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Spring Benefit Concert April 29
3 pm at First Church!
Call for Singers, 1:30 pm

Georgetown Chorale: 2016-2017 Season


Welcome to our 2016-2017 Season!

If you are interested in singing with the Georgetown Chorale, please click here to fill out our online audition request form. A representative of the Chorale will be in touch with you to confirm an audition time and provide additional information. Auditions for new members will take place on Wednesday, August 31, and rehearsals begin on Wednesday, September 7. Mid-season auditions will take place when rehearsals resume in January. If you have any further questions, you can contact us through our website by filling out an information request form.

OUR 2016-2017 SEASON

Spring Concert to Benefit Micah House: Handel's L'Allegro, il Penseroso, ed il Moderato

Saturday, April 29, 2017
3 p.m.
First Congregational United Church of Christ
945 G Street, NW
Washington, DC

Within Handel's vast and varied output, his L'Allegro, il Penseroso, ed il Moderato (The Cheerful, the Contemplative, and the Moderate One), written in the space of a few weeks in the winter of 1740, is truly without peer. Not quite an "oratorio," the piece bears connections to the tradition of the English masque, and, taking its inspiration from the poetry of John Milton, it is perhaps the piece in which the cultural heritage of Handel's adopted homeland is most clearly on display. The vivid imagery and distinctive verse patterns of Milton's poems inspired Handel to some of his greatest work, and this is nowhere more apparent than in the choruses of L'Allegro - each one a perfect and subtle marriage between music and text that results in some of the most characterful and distinctive music ever to flow from Handel's pen. We will be joined for this performance by orchestra and soloists.

Tickets available now!

The Georgetown Chorale presents: consider, my soul ...

Sunday, March 26, 2017
4 p.m.
Dumbarton United Methodist Church
3133 Dumbarton Street NW
Washington, DC

Free Will Offering, to benefit the Chorale's 2017-2018 beneficiary Micah House, a transitional residence for homeless women in recovery from substance abuse

An all-Bach program featuring arias and works for solo violin and keyboard with Richard Giarusso, baritone, Lauren Rausch, violin, and Andrew Jonathan Welch, piano.

Winter Concert: The Season of Light

Saturday, December 10, 2016
3 p.m.
First Congregational United Church of Christ
945 G Street, NW
Washington, DC

Thank you for making our Winter Concert: The Season of Light a success!

Our winter program this year promises to be one of the most unique concerts of the holiday season. In the first half of the program, we will perform excerpts from Bach's Christmas Oratorio alongside portions of Handel's Judas Maccabaeus. Handel's oratorio tells the story of Hanukkah, and the interweaving of movements from these two masterworks offers a fascinating juxtaposition of the characteristic styles of the two greatest masters of the high Baroque. At the same time, the texts speak to the imagery of light, joy, and peace common to both Hanukkah and Christmas. The second half of the program features American composer Daniel Pinkham's festive Christmas Cantata, in the arrangement for brass quartet and organ.

Annual Fall Gala Wine Tasting Dinner and Silent Auction: West Coast Wine and Dine

Saturday, November 12, 2016
6:30 p.m.
Fountain Room of the Center City Public Charter School
510 Webster Street, NW (Grant Circle)
(adjacent to St. Gabriel's Catholic Church)
Washington, DC

Thank you for making our West Coast Wine and Dine a success!

2013 Wine & Dine photo

From our 2016 Spring Concert to Benefit the Sergeant Sullivan Fund at National Jewish Health's Center of Excellence on Deployment-Related Lung Disease -- "Now Nearer Blow the Bugles" -- we are happy to announce:

The Georgetown Chorale Recording of Ralph Vaughan Williams's Dona Nobis Pacem

Thanks to a generous grant from The William L. Ritchie Fund for Theater and Education, we have recorded our performance of Ralph Vaughan Williams's Dona Nobis Pacem in the rarely heard version for strings and piano, a reduced orchestration made by the composer himself. CDs will be available for purchase later this year.

If you are interested in purchasing CDs and would like us to contact you when they become available, please contact us through our website by filling out an information request form.

Our 2015-2016 beneficiary was the Sergeant Sullivan Fund (SSF) of the National Jewish Health's Center of Excellence on Deployment-Related Lung Disease. Founded in memory of Marine Sergeant Thomas Sullivan, the SSF raises funds for medical research related to the prevention and treatment of deployment-related illnesses.

For more information on our 2015-2016 beneficiary, please click here for a story from the Washington Post.

The Georgetown Chorale 2016-2017


GTCThe Georgetown Chorale is a 85-member SATB chorus 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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