New Dominion Chorale is one of the Washington area’s largest choruses. The Chorale has been praised
in The Washington Post for performances that are “opulent, precise and powerful.”
New Dominion Chorale’s April 23 program of Opera and Operetta Favorites will feature finalists and semifinalists of the 2016 Washington International Competition for Voice, along with renowned pianist Thomas Pandolfi.
Soloists are sopranos Maggie Finnegan (first place winner) and Mathilda Edge (third place winner); mezzo-soprano Madelyn Wanner, tenor Patrick Cook, and baritone Efraín Solís. Mr. Pandolfi performs frequently throughout the Washington, D.C. area, as well as nationwide. His international concerts have taken him to China, Europe, and Canada.
The concert will feature selections from Act II of Johann Strauss’ “Die Fledermaus.” Other works include the Polovtsian Dances from Borodin’s “Prince Igor,” the Chorus of Hebrew Slaves (“Va, Pensiero”) from Verdi’s “Nabucco,” the Easter Hymn (“Regina Coeli”) from Mascagni’s “Cavalleria Rusticana,” as well as selections from Bizet’s “Carmen” and “The Pirates of Penzance” by Gilbert and Sullivan. Mr. Pandolfi will perform Franz Liszt’s virtuoso Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12.
Thomas Beveridge, artistic director of New Dominion Chorale, is one of the Washington area’s most versatile musicians. He has had a distinguished career as a concert singer and has served on the faculty of several schools, including George Mason University, where he was director of choral activities. He was named the “Dean of Washington Composers” by Washingtonian magazine and is the composer of 700 original compositions and arrangements. In addition to New Dominion Chorale, he is currently artistic director of National Men’s Chorus and music director at Western Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C.