Our 2017-2018 Subscription Series!

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Christmas with the Camerata – Our Subscription Series begins with this beloved Washington tradition. Familiar carols, popular melodies and a few surprises to make your spirits bright!

Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 8:00 p.m., Fairlington United Methodist Church, 3900 King St., Alexandria VA

Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.,  Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, 6601 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda, MD

Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 4:00 p.m., The Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St., NW, Washington, DC (Metro Center)

Grant Us Peace featuring Dona Nobis Pacem by Ralph Vaughan Williams. 

Dona Nobis Pacem, a cantata written by Ralph Vaughan Williams in 1936, is a plea for peace recalling the memory of World War I amid growing fears of World War II. The texts are taken from the Latin Mass, poems by Walt Whitman, a political speech, and Biblical quotations.

The Camerata brings this beautiful and moving work to downtown DC with soloists Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano and Christopher Edwards, baritone, members of the celebrated Washington Symphonic Brass, The Virginia Glee Club of the University of Virginia, and Chris Betts, organist.

 Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 5:00 p.m., The Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St., NW, Washington, DC (Metro Center)

Testament of Freedom – Randall Thompson and his Orbit

Randall Thompson’s The Testament of Freedom is a series of choral settings from the writings of Thomas Jefferson composed in 1943 to honor the two-hundredth anniversary of the birth of Jefferson and became one of his most popular works. Gilbert Chase, a major chronicler of America’s music, has written that, “the composer deliberately set himself to write a type of ‘public music’ that would…possess a dignified grandeur arising from simplicity of means.”  The Camerata is excited to be presenting this work in its return to the J.F. Kennedy Center’s newly refurbished Terrace Theater.

The program is complemented by works by composers who taught Thompson, studied with him, or were strongly influenced by him: Aaron Copland, Marshall Bartholomew, Archibald T. Davison, Samuel Adler, Karl Kohn, and more.

Thursday, May 31st, 7:30 p.m., Terrace Theater, J.F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Foggy Bottom)

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