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Georgetown Chorale: Thank You for Your Support


April 2014

Dear Friend,

On behalf of the board and singers of the Georgetown Chorale, we are delighted to announce our 2014 Spring Benefit Concert!

A Joyful Noise
A 25th Anniversary Celebration to Benefit the Washington School for Girls
Sunday, April 27 at 3 p.m.
The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer
6201 Dunrobbin Drive, Bethesda, Maryland
(at MacArthur Boulevard in Glen Echo)

The program is built around a select group of twentieth-century masterworks for chorus and instruments—Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, Benjamin Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb, and Gerald Finzi’s Lo, the full final sacrifice. All three of these works pair vivid, intensely dramatic music with extraordinary texts, ranging from the familiar words of the Psalms in the Bernstein to the visionary poetry of Christopher Smart (Britten) and Richard Crashaw (Finzi). In addition to the three main works on the program, the sopranos and altos of the Chorale will perform two of Johannes Brahms’s Songs for Womens Chorus, Two Horns, and Harp, Op. 17. It promises to be an afternoon of splendid music and joyous music-making.

We are proud to announce the Washington School for Girls (WSG) as our beneficiary for this, our 25th anniversary concert. Founded in 1997 as the Washington Middle School for Girls, this superb, privately funded institution is located in Anacostia. The Washington School for Girls provides its 4th through 8th grade students with a solid, holistic education encouraging them to stay in school and pursue their dreams. Concert proceeds from ticket sales and contributions will assist the Washington School for Girls in their mission to support the academic, spiritual, social, and emotional growth of their students.

The Georgetown Chorale is delighted to support the Washington School for Girls through our past and present sponsorship, as we continue our own rich and longstanding tradition of community service through music. We very much hope that you will be able to join us as we celebrate our history, pay tribute to our founding Director, Dr. Elaine Rendler, for her vision and leadership, and rejoice in our present and future endeavors.

Tickets may be purchased in advance by mail, from our web store, or at the door. Additional contributions made to the Chorale will also support the work of the Washington School for Girls. Donors whose gifts are received by April 20 will be acknowledged in our concert program.

Please accept our sincere thanks for your generous support of our work. We look forward to seeing you at the concert.

Richard Giarusso, Music Director
Nikki Ballard Rosengren, President

The Georgetown Chorale 2013-2014


GTCThe Georgetown Chorale is a 40 to 50 member singing group that performs classic choral literature with a mix of contemporary literature, opera choruses and show tunes. We invite you to join us. Our mission is to provide for the musical excellence and education of members and give them an opportunity to perform their community service through music. The Chorale meets once a week on Wednesdays and performs a winter holiday concert in December and a benefit concert in April or May.

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Our rehearsals are held at Iona House, 4125 Albemarle St, NW, Washington DC, on Wednesday evenings from 7:15 to 9:30 p.m. Only one block from the Tenleytown metro! Plenty of parking if you are coming by car!


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