To ensure the health and safety of all Washington Master Chorale performers, staff, and patrons, the following policy has been implemented for all in-person performances:
All in-person attendees must be masked at all times, distance from WMC staff and other patrons, and submit their vaccination card in advance of the first concert to WMC at email@example.com. A WMC staff member will reach out to all season ticket holders to ask for proof of vaccination.
In the event patrons are unable to join us in person, we encourage you to considering joining us virtually through our WMC Virtual 2021/22 Season Pass or our individual live-streamed concert options.
APPEAR AND INSPIRE
Sunday, October 24, 2021, 5:00 PM
Church of the Epiphany
We open our season with a fall concert of a cappella and accompanied masterpieces of the choral tradition in celebration of our return to in-person music-making. The program includes strikingly beautiful new works from the Canadian choral tradition including the Washington premieres of Timothy Corlis's Missa Pax and Marjan Mozetich's Flying Swans. The highlight of the program will be the Washington Premiere of D.J. Sparr’s The Healers on texts by Filipino-American poet Janine Joseph, and co-commissioned in partnership with the Houston Grand Opera. The commission honors all the healthcare workers and other essential workers who continue to serve our society so valiantly. The concert will also feature Benjamin Britten's masterpiece Hymn to St Cecilia, as well as beautiful works by Virgil Thomson, Eriks Ešenvalds, Imant Raminsh, and others.