITH THE KRONOS QUARTET | March 13* MUSIC BY WOMEN ON A MISSION | March 28

ROBERT SCHUMANN: REQUIEM, OP. 148 | May 3

CHRISTOPHER TIN: TO SHIVER THE SKY (WORLD PREMIERE) | May 30*

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The most moving choral singing I have heard in a quarter-century’s residence in Washington.” – Patrick Rucker, The Washington Post

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Carl Orff:

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Jennifer Higdon: blue cathedral Francis Poulenc: Litanies à la Vierge Noire

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2019 | 7 :00 pm F R I D AY, O C T O B E R 4 , 2 0 19 | 8:00 pm SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2019 | 8:00 pm KENNEDY CENTER CONCERT HALL National Symphony Orchestra Gianandrea Noseda, conductor Amy Owens, soprano Santiago Ballerini, tenor Elliot Madore, baritone The Choral Arts Society of Washington Scott Tucker, Artistic Director Children’s Chorus of Washington Margaret Nomura Clark, Artistic Director

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Burana “O Fortuna!” Carmina Burana’s towering first movement rolls in like thunder, announcing a celebration of spring, the humor of life, and the joys and sorrows of love. Although the words were written by medieval monks, Orff’s outrageous cantata is an unstoppable force brimming with decadent debauchery. Under the baton of Maestro Gianandrea Noseda, the Orchestra is joined by two choruses for a symphonic experience sacred and profane. SERIES PACK AGES

This performance is presented by the National Symphony Orchestra. Series tickets are available through Choral Arts and the Kennedy Center. For individual tickets, please visit Kennedy-Center.org or call 202.467.4600.

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Christmas with Choral Arts

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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2019 MONDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2019 SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2019 TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2019

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KENNEDY CENTER CONCERT HALL Scott Tucker, conductor Brandon Straub, conductor Kristina Lewis, mezzo-soprano

Kristina Lewis mezzo-soprano

Glad tidings we bring with a selection of our favorite holiday carols and seasonal classics performed by the Choral Arts Chorus and Youth Choir. We’ll combine traditional favorites and choral jewels of the season with masterpieces performed by mezzo-soprano Kristina Lewis. Bring the entire family for a concert of festive treats that will leave you with the joy of the season in your heart! SERIES PACK AGES

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A Family

Christmas For the Young and Young at Heart 5+ AGES

MONDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2019 | 1:00 pm RACHEL M. SCHLESINGER CONCERT HALL AND ARTS CENTER TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2019 | 11:00 am KENNEDY CENTER CONCERT HALL Scott Tucker, conductor

Bring the kids for an unforgettable holiday experience as the Choral Arts Chorus fills the concert hall with holiday classics just for them! We’ll take you on a merry tour of sing-alongs and Christmas favorites that will have your family singing all the way home. Expect a visit from Santa, Frosty, and Rudolph! This one-hour concert is perfect for children ages 5 and up. SERIES PACK AGES

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L iving the Dream... Singing the Dream 32nd Annual Choral Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Ralph Alan Herndon piano vocal soloist

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SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, 2020 | 7:00 pm KENNEDY CENTER CONCERT HALL Co-presented with Washington Per forming Ar ts Choral Ar ts Chorus Washington Per forming Ar ts Gospel Choirs Ralph Alan Herndon, piano and vocals

The Choral Arts Chorus and the Washington Performing Arts Gospel Choirs come together in a concert showcasing the powerful music that has given voice to the voiceless for generations in this 32nd annual choral tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This moving performance will inspire the spirit and features a collaboration of styles, music, ages, and cultures.

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Women On A Mission SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 2020 | 4:00 pm & 8:00 pm LIVE! AT 10TH & G Gisèle Becker, guest conductor Scott Tucker, conductor Women of the Choral Arts Chorus Choral Arts Chamber Singers

Gisèle Becker guest conductor

Strong. Resilient. Unstoppable. The Women of the Choral Arts Chorus and the Choral Arts Chamber Singers will showcase the breadth, depth, and richness of choral music composed by a diverse group of women whose creativity and talent are beyond formidable. Join Scott Tucker and guest conductor Gisèle Becker for a program of music that vividly evokes issues close to the hearts of composers such as Melissa Dunphy, Carol Barnett, and Undine Smith Moore. SERIES PACK AGES

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Robert Schum

Requ

Johannes Brahms: Alto Rhapsody Aaron Copland: In the Beginning John Corigliano: Fern Hill

SUNDAY, MAY 3, 2020 | 5:00 pm KENNEDY CENTER CONCERT HALL Scott Tucker, conductor Elizabeth Bishop, mezzo-soprano Katie Baughman, soprano Hillary Grobe, mezzo-soprano Matthew Hill, tenor Matthew Scollin, bass-baritone

Elizabeth Bishop mezzo-soprano

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uiem From the wonder of creation, to the heartache of loss, Choral Arts brings a sense of timelessness to the concert hall in a program that takes listeners on a journey from the beginning to the end. The program features Schumann’s hauntingly beautiful and neglected Requiem, Op. 148. Schumann once said, "A requiem is written for oneself." Tragically, Schumann completed this requiem after committing himself to the asylum where he would spend the remainder of his life.

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This performance is generously supported by Suzanne S. Brock and Anne B. Keiser.

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ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCES DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS FEATURING BRAHMS'S EIN DEUTSCHES REQUIEM SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2019 | 7:00 pm* SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2019 | 4:00 pm MEXICAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE

Guest appearance with the New Orchestra of Washington Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez, conductor Laura Choi Stuart, soprano Brian Mextorf, baritone Choral Arts Chamber Singers *Special Día de los Muertos Celebration with post-concert reception.

A HOLIDAY POPS! WITH LESLIE ODOM, JR.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2019 | 8:00 pm SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2019 | 2:00 pm & 8:00 pm KENNEDY CENTER CONCERT HALL Guest appearance with the NSO Pops Steven Reineke, conductor

TERRY RILEY’S SUN RINGS KRONOS QUARTET

FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2020 | 8:00 pm LISNER AUDITORIUM Choral Arts Chamber Singers Presented by Washington Performing Arts

CHRISTOPHER TIN’S TO SHIVER THE SKY (WORLD PREMIERE) THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE BAND SATURDAY, MAY 30, 2020 | 8:00 pm THE ANTHEM Col Don Schofield, commander and conductor Christopher Tin, conductor The Choral Arts Society of Washington Co-presented by Washington Performing Arts and the United States Air Force Band This performance is free, but tickets are required.

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