Summer Sings Press Release

10 May 2013 12:49 PM | Deleted user





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.


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

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